Takuya Kuroda & Makaya McCraven

LONDON Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway


Blue Note Records trumpet maestro Takuya Kuroda comes head to head with Chicago jazz star Makaya McCraven for a stupendous double bill to kick off our week long celebrations for EFG London Jazz Festival. The Japanese Brooklyn-based Kuroda has shone as part of José James' band, and now takes centre stage here with McCraven who is on a similar wave after recently recording alongside Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom.

'Japanese trumpeter now living in New York, Takuya is one of the new young guns of jazz. Watch out for his superb new album "Zigzagger". The added bonus of the night will be a set by pioneering drummer Makaya McCraven.'

(Jeff Young, Jazz FM)