Randolph Matthews #VocalJazz

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Last Show: Thursday 15 th November 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Have your expectations moved and your senses animated through a truly eclectic journey in music. Presented by one of today’s most unique and incredible talents in Jazz, Randolph Matthews. Nominated by JazzFM for ‘Best Live Jazz Performance 2018’ and influenced by jazz legends such as Bobby McFerrin and Kurt Elling, Randolph features strongly in the effervescent UK Jazz culture alongside sublime vocal artists Zara MacFarlane, Myles Sanko and Ian Shaw. Randolph Matthews presents #VocalJazz - fusing musical and vocal elements with a powerful voice and engaging humour. Supported by NuCleUs featuring the wonderful Marta Capponi and Emilliano Caroselli.

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“This man’s not just original he's out there!”

Blues and Soul Magazine

Randolph Matthews is a Jazz vocalist, a songwriter, composer, producer and a beatbox extraordinaire. Beatbox is referred to the technique which reproduces musical instruments through the use of the voice made famous by Bobby McFerrin. Renowned by many as the best solo Jazz vocalist on the planet.

Randolph Matthews performs solo accompanied only by his looped voice. Where his roots in Jazz, blues and folk music explore the thin line between the divine and secular. His compositions are musically piercing and attuned to the stories of life. Mixing lost love, melancholy and sophisticated technology for atmosphere.

He moved from pub gigs to concert halls, breaking free from traditional song structures, inventing his own electrifying musical style. In one moment he can make you laugh out loud and in other he can make you cry with his deeply emotive rich voice. He is noticeably seen playing on stage with a fedora hat, a sharp suit and an old 1960 suitcase, He has a unique style. But Randolph would prefer to be described as a vocal percussionist because he uses his voice to create beautiful musical landscapes that accompany his voice.