Zara McFarlane + Thabo
LONDON Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
Celebrating an eagerly-awaited third Brownswood album, produced by long time collaborator Moses Boyd, Zara McFarlane has long been recognised as one of the most talented jazz-inspired singer/songwriters to come out of the UK scene – a further milestone in a year which also sees her performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in ‘Antony and Cleopatra’,
Her previous album gathered a clutch of awards (MOBO, JAZZ FM), drawing from influences as widely ranging as the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae. The next stage in the story promises to be fascinating.
Thabo opens the evening, bringing heavy soul rhythm blasts, deep lyrics and a strong social statement - live performance is where he shines.