Do Not Assume (D.N.A.) / Rio Kai
Do Not Assume, featuring mainstays of the UK Jazz scene, is led by multi award nominated bassist Rio Kai.
Do Not Assume - a new band new exciting lineup, is led by multi award nominated bassist Rio Kai. Featuring Jonny Mansfield on vibraphone, Jamie Murray on drums and Hanna (Joko Magic) on tenor sax, they bring forth a refreshing twist of music rooted in the scope of jazz, both old and new. Their take on these traditions are characterised with blistering grooves and syncopated harmonies, underpinned by thematic structures and building on interplay. The culmination of these elements make for a truly unique listening experience.
Rio Kai leads his own projects (Rio Trio and Quartet), of original compositions, music that is experimental, explorative, relevant for today whilst rooted in traditions.
Rio is a member of the new wave of British Jazz musicians leading the way on the UK scene. An innovative instrumentalist, he is part of the rhythm section of acclaimed large ensemble seed. (formerly known as SEED ensemble) and 7-piece band Nérija.