Metronome Features

Jazz music swings into the spotlight

Jazz music is a favourite for many, but in recent years the genre has particularly gained a following from a younger audience, as noticed in a feature by the Guardian.

Well-known artists like Kendrick Lamar and Tom Misch have gained huge followings for their nu-jazz sound in recent years through creating hybrids of jazz-funk and hip hop which younger audiences have shown great interest in. In doing so, they’ve paved the way for other artists in this genre, creating an exciting buzz around the jazz scene amongst younger audiences.

Where jazz before may have had connotations of times gone by, now it has a real footing in a lot of contemporary music across different genres – hip hop, rap, electronica and many more.

Nottingham’s jazz scene is thriving, thanks to a number of venues and organisations such as Jazz Steps which promote and organise jazz events throughout the city.

Metronome is keeping up this love for jazz, with a collection of contemporary jazz artists featuring throughout our Autumn programme where we expect to see age-diverse audiences. See what jazz artists we have coming to our venue this Autumn…

The Comet is Coming

The vibrant act featuring Shabaka Hutchings on Sax bring their fusion of jazz, electronic, and apocalyptic funk to Metronome on Friday 29 November, with songs from their album featuring Kate Tempest.

Flamingods

A genre-defying tribal pop/experimental worldbeat outfit with roots in both England and Bahrain, Flamingods’ dizzying blend of traditional African and Middle Eastern music, psych-folk, and prog falls somewhere in between the Avalanches, Animal Collective, and Goat. Watch them at Metronome on Friday 25 October.

Sarathy Korwar

The original and compelling Sarathy Korwar fuses jazz, hip hop and Indian classical to such great effect the Guardian gave him a 4 star review. Fans include Four Tet, Gilles Peterson and Shabaka Hutchings who have all collaborated with him. He has toured with Kamasi Washington, Yussef Kamaal and Moses Boyd and plays at Metronome on Friday 27 September.

Led Bib

Popular jazz group Led Bib are performing at Metronome on Friday 8 November. The band are known for their boundary-stretching rock and jazz that garnered them a Mercury Prize nomination and a fistful of prestigious awards.

Interested in coming to one of our jazz gigs or another great event? Check out our full programme of events on our What’s On page.