The harp is having a jazz renaissance and Alina Bzhezhinska is an integral part of that story.
First Rehearsal Before Shows at Ronnie Scott's 22nd & 23rd August
The John Horler Trio, that played six nights in 1983 with Chet Baker, were reunited for the first time in 33 years for rehearsals in advance of their shows at Ronnie Scott's.
Ubuntu Music--a New Jazz Recording Label--is Born
Ubuntu is an ancient African word that means, “I am because we are”. In short, we are all connected and what one person does in life will, in some way, affect us all.
We expect the music from Ubuntu to have the same effect,
from person to person and generation to generation.
Ubuntu Music, a division of Ubuntu Management Group (communications, music and talent services agency), is a newly formed recorded music label that is committed to bringing quality, accessible jazz and related music genres to increasingly wider audiences. Our approach will include collaborative efforts with an array of performing artists, who have a passion for jazz and who possess unique and diversified talents.
The Label was formed by two individuals with complimentary backgrounds: Martin Hummel, Chief Executive & Executive Producer, who has nearly 40 years of extensive experience within marketing, communications and advertising around the world and across multiple business sectors. Throughout his career, he has worked with a number of the biggest names in the music industry. Quentin Collins, co-founder, producer, musician, composer and arranger, is a highly accomplished trumpet player and has toured the world with some of the most respected names in music, along with his extensive recording and producing experience in the studio.
Ubuntu Music will debut its first artist release in March featuring Noemi Nuti, a dynamic Jazz and Brazilian singing sensation. The album, ‘Nice to Meet You’, is a warm yet joyful acoustic album, where Noemi’s natural and honest approach invites the music to speak for itself, while creating a genuine connection with the listener who is taken on a journey into a variety of musical spaces. Noemi has impressive musical training credentials, has performed at premiere UK jazz venues and has toured throughout Brazil.
Ubuntu Music is in advanced stages of negotiations with additional artists, which will be announced shortly. The long-term vision for Ubuntu Management Group and Ubuntu Music is to expand its artist management roster, as well as extend its offering to include tour bookings, festival creation and implementation, venue ownership and management, publicity/social media services, in addition to synchronisation, publishing and sponsorship services.