Across two nights in February, Milap and The Liverpool International Jazz Festival will be showcasing the very best of UK Indo-Jazz, featuring Zoe Rahman and the Milap Indo-Jazz Club, as well as British Asian bass sensation, Shez Raja.
Bringing together six of the UK’s top musicians across Jazz and Indian music genres, the Milap Indo-Jazz Club will come together to present a completely new sound and vibe, as they kick off the Liverpool International Jazz Festival’s 10th anniversary on 23rd February. Audiences can expect richness, complexity, improvised grooves, and amazing artistry, as they witness the premiere of this brand-new ensemble.
Specially curated for LIJF – and the result of ten years of creative collaboration between Milap and The National Youth Jazz Collective – the group will feature Milap’s artist in residence Kousic Sen (tabla), Issie Barratt (baritone sax), Rowland Sutherland (flute), Jonathan Mayer (sitar), Olivia Moore (violin) and Zoe Rahman (piano).
Milap’s second collaboration with the festival will see virtuoso British-Asian bass player Shez Raja take to The Capstone’s stage on Saturday, February 25th. Voted one of the ‘hottest bass players in the world’ by readers of Bass Player magazine, Raja is renowned for his high-energy live shows, unique ‘Indojazzfunk’ sound, and collaborations with the likes of Soweto Kinch, Shabaka Hutchings, and Arun Ghosh.