Laura Mvula, Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore, Blue Lab Beats in association with Jill Newman Productions and The Blue Note Jazz Festival

June 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm | Rumsey Playfield | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Pioneering British vocalist, composer of contemporary orchestral funk and two new projects of groundbreaking futuristic jazz, soul and hip-hop

Laura Mvula

Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore

Blue Lab Beats

Smooth as silk, Blue Lab Beats is musical production team that was conceived by the brilliantly funky engineers NK-OK and Mr. D.M. Raised on the rap of UK Grime, their sound would evolve into a modern jazz medley that is wholeheartedly their own. Often pairing with the freshest acts, such as Age Of Luna, Ruby Francis, Louis VI, and crafting remixes for Emelie Sande Jodie Abacus, Dua Lipa and Rag n Bone Man, these two certainly have a knack for merging with crisp new talent. The magic all happens at their musical workplace, Blue Lab Studios, a modest space that produces colossally cool efforts. A recent Jazz FM performance caught the attention of the music world, clocking up over 200K+ views in just over a week (currently at ½ a million), that set in motion worldwide bookings and a sold-out debut headline show at Mau Mau Bar. With musical influences from Thelonious Monk to A Tribe Called Quest, these Londoners have great taste and it clearly shows in their dynamic work. Hailed as the One’s To Watch by many this year, Blue Lab Beats have been featured on the front cover of the esteemed Blues and Soul Magazine, and seen support from Dazed, Clash and Afropunk.

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