She has long had a reputation as a terrific live artist with an expression that is able to set both body, mind, and soul in motion.
The English stage for jazz and related delights has really flourished in the last decade. Perhaps the brightest shining star now is the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and composer Emma-Jean Thackray from Leeds.
This year she had an international breakthrough with the highly profitable debut album "Yellow", released on a subtitle by Warp.
Through 47 free-flowing minutes, the album offers groovy, spiritual jazz that draws glowing red threads between seventies jazz fusion, p-funk, the cosmic excursions of Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, and the Beach Boys' innovative soundscapes. Although her music has a clear British touch, it is also natural to mention her in the same words as American contemporary heroes such as Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington. The whole thing is doomed suggestive and catchy and has all the explosive power needed to reach a large audience across genre boundaries.
We look forward to being taken on a life-affirming trip into the cosmos with one of Europe's most exciting young jazz artists