Binker and Moses Margate Jazz Festival Onenighter
23 Sep 2017
Following on from their show-stealing appearance on ‘Later With Jools’, London-based jazz duo Binker and Moses will be appearing at Margate Jazz Festival’s One-Nighter on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Olby’s Soul Cafe and Music Rooms, King Street, Margate CT9 1DD.
Early Bird tickets for £12:50 now available online at: http://margatejazzfestival.co.uk/
Watch Binker and Moses on BBC 2 Later with Jools: https://youtu.be/9bOByOjS_3g
“There's a jazz revolution going on all over London right now, in back rooms, pop-up clubs and hidden warehouse spaces like Dalston’s Total Refreshment Centre, and young guns Binker & Moses are leading the charge” - London Evening Standard
“Incandescent, infectious immediacy” ★★★★ - The Guardian
“Binker and Moses - the new sound of London Jazz” - The FT
Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are a jazz saxophone and drums duo. They are among the frontrunners of a loose yet interconnected group of London-based jazz musicians that are influenced by the music that surrounds them, including grime, hip-hop and electronica. Like their US counterparts, they’re connecting with a new, younger audience.
Born either side of the Thames – Binker north in Edmonton, Moses south in Catford – the pair met eight years ago and toured extensively as members of Zara McFarlane’s band, recording three albums for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. It was during the onstage sound checks with McFarlane that Binker and Moses started developing their duo improvisations, eventually bringing the idea of recording them to the attention of Gearbox Records, the vinyl-led record label and vinyl mastering studio.
Their debut album, Dem Ones, kickstarted a sensational period for the duo, earning them a string of awards including Best Jazz Act at the 2015 MOBO Awards and two wins at the Jazz FM Awards 2016: UK Jazz Act of the Year and Breakthrough Act of the Year. They were also voted Jazz Newcomer of the Year at the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Their new album released in June 2017, Journey to the Mountain of Forever, is a two record set: the first disc features the duo on their own, while on the second they are joined by the great UK free jazz saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Byron Wallen, harpist Tori Handsley, tabla player Sarathy Korwar and drummer Yussef Dayes.