Shez Raja featuring John Etheridge and Arun Ghosh
Wednesday, December 19th
Dynamic electric bass player Shez Raja and his world-class band will be performing their unique brand of Indo-jazz funk. Shez leads a stunning line-up tonight that features legendary Soft Machine guitarist John Etheridge (Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny) and award-winning clarinettist Arun Ghosh.
Inspired by travels with his father to the Punjab region of the Indian sub-continent as a young boy, Raja immersed himself in the musical culture of his South Asian roots. He now merges his rich musical heritage with a hugely diverse playing experience to create dynamic and passionate music which blends East with West.
Tonight the band will be presenting music from their latest highly acclaimed album ‘Gurutopia’, recorded with global jazz legends Randy Brecker and Mike Stern and released on limited edition yellow vinyl.
"A tailor-made festival band with a unique identity" - The Guardian★★★★
"Shez Raja personifies the modernisation of jazz. He is fearless as a musician" - All About Jazz★★★★+
"Multi-layered and imaginative" - Manchester Evening News ★★★★
"I thought my head was going to explode. It sounds like it's come from the future!" - Bradford Telegraph ★★★★★
"Chic, contemporary and groove-laden" - The Musician
"Mahavishnu Orchestra with Jaco Pastorius in charge" - The Guardian
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47 Frith Street
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