Nominated for Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year 2016, Nérija are a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Hi-life.
Together they have toured across Europe and the UK in addition to performing alongside top UK jazz musicians such as Nathaniel Facey of Empirical, pianist Zoe Rahman, and supporting Jazz Jamaica at the renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Nérija’s most recent performances include UK festivals Love Supreme, Latitude, Brainchild, Manchester Jazz Festival, Jazz Re:Fest and EFG London Jazz Festival. At the end of 2015, they also had the incredible opportunity to support Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, their Manchester Jazz Festival set being featured on BBC Radio 3.
The line up includes:
Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet)
Rosie Turton (trombone)
Cassie Kinoshi (alto saxophone)
Nubya Garcia (tenor saxophone)
Shirley Tetteh (guitar)
Inga Eichler (double bass)
Lizy Exel (drums)