London Latin Jazz Fest 2017

Teotima Ensemble

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Last Show: Wednesday 18 th October 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Teotima is a 10 to 17-piece spiritual/afrolatin jazz ensemble from London, started and directed by guitarist-composer Greg Sanders; taking powerful, elegant but deceptively complex grooves of West Africa, Cuba and Brazil and adding the sensibility of classic American soul and funk, Teotima's rare live appearances are highly sought after and all their concerts so far have sold out in advance.

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As an intrinsically live project, all the individual band members are key to the project and their improvisation is a central part of the concept.

One of the most striking things about their critically acclaimed record ('Counting The Ways', First Word Records) is the huge scope that it encompasses - the arrangements of Gil Evans and David Axelrod, grooves reminiscent of Arthur Verocai and the Fania All Stars and the textures of more modern groups such as The Floating Points Ensemble and Snarky Puppy.

Teotima is a trip around the world and its musical beauty, and a true treat for those lucky enough to get to catch them live.