EVENT | UK JAZZ RISING STAR ASHLEY HENRY (@Ash_henrymusic) LIVE @RichMixLondon ‏

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Fri­day 18th May

Rich Mix Lon­don

Ash­ley Henry is one of a small crop of acts lead­ing the way in the cur­rent resur­gence of UK jazz and this per­form­ance at Rich Mix on the 18th May marks his first head­line show since sign­ing to Sony Music. Henry’s major label debut – the East­er EP – was released in Janu­ary 2018 and drew wide­spread acclaim for its unique blend of jazz, hip-hop, R&B and punk. This show comes ahead of the highly-anti­cip­ated release of his first full stu­dio album later on this year.

At 26 years, Ash­ley Henry is the UK’s lead­ing-light pian­ist from south Lon­don – one of a new gen­er­a­tion of jazz musi­cians raised with a wide range of influ­ences; clearly influ­enced by hip hop and sounds who have their roots firmly in jazz – his listen­ing and visu­al styles range from Sinead Har­nett and Digit­al Under­ground to ZuZu and Mar­got Fon­teyn.

Head­ing up last year’s ‘Best Live Exper­i­ence’, ‘Emer­ging’ and ‘Break­through Artist’ lists for Fader Magazine and Jazz FM, and hold­ing the chair for the Out­look Orches­tra, this is his first head­line event since sign­ing with Sony Music.

His work with the likes of the award-win­ning hip hop group The Mouse Out­fit and as cre­at­or of the Lon­don Mile­stones Series has led him to be the in demand artist by some of America’s lead­ing jazz artists.   Henry presents his live per­form­ance in this intim­ate set­ting before releas­ing his first full album next year.

Open­ing set comes from Anoushka Lucas - described as a ‘rich, nat­ur­al tal­ent’ by Neil Cow­ley, she has sold out nights at Bush Hall and fea­tured at the Love Supreme Fest­ival with her warm and mag­net­ic stage shows.

She has been record­ing her debut album with Mar­tin Terefe at Kens­altown Stu­di­os and her first single from this album — ‘Dark Soul’ — was released as a single in Septem­ber 2017 with its first per­form­ance came on Radio 2’s BBC Intro­du­cing cour­tesy of an invit­a­tion from Jam­ie Cul­lum. A second single ‘Water Under The Bridge’ was released in Feb­ru­ary 2018.

 Sup­port is from upcom­ing sing­er, writer and com­poser Anoushka Lucas, whose mag­net­ic stage pres­ence has seen her sell out shows at Pizza Express Jazz Club and Bush Hall.

 Tick­ets are on sale now and avail­able here: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/music/serious-space-ashley-henry-support

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.