Girl Plays Jazz Project + Yeoja
LONDON Poplar Union
2 Cotall St, Poplar
A double bill celebrating girls and women in jazz - featuring a showcase performance by girls aged 8 to 16 years with the vanguard Girl Plays Jazz Project, and the female-fronted grunge powerhouse Yeoja.
Girl Plays Jazz Project presents a showcase performance by girls aged 8 to 16, following on from their introduction to jazz improvisation workshop during the day.
Girl Plays Jazz Project was set up in 2017 to introduce girls and young women to jazz improvisation across a range of styles, including swing, funk, blues, free jazz and world music - through workshops, masterclasses, and performance and development opportunities. The Project is open to all girls who love music, and is led by the jazz flutist Maddy Shaw and the Girl Plays Jazz Project house band.
Girl Plays Jazz Project is the first project of its kind in the UK and is at the vanguard of developing the next generation of female jazz musicians.
Yeoja, meaning woman in Korean, is a female-fronted grunge powerhouse. Inspired by the bolshy attitude of nineties and early noughties grunge and punk bands, the heart-wrenching power of American soul and the uncontrollable urge to dance of K-Pop, Yeoja give their audience a throwback to their teenage bedroom moshing years and a fast forward to the future with their distinctive unorthodox sound. Yeoja feature Hannah Dilkes and Rosie Turton on trombones, PJ Bennett on guitar, Hanna Mbuya on tuba and Pete Hill on drums.