Jazz Souled Out


In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

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Last Show: Saturday 5 th November 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

JORO are a 10-piece Afro Jazz beat band from London who formed in early 2016. The band is made up of experienced musicians who share a love of afrobeat and groove music. They mix the sounds of the legendary Fela Kuti with modern Afrobeat and Jazz Funk to make music you can't help but dance to.

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Long JORO are a 10-piece Afrojazz beat  band from London, England. The band formed in early 2016 and released their selfrecorded EP in July 2016. This release featured a mix of original music and new arrangements of some of their favourite afrobeat tracks. The band consists of musicians from a range of musical backgrounds who have come together due to their shared love of afrojazz beat  and groove music. The band’s past musical experiences in jazz, hip hop and rock come through in their music and create a unique take on the traditional afrobeat sound. In August 2016 their version of the Fela Kuti classic Zombie was featured on US radio show, The Afrobeat Show with DJ Meredith.

JORO have played several shows in London, including the sold-out launch party for Nelson & Friends latest album ‘Anandiangambo’, and their own headline shows Brockley Max Festival, The Hootenanny Brixton, The Magic Garden.

Band Lineup

Fi Harvey (lead vocals)
Will Earl (guitar & BV's)
Christie Grinham (bass)
David Gyamfi (keys & BV's)
Mike Perry (drums)
Dominic Parris (percussionist)
Jason Alder (baritone sax)
Alex Shaw (alto sax)
Deanna Wilhem (trumpet & BV's)