Bray Jazz Festival – Michael Janisch Band (USA/UK)

Acclaimed American bassist Michael Janisch has become a major figure on the contemporary UK jazz scene since he decamped to live in London, 17 years ago.

He’s a prolific and decorated band leader and musical producer, and is the founder of the influential Whirlwind Recordings label. Janisch is a MOBO-Award nominated solo artist, and leads a fantastic young quintet that features some of the top young talents in UK jazz. His new album Worlds Collide is an electro-acoustic album of original material recorded at Abbey Road Studios. It combines contemporary jazz that’s heavily influenced by both the London/New York scenes alongside free improvisations and soaring melodies over multi-metered grooves, and it pays homage to artists such as Feli Kuti & Afro-Beat and the electronic music pioneer Aphex Twin.

““…awesomely virtuosic bass guitar” – The Guardian

This concert is presented by Bray Jazz Festival, in collaboration with Whale Theatre, Greystones. www.brayjazz.com

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