Preface: This pastiche is decidedly biased, as it is written by someone in the business—as a manager, record label owner, agent and talent spotter—whose love for jazz exceeds all in his life, other than his love for his family. I’ve chosen to highlight my relationships with each artist/band, along with a sound bite performance rating, to protect the innocent. Otherwise, I’ll simply take the 5th Amendment.
Saturday, 18th November
Zedel (Sold Out)
A real, refreshing surprise. Yilian is a Cuban-born vocalist and violinist, backed by a predominantly Spanish quartet. She shared a mix of deeply personal experiences from her origin, mixed with South American flare and pulsating African rhythm patterns. Keep your eye on this one.