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Breakout Sessions (In Associations With SOS LTD): Nérija

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This year’s winners of the Jazz Newcomer Parliamentary Jazz Award 2017 and Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016 nominees, Nerija are a collective of London‐based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop and Afrobeat. Featuring a line‐up truly representative of the up‐coming London jazz scene, the seven-piece, band features rising players such as trumpeter Sheila Maurice‐Grey (KANO, Little Simz, KOKOROKO), guitarist Shirley Tetteh (SERIOUS/PRS Foundation Take Five Programme, Maisha, Gary Crosby’s Groundation) and tenor saxophonist Nubya Garcia (Outlook Orchestra, Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award Winner).

"An all-female band featuring some really strong players and some excellent writing.” - Jez Nelson (BBC Radio, Jazz on 3 )