4 - 4:55 PM
Waaju - Showcase Salle Fitzgerald
Ben Brown, drums & percussions / Sam Rapley, saxophone / Tal Janes, guitar / Ernesto Marichales, percussion / Joe Downard, bass
Rhythms pulse. Skins Resonate. Feet shuffle & heartbeats quicken. Waaju’s energy builds, weaving psychedelic soundscapes through potent beats, transcending the stage & melting into bodies. With a unique approach to a familiar sound, they rise from London’s rich cultural palette with their latest album ‘Grown’, proving UK Jazz doesn’t have to sound the way we expect it to.
Following their acclaimed self-titled 2018 debut, Waaju’s growing presence has been difficult to miss.
Championed by Jordan Rakei & music shops internationally, the record was named an ‘Essential Jazz Album of 2018’ numerous times. With radio play as far as Australia, USA & throughout Europe, global record sales & regular plays on UK’s own Worldwide FM, NTS, Jazz FM, BBC Radios 3 & 6, the release of Waaju’s next record ‘Grown’ in 2020 is set to make an even more significant impression worldwide.