Chicago trumpet player Jaimie Branch returns to London to perform a special Jazz Café show following her new live album recording Fly or Die Live released on the esteemed International Anthem. The eclectic fusion music live album is recorded by the trumpeter’s quartet in Zurich, Switzerland last year, which feels like it bears the weight of both that specific pocket of time, and a prophecy for all that was soon to come.
Following the release of her debut album Fly Or Die in 2017 – which was hailed as an album of the year by the likes of The New York Times, NPR, The Wire, and Stereogum – Jaimie embarked on an epic European tour in 2018 which culminated in her debut London performances at a sold out two-day residency in Café Oto as part of EFG London Jazz Festival. In 2019, Branch presented her record Fly or Die II: bird dogs of paradise with a unique show in Church of Sound as part of the Festival.
Jaimie Branch – trumpet, vocals, vibraslap
Lester St. Louis – cello, vocals, tiny cymbal
Jason Ajemian – bass, vocals, egg shakers
Chad Taylor – drums, vocals, mbira