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Femi Temowo

MOBO Award nominated jazz guitarist with Nigerian musical roots

Sat 26 April, 8pm

Femi Temowo

With support from Howard Haigh and Off The Rails

In association with Stepping Stones Nigeria

Femi’s slick and melodic guitar sound has earned him a place beside many great musicians and artists from across many genres, having played with the likes of – George Benson, Courtney Pine, The Roots, Omar, Roachford, Amy Winehouse, Jason Rebello, Eska Mtungwazi, Soweto Kinch, Terri Walker, Jean Toussaint, Don Blackman, Michal Urbaniak and many more.

Femi’s latest project ‘Orin Meta’ sees him in a Quintet setting where he is currently expanding on some of the ideas he started on his debut album but in a smaller group setting, experimenting with Nigerian folk sounds and jazz song form. The album ‘Orin Meta’ was critically acclaimed across the board and deservedly earned Femi a MOBO award nomination in the category of Best UK Jazz Act 2012.

The trio consists of Guitar, Bass and Drums and are sometimes joined by a vocalist.

Praise for Femi Temowo

"A palette of sounds ranging from Wes Montgomery to Jimi Hendrix, interwoven with soul, Nigerian Hi-Life, and spoken word.” J’noir Magazine

"Known for his mind boggling versatility… that can see him switch effortlessly between squelchy synth-guitar, neo-classical motifs, Afro-beat grooves and a natty line in post-Wes and Benson solo flights, this trio setting is perfect to let Femi’s full range of ideas flow.” Jazz Wise Magazine

"Moving from Nigeria over to London, England could possibly have been the best decision ever made by jazz guitar player Femi Temowo. A natural talent and musically aware person.” Beyond Jazz Online Magazine

"London star Femi Temowo is one of Africa's finest guitarists." Jack Massarik, Evening Standard

Howard Haigh

Howard has appeared at The Barbican and Queen Elizabeth Halls, London; on BBC TVs Blue Peter; played for HM The Queen at Sadlers Wells; toured Europe with "Ole”; appeared on ‘Hot Fuzz’/'Sean of the Dead’ director Ed Wrights’ "Asylum” (with Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Bill Bailey et al); danced with Gloria Gaynor; and appeared all over the UK at numerous festivals, village Halls, Pubs and clubs. The Musical Times said of his work "Music of such vivacity and directness”, the Morecambe Visitor described his music as ‘having the power to create a storm of emotions’.

Off The Rails

A 20 piece 'world folk big band' that knows no bounds!

Ticket Information

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