One to Watch – Joe Armon-Jones

July 4, 2019

 

Go to one of the many headline jazz shows happening in London and across the country now and you’re likely to see an unassuming man sat hunched over a keyboard at the back of the stage. His shoulder-length ginger hair might be scraped into a ponytail, he will be bobbing his head, and it is certain that his hands will be flying over the keys, constantly injecting new ideas into the mix.

 

This is Joe Armon-Jones. Founding member of the group Ezra Collective, as well as a longtime collaborator of saxophonist Nubya Garcia and producer Maxwell Owin, Armon-Jones, 26, has his fingers in many pies. His style is unmistakable though – an endless capacity for finding skewed ways in and out of phrases, much like Herbie Hancock, and an ingrained sense of rhythm.

 

Read the feature in the Observer New Review.

 

[This piece was published on 29/06/19]

 

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