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"NÃ©rija followed with an excellent set of tuneful originals by various members of this septet. Arguably the â€˜purestâ€™ jazz group of all the acts, NÃ©rija brought together elements of South African, West African, Caribbean and contemporary British jazz sounds, reflecting the complex cultural exchanges that make Londonâ€™s jazz scene so rich. It was great to see â€“ and hear â€“ these young up-and-coming musicians performing with such soul and a sense of adventure that many bands spend years searching for. There were outstanding solos from guitarist Shirley Tetteh, alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi and trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey." JAZZWISE
Recently nominated for Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016, NÃ©rija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and South African Township. Together they have toured across Europe and the UK in addition to performing alongside top UK jazz musicians such as Nathaniel Facey of Empirical, pianist Zoe Rahman, and supporting Jazz Jamaica at the renowned Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
NÃ©rija's most recent performances include UK festivals A Love Supreme, Latitude, Brainchild, Manchester Jazz Festival, Jazz Re:Fest and EFG London Jazz Festival. At the end of 2015, they also had the incredible opportunity to support Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, their Manchester Jazz Festival set being featured on BBC Radio 3. 2016 has seen them release their self-titled debut EP, perform at the Barbican Centre and Cadogan Hall, as well as sell out their headline performance the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Lizy Exell Drums
Sheila Maurice-Grey Trumpet
Cassie Kinoshi Alto Saxophone
Nubya Garcia Tenor Saxophone
Shirley Tetteh Guitar
Inga Eichler Bass
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