Ezra Collective | JAZZx

The genre-bending sound of British new jazz outfit, Ezra Collective first found a home in the dynamic London jazz scene, but it was the release of their debut album, 2019’s “You Can’t Steal My Joy”, that helped them break the jazz mold.

Formed in London by Femi Koleoso (drums), his brother, TJ Koleoso (bass), Joe Armon-Jones (keys), Ife Ogunjobi (trumpet), and James Mollison (saxophone), the group first made a name for themselves on the underground London jazz scene, using elements of Afrobeat, hip-hop, grime, R&B, and jazz.

2018 saw them pick up gongs for “Best UK Jazz Act” and “Live Experience of the Year” at the Jazz FM awards and Juan Pablo: The Philosopher went on to win the accolade of Best Jazz Album at Gilles Peterson’s esteemed Worldwide Awards.

Their new album, Where I’m Meant To Be is a shot of pure feel good energy and you can’t fail to be swept up in their positive vibrations.

Ezra Collective have not only been reviving the London jazz scene, but redefining it also.

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