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Nathan Britton

Nathan Britton is Soho.Live’s musical director- a jazz/classical pianist, composer and producer.

Combining jazz & classical music with drum & bass, latin & hip-hop grooves, his diverse works are broadcast on major TV & Radio stations (BBC, JAZZ FM & London Live TV).

Nathan curates exciting live shows and events for international artists and brands. Recent performances include the UK premieres for 20th Century Fox (Bad Times At The El Royale), Lionsgate (La La Land), Sony Pictures (Miles Ahead) as well as prestigious international festivals & venues .

 
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Andy Davies / The Evening Standards

Andy Davies is one of the UK's top Jazz stars leading his own band the Andy Davies Quartet and currently the resident band at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Wednesday night jam session. As well as playing with the Ronnie Scotts All Stars, Andy is in demand as an international solo player working with many leading jazz and contemporary artists, jazz clubs and festivals.

He has toured across the globe and released 2 original albums: ‘Simians of Swing’ & ‘Getting Giggy’. He is also currently working a highly-anticipated new album to be released later this year.

 
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Arran Kent / KoKo Collective

Arran Kent is one of the UK’s leading wind players, specialising in making old jazz sound fresh. This guy really knows how to swing and is praised for his tasty bebop chops and expressive tone both the clarient & saxophone- which he plays with equal dexterity.

Arran is also musical director of KoKo Collective a brand new project dedicated to music that swings! Think Bechet, Ellington, Hodges, Condon 1930's-40's SWING!

 
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Ariwo

Ariwo are a Cuban-Iranian collaboration focusing on the unexplored intersection between electronic & afro-cuban music. Ariwo, meaning "noise" in Yoruba, consists of Manana's director of sound Pouya Ehsaei alongside Latin Grammy Winner Hammadi Valdes , Yelfris Valdes & Oreste Noda (Buena Vista Social Club).

 
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Nakisha Esnard

Reggae-influenced funky-soul artist, Nakisha Esnard entertains audiences with her renditions of pop hits, soul classics and original jams. A cultural blend driven by her powerful vocals and ukulele or guitar strumming.

 
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Xam Volo

XamVolo’s unique style is described as “a messy mind over raw, dark jazz grooves”. He has worked with Soho.Live on a variety of projects and is signed with Universal Records (Decca).

He is one of the UK’s most exciting young artists, combining his incredible vocals with jazzy soul soul & urban grooves.

 
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Kitty la Roar & The Nick of Time

Nick and Kitty are a compact jazz combo whose fantastic sets continue to entertain high profile private audiences around the globe. Kitty’s liquid gold vocals and syncopated jazz brushes are coupled with Nick’s authentic blues singing and virtuosic piano playing.  

As resident at the prestigious Rosewood Hotel, this timeless duo are no strangers to entertaining VIPs, celebrities and royalty.  

 
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Yelfris Valdés

Cuban trumpet virtuoso & grammy nominee, Yelfris Valdés has been making big waves since moved to London in 2014. His distinct trumpet sound, musical ability and style make him one of the most sought after trumpeters in the music scene today.

Yelfris has toured the world as both a front man and accompanist, combining his tastes for classical, latin jazz, and world music with contemporary grooves.

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Rikette Genesis

Ahh the beautiful pearly queen that is Riketté Genesis. She's a cussing nanny, a soul-jazz café crooner, a spiky, afro-beat, 2-stepping, Ska'd raver from Lambeth…

Rikette recently released her new EP, Busy Line which highlights her traditional gypsy jazz and swing influences. Her influences include the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Julie London, Etta James & uncle Bob Marley.



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Aydenne Simone

Mama’ Aydenne Simone is a soulful and capti- vating singer that exhilarates breathes passion when she performs.

Aydenne is a powerhouse with a sensuous and velvety voice demonstrated in her latest album of jazz classics entitled: ‘Blue Skies’. She is also working on a new blues project and is soon embarking on a tour through the UK & Europe.

"She makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck” - Timeout

 

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Billie Black

Billie Black is a young jazz & electro-soul singer from London. Her wide repertoire of Jazz standards and original electro-soul material is has gained commercial success through platforms such as Majestic Casual, Wire, NME & BBC 1Xtra.

Billie’s never fails to captivate an audience with her stunning looks and smooth & gracious tone.

 
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Gigi Mcfarlane

Gigi Mcfarlane has become one of the prominent voices of soul and funk in the mediterranean club scene today.

The upbeat rhythms of her pop, funk & disco interpretations coupled with her Jamaican swagger will always get a party going.

And when she is not jumping on tables & dancing with people from the crowd, Gigi will still create an experience that resonates with just her vocals & acoustic guitar.

 
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Aubrey Logan

Aubrey Logan is an American jazz-pop singer, trombonist & featured artist for the hugely successful US vintage collective, Postmodern Jukebox.

Aubrey’s popularity extends to her own musical projects combining her original material with funky jazz & Motown arrangements of popular song- a platform which really can showcases her world-class talent & showmanship.

 

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DJ Brando Walker

The son of a nightclub owner, Brando started his DJ career at the age of 7 playing daytime sets in the downstairs bar. Fast forward to 20 years later and Brando has played at private events for the likes of Harry Styles, Noel Fielding, and Jamie Cullum, to name a few, and in exclusive members clubs such as The Groucho Club, Club 16 and Century Club.

With an eclectic taste in music Brando is an expert at making carefully curated playlists for any occasion. London based DJ/Producer with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to reading the room and keeping crowds dancing for hours on end. Youth tested and elder approved.

 

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Tashomi Balfour

Tashomi Balfour is a Saxophonist out of the UK whose style is comprised of and draws influence from Afro and Jazz fusion as well Reggae and Trap.

He started out playing the Saxophone in Church at the age of 16 and over the years has developed his skills to international level.

Tashomi’s tasteful & expressive playing make for dazzling & high impact performances.

 

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Goodfoot

New electro-funk duo featuring a mixture of live instruments & disco feel good grooves. With already many festivals under their belt this guys are shaping a new wave of UK funk.

 

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Simians of Swing

The Simians of Swing are no ordinary jazz group; they are story tellers in the great comic book tradition. Set in a post-apocalyptic world the Simians narrate their stories through the medium of jazz noir. Their recent success includes shows at the London Jazz Festival and the Southbank Centre.

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Natalie Oliveri

Natalie Oliveri has infused her Latin Soul pulse into the contemporary music scene. Her soulful and angelic tone floats over a sea of jazz harmonies compositions hip-hop and latin grooves and creative jazz compositions.

 

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Lifford Shillingford

Lifford is one of UK’s leading vocalists, now predeominately a solo soul singer, Lifford has been in the charts when he has collaborate with garage act Artful Dodger, and working with Gabrielle. He has perfomed countless TV performances including Later with Jools Holland, Children in Need, TFI Friday and Britain’s Got Talent.