The 11-piece Levitation Orchestra lift-off with their barnstorming blend of spiritual jazz, classical, electronica, soul, spoken word.
Line-up: AXEL KANER-LIDSTROM trumpet/directions in music; LLUIS DOMENECH PLANA flute; JAMES AKERS tenor sax; AYODEJI IJISHAKIN tenor sax; EMMA BARNABY cello; MARIA OSUCHOWSKA harp; PARIS CHARLES guitar; HAMISH NOCKLES-MOORE double bass; HARRY LING drums; PLUMM vocals & LEIF KANER-LIDSTROM keys
Levitation Orchestra brings together multiple inspirations ranging across spiritual jazz, classical, electronica, soul, spoken word, M-Base, and no-holds-barred free improvisation. With trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom (Cykada, Gary Bartz) as musical director, the collective comprises some of London's most promising young musicians, who together play in or with the likes of Alabaster de Plume, Shunaji, Nihilism, PÆN, and Nardedey. Lluis Domenech Plana on flute, James Akers on tenor saxophone, and Ayodeji Ijishakin on tenor saxophone complete the horn section, with Saskia Horton on violin, Beatriz Rola on violin, and Emma Barnaby on cello making up the strings. Rhythm is available in handfuls from Hamish Nockles-Moore on double bass and Harry Ling on drums, complemented by Roella Oloro on keys, Maria Osuchowska on harp, and Paris Charles on guitar, with Plumm and Dilara Aydin-Corbett on vocals.