Free Jazz: MSC Big Band + Disrupt Collective + Maddie Herbert Trio + Jude the Obscure (DJ)

  • Thursday | 03.10.19
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • FREE ENTRY - NO T...

Band on the Wall and MSC Big Band co-curate a special edition of Free Jazz – our free-entry event showcasing some of the most exciting new artists pushing genre boundaries, playing jazz, electronic, hip-hop, funk, soul and experimental sounds. Come down and discover new music from the likes of MSC Big Band, Disrupt Collective, Maddie Herbert Trio and Jude the Obscure (DJ set). Entry is free, so come on down. Click ‘going’ on the Facebook event to get all the latest updates.

MSC Big Band
MSC Big Band brings its 23 piece outfit to the stage with its most exciting project to date; an entirely original set. Planning for a forthcoming EP, MSC Big Band will bring massive arrangements of different songs written by members of the band. Their music still aims to cross the boundary between live music and club culture, a style that is finding much success among music lovers evident in the rise of the UK Jazz scene. For lovers of Nubiyan Twist, Yussef Dayes and The Comet is Coming, MSC Big Band brings a Manchester offering to an increasingly exciting UK scene.

Disrupt Collective
Disrupt Collective is a new group born out of Manchester music charity Brighter Sound that will be bringing their protest form of hip-hop/rap to the Band on the Wall stage. All 11 members create a flowing show that crosses between vocal and rap based hip-hop styles over beats made and produced by various members of the group. After recently supporting riot jazz at Festival of Manchester, Disrupt will be bringing their dizzyingly energetic show to Band on the Wall for the first time so make sure you get down to see it!

Maddie Herbert Trio
Another new act on the scene, Maddie Herbert will be bringing her harp trio to Band on the Wall, a Free Jazz first! Alongside bassist Chris Rabbits and drummer Josh Savage, Maddie Herbert will be making some lovingly texture based jazz to open up proceedings, playing a combination of originals and jazz rep. Anyone who is aware of Mathew Halsall’s work (who Maddie now plays with) or the work of Low Leaf, as well as prolific jazz harp pioneers Alice Coltrane and Dorathy Ashby, will know of the versatility in melody and texture that can be achieved from the harp. If you’ve not seen jazz harp before, this should definitely be your first experience so get down from the start to check it out.

Jude the Obscure (DJ)
Under a recently new moniker, producer/artist Jude the Obscure will be hosting the evening, playing some tunes and introducing the acts. After a string of releases on spotify that lead to a feature on BBC Introducing, Jude the Obscure as an artist is certainly worth checking out as an artist in his own right. However, for this night he’ll be on the 1s and 2s, spinning everything from UK Jazz to RnB and far beyond (hit up his Spotify profile to get a picture of the type of music he takes influence from and will be selecting at this event).

10+. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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Prosecco £15
Two Cocktails £12
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