Thursday 14th November - Friday 15th November
mutale chassi Femi Koleoso: Drums Ed Riches: Guitar Deschanel Gordon: Piano
Mutale Chashi: bass, Femi Koleoso: Drums, Ed Riches: Guitar, Deschanel Gordon: Piano
Mutale Chashi is a bassist and composer currently based in London. At 14, he started to play electric bass so that he could start to imitate the lines that he was hearing in his records that ranged from Motown to Metallica to Jazz. After successfully earning a scholarship to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, he moved to London where his immersion into the London Jazz scene was catapulted by joining Tomorrow’s Warriors under the tutelage of Gary Crosby. Here he met a lot of his contemporaries who also came up through the organisation before or during his time there.
Drawing influence from his Zambian heritage, Manchester upbringing and cosmopolitan London, Mutale’s playing encompasses a broad range of music. Consequently, his playing and recording credits include Jorja Smith, Joe Armon-Jones and Kokoroko, with whom he’s been extensively touring the world over the last two years. Tonight he performs in a newly put together ensemble featuring some of his favourite London musicians and presents a mix of songs that inspire him, lyrical basslines and original compositions which will be performed for the first time live.