Rosie Frater-Taylor, COLECTIVA, and Ms Maurice
A more gender balanced night of jazz music comes to Woolwich Works for two nights this November.
The W.Led Jazz Series has been curated to help recognise and celebrate womxn's contribution to the jazz industry. This collection of performances will feature a more gender-balanced night showcasing amazing talent of Raquel Martins, Plumm, Sarah Tandy, COLECTIVA, Ms Maurice and Rosie Frater-Taylor across two evenings at Woolwich Works.
Ms Maurice will be joined by COLECTIVA and Rosie Frater-Taylor, joining forces for an evening of contemporary Jazz, and paving the way for a greater gender-balanced and diverse music scene.
With a clear sense of purpose, 21-year-old London-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Taking inspiration from music icons such as Jonie Mitchell and Emily King.
COLECTIVA explores the spaces between Afro-Latin music and Jazz while reflecting on themes of sisterhood and female empowerment. Blending deep Latin groove, experimental textures, wild horn lines and thoughtful arrangements, COLECTIVA’s fresh compositions are rooted in the sounds of Africa, Latin America and the diaspora. After a whirlwind first year of gigging at venues and festivals across the UK the 7-piece are preparing for their first single release.
Ms Maurice also known as Sheila Maurice-Grey is a London based trumpeter and visual artist
Ms Maurice brings her melange of influences from organic grooves infused with 70s jazz and a touch of West African sonic seasoning. These sounds are heavily influenced by her London upbringing. Her art provocatively explores the notion of ‘blackness’ and the hyper sexualisation of the black female body throughout history since the early 1800’s. In particular she is interested in the visual history and facts known about ‘Blackface Minstrelsy’ and ‘The Hottentot Venus - Sarah Bartmann.’ Ms Maurice is also bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija, who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017 winner.