“With Love, from Glasgow” a festival within a festival, curated by Rebecca Vasmant featuring Paix, Azamiah, Blue Boar Brass, Mama Terra and Era Suite with DJ sets from Nick Peacock, Chris Astrojazz and Rebecca Vasmant.
Each and every one of Glasgow based Rebecca Vasmant’s DJ sets and productions is the product of a lifetime spent digging for the less-heard, the unknown and unexpected. With a fast-growing reputation for her unparalleled knowledge and appreciation for music in its many forms, Rebecca Vasmant is one of the most exciting artists in the UK scene. Her story started in Glasgow, where she has spent years promoting her own parties, holding a residency and record fairs at the esteemed Sub Club, all the while holding a regular spot on BBC Radio Scotland. Bringing her sounds further afield, Rebecca also hosts a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM.
When she’s not spinning records, Rebecca regularly brings her creative energies to the studio and stage through composing and producing her own music and live performances. In the live scene, Rebecca has embarked upon a six month tour with eight-strong Ghanaian outfit Kakatsitsi, as well as creating her own live project, which features world class musicians from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. In the studio, Rebecca has flexed her production skills on her now sold-out debut album ‘With Love, From Glasgow’, released on her own burgeoning record label, Rebecca’s Records.
Although Rebecca’s love for jazz music is particularly irrepressible, her DJ sets journey across many sounds and genres, and she has brought these experiences to renowned clubs and festivals across the world, including the likes of Worldwide Festival, We Out Here, Dingwalls, Brilliant Corners, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Kelburn Garden Party, Riverside Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival, Jazz Cafe, Djoon Paris and Ronnie Scott’s.
MAMA TERRA is the new Scottish Jazz/Soul ensemble from the minds of CAFOLLA & WISZNIEWSKI, drawing from an inner journey of discovery, Jazz/Soul roots, with influences from John Coltrane, Nina Simone, McCoy Tyner & Dave Brubeck to Kamasi Washington, Erykah Badu & Robert Glasper. Debut album ‘The Summoned’ will be released in fall 2022.
Glasgow-based Azamaiah are a genre-fluid collective led by INDIA BLUE (vocals) and consisting of Josef Akin (keys), Alex Palmer (drums), Norman Villeroux (bass), Romy Wymer (harp) and Finn Rosenbaum (percussion). Azamaiah recently recorded their debut album, set for release in 2022, which is the product of collaborative improvisation and three years of writing and home recording. The band’s output is inspired by sounds of the natural world blended with Latin American rhythms, choral music and R&B.
The 36th Glasgow Jazz Festival brings its annual supply of world class musicians and upcoming superstars to the city’s already vibrant jazz scene. Glasgow will be transformed with a wealth of home-grown and international jazz talent from Thursday 16th until Sunday 19th June 2022.