Featuring: SHABAKA HUTCHINGS
March 7, 2020 | 19:00£20
Earth + Leadmill
OneFest will take place in 2 centres on 2 consecutive weekends in September; at the LEADMILL, Sheffield on the 14th and at EartH, Hackney, London on the 21st.
The event will see MERCURY PRIZE Nominee SHABAKA HUTCHINGS (of Sons of Kemet and The Comet is Coming) curate the 2 evenings, offering fans and festival-goers an experience like no other with special one-off collaborations bridging the best of young British jazz talent collaborating with their peers and elders and will feature MAISHA, NAT BIRCHALL, TOM SKINNER, TOM HERBERT, DAVE OKAMU, and BYRON WALLEN with several more TBA.
The daytime programme will feature panels and workshops which include The North South Divide ‘Bridging the Gap’, Shabaka Workshop & Q+A, Start Up’s, Business, & Funding Workshop, Mental Health ‘Let’s Keep the Conversation Going’, ‘In Conversation with…’ and Female Entrepreneurs in the Industry ‘We Did it Our Way…’ (with more TBA) and some of the UK’s best breakthrough new music.
About ONEFEST: OneFest is an Award Winning UK based, non-profit, music industry development company set up to support the emergence of new talent (www.OneFestUK.com) Working collaboratively with our growing list of partners, such as Higher Rhythm, SSE, MMF, FAC, PRS for Music, Music Glue, and with the support of Arts Council England, National Lottery Community Fund and the PRS Foundation.
OneFest provides a platform for new and emerging talent which will inspire, support and develop a new generation of artists, performers and music industry professionals through the creation of opportunities and practical experience in the music and creative industries – ultimately contributing to the regeneration of the UK music community. In May 2017, OneFest collaborated with Frank Turner’s ‘Lost Evenings’ to deliver four days and nights of live music and industry education at The Roundhouse, London (www.OnefestUK.com) that won the AIM Best Independent Festival award.
Why now? We know that people want to work in the business, not only as aspiring artists and performers but also in the exciting and varied professions across the industry. People
want to be part of this community but all too often they struggle to get a foothold in the industry. OneFest will create a hands-on approach to music industry talent development, with the support of key industry partners and will provide the opportunity, the platform, information, guidance and the ongoing support to help develop a thriving music community. OneFest is a
development scheme that will help nurture a new generation of industry talent.
The Programme: OneFest events will form the basis of a intensive training programme producing a regular flow of new talent, up-skilled by the OneFest programme. The events will provide opportunities to inspire, support and develop a new generation of young artists, performers and music industry professionals, gaining practical, real time experience in a live performance environment.
About SHABAKA HUTCHINGS
Hutchings has three primary projects – Shabaka and the Ancestors, Sons of Kemet and Comet is Coming. Between them, Hutchings has gathered a substantial number of awards and nominations, including winning the 2013 MOBO ‘Jazz Act of the Year’, winner of the 2014 Paul Hamlyn Composer Award, 2015 Jazz FM Awards ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’, 2016 Mercury Music Prize nomination, 2017 Jazz FM Awards ‘UK Jazz Act of the Year’, 2018 Jazz FM Awards ‘Jazz Innovation of the Year’ and a 2018 Mercury Music Prize nomination.
Shabaka continues to sit outside the box, interested in the undefinable gaps and going beyond jazz. To date, Hutchings has released to critical aclaim 6 studio albums and 2 EPs, alongside featuring on several other albums with highly respected artists. Currently signed to the iconic Impulse ! record label.