The three UK artists who will be participating in Jamie Cullum’s BBC Introducing showcase at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in july have been announced. They are:
– Malaika (Shaw) , a Singer/songwriter from Ireland with African/Irish roots. She will be with her band Dan Hudson, Jack Chandler and Leon Johnson.
– Mammal Hands from Norwich – Nick Smart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and percussion, and Jordan Smart saxophones.
– Peter Edwards Trio. Peter won the Newcomer award this year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. His trio is with Max Luthert and Moses Boyd.