Rosie Frater-Taylor,, and Ms Maurice
A more gender balanced night of jazz music comes to Woolwich Works for two nights this November.
Historically, very few femxle instrumentalists, composers, arrangers, and bandleaders have been part of the music history books. The W.Led Jazz Series has been curated to help recognise and celebrate their contribution to the industry. This collection of performances will feature a more gender-balanced night showcasing amazing talent of Raquel Martins, Plumm, Sarah Tandy, Juanita Euka, Ms Maurice and Rosie Frater-Taylor across two evenings at Woolwich Works.
Ms Maurice will be joined by Juanita Euka 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.
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.