Ealing Jazz Festival 2018 Launch Party

Keith Waithe & The Macusi Players / Triforce

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Last Show: Wednesday 6 th June 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

PizzaExpress Live are guest curators at July's Ealing Jazz Festival. To celebrate this new collaboration, the Jazz Club hosts the festival launch party with a spectacular double bill - award winning flautist and composer (and expert proponent of vocal gymnastics!) Keith Waithe and one of the hottest young bands on the UK jazz scene today - Triforce, featuring Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe, Benjamin Appiah and Mansur Brown.

“Simply one of the most exciting improvising musicians”

Kevin Le Gendre (BBC Radio 3) on Keith Waithe


Keith Waithe is an award winning flautist, composer, teacher, and expert proponent of vocal gymnastics. As producer and leader of the world music jazz band, The Macusi Players, Keith draws upon a wealth of experience and a variety of influences to fuse together rhythms and sounds from across the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Africa.

Having toured and performed extensively across the globe, Keith Waithe is internationally recognised as a leading figurehead and champion of Guyanese culture. His captivating live performances are as mesmerising as they are energetic and he is well renowned for maximising audience participation!

In addition to lending his talent to radio, theatre and television productions, Keith’s 8th studio album, “Gathering Echoes” and latest compilation, “The Very Best of Keith Waithe” have attracted critical acclaim as he expertly showcases his skill, passion and natural ability as a musician and composer.



With an average age of 19, TriForce is a Jazz infused band coming out of a vibrant London live music scene. Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe and Benjamin Appiah came together after meeting on their first year at Middlesex University and finding common interest in the music of Thundercat, J Dilla, Austin Peralta and Funky Knuckles. The exciting guitarist, Mansur Brown, completes the band line-up that have already made a name for themselves within London’s alternative jazz community, due in no small part to their raw youthful energy. 


Ealing Summer Festivals is a series of events organised on behalf of Ealing Council

Band Lineup


Keith Waithe (band leader/flute)
Wendy Linsey (vocals)
Owen Uwadiae (bass)
Chris Jerome (keys)
Sam Kelly (drums)



Dominic Canning (keys)
Mansur Brown (guitar)
Ricco Komolafe (bass)
Benjamin Appiah (drums)