From the Glasshouse - with Jazz re:freshed
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Zesty. Grassroots. Expands your horizons.
From the Glasshouse brings you a garden of musical delights including homegrown talent, wildflowers from further afield, and brand new music which has been lovingly nurtured in our iconic glass building.
Expect special one-off performances, intimate sets, the occasional surprise guest and a cosy and relaxed feel. Offering up a place for you to discover your new favourite artist from folk to pop and everything in between.
This month’s leafy line-up features musician and spoken word artist Marcus Joseph plus drummer, composer and bandleader Jas Kayser.
Marcus Joseph has played as part of Major Ruse; supported Oscar Jerome, Blue Lab Beats and The Blackbyrds; played alongside luminaries such as Dennis Rollins, Tony Kofi, Arun Ghosh, Dave O’Higgins, Abram Wilson, Gary Crosby and Eska. He has also appeared at LoveSupreme, Manchester Jazz Festival and We Out Here.
Jas Keyser may only be in her 20s but she has already shared the stage with the likes of Alfa Mist, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings as well as Lenny Kravitz.
Need to know
Price: Pay what you decide
8pm – 8.40pm Marcus Joseph
Interval (30 mins)
9.10pm – 9.50pm Jas Kayser
Please note timings are subject to change.
Age: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
Meet the artists
Marcus Joseph aspires to be an instrument of change. Whether playing a proud role in his local Leicester community, performing for George Cole – the city’s first black mayor – or paying homage to his Afro-Caribbean roots through songs charged with the energy of reggae music, the spirited lyricist and Alto Saxophonist possesses the gift to uplift.
His debut album ‘Beyond the Dome’ (Jazz re:freshed) effortlessly blends contemporary jazz, reggae and hip hop and has been championed by Gilles Peterson and Tom Robinson (6Music), Tony Minvielle (Jazz FM), DJ Lanni (Worldwide FM).
Marcus’ has ventured into the VR space, where he’s developing Jazz Maze – an immersive experience combining graphic novel aesthetics and interactive videogame narratives. For Marcus, there’s no terrain that can’t be conquered through the alchemy of word sound power.
With a Masters degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music (USA) and work with the likes of Ralph Peterson and Lenny Kravitz, UK drummer, composer and bandleader Jas Kayser has established herself as one of the leading lights of her generation. Already with an International reputation she includes work at the likes of the Newport Jazz Festival and Panama Jazz Festival on a diverse and impressive cv.
Jas won the Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year award in 2021 and her reputation on the London and contemporary UK jazz scene continues to grow. With her own music she says she likes to “explore the common grounds between Jazz and Afro-beat”, helping create both her original sound and compositions, as featured on her debut EP “Unforced Rhythm of Grace”.
In Partnership with Jazz re:freshed
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023, pioneering grassroots jazz organisation Jazz re:freshed are partnering with The Glasshouse International Centre for Music on October 19th and 20th 2023. Jazz re:freshed has been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene for the last 20 years, elevating, amplifying and spotlighting the breadth of talented young artists from across the musical spectrum to reach new audiences.
As a non-profit dedicated to creating fun, inclusive and affordable spaces for the advancement of the music, the organisation has provided crucial early career support for the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia and many more now making waves on the world stage.
Built on the foundations of its weekly residency, Jazz re:freshed has grown into a multi-faceted arts organisation and cultural institution, comprised of band development programs, DJ Club nights, multiple partnerships, an award-winning record label and a paradigm shifting international showcasing initiative.