Ms Marurice is the most recent incarnation of the highly celebrated and in demand trumpet player Sheila Maurice Grey. She wrote this steaming new tune for Jazz Herstory called Outer Glimpses and performed in March 2019.
Rosie Turton played at Poplar Union in the second gig of 2019. Rosie has become one of London Jazz's greatest exports, a key part of the sound of the scene presenting the laid back, more minimalistic side of the movement.
Thoughts and music. Formed in early 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi. Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through both original compositions and arrangements.
Ruth Goller chose to bring Dave Derose's project Agile Experiments to Poplar Union on the 19th April 2018. It was a psychedelic musical adventure. Agile Experiments was started by Dave DeRose at the Agile Pizzaria in Brixton where he gathered different trios of musicians to improvise for an hour non-stop every week. This trio is: Ruth Goller: Bass; Dave Derose: Drums; George Crowley: Sax and electronics
Yazz Ahmed plays spine tingling music from her album La Sabateuse with a reduced version of her band, featuring Dave Mannington and Ralph Wyld. This gig was filmed at Poplar Union on 15th March 2018 by The Audio Project.
Jazz Herstory presents is a monthly event at Poplar Union showcasing and documenting women in jazz - addressing and exploring gender EQ in jazz. Laura Jurd: Trumpet; Corrie Dick: Drums; Tom Herbert: Bass.
Nerija chat about being an all female band and diversity issues. Nerija are are a collective of London-based musicians inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and South African Township. Winners of the Jazz Newcomer Parliamentary Jazz Award 2017.
Dee Byrne's ENTROPI has been steadily developing its own dynamic band sound since its beginnings in 2010. Placing a high importance on improvisation, Dee’s compositions allow breathing space for depth of communication and hyper interaction between the band members.