Renegade Brass Band + The Ashton Jones Project
Wednesday Nov 13th
Cambridge Junction J1
Tickets: £15 / £12
Age limit: 14 and over
The opening event of the 2019 Cambridge Jazz Festival
Headline Sponsor: Brewin Dolphin
Event sponsor: Steven Eagle group
Renegade Brass Band
“Off. The. Scale! Brilliant. The best wake up call ever”
Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
“Probably the best brass band working out of Britain!”
Craig Charles, BBC Radio 2
Renegade Brass Band combine a big brass sound with raw hip-hop vocals and beats, and have built a huge live reputation as a headline act. RBB have played packed-out shows at venues around the UK and Europe, and their unique sound and energy has seem them support acts such De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, The Cat Empire, Jamie Cullum, Quantic, Craig Charles and many more.
A hit with festival crowds across the world, the band have played at festivals including Glastonbury, Java Jazz Festival Jakarta, Dubai Jazz Festival, Sea Sessions Ireland, Stuttgart Jazz Festival and Soundwave Croatia. They have performed live sessions for BBC6 Music’s Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, and have had airplay from BBC6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Radio 1 in the UK, as well as a host of international TV and radio stations.
Their latest EP, 'The Abbey Road Sessions' was launched in October 2018, following a live recording taken at the legendary studio. Their most recent studio album, 'Totems' was launched in 2017, seeing the band further develop their hard-edged brass sound. The band released their debut album, ‘RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass’ in August 2014, and followed it up with their 2015 ‘RBB: Rhymes, Beats & Brass (Remixed), featuring collaborations with artists such as Hugo Kant, Colman Brothers and Tall Black Guy.
They have also appeared on albums by The Herbaliser, Rodney P and Harleighblu, and provided live horns for acts including Diesler, Public Service Broadcasting, Sam Redmore and Reverend & The Makers.
"One of the UK's finest singers, a voice dripping with soul" - Stephen Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk.
Band Leader Ashton Jones is one of the UK’s most promising funk, soul vocalists and songwriters, rapidly becoming known for his vibrant and dynamic live performances. With influences including James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Rick James and Prince, and a throwback style rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic, Ashton delivers soulful melodies, gritty funk and sparks of falsetto with an audience captivating brand of energy, flare and musicianship.
His group ‘The Ashton Jones Project’ features some of the countries most talented and burgeoning musicians, who’s live performance credits include artists such as Cory Wong, Beverley Knight, Joss Stone & Pee Wee Ellis. Their hotly anticipated Debut EP is a contemporary interpretation of classic Soul, Funk & Jazz, commencing a run of original releases spanning 2019. Along with support slots for Grammy award winning ‘Shalamar’ and the legendary ‘Incognito’, The Ashton Jones Project has also appeared at a number of internationally recognised festivals including Cheltenham Jazz Festival.