The Grand in association with Root Music and Band on the Wall, Manchester, are honoured to present the MOBO Best Jazz Act award winner, and Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year, Zara McFarlane!
Zara is one of the most talented jazz-inspired singer-songwriters to emerge from the UK in recent years. Previous albums have gathered a clutch of awards, drawing from influences as widely ranging as the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae. Her live shows have seen McFarlane and her band create a joint exploration of the meeting points between jazz and the rhythms of Jamaica - reggae, kumina, calypso and nyabinghi.
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Band on the Wall and friends present… Courtney Pine CBE. No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past 30+ years.
In 1986 his debut album ‘Journey to the Urge Within’ became the first serious jazz album ever to make the British Top 40 (significantly earning a Silver Disc), and the last two decades have seen him go on to achieve considerable International acclaim.
He has released 16 studio albums under his own name and is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading jazz musicians, constantly pushing the boundaries of the genre and remaining firmly at the cutting edge of the UK scene.
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