Following the success of 26-year-old Ashley Henry’s Easter EP, genre-blurring UK pianist returned in force with his debut album 'Beautiful Vinyl Hunter'. Having recently embarked on world tours with Loyle Carner and Christine & The Queens, Henry has a rapidly growing international profile. “My music is a straight-up reflection of who I am; London in all its mixed-up glory. The immigrant in me has musical roots traced back to the 1940’s, so it’s important my music reflects that jazz narrative across different genres and generations”.
The album was NOMINATED FOR BBC 6 MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2019, a powerful statement as the only Jazz Album to feature across the 2019 nominations. The album offers a journey into the visionary mind of one of UK’s most creative talents, with the acclaimed material drawing on a brew of influences - jazz, beats, hip-hop, and grime. With amazing collaborations Makaya McCraven, Moses Boyd, Cinematic Orchestra, Judi Jackson, Keyon Harrold & Jaimie Branch.
This EFG London Jazz Festival show will be a rare chance to hear Henry in a solo setting.
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