NYC Winter Jazzfest presents:
with Sarathy Korwar, Poppy Ajudha, Moses Boyd & Ashley Henry
Thu January 9th, 2020
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $25
Day of Show: $30
*unfortunately due to circumstances out of our control, Kokoroko will sadly no longer be playing tonight’s PRS Foundation & BBC Music Introducing showcase at LPR.
PRS Foundation & BBC Music Introducing, Hosted by Gilles Peterson,
Best known as a radio presenter on Saturday afternoons on BBC 6Music and as an international club DJ, Gilles Peterson is also an avid record collector, a curator, a music producer and record label boss. Every year he puts on two large events – the Worldwide Awards in London which are his annual showcase of that years best music and the Worldwide Festival which has expanded to two editions – one in south of France in July and one in Switzerland in March. He also presents a syndicated weekly radio show that is broadcast all over the globe, from Shanghai and Sydney to France and Germany.
He has a long history of running record labels, including Acid Jazz in the late Eighties, Talkin Loud in the Nineties through to his current venture, Brownswood Recordings, which releases some of the best underground music around. As a curator, Gilles holds the record for compilation releases, having put together over 100 compilations as well as unique projects such as the recent remix album for Melanie Di Biasio and the Worldwide FM radio channel for computer game GTA. As a remixer and producer he has been involved in a number of projects around the world, including the Havana Cultura series of albums and culminating with 2014’s Sonzeira album, where
Gilles went to Brazil with collaborators Rob Gallagher, Dil Harris and Kassin and worked with some of Brazil’s finest musicians to record the album ‘Brasil Bam Bam Bam’, with featured vocalists including Elsa Suarez, Seu Jorge and Emanuelle Araujo, which has been followed by the second album in the Sonzeira project, ‘Tam Tam Tam Re-imagined’. Other recent projects include a Sun Ra compilation album and the latest in the Havana Culutura series, which is a documentary film (‘La Clave’) and associated album on Cuban rumba.
New initiatives include the launch of the online radio station, Worldwide FM, broadcasting from its London HQ and from studios around the world. Meanwhile Gilles has been appointed Creative Director of WeTransfer, a role with an open brief to work together on exciting new projects.
Korwar releasee his second studio album, More Arriving, through The Leaf Label in July 2019. With this latest release, Korwar blasts out his own vibrant, pluralistic narrative for the world to hear. This is not necessarily a record of unity; it is an honest reflection of Korwar’s experience of being an Indian in Britain, and as such is a leap forward from his previous releases, incorporating rappers from Mumbai and New Delhi, spoken word and his own Indian classical and jazz performances. More Arriving is a record born of confrontation; one for our confrontational times.
Here’s a crazy-talented singer-songwriter penning blissful melodies and meaningful lyrics, embedding important messages relating to feminism, class, race, gender and beyond throughout her gorgeous discography.
The first thing you notice when listening to a Poppy Ajudha track is her uniquely intoxicating vocal. She sounds so smooth on a range of genre-spanning instrumentals, the soulful singer would be equally at home performing solo in a smokey jazz bar or fronting a fast-paced funky blues band. This point is proven when you see Poppy play live. She combines stripped back and raw solo numbers with bigger groovy tunes backed by a slick 6-piece band.
Drummer, composer and Producer. Moses Boyd is 2X MOBO Awards winner, Recipient of The John Peel ‘Play more Jazz Award’ from the 2016 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards. And the 2014 worshipful company of music young jazz musician of the year award.
Moses has worked and collaborated with the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith, Ed Motta, Little Simz, Four Tet, Floating Points, Sampha, Zara McFarlane, Gilles Peterson, and many more. Whilst leading his own outfits The Exodus and Solo Exodus which infuses Jazz, grime and electronic influences. Moses also releases music under his own label Exodus Records, and more recently has become a new resident on BBC Radio 1xtra.
Ashley Henry is one of a new generation of musicians that have been raised with a wide range of influences
Ashley Henry – born November 1991 when the last Kuwait oil fires extinguished, Miles Davis passed away, Gang Star released ‘Step in the Arena’, South Africa held its first cricket international in 20 years, PC World opened in the UK, Wynton Marsalis releases ‘Blue Interlude’, Freddie Mercury departed, Branford Marsalis finishes ‘The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born’ and the first performance of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III took place.
Born and raised in South London, England, United Kingdom, Ashley Henry’s listening and visual styles, range from Sinead Harnett, Digital Underground, ZuZu, Margot Fonteyn, Era Istrefi, Freddie Mercury, and Dreezy – through to having fans that include the abstract artist Gareth Nyandoro, being an advocate for the legend pianist Abdullah Ibrahim…and being a big 6LACK fan.
In 2016 Ashley Henry graduated from Royal Academy of Music, performed with Jason Marsalis and collaborated with legends Terence Blanchard and Jean Toussaint. He is the youngest ever to hit the bill for the International Piano Trio Festival performing with Robert Glasper, and top that year by achieving a childhood dream of performing in the final of the Unisia International Piano Competition in South Africa.
16 January – 9 March 2017 sees Ashley Henry recording his second full studio sessions in London. Collaborating with Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra), MC Mattic (Nowadays France & NY), the Legendary Jean Toussaint, Monte Booker (Soulection), Alicia Olatuja (President Obama Inaugurations – Unlimited Myles), Moses Boyd (Brownswood) and Anthony Joseph (Strut Records).
Six track recordings will be written, produced and performed by Ashley Henry + RE-Ensemble, with the schedule to include the entitled track Easter and the seminal cover of Pressure, written by late indie punk trio The Enemy (retitled Beautiful Pressure w/vocals).
In January 2017 – at only 25 years, Ashley Henry is commissioned as guest resident Musical Director for both Jazz Café, London and Ronnie Scotts, London and is a FADER MAGAZINE 2017 Emerging Artist.
March 2017 sees Ashley Henry nominated for this year’s Jazz FM Award as Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Live Experience of the Year, the latter for his performance at the London Southbank.