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Composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist Yarde casts a wide musical net having worked with Alton Ellis to Akala, the Blind Boys of Alabama to Bembe Segue, Dennis Brown to Da Lata, Orlando Julius to 4hero, Plan B to Britten Sinfonia, Keziah Jones to Kronos Quartet, Tony Allen to TY, Wretch 32 to Wonderbrass and Jonzi-D to Jack Dejohnette.
Since appearing with the JAZZ WARRIORS as a teenager he went on to lead Tomorrow Warriors’ then j-life. He’s played in the big bands of Andrew Hill, McCoy Tyner, Hermeto Pascoal, Sam Rivers, Guy Barker, Julian Siegel and Mike Gibbs and been a member of various bands led by Louis Moholo Moholo for over 25 years.
His own projects range from the fx’d solo loopisms of the BlueBox Diaries, the McCormack & Yarde Duo (MY DUO) with Andrew McCormack, TRiO WAH! featuring Larry Bartley and Mike Pickering, OMMMY4 with Louis Moholo, Oren Marshall and Elaine Mitchener through to the larger 10 piece (and the rest!) ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC.
He also appears in Hastings based band HEXAGONAL, Matt Ridley’s Quartet and BANSANGU Orchestra.

Awards include a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, a Paul Hamlyn Award and the first BASCA for Contemporary Jazz Composition for his BBC Proms compositional début (2009). He’s written for Hugh Masekela and the LSO and produced award winning albums for Soweto Kinch, Gwilym Simcock, Denys Baptiste and Empirical.
2018 sees him rapping production on Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and Anthony Joseph’s follow up to ‘Caribbean Roots’ most of which he has co-written. He is also writing for and leading an ensemble in celebration of 15 years of Jazz re:freshed and Breakin’ Convention for a very special collaborative show at Sadler’s Wells in May.

Generally he remains optimistic and is still looking forward to the family holiday he can’t yet afford to take.

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McCormack & Yarde Duo Featuring Elysian Quartet – From then on

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Julia Biel – Live from the church

 

Motherboard Pinball

 

Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

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Xhosa Cole Trio

 
Oct 25, 2021
  The Cockpit

Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan

 
Oct 21, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Fiona Ross at the EFG London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 19, 2021
  Karamel Club

Emma Rawicz Quartet

 
Nov 29, 2021
  The Cockpit

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

 
Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Fiona Ross at Toulouse Lautrec

 
Oct 30, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Orpheus

 
Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

 
Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Sarah Moule Quartet – EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

 
Nov 18, 2021
  The Bull's Head

Lara Eidi : Women in Jazz live @London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 14, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Together We Go Forward

 
Nov 14, 2021
  606 Club

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