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4th – 6th Feb 2022

ConnectsMusic are excited to feature New Generation Jazz, who since 2015 have been dedicated to promoting the finest young British jazz artists to the wider community, making things happen, and getting artists back out there on stage in these challenging times!


THE NEW GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL WEEKENDER 4-6th February 2022 at Ropetackle Arts Shoreham

The freshest sounds from the new wave of UK jazz

New Generation Jazz Festival Weekender is a three day festival of concerts and workshops by the UK’s most exciting up and coming UK Jazz artists, presented by New Generation Jazz at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham By Sea, East Sussex in February 2022.

With the new generation of young jazz artists scooping up Mercury nominations, nationwide radio play, and major festival appearances, new jazz in the UK has never been in a more exciting place than it is in 2022.

New Generation Jazz and the Ropetackle have teamed up to bring you a festival of three days of concerts from the scene’s most exciting emerging artists, with support from our own communities of young players, and a feast of workshops and interactive events to get you involved in the new generation!


Friday 4th February 2022: Kansas Smitty’s

Led by American-Italian alto-saxophonist/clarinettist Giacomo Smith, and featuring a wide array of young and exciting British jazz talent, including pianist Joe Webb (Haley Tuck, Alaska Alaska}, Will Cleasby on drums (Judi Jackson, Kurt Elling, Banger Factory) and bassist Ferg Ireland (Ashley Henry, Ruby Rushton), Kansas Smitty’s astutely bridge traditional and modern jazz forms in seamless and sublime fashion. Expect all the excitement of the classic jazz age updated for the present day.


Friday 4th February 2022: Xhosa Cole Quartet

Xhosa’s deep and authentic connection to the lineage of Jazz music has helped to establish him among the most exciting young talents in the country. Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, Xhosa Also received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2019 and Jazz FM ‘Breakthrough act of the year’. His exposure to players from a range of different traditions and outlooks compounded by his strong connection to his inner-city community in Handsworth at the heart of Birmingham has helped to develop a fiercely unique and independent voice. He’ll be appearing with his quartet to bring a fresh take on the classic jazz tradition. Expect top level acoustic jazz with style and a ton of soul.


Saturday 5th February 2022: Chelsea Carmichael

Saxophonist, composer and arranger Chelsea Carmichael is an understated innovator and educator, quietly adding her own contribution to the iteration of jazz that has evolved on these islands. She’s already been part of a Mercury-nominated band – she played on SEED Ensemble’s 2019 Driftglass – and currently plays with Theon Cross, the Neue Grafik Ensemble and the hyper- popular Outlook Orchestra who play for huge audiences at major venues and festivals. Following a performance together in May 2019 Shabaka Hutchings noted Chelsea’s potential and invited her to record the first release on the new label with Eddie Hicks, David Okumu and Tom Herbert – a dub-soaked journey through the contemporary UK music scene that she’ll bring to the festival. Expect powerful grooves, exciting improvisation and impassioned playing.


Saturday 5th February 2022:Daisy George

Daisy George has been active in the London jazz scene for many years, performing as a bassist for established artists such as Poppy Ajudha and Jas Kayser. Now, having developed her own solo project, she’s ready to self-release her debut EP in 2022. Featuring collaborations with Lady Sanity and Mohan, the unique sound combines aspects of contemporary jazz, 90s hip-hop beats and 70s rock-pop melodies. Taking influence from other successful young artists writing jazz-influenced music, Daisy wants to bring the genre to a wider community of people where people can enjoy it, dance, and express themselves without judgement.


Sunday 6th February 2022: Alex Hitchcock’s Dream Band

London-born saxophonist Alex Hitchcock is regarded as one of the UK’s most virtuosic young jazz musicians. His quintet’s critically acclaimed 2018 debut on Barcelona-based label Fresh Sound New Talent (home to debuts by artists including Ambrose Akinmusire and Avishai Cohen) was described by All About Jazz as ‘an exquisitely subtle collection of tunes… the clearest indicator to date of the stratospheric trajectory on which this super-talented quintet is indubitably heading’. Their increasingly burgeoning reputation on the international jazz stage was confirmed by a major prize at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival, as well as touring to Poland, Spain, Italy and Hungary and performances at legendary UK venues including Love Supreme Festival, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s. He’ll be appearing with his new highly acclaimed seven-piece Dream Band project featuring vocalist Midori Jaeger and other special guests. Expect truly original, soul searing performances from world-class players.


Sunday 6th February 2022: Binker Golding Quintet

Binker Golding is an award-winning jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader based in England. In addition to his own solo recordings and with drummer Moses Boyd in Binker & Moses, he’s played on recordings by Sarah Tandy, Zara McFarlane, Ashley Henry, and Joy Ellis. He is the musical director of the celebrated Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra and has composed concert repertoire for and conducted the Nu Civilization Orchestra. He makes a special debut festival performance with his new quintet. Expect thrilling contemporary acoustic jazz delivered with a contemporary swagger.

7.30 doors.

Act 1: 8 – 9pm

Act 2: 9.30 -10.30pm

Tickets – £15 and £10 for NUS/NEET per day. Special Weekender ticket: £36 – access to all three events






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