Zara McFarlane announces new album and tour

This will be the third solo album from Jazz FM's 2017 Vocalist of the Year

Jazz FM's vocalist of the year Zara McFarlane has announced details of her third solo album, and a UK tour. She's set to release 'Arise' on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood record label on 29 September. It sees her working with the much feted drummer and producer Moses Boyd, and features guest appearances from the UK's contemporary music scene including Shabaka Hutchings, Peter Edwards and Binker Golding. Zara says it explores "the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity; a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current musical climate", with elements of reggae, Kumina, calypso and nyabinghi.

She’s performing the new work live with confirmed gigs:

23 October – Brighton, Komedia
24 October – Bristol, The Fleece
25 October – Manchester, Band on the Wall
15 November – London, Richmix

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