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 14th November 2023 it is with great pleasure that we welcome Nick Walters to the living room stage.
About Nick Walters
He has just announced his majestic new album ‘Marine Moods’, set for release in October on his own D.O.T. Records imprint. The album revives his sextet, who last appeared together on his 2019 album ‘Active Imagination’. This stellar collection of musicians picks things up where they left off, delivering an exquisite suite of contemporary jazz-fusion, gleaning the very best elements from afro, modal and spiritual jazz.
‘Marine Moods’ is a collection of compositions inspired by the sea. The compositions are designed to allow space and creative freedom for all the musicians to express themselves and interact with one another. Much like the oceans which have inspired the album, the pieces take the listener through a range of moods – from the energetic optimism of ‘Gulf Stream’, through the darker hypnotic groove of ‘Hydrothermal’, to the stillness and peacefulness of the raga-inspired ‘Journey for Joan’. Recorded in one summer’s day in a roasting hot North London studio, ‘Marine Moods’ is a document of six musicians and friends coming together to improvise, interact and collaborate to create something new.
Nick Walters – trumpet & synths
Tenderlonious – flute & soprano
Rebecca Nash – piano
Nim Sadot – bass
Laurie Lowe – drums
Kudjovi Kush – percussion