Synergy in motion, London five-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound nods
respectfully to a classic jazz footprint, celebrating the originators whilst simultaneously carving a path solely their own.
Ezra Collective marry the delicate technicalities of jazz musicianship with afrobeat and hip hop, tied together by a sound
that’s unmistakably London. Their live show is one of dynamic union; the strength of their partnership shines in performances
that are commanding yet sensitive, soulful and pertinently groove-laced. Following a joyous and stunningly cohesive show in
May 2016, Boiler Room rightly labelled the group as “pioneering the new-wave of U.K. jazz”.
As the genre enjoys a new lease of life that is gaining momentum across the country, Ezra Collective are adding their own
fresh and imaginative face to a style that continues to be “as entertaining as it is educational” (Trench). In a year that
saw them sell out legendary London venue Ronnie Scott’s not once but twice, 2017 also bought with it the release of their
genre-bending second EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher. After Ezra Collective took the EP on a successful tour across the U.K
and Europe and completely sold out of the vinyl, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher went on to win the accolade of Best Jazz Album
at Gilles Peterson’s esteemed Worldwide Awards in January 2018.
Ezra Collective is:
Femi Koleoso - Drums
TJ Koleoso - Bass
Joe Armon Jones - Keys
Dylan Jones - Trumpet
James Mollison - Saxophone