EP Launch

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Last Show: Monday 11 th February 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join us for the exclusive London launch of Yusufla's debut EP. Yusufla are three saxes up front, anchored by bass and drums. The band’s original material spotlights their unusual trio of saxophones exploring textural and rhythmic reverberations influenced by their name sake Yusef Lateef and beyond. 

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"Floating melodies that nestle in your head and won’t leave for days" Lonely Table

"Yusufla is one of those bands starting to pop up all over the place" LondonJazz

Their forthcoming EP was recorded and mixed at Soup Studios with Giles Barrett and pushes their unique, cinematic sound forward. 

At this show Yusufla will perform their EP along with an original commission written for them by British-Malaysian Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman who is currently working with the London Symphony Orchestra as a LSO Jerwood Composer. Other special guests and performances will also feature in this celebratory evening. 

In their two years of existence they have performed at the Elgar Rooms at the Royal Albert Hall, Open Senses Festival, Woodburner at Styx, Wilderness, Boomtown, NozStock, Virgo Festival, Battersea Arts Centre supporting Mammal Hands, St Mary's Music Hall supporting Get The Blessing, Passing Clouds, Kings Place, The Spice of Life, Hootenanny's and even done a live site-specific show with the sensory artistic agency Vetyver and visual artist Kino Pablo as part of the London-wide We Are Now Festival at Juju's at The Truman Brewery.  

Band Lineup

Rachel Jackson (alto sax)
Imogen Thomas (soprano sax)
Celyn Thomas (tenor sax/keys)
David Ruiz (bass)
James Storer (drums)
James Runciman (live sound)