Hailing from Brixton, South London and residing in Harlem, New York saxophonist Ruben Fox is one of the brightest young stars on the scene today. Noted for the sophistication of his sound, the maturity of his compositions and the sensitivity of his ballads. Fox has performed with legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Barry Harris, Roy Ayers, George Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath and Johnny O’Neill. He is also associated with many great artists of his generation, Jon Batiste, Mwenso & The Shakes, Russell Hall, Reuben James, Emmet Cohen & Mark Kavuma. With a debut album arriving in 2021, this is an artist in ascendency.
On Introducing Ruben Fox: Over ten songs he offers insight into the different facets of his artistry; Ballads, Homage, Hard-swinging jazz with some Brixton. Lyrically he touches on themes of heartache, hope, joy and empowerment.
Secondary act: DJ Jake Snakestone Zaitz
A pair of decks for a guitar, spinning his eclectic set of grooves.
Jake Zaitz is an internationally renowned guitarist, record producer, writer, avid record collector and Snakestone Records founder. For the past two decades, he toured the globe with The Queen of British Blues Dana Gillespie as well as performed and recorded with some of the most revered names on the blues and rock scene, Mick Jagger, Joe Louis Walker, Don Fagan, Pee Wee Ellis, Shemekia Copeland and many others. He has been a featured DJ with the Banger Factory at their ongoing residency at Brixton’s POW since 2015.
DJ Snakestone builds his sets around the focal point of each event or night. His acute familiarity of musical retro styles, remarkable expertise and musicianship allows him to shape his sets on the go, masterfully controlling the temperature on the dance floor. From high energy bangers to lounge groovers and anything in between.