“If the Mahavishnu Orchestra were reformed with a reincarnated Jaco Pastorius in charge it would sound pretty similar” The Guardian
Gurutopia, featuring Mike Stern and Randy Brecker
“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
ALBUM LAUNCH ft John Etheridge!
Pizza Express Jazz Club – featuring Soweto Kinch & John Etheridge
606 Jazz Club – featuring Arun Ghosh
Hideaway – featuring Soweto Kinch
Canary Wharf Jazz Festival – featuring Arun Ghosh
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AH
BBC Radio 3 live stage – London Jazz Festival
Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
London Jazz Festival