About the EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. Following an exceptional edition last year, EFG London Jazz Festival returns with a programme of live performances by an electrifying lineup of global stars, special collaborations, and the finest and freshest music. On Tuesday 15th November 2022 it is with great pleasure that we welcome ‘The Nest Sessions’ with Tucan to the living room stage.
About ‘The Nest Sessions’
The Nest Sessions are a night of live sessions and jams, hosted and curated by up-and-coming Jazz Collective TUCAN, bringing energy and a whole lot of fun to the Living Room stage.
The Jazz collective have embarked on their journey of the exponentially growing UK Jazz scene. Their sound is the musical representation of community and togetherness, with multinational members and cross-cultural inspirations.TUCAN’s fresh take on Jazz sees them incorporate Soul, Funk and RnB, with the injection of West-African and Latin American rhythms and melodies, drawing inspiration from the likes of Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper and Ezra Collective. As TUCAN solidify their focus on bringing people together, their live shows have blossomed through their energetic and captivating performances, often leaving the audience moving and grooving.
Formed in 2017, the band met on the music programme at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. The collective soon made a name for themselves, with a gig supporting internationally renowned Chicago Jazz Drummer, ‘The Beat Scientist’, Makaya McCraven, with their debut release of their single ‘Flight’, recorded and filmed at the famous Abbey Road Studios.
With the band now based in London, TUCAN look to immerse themselves in the London and UK scenes, and after having a weekend-long recording session in March of 2019, the collective are growing their fanbase with their recent releases; their debut EP ‘LIBRE, and accompanying Remix Album ‘LIBRE: THE REWORKS’.
TICKETS: FREE ENTRY
HEADLINE ACT: TUCAN / DOORS: 6PM / STAGE TIME: 8:30PM