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Jazz Herstory presents…
Nérija

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Nerija, jazz herstory, poplar union, jazz, music, women in focus, east London, docklands

In collaboration with Jazz Herstory, we are  excited to present a series of live performances, featuring a line-up of true talent from the upcoming London jazz scene. This is an integrative platform, aiming to bring women from the background to a balanced foreground in jazz.

Nérija

First up – Nérija, a London-based collective playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and South African Township.

Their eclectic repertoire has appealed to not only the UK jazz scene but also given them a presence within rap and pop-focused festivals. This collective were winners of the Jazz Newcomer Parliamentary Jazz Award 2017 and Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016 nominees. They will be showcasing work from their unreleased new album as well as picking from their critically acclaimed self-titled 2016 EP.

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LINE UP

TRUMPET Sheila Maurice-Grey
TROMBONE Rosie Turton
ALTO SAXOPHONE Cassie Kinoshi
TENOR SAXOPHONE Nubya Garcia
GUITAR Shirley Tetteh
DOUBLE BASS Rio Kai
DRUMS Lizy Exell

About Jazz Herstory

Jazz Herstory presents female led bands playing jazz now, spanning styles, sounds and generations. Showcasing the richness of jazz being made in the UK today and celebrating the women who contribute, Jazz Herstory presents award winning bands and instrumentalists, composers of national and international acclaim and people making waves locally.

We aim to share: to bring women from the background to a balanced foreground in jazz. Female instrumentalists have not been part of the story of jazz as much as their male counterparts and we want to play a part in writing a more balanced story from here on in and dissolve stereotypes in the process.