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Kyoto Jazz Massive featuring Vanessa Freeman and the Echoes Of A New Dawn Orchestra

22nd March 2024

The genre-defying project, Kyoto Jazz Massive, founded by the Okino brothers and revealed by Gilles Peterson in the early 90s. Now they finally return to the European stages after a 15 years hiatus to celebrate their 30th birthday.

Ticket prices

£40 – £55

Line-up

SHUYA OKINO – MD, vocals
VANESSA FREEMAN, INDY EKA, AGYEI OSEI – vocals
OLIVIER MICONI – trumpet, keys
KEVIN LEBELLEC – guitar
ELI FROT – keys
CAREL CLERIL – bass
JEAN-BAPTISTE PALIES – drums
JAMES MÜLLER – percussion

Upcoming performances

22 March at 17:30

22 March at 20:30

Led by Shuya Okino and featuring Vanessa Freeman on lead vocals, KJM is now backed by the powerful Echoes Of A New Dawn Orchestra, spreading their unique cross-over vision from jazz-funk, broken beat to soulful house, cosmic grooves and everything in-between.

The DJ duo pioneered Japanese club jazz and crossover music worldwide.  In 1994, their first production came out but their breakthrough came while signing their first single Eclipse to on the label Compost.  KJM gained international recognition, as both critics and audience acclaimed their innovative crossover style, blending electro, jazz, house, funk and broken beats.

In 2022 Kyoto Jazz Massive returned with their second and long-anticipated album. The wait has definitely been worth it as Kyoto Jazz Massive have once again delivered another incredible genre-defying recording that continues to be forward looking.  With "Message From A New Dawn", KJM offers an ultimate vision of a modern, deep and jazz dancefloor crossover, including elements of house, afrobeat, soul and funk.