“Brilliant, brilliant saxophonist…creating a lot of waves” – Gilles Peterson
“A burgeoning artist of genuine star quality” – Bonafide
“Garcia’s fusion is soulful, groove-driven, and dotted with colourful offbeats“ – The 405
Having performed with everyone from Kiko Bun to Congo Natty to Yussef Kamaal and as an integral part of jazz ensemble, Nérija, and Maisha – Nubya Garcia has become a household name on the London scene. She brings her own style, perspective and sound to her playing that encapsulates the diverse influences that have defined the new wave of jazz-influenced sounds sweeping across the UK today.
Nubya fearlessly threw herself head first into her debut recording with a clear vision of what she wanted; and was meticulous in her pursuit of her sound. Enlisting the help of fellow musical comrades from an exciting new wave of London-based talent, Nubya tapped into well-seasoned, harmonious relationships with players that know and understand her – and this joyful union radiates through her compositions.
Bringing the heat with her groove-led live show she has already sold out the Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scotts.
Recently awarded the Steve Reid Foundation prize that has seen the likes of Sarathy Korwar and Moses Boyd being mentored by Floating Points and Four Tet – this will be her chance to delve into writing and gigging with live electronics.
Nubya has a setup as a quartet and her band is made up of some of the best players coming out of the UK today.