'Break Out Sessions'- In Association with SoS Ltd

Ife Ogunjobi

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Last Show: Friday 8 th February 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The unique playing style of trumpeter and arranger, Ife Ogunjobi, is an amalgamation of the Freddie Hubbard/Clifford Brown approach. Ife merges the past legends' style with some of his modern influences of today such as Marquis Hill, Nicholas Payton and Keyon Harrold. During his career he has performed and recorded with a plethora of artists across several genres. These include Moses Boyd, Solange Knowles, Wande Coal, Jason Moran, Dele Sosimi and Jon Cleary. As Ife continues his studies at the Royal Academy of Music he is rapidly establishing himself as a key player within the london jazz scene. 

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"He steered a line between introspection with reflective, sculpted lines and long notes and more assertive bursts of muscular playing."

Mike Collins from - Jazzyblogman

The second wave  of new jazzers are just around the corner. Right under Moses Boyd, Theon Cross and Nubya Garcia stands a generation that promise to take the baton and evolve the form, just like grime picked up from garage. “Each lot that come through are better,” says Janine Irons. “They’re getting better earlier. They’re inspiring more young people. We’re getting this explosion now.” 
Specifically, from Tomorrow’s Warriors a standout new player in the shape of teenage trumpeter Ife Ogunjobi. “He’s the new leader, he’s the new Moses [Boyd],” says Gary Crosby. “He’s a young kid from down South London and he’s got it all.” 

Young trumpeter Ife Ogunjobi  and Dian Gasper were presented the tremendous honour of representing Tomorrow’s Warriors by performing the much beloved jazz ballad 'Body & Soul' at the Stephen Lawrence memorial reception, with the Lawrence family and mayor of London Sadiq Khan in attendance.

Band Lineup

Ife Ogunjobi (trumpet)

Deschanel Gordon (keys)

Seth Tackerberry (bass)

Zoe Pascal (drums)