7th June 2018
Following excerpt from the Melbourne International Jazz Fest Programme
Saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia is at the vanguard of the resurgence of the UK jazz scene. Declared a “burgeoning artist of genuine star quality” (Guardian UK), championed by legendary BBC broadcaster Gilles Peterson and recognised as Breakthrough Act of the Year at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards (UK), Garcia makes her Australian debut hot on the heels of standout performances at NYC Winter JazzFest and Sing Jazz 2017.
Born and raised in London to Caribbean parents, Garcia cites musical influences from American jazz, blues, soul and roots to contemporary pop. Along with her solo work, captured on 2017’s critically acclaimed debut album Nubya’s Five (released on Jazz re:freshed), she plays in an all-female septet Nérila, celebrating and promoting women in contemporary jazz.
Garcia’s quartet presented a thrilling performance to a sold out show.