Posts Tagged ‘jazz’


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


courtney-pine-omarphotography: Alfred Bailey

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.

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.





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  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.


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 (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

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.

Smooth Jazz Lounge Helen Rogers

On Wednesday 17th August Helen Rogers will be singing tracks from her album at the Smooth Jazz Lounge at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre.  Helen Roger is know for her work with Paul Hardcastle’s Jazzmasters which resulted in multiple number one hits in Japan and USA.  Arrive erly and enjoy some smooth grooves from resident dj’s Sapphire and Spider playing jazz and soul.                 

Funky DL New Album

Posted: August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized
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funky dl autonomy 2016

Producer and MC Funky DL from East London returns with the  new single “Autonomy” (download single for free). It’s taken from his forthcoming album “Autonomy” was produced by Funky DL is released 2nd September 2016.

Finally you can PRE-ORDER the New Funky DL album “AUTONOMY”



Posted: February 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Supa Fine Radio formed Jan 15 still committed to bring quality jazz, funk and soul music to a wider audience.  We have had to make some changes to our audience demand to hear more classic jazz, funk and soul music.

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