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Shez Raja ft Binker Golding and John Etheridge (Yellow Vinyl Launch)
Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Virtuoso electric bass player Shez Raja and his world-class band will be performing their unique brand of powerhouse Indo-jazz funk. This evening’s gig is the official launch of Raja's highly-acclaimed album Gurutopia on limited edition yellow vinyl, recorded with global jazz stars Randy Brecker and Mike Stern. Shez leads a stunning line-up tonight that features legendary Soft Machine guitarist John Etheridge (Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny) and sensational MOBO Award-winning saxophonist Binker Golding. The Collective's live show is an eclectic headcharge of raw energy and always leaves audiences uplifted, inspired and asking for more. Following headline performances at international jazz festivals from Russia to New Zealand they have forged a reputation as one of the most entertaining live acts on the scene today. Expect exciting music that’s full of surprises – a sonic kaleidoscope of euphoric jazz, thundering funk, tuneful ragas and intoxicating grooves! "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 ★★★★+ "I thought my head was going to explode. It sounds like it's come from the future!" - Bradford Telegraph ★★★★★