Marking the 15th anniversary of two iconic Black British brands, Breakin’ Convention and Jazz re:freshed are collaborating to celebrate and shout to the world ‘we made it to 15!!’
We have almost achieved our financial target, but the one element we need help from our friends, supporters, and family is in raising £4,000 so that we can create a live recording of this amazing moment in time.
For the second half of this year’s Breakin Convention festival shows on 5th, 6th & 7th May at Sadler’s Wells, Jazz re:freshed and prolific musician, composer, arranger and producer Jason Yarde have put together a dope 15 piece ensemble – Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra – comprising of:
Saxophone/Composer/Band Leader: Jason Yarde | Drums: Saleem Raman | Percussion/vibes/marimba: Orphy Robinson | Double & Electric Bass: Inga Eichler | Guitar: Shirley Tetteh | Keyboards: Dominic Canning | Trombone: Nathaniel Cross, Rosie Turton | Saxophone/Flute: Wayne Francis | Saxophone/Bass Clarinet: Nubya Garcia | Trumpet: Sheila Maurice-Grey, Jay Phelps | Voice/Cello: Ayanna Witter-Johnson | Turntablist: DJ Pogo | Beatboxer: Beatbox Hobbit
This line-up will perform new pieces composed by Jason Yarde as part of this stage show with:
Jonzi D | Boy Blue Entertainment (London) | Lockers: The Locksmiths (London) | B-boys: The Ruggeds (Netherlands) | Freestyle: Mufasa (France)
We aim to create a record of the best bits of the three nights in order to make it available for the general public, but just as important to ensure that we have documented such a special ensemble pushing the boundaries and even inspiring future generations of artists.
Our deadline to raise the funds is a short one – we have until 27th April to hit our £4000 target and know that we can put everything in place in time for the show.
As it is both companies 15th year, we have created 15 reward levels to offer in exchange for your support. Along with CD & Vinyl of the Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra (JRFSO) performance, we have tickets to Breakin’ Convention, a unique one to one masterclass with Jonzi D himself, a private Sax lesson with prolific musician Shabaka Hutchings, a special living room concert from Ayanna Witter-Johnson, signed test presses from Nubya Garcia to name a few. Check them out, or you can simply donate without a reward.
This is our first time crowdfunding and we hope you will all show us some love. We appreciate anything you can contribute no matter how small to help us record this special anniversary event.
Find out how you can support this iconic moment here.