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22:00 Wed 7 Sep 2016 Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall
Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent.
Georgia Mann presents informal late-night music and poetry featuring emerging UK talent.

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Band: Nerija
Poetry: Chrissy Williams

Nérija
Sheila Maurice-Grey on trumpet, Rosie Turton on trombone, Cassie Kinoshi on alto sax, Nubya Garcia on tenor sax, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Inga Eichler on double bass and Lizy Exell on drums are Nérija.

Nérija are a cutting edge collective from London. Blending jazz, afrobeat and hip hop, Nominated for Jazz FM's Breakthrough Act of the Year Award (2016).Appearances at Love Supreme, Latitude, Brainchild, Manchester Jazz Festival, Southbank, The Great Escape and Jazz Re:Fest. Nérija's eagerly anticipated debut EP is released Summer 2016

Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor living in London. She is half-Italian. She is director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair, and has published a range of poetry pamphlets and criticism. Her first full collection BEAR will be published by Bloodaxe Books in May 2017.