Mark Kavuma presents Banger Factory Records
A night to celebrate Banger Factory Records, trumpeter and band leader Mark Kavuma’s new label, featuring Zaitz & Kavuma, The Banger Factory and Kinetika Bloco with an all-star cast of musicians and special guests from the London jazz scene, including Sheila Maurice Grey, Theon Cross and Deschanel Gordon.
Banger Factory Records burst on to the scene in 2021 and has rapidly established itself as a label where veterans of British jazz rub shoulders with young lions to release music that encapsulates the sound, the look, the language, and the swagger of jazz music, spreading love and good vibes and ultimately shaping the future of music beyond genres, gender and borders.
Zaitz and Kavuma: Artie Zaitz, Mark Kavuma, Will Cleasby
An instrumental switch-up sees guitarist Artie Zaitz on organ and trumpeter Mark Kavuma on piano in a mix of original material and classic tunes underpinned by Will Cleasby's dexterity and mastery of groove
The Banger Factory: Mussinghi Brian Edwards, Theo Erskine, David Mrakpor, Deschanel Gordon, Artie Zaitz, Will Cleasby, Jack Garside, Michael Shrimpling
Special Guests: Theon Cross, Ruben Fox, Trevor Edwards, Ritchie Seivwright and The Choir led by Shayanna Dyer-Harris
Mark Kavuma leads his eclectic ensemble of exceptional musicians performing music from albums ‘Arashi no Ato’(2021), and the upcoming ‘Warriors’ (2022). Vibes, blues, gospel, soul and groove.
Special guests: Sheila Maurice Grey, Kaidi Akinnibi and Theon Cross
Fusing influences from Brazil, New Orleans, Africa and the Caribbean, this truly joyous performance revisits some of carnival band Kinetika Bloco’s iconic pieces, capturing the spirit and showcasing the wealth of creative musical talent that is young London