BARBICAN   |   FRIDAY 17TH MARCH   |   19:30   |   £15-£25 plus booking fee

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After only resonantly  releasing her debut album “Isang” on Wednesday 11th January of this year at Pizza Express Jazz Club.   Camilla George Quartet are happy to announce they will be supporting Courtney Pine and Omar at The Barbican on 17th March.  Courtney Pine debut release for Freestyle Records “Black Notes From The Deep” is out in early Summer 2017.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?id=20530

The Camilla George Quartet featuring saxophonist Camilla George (Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors), pianist Sarah Tandy (Gilad Atzmon), bassist Daniel Casimir (Clark Tracey) and on drums Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective, Tomorrows Warriors).

Check out Camilla George with Jazz Jamaica and vocals of Zara Mcfarlane with live performance at The Hideaway in December 2013.

Camilla George Quartet are on tour from February 2017 where they will be heading to Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Wales, London check website for more details of dates and prices.

 

 

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BARBICAN   |   FRIDAY 17TH MARCH   |  19:30   |   £15-25 plus booking fee

 

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Early on this year one of our favorite record labels Freestyle Records signed Courtney Pine.  We support Greg Boraman the A&R man at Freestlye Records as we feel this is a great combination.

When you was to listen Courtney Pine music you will find that this British self-taught jazz musician who’s career spans over 30 years.  Courtney Pine is a talented saxophonist that can also play flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and keys, his style bring together jazz that integrates reggae, Caribbean sounds, hip-hop.   In his career he has revived awards in 1996 & 1997 MOBO for best jazz act; 1999 People’s Choice best British jazz act for blues and soul; 2000 OBE and  CBE in 2009 New Year Honours for services to jazz music.  In the 1980’s he was key to foundering the all black British band Jazz Warriors.

“In a Class of His Own”The Times

“Courtney Pine was one hailed as the savior of British Jazz….he still is” – The Independent

“Nothing short of breath-taking” – The Telegraph

Courtney Pine forthcoming release for Freestyle Records “Black Notes From The Deep” features label mate Omar out in early Summer 2017.  This project bring together two heavy weights in jazz and soul.  The studio experience of blending their influences into the mixing pot for this album I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall. Well as I’m not a fly I would advise you to get down for one of their live dates like myself.

Here is your advance notice and get your tickets now before its to late 17th March 2017 at the Barbarian Contemporary Music.  If your of the age of seeing Courtney Pine and Omar in their early days of their career, this would be a great way to share what was the fuss was about back in the day Bring your family and friends to hear original songs.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?id=20530

http://www.courtneypine.co.uk/

If you need convincing of going to the gig to enjoy yourself.  Here is a video of Courtney Pine with another of uk great soul vocalist the late great Lyden David Hall performing Lady & John Coltrane Live on Later with Jools Holland.  You know it makes you wanna move and get your ticket.

 

 

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JAZZ CAFE   |  FRIDAY 12TH MAY   |   17:00-23:00   |   £17.50

YolanDa Brown is a British saxophonist, and is known for her blending jazz, soul and reggae. She definitely got noticed for her hard work because in 2008/2009 she won 5 awards for best Jazz Act and nominated a couple of times. (WIEA Awards, Urban Music Awards, MOBO, Marlborough jazz festival).  We at Supa Fine Radio http://csfr.playtheradio.com/  have shown our support from still playing tracks from her debut EP “A Step Closer”.

She has toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Julian Marley and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

During 2017 YolanDa Brown will tour her new album “Love Politics War” at home and abroad, sharing her album which will feature original compositions blending reggae, jazz and soul written and performed in YolanDa’s own style.  Yolanda Brown is already set to guest on tours by Billy Ocean from 24 March 2017-28 April 2017 (when this was posted please check her website for updates)

Here is your advance notice and get your tickets now before its to late 12th May 2017 at the world famous Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, London NW1.  We’re sure you will not be disappointed  if you haven’t seen YolanDa Brown perform before it would be a lovely night out with family friends, lovers and lovers of good music.

http://thejazzcafelondon.com/event/yolanda-brown-12-05-17

http://www.yolandabrown.co.uk/

 

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 (picture taken by DJ Speedy of Peter Edwards at Supa Fine event at Vortex Jazz Club)

We at Supa Fine Radio have been informed about GLL are currently looking for a Piano Teachers to teach in our Academy Performing Arts.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality Piano lessons which will be structured, focusing on progression and the development of your pupils working towards exams.

GLL require Music Teachers who are highly motivated, relish a challenge, who have a passion for their Industry with a can do attitude.

You must have a degree in music, proven teaching experience with all ages, experience of working with children and adults , knowledge and understanding of Children Act and Child Protection issues and a first aid at work qualification (desirable).

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.

If you feel your experience matches this exciting role, please send through your application for consideration.

Closing Date : 31-Dec-2016
Contact Person : Kathleen Attwater-Wright Salary : Up to £23.09 an hour
Location : Academy Performing Arts

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/greenwich/academy-performing-arts

 

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Camilla is one many quality musicians that graduated through Trinity College Of Music, which we are able to enjoy their regular performances at various venues at the moment on the British jazz scene.  When Camilla George Quartet was formed in 2014 it has a modern edge whilst paying homage to the jazz tradition, with a bit of calypo thrown into the mix.  They was received well by the Supa Fine Radio http://csfr.playtheradio.com/ (online station) listeners as well by her fans and musicians alike.  Camilla George Quartet got to perform their music at venues throughout the UK such as Derry Jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, The Vortex Jazz n the Round, Jazz Re:freshed, Ray’s Jazz and The Spice of Life.

“thoroughly enjoyable” by jazz legend – Courtney Pine

“Fantastic…Camilla and her group refresh parts others can’t reach by grooving, moving and then soothing. A wonderful debut!” – Gary Crosby, Founder and Artistic Director, Tomorrow’s Warriors

The follow up to the EP is thier debut album, Isang, will continue the rise of Camilla George Quartet on the jazz scene.  The CD Launch take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 and it will feature the wonderful vocalist Zara Macfarlane.

Pizza Express Jazz Club | 10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW | 20:30 | £15

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/choose-seats/camilla-george/5740470404

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TONE Hip-Hop themed coffee shop continues to pop up and this time they are back with there Launch party to celebrate there new location.  TONE stands for The Old New Experience, and their product has been experienced in areas like Old Street Underground Station, Blackstock Road (near Finisbury Park) and new location Willesden Green, London NW2.  You can experience various events such as Open Mics, Film night, Hip-Hop Community debates on topical issues, Art exhibitions, and DJ Vinyl Tournament and more.  Check out TONE’s FREE Event with MC’s and DJ’s providing the entertainment.  Performances from Joker Starr, Verbal Skills, Dani Bliss, Ash the Author and more ….plus open.

Come and soak up the atmosphere and indulge in the Caribbean food, Fresh Squeezed Juices,  Homemade cakes and of course the TONE Coffee.

Sun 27th Nov | Unit 5 Queens Parade, Willesden Green, London NW2 | 14:00-18:00

http://www.tonecoffeeshop.com/

haggis-horns-bixton-gigOne of the finest funk bands this country has to offer in the Uk, The Haggis Horns!
They’e been tearing up dance floors with their northern funk sound by combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.  They have released 3 albums “Hot Damn” (2007), “Keep On Movin” (2010), and “What Comes To Mind” (2015).  If your at a lose end I highly recommend that you head down to Brixton for some quality funky vibes.  Just make sure you have your dancing shoes on.

Here is some reviews

“If you don’t move you must be dead” – DJ Speedy

“The best horn section in the world” – Mark Ronson

“Good stuff” – Gilles Peterson

“Mafnificently funky” – Quantic, Tru Thoughts

“Beer-battered funk that’s as good in the home as it in the club” Stuart Zender, Jamiroquai

“Totally Brilliant ” – Adrian Gibson Freestyle Records

“Brilliant very good on the floors” Mr Scruff, Ninja Tune

Check them out for yourself’s on Friday 21st October 2016 at The Blue Kitchen (Brixton) it Free Entry before 9pm otherwise £5 after.

Tone hiphop coffee shop

Pop up shops are becoming more and more noticeable in different community’s and it helps out new business owners to have stepping stone in having a shop base, which they can have for as set amount of time (number of weeks).   We spoke to Tony from TONE hip-hop themed coffee shop about it being the first of its kind in London or even the uk.  Tony explained how it was set up by a group of Hip Hop individuals with a desire to bring like minded people together in an atmosphere which is inviting, inspiring and entertaining.  Your able to enjoy Live DJ Sets, In Store Performances, Exhibitions, Debate Events and Film Nights, Battle Chess.  TONE coffee shop is based at the moment 176 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1HA

http://www.tonecoffeeshop.com/

mohammed yahya

 

Mohammed Yahya & Beat Thief  has released “Black Man Strain” ft Ahmad Ikhlas which was in response to the continuous acts of injustice, murders, mistreatment and injustices committed to African american family as well as Africans all over the world.  “Black Man Strain” was produced by Produced by Beat Thief and is the 1st single from Mohammed Yahya & Beat Thief upcoming album “Black Gold” which is available on Itunes and all major retailers from Nov. 2016.  The video  Directed by Mohammed Yahya & Cambiowashere.

Lara Lee

Smooth Jazz Lounge welcomes Lara Lee aka FLO who released two independent albums “Just Let It FLO Project 1” (2010) and “For The Lovers Of” (2011) under the name Floetic Lara.  These album gives you an idea of just some her musical influences covering jazz, soul, reggae, this was all before being noticed to a wider audience on TV program The Voice singing competition.  Come down to Bernie Grant Art Centre where you enjoy her performance in an up close setting.  Plus guest DJ Speedy (Supa Fine Radio)  playing various jazz and soul grooves to  set the mood for evening alongside resident dj’s Sapphire and Spider.

http://www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk/