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Rudi Creswick + Groove Science

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Last Show: Thursday 15 th June 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Heads Up is proud to present two of the most exciting and innovative musicians on the London Jazz Scene: bassist Rudi Creswick and drummer Jack Robson, along with his new project Groove Science. Rudi Creswick, known for his mastery of the bass guitar, is sure to impress with his unique blend of improvisation and great compositions coming from his recently released debut album, "Different Forms," from Alfa Mist's "Sekito" imprint. Meanwhile, Jack Robson's new project Groove Science promises to be an exciting and avant-garde experience, with a focus on experimentation, improvisation and pushing the boundaries of traditional jazz music.

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Rudi Creswick

Having spent the past few years supplying low notes as bass player for a multitude of UK Soul and Jazz artists (including Tom Misch, Loyle Carner, Berwyn, Jordan Rakei, Poppy Ajudha, Jamie Isaac, Puma Blue, Jorja Smith, Alfa Mist & Charlotte Dos Santos), Rudi Creswick has been stepping into the spotlight, releasing his first full length solo offering, ‘Different Forms’ on Alfa Mist’s Sekito imprint.

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Rudi was immersed in DJing and club culture from a young age, the low end sonics of early dubstep, house, dub, hip-hop and garage guided his bass playing and led him to discover his own voice on the instrument. Melding the sub rattling sounds of producers such as J Dilla, Mala and Kaytranada with the technical sensibilities of influential Jazz players such as Pino Palladino, Derrick Hodge and Thundercat, Rudi continues to hone his craft, very much appreciating the positive influence and inspirations in which, black artists creating the genres within his sound, provided.

Groove Science

Jack Robson is a drummer from South London and founder of Groove Science, a collective of musicians who assemble to create eclectic genre defying improvised music with an emphasis on catharsis, freedom of expression and pocket.

Groove Science previously ran a regular night at The Standard Hotel where some of London's finest musicians came together for unplanned and spontaneous performances with guitarists, saxophonists, free- flowing vocalists and more, dropping in and out to form different combinations while through-composing waves of improvised music.

This special show will seek to create a slice of that vibe with a curated line up of three amazing musicians in Kaidi Akinnibi, Jay Verma and Hugo Piper. Jack is an accomplished session drummer having played with the likes of Alfa Mist, Kamaal Williams, Cherise, Jake Sherman, Allysha Joy, Quinn Oulton, Sahra Gure and more. 

Photos by: Henry J Hewitt

Band Line Up

Rudi Creswick

Rudi Creswick (bass)
Jas Kayser (drums)
Keahnne Whitby (sax)
Johnny Woodham (trumpet)
Jules Warner (guitar)

Groove Science

Jack Robson (drums)
Kaidi Akinnibi (sax)
Hugo Piper (bass)
Jay Verma (keys)