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BBC Music Introducing showcase at Winter Jazzfest 2019

For the second year in a row, BBC Music Introducing and PRS Foundation teamed up to showcase new UK music at Winter Jazzfest 2019. The festival, based in New York, was originally created to present the latest and most cutting edge of jazz acts, and has become one of the genre's most definitive events.

On Wednesday 9 January 2019 BBC Radio 6 Music's Gilles Peterson treated New York to an impressive line-up of four exciting new UK jazz artists:

  • Ezra Collective
  • Yazmin Lacey
  • Emma-Jean Thackray
  • Tawiah

Gilles Peterson will broadcast coverage from Winter Jazzfest 2019 during his BBC Radio 6 Music show on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Watch highlights below...

Ezra Collective at Winter Jazzfest 2019

The London five-piece tour-de-force make their New York debut.

Tawiah at Winter Jazzfest 2019

Gilles Peterson presents one of the UK's great unsung jazz and soul voices.

Yazmin Lacey at Winter Jazzfest 2019

Take a trip to New York with one of 2018's most important breakthrough jazz acts.

Emma-Jean Thackray at Winter Jazzfest 2019

New York plays host to the supremely talented Emma-Jean Thackray and her unique style.