Home Morningside Events - Morningside Area Alliance Music Ezra Collective / Celeste / Da Chick

Date

Jul 07 2024
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Time

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

In-Person

Ezra Collective / Celeste / Da Chick

In association with Blue Note Jazz Festival

Sunday, July 7, 2024

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Fusing elements of afrobeat, calypso, reggae, hip-hop, soul, and jazz, Ezra Collective quickly carved out space in the burgeoning London jazz scene after forming in 2016 when the members met as participants in the seminal youth program Tomorrow’s Warriors, created to encourage a greater diversity of young musicians entering jazz. The British quintet led by drummer Femi Koleoso features TJ Koleoso (bass), Joe Armon-Jones (keyboards), Ife Ogunjobi (trumpet), and James Mollison (tenor saxophone). Their latest LP Where I’m Meant To Be took home the 2023 Mercury Prize, awarded to the best British and Irish albums of the year. They’re joined by Celeste, the rising British soul singer and songwriter whose major-label debut Not Your Muse displays a knack for channeling bygone eras with a new-school perspective. Portuguese disco-funk artist Da Chick will spin a DJ set. This program is supported by Arte Institute. Learn More about Arte Institute at arteinstitute.org. The DJ program is supported by Arte Institute. Learn More about Arte Institute at arteinstitute.org.