TALENT BOOKING AGENCY
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH JAZZ
BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
COMMERCIAL PROJECTS
ARTIST BOOKINGS
TALENT SERVICES

about..

INFLUENTIAL MUSIC creative, strategic, commercial and legal services with knowledge of popular culture, technology and entertainment marketing to grow your brand or business in unexpected ways. Our work increases sales, loyalty and brand equity while connecting your project’s identity with famous faces and names in the minds of consumers.

Our bookings team develop long-term personal branding strategies and the tactics to realise and protect them. Our aim is always to increase the value of your personal brand, finding associations and partnerships that generate commercial opportunities and bring you closer to achieving your company goals.


roster..

services..

Brand Partnerships
Commercial Projects
Artist Bookings
Talent Services

Brand Partnerships

We connect brands and talent to new audiences by identifying opportunities and finding creative ways to engage them.


Commercial Projects

Impressive promotions attracts the audiences and opportunities you need. It should get you noticed and remembered by the right people for the right reasons.


Artist Bookings

Our booking agency enables talent buyers, event organizers and brands to find and book great talent and tours.


Talent Services

For independent record labels ambitious to grow in a global market, our services enable you to maximize your royalties while realizing your creative vision.

team..

Max Maguire

Head Artist Booker


Jess Gongo

Jess Gongo

Artist Booker


Mitra Kantharuban

Artist Booker


Alexander Stawiarski

Commercial Projects Manager


AJ Haseley

Division Director


contact..

T: 020 7207 4117

info@influentialmusic.co.uk
www.influentialmusic.co.uk

The Hope, Studio 1
7 Heather Close
London SW8 3BS


future..

Company News
New Signings
Projects

Jobs

FAQs

jobs..

We are Recruiting!

Please see a list of our current vacancies below. You can apply for a job role by emailing: job@influentialmusic.co.uk or for an internship: internship@influentialmusic.co.uk


Brand Partnerships Manager

We're looking for a Brand Partnerships Manager at Influential Music. This role will help Influential Music to grow the sales revenue and pipeline as well as provide client service that will bring repeat, sustainable business to Influential Music. You will deliver high quality, strategic and creative partnership proposals and marketing projects for brands looking to engage with consumers. You will do this by considering, approaching and engaging relevant potential brand partners, and working with the Influential Music team to develop a bespoke and effective partnership proposal for them.

For more information about this role, please email: job@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Brand Partnerships Manager’.


Brand Partnerships Assistant (Intern)

Assistants offer administrative support to key members of the company’s business operations. Assistants at Influential Music are assigned a manager or other employee of responsibility. An assistant’s job is to handle all clerical tasks for their connecting Manager, so that the Manager may focus on their core job function. Assistants will perform administrative and routine clerical tasks including research, handling multiple tasks at once, budgeting their own time well, interacting professionally with all members of the company, and be very good communicator.

For more information about this role, please email: internship@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Brand Partnerships Assistant (Intern)’.


Commercial Projects Assistant (Intern)

Assistants offer administrative support to key members of the company’s business operations. Assistants at Influential Music are assigned a manager or other employee of responsibility. An assistant’s job is to handle all clerical tasks for their connecting Manager, so that the Manager may focus on their core job function. Assistants will perform administrative and routine clerical tasks including research, handling multiple tasks at once, budgeting their own time well, interacting professionally with all members of the company, and be very good communicator.

For more information about this role, please email: internship@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Commercial Projects Assistant (Intern)’.


Artist Bookers

Artist Bookers work at Influential Music to book our roster of talent for concerts, gigs and other live music performances. They schedule performances and negotiate with the artists directly or with booking representatives to arrange terms of contract, dates, and fees. Artist Bookers will research their own potential clients, create databases, connect with prospects, strategically plan liaisons, build client and talent relationships and secure performance sales.

For more information about this role, please email: job@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Artist Booker’.


Talent Services Manager

Influential Music is an agency that specializes in helping and supporting talent. The role of our Talent Services Manager is to create, plan, sell, manage and measure branding strategies for artists, including support in advertising and other forms of promotion. This can include websites, social medias, Wikipedia’s, photoshoots, press and music videos.

For more information about this role, please email: job@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Talent Services Manager’.


Talent Services Assistant (Intern)

Assistants offer administrative support to key members of the company’s business operations. Assistants at Influential Music are assigned a manager or other employee of responsibility. An assistant’s job is to handle all clerical tasks for their connecting Manager, so that the Manager may focus on their core job function. Assistants will perform administrative and routine clerical tasks including research, handling multiple tasks at once, budgeting their own time well, interacting professionally with all members of the company, and be very good communicator.

For more information about this role, please email: internship@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Talent Services Assistant (Intern)’.


Department Assistant (Intern)

Assistants offer administrative support to key members of the company’s business operations. Assistants at Influential Music are assigned a manager or other employee of responsibility. An assistant’s job is to handle all clerical tasks for their connecting Manager, so that the Manager may focus on their core job function. Assistants will perform administrative and routine clerical tasks including research, handling multiple tasks at once, budgeting their own time well, interacting professionally with all members of the company, and be very good communicator.

For more information about this role, please email: internship@influentialmusic.co.uk, including reference: ‘Department Assistant (Intern)’.

FAQs

Below are the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see what you are looking for, you can email us: info@influentialmusic.co.uk


What’s the future for Influential Music?

A jazz rappers roster, a jazz singers roster, a 100+ talent roster, talent bookings with clubs and venues outside of the UK!


What do we do for the environment?

As much as we can do in the shape of cycling to work, having recycling bins in the office, recycling ink-cartridges and batteries, re-using stationery like old postage packaging and Blue Tack. We even use scrap paper, as appose to fresh paper, for notes etc. Just doing as many little things as we can, to help the planet!


What do we do for the community?

Influential Music is a division of AYM MEDIA GROUP (AMG). The AMG ethos is 1. Supporting the arts 2. Improving employment and 3. Enhancing community engagement. AMG gives free music promotion to its connected industry (contemporary jazz), offers music investments to struggling artists, arranges work placements to local schools - including The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), supports artist development in secondary schools, primary schools and nurseries and campaigns for public donations to continue its works.


How do we source our clients?

We are quite specific in the clients we wish to work with; British brands, creative agencies, live music venues, contemporary British jazz artists.


How do we source our talent?

We only work with talent who are; recording artists, jazz related, contemporary, who perform live, market themselves and are active, engaging and (mostly) British.


Where did the idea for this business come from?

The founder of Influential Music (and AYM MEDIA GROUP) is AJ Haseley. He has a love for contemporary British jazz – its sounds and its talents. He left his university job in 2020 to undertake some intense research on UK jazz scene. Wondering how he would be able to support and work in this scene, he had the vision to not just continue club bookings for these artists but to really try and enhance their portfolio’s - with things like brand partnerships and commercial projects. He worked 4 months straight on his potential clients database (and products to introduce to them), registered the company, got on an office and the rest is history! That same year he got first commercial project with the Cabinet Office..


Akin Soul

Akin Soul

Akin Soul is a 19-year-old jazz and soul singer, multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from South East London who plays trombone, keys and guitar. Raised on a diet of Marvin Gaye, Stevie, Quincy Jones, Lalah & Donny Hathaway, Kim Burrell, Sarah Vaughn, Ella, Amy & Corinne Bailey Rae...

In 2018 Akin founded the 12 piece band - Akin Soul & The Soul Tribe who have gone on to perform across London at All Point's East Festival, Off The cuff, The Garage, Pop Brixton...

Akin is currently studying Jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London and has blessed the mic at Steam Down, McNasty's Fireball Sessions & Belmont Villa. Akin has also co-released a track with older brother, jazz-drill pioneer, Xvngo.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Rosie Frater-Taylor

Rosie Frater-Taylor

21-year-old UK singer, songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor has been hailed as "One To Watch" (JazzWise Magazine) ,"Genuinely exceptional" (Tom Robinson, 6 Music) and "One of the most amazing musicians to come out of the UK music scene in recent years" (Yolanda Brown).
Her self-produced debut album "On My Mind" (2018), received both critical and public acclaim, garnering praise from 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Ian Shaw, Love Supreme Festival and songstress Becca Stevens, one of Rosie's main inspirations.

In October 2020, Rosie began her second album journey with 'Better Days', followed by 'Think About You' (Feb 21), her take on Seal's 'Crazy' (March 21), the whimsical pop of 'Just My Type' (April 21) and her fitfh and final single 'Hey' (May 21).

With the five songs accumulating over 200k streams, Rosie has so far caught the attention of the likes of Gilles Peterson, Nitin Sawhney, Jordan Rakei, Michael League, Mark De Clive-Lowe, Osunlade & Rosie Lowe amongst others, with Complex Magazine, Bandcamp, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, Jazzre:freshed, Soho Radio and global platform Pickup Musicchampioning the young musician too.

Rosie blends adventurous songwriting with a whimsical pop sensibility, multi-layered acoustic soundscapes and virtuoso guitar skills. While preserving her trademark luxurious vocals and unique guitaristic song-structures, Rosie's sound has been elevated through a collage of experiences and connections, be it through navigating the London jazz and folk scene or collaborating with musicians such as Snowpoet’s Chris Hyson on two songs.

In May 2021, Rosie released the music video for 'Just My Type' via GroundUp Music's (Snarky Puppy) YouTube channel, big supporters of the young artist, leading to offer her a spot at their world-renowned GroundUp Music Festival in Miami.

On the 24th of May, she headlined a sold-out Jazz Cafe in London to celebrate the launch of 'Bloom'.

Rosie's last single 'Hey' was championed by Gilles Peterson on his BBC6 Music show and he then invited her to play his legendary Brownswood Basement Session, performing 4 tunes from 'Bloom'. Gilles then went onto playing another three tracks from the LP, making it 8 album plays on national radio in the space of a week!

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Henry Spencer

Henry Spencer

Multi-award-winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer Henry Spencer worked with multi-GRAMMY Award Winner Dave Darlington (Miles Davis, Prince, Herbie Hancock) in New York for Spencer’s album, released via Whirlwind Recordings in 2017, and received press acclaim internationally; “Contender for Album of The Year” - All About Jazz.

Since then, Henry Spencer's growing international touring schedule with his band Henry Spencer & Juncture, radio and TV broadcasts, including major jazz festivals and broadcasts on Mezzo TV, have led to the increase of audiences internationally.

★★★★★ InMusic(DE) “Henry Spencer is one of the great talents of the British jazz scene drawing a high level of recognition. Listen to Spencer's genius"

Touching jazz, rock and minimalism, Henry combines “spectacular technique” (The Guardian), intense, evocative outlets with intimate, heart-felt, lyrical melodies."Henry Spencer's music has a unique focus and quality rarely experienced.Originals with real meaning" - Paul Pace, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Bookings Coordinator

Henry’s now working with two Platinum-selling producers and a composer for London Symphony Orchestra for the new album.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Javier Santiago

Javier Santiago

Pianist/beatmaker Javier Santiago is one of the promising voices in the international music scene today. He has played with some of the top rising stars in the international jazz scene including Theo Croker, Kenneth Whalum, John Raymond, Yosvany Terry and Irwin Hall. Santiago’s debut album, Phoenix (2018) on Ropeadope Records was named the “#1 Jazz Album of the Year” by Vinyl Me, Please. It features some of the great jazz musicians of our time – Nicholas Payton, Dayna Stephens, Nir Felder and John Raymond. Javier has become a notable force in both the beat and hip-hop scene as well as the jazz world. In addition to being a pianist and sideman, Santiago is also an accomplished educator, arranger and producer. He was an alumnus of The Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC, a finalist in the 2015 American Jazz Pianist competition, and a recipient of the 2016 McKnight Fellowship for Musicians. He was also selected to participate in the 14th Annual Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in 2011. Currently, Javier is based in San Francisco, CA.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Maria Chiara Argiro

Maria Chiara Argiro

"Maria Chiara Argirò is a London-based musician, pianist, synth player, composer and producer from Italy.

She has further developed her style of jazz with a twist of contemporary genres, influenced from her numerous worldwide tours with bands such as These New Puritans. She is currently involved with a variety of musical projects which include Liran Donin 's 1000 Boats, Kinkajous, Teotima, Moonfish, Rosie Turton and Jamie Leeming.Her most recent venture into electronic genres has helped create more expansive soundscapes which can be heard in her critically acclaimed album Hidden Seas and in her debut duo album Flow with Alfa Mist guitarist Jamie Leeming.She is currently finishing producing her third album, considered a departure from jazz into the realms of electronic songs and set to be released in late 2021/beginning 2022".

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Intalekt

Intalekt

Known for his trippy & soulful sound, and for being 1/2 of Billy Dukes, Intalekt is a producer, musician DJ and Radio host (Reprezent Radio) who has worked with the likes of Kojey Radical, Jay Prince, Ella Frank, KALLITECHNIS, Marie Dahlstrom Lucy Rose & many more. His prolific self- produced debut EP IIWII (It Is What It Is) received much recognition from the likes of Trevor Nelson, Mista Jam and DJ Target.

With a name given to represent his characteristics, Intalekt found real meaning in his name later on. Amused by the irony, Intalekt opened himself to accept he was always learning new things about the world. The musician from South London is known for the trippy – electronic soulful sound he creates, displaying a strong aspect of live instrumentation easily recognisable in his music.

Intalekt has independently sold out shows with his band at the Bussey Building, Orbitsound and has performed with the likes of Samm Henshaw at Village Underground. He has also played keys for Jay Prince who opened for Chance The Rapper at the Brixton O2. Intalekt has performed on Sofar Sounds in his rap duo Billy Dukes and has performed Live at Pirate Studios for Jamz Supernova’s Future Bounce.
His latest release - The Adventures Of Masta Splinta, is an instrumental hip hop project with a heavy jazz influence full of syncopated drum patterns, distorted trumpet, sax, and french horns. After just 3 weeks of it's release, the project's lead single "Peace" had over 110K streams on Spotify, and landed major playlists Butter, Jazztronica, and 9(pm).

An international DJ, he has played in various countries, South Africa, Namibia, Switzerland & France and in London spaces such as, Nike
Town, The Tate Britain and Jazz Cafe. Intalekt has also played at festivals such as Parklife, Streetfest as well as Headline shows for Noname, Iyamah & Jaz Karis. Intalekt DJ’s at official parties for various brands/companies Napapriji store launch in Shoredictch, Stay Cool and more.

He has a bi weekly show on Reprezent Radio 107.3FM where he plays the smooth new age Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop & R&B flips. He has. Been able to interview the likes of SiR, Iman Omari, ill Camille Rippy Austin, Barney Artist and Samm Henshaw.

Intalekt runs his pwn production school called School Of Bop for the young curious creatives who want to get started or continue on music production. He works with 2 major brands in Native Instruments and Hosted at 1948ldn, Nike’s community space for young innovators of sports and culture. During the sessions, there are walkthroughs, showcases and Q&As from guest artists and producers, who will be there to show the kids that there is more than one way to be successful in the music industry. He has had guests such as Melle Brown, Loe Lash, Emmavie, Sipprell, Ella Frank and Dips & Lowu.

Intalekt is gearing up for another instrumental project release after the success of his first first instalment “The Adventures Of Masta Splinta” which has streamed over 1.5 million streams. This is to be released the beginning of 2021.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Xvngo

Xvngo

XVNGO
XVNGO is a pioneering saxophonist and producer, at the forefront of the JAZZ DRILL and POST-TRAP genres. These constitute a fusion of classical, trap, jazz, drill, hip-hop and electronic forms of music. All drawn from the dynamic sounds of SOUTH LONDON. The Burgeoning Jazz Drill Genre is beginning to attract attention, with the likes of Kojey Radical,Liam Bailey and Julian Joseph showing their approval.

XVNGO’s music also reflects the intellectual conundrums of times both past and present. Ranging all the way from modern neuroscience to ancient philosophical dilemmas. XVNGO’s music is a reflection of a mind caught in an endless pursuit of knowledge.

He also plays for artists: Joe Armon-Jones and Tara Lily. Plays in the bands: KOKOROKO and Levitation Orchestra. And is band leader of the intrepid Hypernova Militia.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Pyjaen

Pyjaen

PYJÆN reach inside the deep, multidimensional well of what is broadly called Jazz and bring together all its diverse components in a singular, emotional sound.

After setting a blueprint for their multi-faceted artistry combining cross-genre sensibilities with ferocious talent on their first two releases, the band has been busy writing and recording music for their second album FEAST, their most accomplished offering yet.

Showcasing their growing abilities and confidence as a group of 5 individuals with strong personalities and varied sets of influences, their new album will fearlessly navigate the world of funk, jazz, hip-hop and punk, all with their trademark raw energy, and the common objective of bringing people together in their love for music.

The new chapter of their musical journey creates room for featured artists once again, an exercise they thoroughly enjoyed and learnt from on their 'Sage Secrets' EP with Blue Lab Beats and Odette Peters.

Formed in 2016, the band comprises of Dani Diodato(guitar), Dylan Jones (trumpet), Ben Vize (sax), Benjamin Crane (bass) and Charlie Hutchinson(drums).

They released their debut self-titled album to wide critical and public acclaim, garnering support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Jazz FM, and Clash Magazine to name a few.

Their follow-up EP 'Sage Secrets' saw them collaborate with beatsy outfit Blue Lab Beats and soulful singer Odette Peters. The EP reached over 1M streams on Spotify within only 6 months, testimony that the band has become a major force in the UK "Jazz and beyond" scene.

Adventurous songwriting, meticulous timing, incredibly tight horn arrangements and an obvious joy to play together are the PYJÆN trademarks.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Ruben Fox

Ruben Fox

Hailing from Brixton, South London and residing in Harlem, New York saxophonist Ruben Fox is one of the brightest young stars on the scene today. Noted for the sophistication of his sound, the maturity of his compositions and the sensitivity of his ballads. Fox has performed with legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Barry Harris, Roy Ayers, George Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath and Johnny O’Neill. He is also associated with many great artists of his generation, Jon Batiste, Mwenso & The Shakes, Russell Hall, Reuben James, Emmet Cohen & Mark Kavuma. With a debut album arriving in 2021, this is an artist in ascendency.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Jesse Shafer

Jesse Shafer

Jesse Shafer is a guitarist and composer based in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. As a native of Nashville, Tennessee, he began studying folk and traditional American music from a young age which led to studies of jazz in college. Jesse's most recent release is with a new jazz quartet called, "The Rooibos Quartet". The album consists mostly of tunes written by Jesse over the years and was released in February 2021 through the famed Sunnyside Records. Jesse composes jazz, chamber music, folk songs and experimental music and regularly performs them as an outstanding member of his local art music scene. Prior to the pandemic, Jesse played festivals across the US and collaborated with many projects, but since the pandemic has turned to practicing bebop, performing close to home, and composing and recording new music. Jesse has been a member of experimental jazz project "Inn Vinegar" since its birth a a high school garage bands. The group has since given hundreds of performances, was posed as the premier jazz combo at the College of Charleston and has received positive press placing it amongst the local jazz orchestra and Grammy-winning artists based in Charleston. Inn Vinegar is currently recording their debut album and hopes to release it and tour once the pandemic has ended.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Daniel Morrell

Daniel Morrell

Daniel Morrell - known as Morrell - is a multi genre artist and spoken word poet from High Wycombe, UK. From an early age, music took a front row seat in Morrell’s life; first starting as a young local rapper under the name ‘YungStar’ and coming second in 2013 for best new comer in his County for the Oxfordshire Youth Awards. He changed to Morrell once his music was refined and had matured. Morrell developed into a six-piece band with friends from university 5 years ago. The band released ‘Placing My Statement’ & “Live To Tell The Tale’, playing shows under Gentleman’s Dub Club and at Bucks New Uni where they all studied. While the band had success in their hometown, university ended and in turn, the band ended.

Morrell went on a short hiatus from creating music, but eventually came back and with more honest, relatable and hard hitting lyrics than ever before since becoming a dad and embracing family life. He mixes his deep and meaningful lyrics over classic Hip-Hop, soulful and jazzy beats, which all makes the perfect combination. His latest releases have been well received by followers both old and new, dropping visuals for the majority of his singles over the last couples of years on YouTube, which has given Morrell an organic growth of supporters. He is an independent artist and yet, he is still achieving commercial success with radio stations from the UK and overseas. SBTV & Global Faction have featured some of Morrell’s previous work, including ‘One Of Those Days’, ‘Late Nights, Early Mornings’ & ‘Paper Chase’. BBC Introducing have showcased Morrell through radio and live performances, and always welcome him back to play and discuss any new releases. One of his personal best achievements, was being featured on Fubar Radio alongside UK Hip Hop pioneers, such as Jhest and Rodney P As of recent, Morrell has made music for adverts, the most recent being a spoken word for the Frankfurt Airport seasonal advert, collaborated with other local and oversea artists whether that be writing with them or assisting them with recording, and he is also working with overseas, up and coming Jazz producers such as Tesk, Alberto, Douggat and B-Side. He was featured on a vinyl under the record label ‘Dezibal Records’ for the producer Axian. Morrell doesn’t shy away from the reality that is real life and this is transpired through his music.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Paul Booth

Paul Booth

From his early acclaim as a prize-winning saxophonist, Paul Booth has continually refined and expanded his talents as a solo artist, composer, arranger and bandleader, whilst establishing an elite reputation as a first-call sideman for major contemporary music artists.
Paul was born in the North East of England, and as a young boy started playing music with his father in the clubs and bars of Southern Spain where the family were temporarily residing. On his return home, he discovered the local jazz scene and fell in love with the music and the art of improvisation. As a homeschooled child he was able to fit all his studies around music, enabling him to sit his GCSE and A-Level exams early. He won a place at the Royal Academy of Music in 1993 at the age of 16, becoming their youngest student on a degree course. That year Paul also won the 'Best Modern Jazz Player’ category at the televised Young Jazz Player of the Year.

Over the next four years at the Academy, Paul combined his studies with gigs in London and across the UK, that included a long association with Colombian percussionist Roberto Pla and a partnership with pianist Alex Wilson that’s still going strong. During his third year, Paul won the prestigious Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship in Miami USA, and spent a six month exchange in Perth at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Following his graduation in 1997, Paul immersed himself in the world of the professional musician. He eventually joined the European Glenn Miller Orchestra for eight tours, before landing the saxophone chair for the worldwide smash hit show, Riverdance, staying for eighteen months. In 2005 Paul toured the US and Japan with Basia and Matt Bianco, and soon after received the call from Steve Winwood with whom he has been working ever since.

In 2004 Paul released his first solo album ‘It’s Happening’, which was followed by the albums ‘No Looking Back’ (2007), ‘Pathways’ (2009) and ‘Trilateral’ (2011) Patchwork Project (2015). All of which were extremely well received available through his own Pathway Records label.

Paul’s ability to blend into any musical surrounding coupled with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist has led to him being regularly chosen to perform with many well-known artists. Paul has toured, performed & recorded around the world with The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Kylie Mingoue, Jamiroquai, Gregory Porter, Barry Manilow, Warren Haynes, Marti Pellow, Derek Trucks, Eddie Henderson, Geoffrey Keezer, Clarence Penn and Ingrid Jensen. He has worked with Incognito, Brand New Heavies, The BBC Big Band, Michael Janisch Quintet and the Ryan Quigley Quintet and so many more.

Paul currently performs his own music with a number of different groups:
The critically acclaimed Patchwork Project, featuring the singer Jacqui Dankworth, Giorgio Serci (guitar), Rod Youngs (drums), Davide Mantovani (bass) & Satin Singh (percussion). Their first album was released in 2015, with Volume 2 to follow in 2019.

The world music big band Bansangu Orchestra, for whom Paul is co-founder and musical director. Their eponymous debut album was released August 2018.

A newly-formed quartet with Steve Hamilton (keyboards), Dave Whitford (double bass) and Andrew Bain (drums).

And finally, Paul leads an organ trio with Ross Stanley (organ) and Andrew Bain (drums).

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Master Mac

Master Mac

London based Producer and Classically Pianist Master Mac, is an artist who doesn’t confine himself to one genre. Influenced by a range of genres - from Classical music and Hip Hop, to UK Drill and Reggae.

Mac started his musical journey on the piano within the traditional bounds of a classical music, having played of London’s best known venues from an early age. Now he enjoys producing, fusing genres and always exploring new boundaries within music and is currently apart of the Jazz-Drill duo, Mac & Xvngo.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Allexa Nava

Allexa Nava

Allexa Nava is a 19-year-old saxophonist, flautist and composer, originally from Peru.

Learning under the mentorship of Gary Crosby, Ben Burrell and Denys Baptiste for the past 2 years thanks to Tomorrow’s Warriors.
Performing as part of the Tomorrow's Warriors Female Frontline, Her own Quartet and other bands she has performed at a number of festivals like Brainchild, Wilderness and London Jazz Festival as well as different London venues.

Last year she released her first debut single Good Job Philip! where it showcases Nava's writing and arranging for small ensemble. Constructed during the unusual circumstances of 2020 - the musicians recorded remotely and had their contributions assembled piece-by-piece.

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Roy Reemy

Roy Reemy

Roy Reemy – Drummer, Producer, Sound Designer
Known for his edgy mixture of Jazz and beat making.

In recent years, he has played with the first line of jazz and hip hop musicians in Tel Aviv, gained recognition both in Israeli scene and around the world with his band 'Alaska Snack Time', performing at reputed festivals and clubs, including:

Delhi Jazz Festival (India), Jazz in the Park (Romnia), IndieNevev Festival (Israel), Control Club (Bucharest)

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Esme Bridie

Esme Bridie

Esme grew up in Merseyside, UK and has always had a love of writing. She started out writing poems and stories, which eventually turned into songs. As a teenager she was encouraged at open mic nights in Liverpool and it was here that she found her love of performing live. She is currently exploring topics of mental health, loneliness and self-acceptance in her songwriting, complimented with intricate guitar work and emotive vocals. Esme released three singles in 2020, which have all gained airplay through BBC introducing. Her first single ‘Say the Words’ was played on Jazz FM by legendary radio DJ, David “Kid” Jensen who referred to Esme and her music as “something special”. Esme has gigged across the country and has supported a range of artists including Dom Martin, Siobhan Wilson and Miles Hunt from The Wonder Stuff.

A rare quality of song writing craftsmanship”- Klee Music

“Bridie has all the originality that a young artist should have and wisdom to put her seniors to shame”- Gigsoup

For bookings, contact;
020 7207 4117 info@influentialmusic.co.uk

Rebecca Nash

Rebecca Nash

Pianist, composer, arranger, educator and collaborator Rebecca Nash defies categorisation. Established as one of the brightest and boldest jazz talents in the UK, she is just beginning to garner international recognition for her wide-ranging music which draws on influences from electronica, classical, jazz, drum and bass, soul-jazz, and singer-songwriters to create a distinctive personal sound full of artistry and heart.

As a performer, Nash’s intimate, authentic style makes a lasting impression. Her band, ATLAS, have become renowned for their uniquely beautiful soundscapes and recently released their debut album, Peaceful King, on Whirlwind Recordings to high critical acclaim. “At the vanguard of innovative and compelling new music” (Downbeat Magazine), this “simply stunning” (UK Vibe) record has received widespread airplay across stations including Worldwide FM, Jazz FM and BBC Radio 3’s J to Z. It was also featured on Spotify’s State of Jazz Playlist, Amazon’s Fresh Jazz Playlist, Best Jazz on Band Camp, and the Europe Jazz Network charts.

Alongside her gigs with ATLAS, Nash performs as part of several ensembles, including saxophonist Dee Byrne’s Entropi and two projects led by trumpeter Nick Walters – the Nick Walters Quintet and The Paradox Ensemble, (22a Recordings, EFPI records). Nash also works closely with the acclaimed singer-songwriter, Sara Colman, with whom she is preparing to record an album following their dual 2020 Sage Summer Studios Artist-in-Residency in Gateshead.

As a composer, Nash’s range of projects reflect the diversity of her interests and the industry’s growing excitement for her sound. She is currently artist-in-residence at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, an ideal sandpit for her multidisciplinary approach. In 2019 she was invited to write the first Rising Star Commission for the Bristol Jazz Festival, which will be recorded and released as the album Redefining Element 78 later this year, featuring the eminent American saxophonist John O’Gallagher. In September 2020 Nash was awarded a Jazz South Radar Commission, and she used the broadcast as a platform to establish a new electronic duo project with Nick Walters - Mini Paradox. The music is soon to be released on Nick’s label Dear Old Thing Records.

Musical highlights across the country include the EFG London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Marsden Jazz Festival for BBC Radio 3, Manchester Jazz Festival, and Glastonbury Festival amongst others. She regularly plays at major jazz clubs nationwide, was recently chosen for the TAKE FIVE talent development programme run by Serious, in 2018 made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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Nadav Schnnerson

Nadav Schnnerson

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Lewis Daniel

Lewis Daniel

Lewis has studied at The BRIT School for Performing Arts, Guildhall School of Music and is a Tomorrows Warriors alumni. In-demand session musician and arranger, he is a member of many high profile groups including House Gospel Choir, MOBO award winning gospel artist Rachel Kerr, The Last Dinosaur, Boadi and also runs his own horn section called the Biscuit Horns. He has performed at venues including The 02 Arena, Glastonbury Festival, KOKO, Ibiza Rocks, The Royal Albert Hall and a number of other international venues. Lewis's forthcoming E.P comes about after years of composing and playing for other artists ranging from The House Gospel Choir to the alt rock sounds of The Last Dinosaur. Combined with his own cultural heritage as a native south Londoner and black British Caribbean, Lewis delivers an EP that blurs the boundaries between jazz, hip-hop, gospel, garage and grime. The result is both expansive and intricate, scanning the vast spectrum of Black music. 'States Of Being' is a concept EP "I wanted to create a work which is personal and emotive for the listener to relate to, but also music that would make people want to dance. All of the tracks have deep personal meaning to me and in many ways illustrates the formative journey I, and others like me, have gone through during their 20s". Lewis has had support from BBC Introducing Mixtape (Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6), BBC Radio London (Robert Elms Show) Worldwide FM, Soho Radio, Twisted Soul to name a few.

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Leonard Maassen

Leonard Maassen

Leonard Maassen is a music producer, drummer and composer drawing on electronic, ambient and jazz sounds. Having grown up in Germany, France and England, his music reflects this international background. Influenced by his study of decolonial and feminist Geographies at Oxford University, Leonard’s recent work has taken a more experimental approach. He focuses on textures produced using hardware synthesizers and field recordings collected on walks around the city or the forest. Alongside current collaborations with visual artists and sound biologists, Leonard runs a monthly radio show, ‘Intonations’, on Bonse1 Radio. As a performer, he has supported artists including Afriquoi, Alex Rita & Errol Anderson, Steam Down, Artwork, Sigala. Leonard’s debut EP ‘Lillies’ is inspired by his Geography degree, questioning our relations to the environment, and each other, in the contemporary world. Natural, acoustic, electronic and human sounds are juxtaposed and warped into intricate and unique musical ecosystems.

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Amy Gadiaga

Amy Gadiaga

Amy is a bassist and vocalist from France based in London. You’ll find her usually playing her favourite jazz standard or some RnB tunes. She’s also been writing her own tunes and playing them with a quarter ! Watch out for her!!

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Yoni Mayraz

Yoni Mayraz

Pianist and producer Yoni Mayraz blurs the lines between hip-hop infused jazz territory and oriental sounds.

After honing his skills as a key pianist, composer and producer in the vibrant Tel Aviv music scene, Yoni delivered his first EP 'Rough Cuts' in 2020.

The honest and personal story of his musical journey through local sounds, 90's East-Coast Hip Hop and Jazz's piano greats, all major voices contributing to his own individual sound.

“One of the most captivating compositions I’ve heard in 2020” - Richardine Bartee (Grammy member).

Yoni's compositions are rugged, yet they exude the love for adventurous harmonies and delicate textures.

His last two singles released via Village Live Records, featured a collaboration with Grammy-winning engineer Qmillion, known for his work on Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' and sought-after trumpeter Itamar Borochov (Yemen Blues), and were praised by major radio stations and magazines around the world, such as Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, NPO radio 2, Balamii radio, Music Is My Sanctuary, Twisted Soul, The Wicked Sound and more.

Yoni’s new quartet presents live versions of the studio materials focusing on high energy and forward thinking arrangements.

The band delivers a futuristic sound with a fresh approach to contemporary jazz music, representing Yoni's unique aesthetic vision and style.

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Emamkay

Emamkay

EMAMKAY is a South African record producer, emcee and keyboardist raised between Johannesburg Soweto and Pretoria. His dense sound is often likened to Lo-Fi with jazz overtones and a touch of hip hop.
In 2018, EMAMKAY held a beat production lecture at J&B Hive, teaching the fundamentals of harmony and instrumental programing. He also completed a Fundamental Sound Technology certificate at the Academy of Sound Engineering (ASE) NQF 6 and is currently enrolled at UNISA for an accredited Music Theory Program.

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Bienvenue

Bienvenue

Speaking the lament of youth over disco funk. Bienvenue, South Londoner and multi instrumentalist, leading with vocals and bass, fuses the 70’s inspired grooves with modern electronic production and gritty spoken word vocals to create a new wave of British funk. Combining old school influences such as Parliament & Bootsy Collins, with modern influences including Katranada, Tom Misch and The Streets.

Working within the South London Jazz scene, Bienvenue has collaborated & offered his sound to exciting emerging artists such as Saxophonist Xvngo (Joe Armon-Jones, KOKOROKO, Tara Lily), Shunaji & Plumm. Bienvenue's funk dripping live performance last led to a support slot for a sold out CAPYAC show at Islington's 02 Academy and his works have received support from radio stations such as BBC Radio 1 (Moses Boyd/Huw Stephens), Netil Radio, Balami Radio, Soho Radio and Alessio Bertallot (Italy).

With a successful first release "What About Us" on the French record label "Kitsuné" which earned him more than 100,000 streams on all platforms, Bienvenue has released his new single "September Night" featuring Plumm on Delicieuse Musique's Crosswalk Records.

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Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes

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Hypernova Militia

Hypernova Militia

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Yadasofi

Yadasofi

"Yadasofi was formed in 2018 by drummer and composer Nadav Schneerson. Yadasofi is about embracing the heritage and the connection between our cultures and history. Yadasofi speaks its stories in the form of a high octane sextet with compositions reminiscent of the Post-Bop era, an essence of Free Jazz, Middle Eastern + Jewish Music and West + North African Music are integral to the sound. As well as being heavily influenced by many musicians and groups in the Israeli and London Jazz scenes.

Having supported the likes of Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia and Maisha, as well as self releasing their debut A/B side ‘Negev + Simcha’ Yadasofi is ready to burst on the scene with lots planned for the future."

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Chris Rand

Chris Rand

A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Chris Rand’s affinity with the saxophone is the driving force behind his music. His second album under his own name has recently landed with Lunaria Records; encapsulating the warm conviviality of a late night jazz club, it is an exploration of the contrasting musical influences which have shaped his sound.

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music, Chris has performed and recorded with many of the UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists, including names such as Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Dennis Chambers, Mick Taylor, Jools Holland, Chris Jagger, Elliot Randall, Davey Payne and Lulu. He has been part of the Bad Manners cohort, as well as touring with The James Hunter Six, Nine Below Zero, Tankus The Henge, Crowd Company, The Ben Waters Band, and Squeeze.

Pursuing his passion for creating original music, Chris formed his own band in 2016 and released his debut album ‘Gathering’, featuring special guests Derek Nash, Dave Green and Ben Waters. Since then, in addition to his own projects, he has collaborated with many bands, contributing both dynamically on stage and artistically behind the scenes; most recently as co-writer with Nine Below Zero on their critically acclaimed album ‘Avalanche’ (2019).

Chris has been touring worldwide now for 15 years. Across the UK, he has performed in venues such as Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Albert Hall, O2 Indigo, The 100 Club, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Under The Bridge. He has played both local and international festivals including Glastonbury, London Jazz, Camp Bestival, Boomtown, Larma Tree, Wilderness, Wickham Blues, Swanage Jazz, Colne Blues, Ealing Blues, Ray Davis’ Meltdown Festival, Twinwood, Chillfest and Wychwood festival.

He is a Sax player with a sound that packs a punch. The unswerving dedication, energy and commitment of his playing is gaining huge ground; he’s a wanted man with heavy weight credentials.

Press quotes:
“A true musician’, musician” (Blues & Soul Magazine)“A self-confessed Rock ’n’ Roller’ who flirts with Jazz” (Jazzwise Magazine) “engaging listening and a thoroughbred” (Jazz Views)

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Doctor Gosso

Doctor Gosso

Doctor Gosso is a London based band built on the mutual passion for classic jazz, boom-bap, and the Beat Generation poetry. Ever since being founded in 2018, the aim of the collective was to combine the elements of jazz music with the vibrancy and energy of hip hop, in order to create a relaxing and laid back mood for their listeners. Since then the duo has been collaborating with other like-minded artists and musicians, becoming an active part of the blooming London jazz scene and surpassing a 1,5 million stream mark on Spotify.

Doctor Gosso's process revolves around finding the inspiration and capturing the energy of classic jazz, turning it into a modern mix of samples, guitars, and electronic elements.This raw and vibrant sound of jazz extravaganza and pulsating hip hop is what you should expect from our live shows, as well as rappers, virtuoso drums, jazz guitar solos and of course a lot of dancing.

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Ryan McCaffrey

Ryan McCaffrey

Cong-Fusion are a collective of musicians performing original tunes written and composed by Ryan McCaffrey. He began writing the music in 2006 while studying at what is now known as the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He performed these tunes at La Raza in Cambridge and as a direct result from one of these first performances Ryan was asked to arrange his tunes for NYJO. Since then, they have performed in many formats and with a variety of different members.

While living in London the Ryan McCaffrey Sessions Jam Session was born which featured musicians including established names from the UK jazz scene such as Roberto Manzin, Alan Barnes, Nigel Price, Trevor Tomkins and Clark Tracey. Congas were added to the lineup and the band became known as Cong-Fusion.

The band released a single called ‘Turned Tables’ which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and features MC EMix from Soul II Soul. Three of the members went on the TV Channel London Live and various radio stations such as BBC Radio Berkshire to promote the tune which was written about Ryan’s own experiences of bullying and released in time to coincide with Anti-bullying week 2018. Last year during the pandemic, they recorded, produced and released ‘Don’t you Dare’ which was featured on Indie Soul Radio and they also produced and released a music video featuring members of the band.

In the past they have performed, at Oliver’s Jazz Bar, The Empire Bar in Hackney, Strawberry Fair and Cambridge Jazz Festival. The music incorporates elements of Afro-Cuban, Funk, Soul and of course Jazz with interesting time changes, riffs and grooves.

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Bansangu Orchestra

Bansangu Orchestra

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Cong-Fusion

Cong-Fusion

Cong-Fusion are a collective of musicians performing original tunes written and composed by Ryan McCaffrey. He began writing the music in 2006 while studying at what is now known as the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He performed these tunes at La Raza in Cambridge and as a direct result from one of these first performances Ryan was asked to arrange his tunes for NYJO. Since then, they have performed in many formats and with a variety of different members.

While living in London the Ryan McCaffrey Sessions Jam Session was born which featured musicians including established names from the UK jazz scene such as Roberto Manzin, Alan Barnes, Nigel Price, Trevor Tomkins and Clark Tracey. Congas were added to the lineup and the band became known as Cong-Fusion.

The band released a single called ‘Turned Tables’ which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and features MC EMix from Soul II Soul. Three of the members went on the TV Channel London Live and various radio stations such as BBC Radio Berkshire to promote the tune which was written about Ryan’s own experiences of bullying and released in time to coincide with Anti-bullying week 2018. Last year during the pandemic, they recorded, produced and released ‘Don’t you Dare’ which was featured on Indie Soul Radio and they also produced and released a music video featuring members of the band.

In the past they have performed, at Oliver’s Jazz Bar, The Empire Bar in Hackney, Strawberry Fair and Cambridge Jazz Festival. The music incorporates elements of Afro-Cuban, Funk, Soul and of course Jazz with interesting time changes, riffs and grooves.

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Tom Remon

Tom Remon

Tom Remon is an aspiring young guitarist on the London Jazz scene. Having only recently graduated from Middlesex University in 2019, his playing already conveys a maturity beyond his years. He is an alumni of the Jazz Warriors development program, and has already played with some of the era’s most esteemed Jazz musicians, including Denys Baptiste, Steve Williamson and Gary Crosby.

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Kanna

Kanna

The South London jazz scene is expansive and intoxicating, with Kanna providing a fresh sound within it. The group makes music that is technical in ability, yet deeply emotive at its core, dealing with issues of conflict, loss, and power. Harmonic progressions are tinged with Jazz and Neo Soul, the drums ricochet with angular time signatures, while the warmth of Harriet’s vocals ground the aesthetic with a very human touch.

Kanna released their first single “Reflections” in Spring 2020 to much positive acclaim, followed up by a “Live from Lockdown” video session for LoveHate™ Records. Their second single “No Room” was released on 30th October and has already been picked up by playlists New Soul (1,300 followers) and London + UK Jazz (800 followers). The full 6 track EP was released on 27th November and has already been played by the likes of Dan Alani (Reprezent, BBC Radio 1) and Neil March (ExileFM).

Kanna have been 8 years in the making, forming in 2012 as a collaboration between four individuals with a diversity of musical influences. Cortex, Fatima and BADBADNOTGOOD have all fed into the sound, but Kanna’s music is their own, existing outside the reference points of their peers.

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Akin Soul & The Soul Tribe

Akin Soul & The Soul Tribe

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Henry Spencer & Juncture

Henry Spencer & Juncture

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Henry Spencer & Juncture

Rebecca Nash & Atlas

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The Rooibos Quartet

The Rooibos Quartet

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