About B:JazzFest: David Ijaduola's Lucumi Project

Running time  Start 5:00pm, Finish 6:30pm

The "Lucumi Suite was commissioned in 2022 with funding support from the PRS Foundation for music. The suite debuted at the Vortex Jazz Club's Feed the Soul Festival, and again as a septet in a sell out performance - steel pan meets afro-beat back in March.

Band-Leader, drummer and multi-instrumentalist David Ijaduola has been arranging and composing for steelband since he was fifteen, winning several awards as a young steelpan player. In 2013 he established the youth division of Ebony Steel Band that went on to win a number of steel band competitions. Under his leadership, London’s Ebony Steelband took second place in the UK Panorama Finals 2021. Ijaduola has worked with artists such as the band Rudimental – featuring as a pan player on the track Right Here, JP Cooper, and toured as the drummer for Sona Jobarteh and Dele Sosime.

The band then consists of:

Marlon Hibbert (tenor pan player)

Marcus Cumberbatch-King (double second pan player)

Kishan Shorter (cello pan player)

Christos Stylianides (trumpeter)

Simeon May (saxophonist)

Emmanuel Adeniran (bass guitarist)

Booking Info

Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers, as per Access Scheme

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