Shez Raja Collective with Dennis Rollins
wall2wall Jazz Festival
Time / Date
- Saturday 2nd September
- Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
Virtuoso electric bass player Shez Raja and his world-class band will be performing their unique brand of powerhouse Indo-jazz funk. This evening’s gig is a special celebration of the release of Raja’s new highly-acclaimed album, Gurutopia, his first on US label Dot Time Records, and recorded with global jazz legends Randy Brecker and Mike Stern.
The Collective’s live show is an eclectic headcharge of raw energy and always leaves audiences uplifted, inspired and asking for more. Following headline performances at international jazz festivals from Russia to New Zealand they have forged a reputation as one of the most entertaining live acts on the scene today.
The award-winning trombonist Dennis Rollins will be joining Shez Raja as a special guest, making a welcome return after his Velocity Trio’s very much enjoyed gig at last year’s wall2wall festival.
Expect exciting music that’s full of surprises – a sonic kaleidoscope of euphoric jazz, thundering funk, tuneful ragas and intoxicating grooves!
Line-up: Shez Raja – bass guitar, Pascal Roggen – electric violin, Alex Stanford – keyboards, Sophie Alloway – drums, Dennis Rollins – trombone