Shez Raja ft Guthrie Govan

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Last Show: Friday 9 th February 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Virtuoso electric bass player Shez Raja is famed for his high energy live shows, unique Indojazzfunk sound and global jazz star collaborations with Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Trilok Gurtu and Wayne Krantz. Shez was recently voted one of the ‘Hottest Bass Players in the World’ by readers of Bass Player magazine. Guthrie Govan, electric guitar sensation will feature as a special guest tonight. As one of the world’s most visionary guitar players, Guthrie’s many accolades include being voted ‘Guitarist of the Year’ in Guitarist magazine and appearing on the covers of Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines. He is the go-to player for Hans Zimmer, Steven Wilson and Asia and his virtuosic technique and bold creativity have earnt him a reputation as guitar royalty on the world stage. 

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“A tailor-made festival band with a unique identity”

The Guardian

Following spectacular performances at top UK venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Royal Festival Hall and the Jazz Café as well as major international jazz festivals from Russia to New Zealand, Shez and his band have amassed a devoted following and forged a reputation as one of the most entertaining live acts on the scene today.

Expect exciting and passionate music that blends East with West – a sonic kaleidoscope of euphoric jazz, thundering funk, ancient ragas and intoxicating grooves.

Band Line Up

Shez Raja (bass guitar)
Guthrie Govan (electric guitar)
Jay Phelps (trumpet)
Vasilis Xenopoulos (saxophone)
Sophie Alloway (drums)
Chris Jerome (keyboards)