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BBC Introducing at the 2014 Manchester Jazz Festival

Jez Nelson presents performances by four emerging jazz acts on the BBC Introducing stage at the Band on the Wall club at the 2014 Manchester Jazz Festival.

Some of the UK's brightest emerging jazz musicians converge on the BBC Introducing stage at this year's Manchester Jazz Festival. Hosted by Jez Nelson at the Band on the Wall club, the night features four acts from around the country.

Newcastle based ten-piece Brassy B kick off the party with hard-hitting New Orleans flavours - all the more impressive for the fact that every one of the band members is still in their teens. Manchester guitarist Moss Freed brings his group Moss Project, with cleverly crafted grooves, brilliant solos and the soaring vocals of Alice Zawadzki. Peter Edwards and his London trio tackle classy originals ranging from upbeat swing to catchy modern hooks - plus a touch of Horace Silver on the way. And the intensity runs high into the night as Manchester drummer Johnny Hunter closes the show with his quartet, featuring the thunderous lines of trumpeter Aaron Diaz and tenor-saxophonist Kyran Matthews.

BBC Introducing gives unsigned, undiscovered or under-the-radar bands the chance to upload their music and get it played on BBC radio. The acts featured in this programme were selected to appear at the Manchester Jazz Festival by Jez Nelson, Kevin Le Gendre and BBC 6 Music's Stuart Maconie.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Miranda Hinkley.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Brassy B in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014

    • Line up: Fergus Haswell (flute); Jack Courtney (trumpet); Adam Wood (trumpet); Alice Tully (alto sax);

    • Kirsty Lavelle (alto sax); Jonathan Robson (trombone); Robbie Thomson (sousaphone); Vicente LlorĂ©ns (drums);

    • Evan Abell (baritone sax); Rob Kitchen (percussion)

    • Brassy

      Toga

      Composer: Brassy B

    • Brassy

      Flow Free

      Composer: Brassy B

  • Moss Project in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014

    • Line up: Moss Freed (guitar); Alice Zawadzki (vocals and violin); Ruth Goller (bass); Marek Dorcik (drums)

    • The Bubble

      Composed and read by Naomi Alderman

    • Moss Project

      The Bubble

      Composer: Moss Freed

    • Moss Project

      Freud And Jung Ride The Tunnel Of Love

      Composer: Moss Freed

    • Moss Project

      What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes?

      Composer: Moss Freed

  • BBC Introducing Taster

    • ACV

      Giant Mice

      Composer: Andy Champion

      • Busk.
      • Babel Label.
    • Phil Meadows Group

      Captain Kirk

      Composer: Phil Meadows

      • Engines of Creation.
      • Boom Better Records.
    • Quadraceratops

      Song For The Worker Bee

      Composer: Cath Roberts

      • Forthcoming.
      • Efpi Records.
    • Draw By Four

      Zentence

      Composer: Jon Shenoy

      • Draw By Four.
  • Peter Edwards Trio in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014

    • Line up: Peter Edwards (piano); Max Luthert (bass); Moses Boyd (drums)

    • Peter Edwards

      Song For My Father [Excerpt]

      Composer: Horace Silver

    • Peter Edwards Trio

      Safe And Sound

      Composer: Peter Edwards

    • Peter Edwards Trio

      Mystic Musings

      Composer: Peter Edwards

    • Peter Edwards Trio

      Meet You At El Malecon

      Composer: Peter Edwards

  • Johnny Hunter Quartet in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014

    • Line up: Aaron Diaz (trumpet); Kyran Matthews (tenor sax); Seth Bennett (double bass); Johnny Hunter (drums)

    • Johnny Hunter Quartet

      Five Stories High

      Composer: Johnny Hunter

    • Johnny Hunter Quartet

      Sun Dim

      Composer: Johnny Hunter

    • Johnny Hunter Quartet

      Rivers of Appropriation

      Composer: Johnny Hunter

Broadcast

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