It’s Friday afternoon and what better way to get in the mood for the weekend than with this epic reworking of Pepe Bradock and Freddie Hubbard by Ms Jessica Lauren et al. We must do it again sometime…
In a new, occasional web series, the Jazz Meet resident DJ team dip into their record bags to share some of their big jazz records for November.
This week we are proud to present another mix from Adrian Leach of the much celebrated Happy Jazz Radio Show. If you checked his last effort for us back in June of last year you know this particular gentleman doesn’t mess about when it comes to his selections. For this session Adrian has put together a scintillating sample of jazz from South America (an area of the world that his radio shows consistently specialise in). There is lots of rareness to be uncovered so delve in to experience plenty of Fender Rhodes moments, fusion touches, haunting vocals, cosmic synths and stinging brass and above all, great musicians that rarely get the exposure they deserve. Check the mix and please do not overlook this vast array of talent any longer. Thanks for listening and, of course, if you do enjoy the tunes, make sure to drop some pleasantries below in the comments
August has quickly reared it’s head and we’ve got more great things lined up at The Jazz Meet for the rest of summer. Read on to find out more… We kick things off this month at Floripa on Sunday 5th August with the first of two resident sessions. The Jazz Meet Band led by Jake Telford on sax and Jessica Lauren on keys will be in attendance, ably assisted by resident DJs Sid Ford and Jarred Rice on the decks. On August 12th, as the XXX Olympiad packs its bags and heads to Heathrow to catch a plane to Rio, we’ll be putting on our very own closing party with a Brazilian Special featuring the vocal talents of MS HEIDI VOGEL, the Jazz Meet Band and DJs Nik Weston and Rob Coley. And finally, if you’re not heading out westside on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August, we’ll be putting on
Your monthly reminder for what promises to be an exciting month at Floripa for The Jazz Meet. Jazz Meet bassist Jason Simpson kicks things off on the 1st with his accomplished quintet, while on the 15th we welcome Swedish songstress Liz Elensky on to the Jazz Meet stage for the first of our special jazz vocalist sessions. We’re very excited to host only the third gig of former Hackney Colliery Band saxophonist Cath Roberts’ new septet project, Quadraceratops on the 29th – we’ve seen them in action and they are amazing. The Jazz Meet Band hold court on the 8th July and 22nd July and by now you should know what to expect – lively soul jazz with an occasional Afro-Latin feel… they kick hard. Special guest DJ this month is Rob Whitlock on the 8th, one of the deepest jazz collectors we know (and we know a fair few). It’s