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  • Writer's pictureKristine England

Ezra Collective

The London jazz scene keeps producing amazing new talent. The quintet Ezra Collection is one of the many ensembles that are reinvigorating the journey that is enjoying a rebirth throughout the UK. Combining solid hard-bop horns with deep grooves of hip-hop and afrobeats (with a hint of reggae at times), Ezra Collective is a prime example of jazz’s resurgence.

The five-piece group is comprised of Dylan Jones (trumpet), James Mollison ( tenor sax), Joe Armon-Jones (piano ), and brothers TJ Koleoso (bass) and Femi Koleoso (drums). The group’s first release was a 5-track vinyl EP, Chapter 7, released in 2016. Sweeping through Europe and the UK, the band began to get attention for their energetic live shows, including a highly praised gig at the legendary Ronnie Scotts.

In 2017, the group’s second vinyl EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher was released and earned high praise, including Best Jazz Album at Gilles Peterson’s esteemed Worldwide Awards in January 2018. Cherwell raves “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher places Ezra Collective as one of the most exciting bands on the current UK jazz scene....this band should be seen, as well as heard.”



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