Soweto Kinch – Sax, Vocals, Loops, Nick Jurd – Bass, Will Glaser – Drums

Soweto Kinch is a multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer specialising in a trademark style of Jazz, Rap and Spoken Word unlike that of any other performer in the world. Revered among both musicians and rappers alike, Soweto has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades for music as well as his own weekly BBC radio show.

Growing up with a playwright for a father and an actress for a mother, performance has always been in Soweto’s blood and has over the years become an ambassador of urban culture as well as a British jazz institution with achievements ranging from the curation of several large international festivals

Soweto Kinch is currently touring in trio format with saxophone/vocals, drums and bass – Expect scalding hot, hard bop grooves mixed with racing freestyle lyrics in his hell raising live shows.

“Gangsta Rappa or Jazz Supremo? Both” Jazzwise
“Hyper-talented saxman/rapper” Evening Standard
“An amazing display of verbal and musical virtuosity” Telegraph
“Kicks pure Jazz and authentic rap into a brave new world.” Guardian

11pm till late – Jam session in the Wardrobe with the JazzLeeds trio

Plus support:

7.30pm Tetes de Pois

Harry Fowler – Tenor Sax/ Vocals, Jasmine Whalley – Bari Sax, Ben Haskins – Guitar, George MacDonald – Keys, Owen Burns – Bass, George Hall – Drums, Josh Ketch – Percussion

A Leeds-based 7-piece on the Tight Lines label, mixing jazz, Afrobeat, hip-hop, and neo-soul – relaxed grooves and silvery horns setting you up perfectly for a Friday night