london based record label,jazz re:freshed announce the return of their weekly iconic shows

December 28, 2020

As part of a digital strategy to keep UK jazz thriving while venues are closed or operating in limited capacities, Jazz re:freshed the AIM Awards 2020, Label of the Year, will continue the legacy of their west London Mau Mau Bar residency as a weekly digital stream, broadcast from YouTube & Facebook Live at 9pm, every Thursday night from 7th January 2021. Whilst the medium adapts to the world we currently live in, Jazz re:freshed’s objective remains exactly the same; showcasing emerging UK Jazz talent to a diverse community of music lovers.

Jazz re:freshed has massively contributed to changing the UK Jazz landscape on a global scale, via their international showcasing initiative launched in 2017, JAZZ RE:FRESHED OUTERNATIONAL. With its bristling interaction of DJ culture and fashion, Jazz re:freshed has created multiple international profile raising opportunities for artists such as saxophonists Shabaka Hutchings and Nubya Garcia, pianists Ashley Henry and Sarah Tandy, drummers Moses Boyd and Yussef Dayes, as well as combos including Native Dancer and Ezra Collective.

The weekly residency is Jazz re:freshed’s foundation. Nominated 3 years in a row for Best Jazz Venue in the UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards, it’s acknowledged as one of the key Jazz nights for opportunity and talent discovery, particularly for London’s young and Black communities. It returns as a series of online sessions in 2021 as a result of support by the government’s Culture Recovery funding.  This funding was made available to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure the arts has a sustainable future.