Ruby Rushton 'Two for Joy'

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Last Show: Thursday 28 th July 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Tearing up the rule book, reaching beyond traditional jazz and coffee table conformity, innovative quartet Ruby
Rushton, fuse hip-hop, afro-beat and electronic music to create "tomorrow’s music, tomorrow’s sound."

Ruby Rushton’s debut album 'Two For Joy' released via 22a Music, comprises of deeply personal instrumental
compositions fuelled by a love of Coltrane, Yusef Lateef and Fela Kuti to more contemporary artists like Slum
Village and Sa-Ra. The four-piece are led by 22a label boss Ed Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious).

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Their long-player is filled with moments of ramped-up spell-binding energy, meditative slow-build solos, and
melancholic grooves. Recorded live in one day with no overdubs, “Two For Joy” is the result of four friends coming together and pouring their hearts out in the most expressive way they know how.

Ruby Rushton have been supported by the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC 6 Music / Worldwide), LeFto, Osunlade (Yoruba), Chris Phillips (Jazz FM), Mike Chadwick (Jazz FM), Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction), Jazzwise, Music Is My Sanctuary and lots more.

In May 2016, Ruby Rushton headlined the legendary Jazz Cafe to kick off their 3 million relaunch to critical