Jamaican Jazz Sessions presents Ash Walke

Thursday 16 December 2021

Jamaican Jazz Sessions showcasing a diverse range of talent from the UK Jazz scene

Trailer Happiness continue celebrating the relaunch of their iconic venue in Notting Hill in partnership with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, with a series of live Jamaican Jazz Sessions showcasing a diverse range of talent from the UK Jazz scene. The final session continues with the amazing Ash Walker.

An avid collector of jazz, blues, soul, funk, reggae, and all things in-between; Ash has DJed far and wide… from the infamous Royal Mail squat party to the canals of Venice, spinning vinyl in Brixton with The Specials to scattering dub across San Francisco and LA.

Ash’s production output is similarly exploratory: his journeys have taken him far and wide, from tunnels under the river Thames to recording local percussionists in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. Inspired by a deep dive of sounds from artists including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, King Tubby, Bo Diddley, 4Hero, J Dilla, Pete Rock, Curtis Mayfield, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich; his first two albums, ‘Augmented 7th’ (2015) and ‘Echo Chamber’ (2016) gained attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music DJs Gilles Peterson, Don Letts, Gideon Coe and Clash Magazine, XLR8R and MIMS.

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