WildCard and Jelly Cleaver’s forever presence… Energetic Jazz funk and beautiful spiritual jazz vibes all in one evening!!
Wild Card is a well-established combo on the UK/European festival & club circuit featuring:
Clement Regert: Guitar (FR)Sophie Alloway: Drums (UK)Andrew Noble: Hammond organ (OZ)
Tonight Wild Card will be joined by jazz vocalist Corina Kwami
Their last 2 albums “Beast from the East” (2020) ft. Grammy award winner UK saxophonist Tim Garland and “Life stories” (2018) ft. MOBO winner & Mercury nominee saxophonist Denys Baptiste have been extensively aired in Europe and the USA and have been well received by critics.
Energetic, unapologetic hybrid of funk, fusion and irrepressible swing”
“Excellent playing… Wild Card’s natural habitat is in live performance… raising the roofin the right club environment…Exciting stuff.”
Jelly Cleaver is a guitarist, activist, producer and singer songwriter based in South London. Described as “the next artist to make an impact on the London jazz scene” by DJ and broadcaster Tina Edwards (Worldwide FM), Jelly is the recipient of the Steve Reid Innovation Award as well as a Serious Take Five artist, and was most recently nominated for an Ivors Composer Award. The artist has announced her latest project, ‘Jelly Cleaver and the Forever Presence’, a spiritual jazz ensemble featuring some of London’s rising talents who collectively perform with the likes of Steam Down, Tomorrow’s Warriors, and Levitation Orchestra.
Against the background of London’s dynamic jazz scene, The Forever Presence takes the neglected elements of ballads and beauty, adding subtle modern techniques to reflect our timeless but modern problems. The music pays tribute to artists like Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Dhafer Youssef, exploring the eternal themes of our human condition; loss, love and the universe.
Jelly Cleaver – guitar, vocals .James Akers – sax, Jay Verma – piano Hamish Nockles-Moore – double bass Tash Keary – drums