For the second year running, BOZAR has put together programme of edgy jazz. Listen and watch as local and international artists tease and cross the boundaries of jazz, fusing the genre with other styles, from nu jazz through electro, funk, hip-hop, nouvelle vague, free jazz, spoken word and ambient to psychedelic or minimalist music. You name it, weve included it.
The Vels Trio have only been playing since 2014 but they have carved out their own niche in the UK jazz scene. Their debut EP Yellow Ochre (2017) pays tribute to the heroes of their youth. You will recognise traces of Thundercat, The Doors, Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis. Their other albums also demonstrate how they relish a challenge. Their music takes many directions and mixes jazz with hip-hop, soul, rock and electronica in an original style.
Douglas Taylor (drums), Jack Stephen Oliver (keyboard) en Cameron Dawson (bas)