In 2003 an incredible new movement began to take shape in the heart of West London. This movement was built around a weekly live residency playing host to a who’s who of well-established, as well as up and coming jazz, soul and world music bands, both homegrown and international. This movement, Jazz Re:freshed, a staple in London, a well recognized brand worldwide, and now a new resident in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Jazz Re:freshed Brazil), is the brainchild of two very humble jazz aficionados Justin ‘Top Rock’ McKenzie and Adam ‘Rock’ Moses.
After a decade of hard work, branding and building what could possibly be next for these two dedicated aficionados? Yes! You guessed it! Jazz Re:Fest! On August 24, 2013, Jazz Re:freshed will present Jazz Re:fest, their very first festival to mark 10 years of Jazz Re:freshed. As you can imagine Jazz Re:freshed has plenty to celebrate and will have plenty of their friends on hand to hit the stage to help make this event an unforgettable night of all nights. Jazz Re:fest will feature the vocal stylings of Vanessa Freeman (Koyoto Jazz Massive/Reel People), keyboard extraordinaire Kaidi Tatham (Bugz In The Attic), singer/songwriter Abdul Shyllon (Mark de Clive Lowe, Omar, DJ Spinna) and many, many more. If you are in London or headed that way you won’t want to miss this anniversary celebration. It’s history in the making!
In honor of Jazz Re:freshed and their 10th year anniversary I pulled up a few shots that I took back in 2005 when I had the pleasure of being in London at Jazz Re:freshed to catch Mark De Clive-Lowe, Bembe Segue and Richard Spaven. So happy and proud that Justin and Adam took up the jazz torch and never let it go. Congrats and here’s to 10 more years and beyond. With love from your family across the pond!
For those who can’t make it to London for the Jazz Re:fest no worries. Adam Rock has put together a fine mix featuring many of the artists performing. Click the image below and enjoy!