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Episode 4

Joining Jools this week in the hallowed musical circle are Kano, Nerija, Joy Crookes, Metronomy and Jamie Cullum.

Joining Jools this week in the hallowed musical circle are Kano, Nerija, Joy Crookes, Metronomy and Jamie Cullum.

Opening the fourth show of the series is London grime pioneer and Top Boy star Kano. He arrives at the studio straight off the back of touring his sixth album Hoodies All Summer, which focuses on the current state of society. Accompanied by his regular band that also includes a string section and a small choir, he performs tracks including the emotive Trouble, a comment on knife and gun crime in his home city.

Bringing jazz vibes from their debut album Blume are super-group Nerija, a who’s who of some of the most prolific players of the growing contemporary British jazz scene. The septet met as teenagers at development programme Tomorrow’s Warriors as part of an initiative created specifically to address the imbalance of women in jazz music. Formed as an all-female collective in 2013 they comprise of guitarist Shirley Tetteh, Nubya Garcia on tenor saxophone, Shelia Maurice-Grey on trumpet, Cassie Kinoshi on alto sax , Rosie Turton on trombone, Lizy Exell on drums and newest addition bassist Rio Kai, who joined in 2018.

Also on the show, much talked about rising south London star Joy Crookes makes her TV debut. The singer-songwriter grew up in Elephant and Castle with her Bangladeshi mother and Irish father and her work both musically and visually takes influence from both cultures. She performs her single Early, joined by star of the burgeoning Dublin hip-hop scene Jafaris.

Electro-pop band Metronomy return with a number from their recent sixth studio album Metronomy Forever, a 17-track LP exploring the idea of the band’s legacy. Performing in the matching outfits they have become known for, look out for dance moves aplenty. Led by Joe Mount, they perform Wedding Bells, a track written in the hope it would become a future wedding dancefloor filler.

Completing the line-up is songwriter, pianist and broadcaster Jamie Cullum. After a five year recording break he returned in the summer with eighth studio album Taller, a record mostly recorded and written at home and inspired by his wife.

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Thursday 23:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jools Holland
Executive Producer Alison Howe
Producer Caroline Cullen
Director Janet Fraser Crook

Broadcasts

  • Thursday 22:00
  • Thursday 23:15

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