Award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC; Soweto Kinch will perform at city centre venue; District on Thursday 30 September 2021, making his second appearance in Liverpool for a night of British jazz and hip hop, hosted by well-established music collective; Parrjazz.
Soweto Kinch; a jazz composer and arranger, alto saxophonist, and rapper made his recording debut in 2001 and has two albums to date; Conversations With The Unseen (2003) and A Life In The Day of B19: Tales Of The Tower Block (2006). Soweto combines bebop-style jazz with elements of hip-hop, soundscapes and spoken dialogue to form a unique listening experience.
Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003. In October 2007, Soweto also won his second MOBO Award, at the O2 Arena, London where he was announced as the winner in the Best Jazz Act category- fending off stiff competition from the likes of Wynton Marsalis.
Soweto Kinch’s skills as a hip hop MC and producer have also garnered him recognition in the urban music world: having supported the likes of KRS ONE, Dwele and TY, and being championed by the likes of Mos Def, Rodney P and BBC 1-Xtra’s Twin B.
Kinch’s projects also extend beyond recorded albums. Writing the score for Jonzi D’s Hip Hop Theatre production Markus the Sadist (2010), and Sampad’s In The Further Soil (2010), a dance theatre. Kinch also wrote and acted in the latter piece, which toured throughout India for a month.
Parrjazz, a not-for-profit organisation, was established in Liverpool in 2009 and strives to bring live music from established, new and emerging artists to venues across Liverpool City Region, as well as facilitating music education opportunities in the community and educational settings.
On Thursday 30th September 2021; Parrjazz will return for their largest post-covid 2021 gig and is delighted to be welcoming Soweto Kinch for this event. Artistic Director Geni Lamb said; “We are delighted to be back bringing top quality live music to Liverpool. It gives us real pleasure to begin what is a diverse and hugely exciting programme of events for 2021/2022 with the mighty jazz and hip hop artist, Soweto Kinch, and his band at District. Soweto is not only an award-winning jazz and hip hop artist but also an authority on black culture in the UK and he is really excited to come to Liverpool, a city with such a vibrant heritage.”
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