Gurutopia, featuring Mike Stern and Randy Brecker

“If the Mahavishnu Orchestra were reformed with a reincarnated Jaco Pastorius in charge it would sound pretty similar” The Guardian

“The hip-shaking mix of Eastern song lines and funky Western dance-beats never wavers” Evening Standard

“Shez Raja personifies the modernisation of jazz. He is fearless as a musician” – James Nadal, All About Jazz



Featuring the cream of the British jazz scene as well as global jazz legends, Mike Stern and Randy Brecker, Shez Raja’s highly anticipated album “Gurutopia” captures the raw energy of the band’s spectacular live show – a sonic kaleidoscope of Indo-jazz, thundering funk, tuneful ragas and euphoric grooves. Raja, with his band the Shez Raja Collective has previously released four highly-acclaimed albums, as well as performed headline dates across the UK and festival appearances around the globe, amassing a dedicated following and forging a reputation as one of the most entertaining live acts on the scene today.

Shez Raja – Gurutopia
Line-up: Shez Raja – Bass Guitar | Randy Brecker – Trumpet | Monika Lidke – Voice | Chris Nickolls – Drums | Steve Pringle – Fender Rhodes and Keyboards | Pascal Roggen – Violin | Alex Stanford – Keyboards | Mike Stern – Guitar | Vasilis Xenopoulos – Saxophone



April 21

ALBUM LAUNCH ft John Etheridge!

606 Jazz Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD

April 23

May 10

Pizza Express Jazz Club – featuring Soweto Kinch & John Etheridge

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW

June 23

606 Jazz Club – featuring Arun Ghosh

606 Jazz Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD

July 22

Hideaway – featuring Soweto Kinch

Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED

August 20

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival – featuring Arun Ghosh

Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AH

November 12

BBC Radio 3 live stage – London Jazz Festival

Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

November 16

London Jazz Festival

The Forge, London NW1 7NL