Soweto Kinch is a saxophonist, MC and composer whose trademark mix of scalding jazz grooves, racing freestyle lyrics and hip-hop beats makes him one of the most exciting and versatile musicians on the British music scene.
Growing up with a playwright for a father and an actress for a mother, performance has always been in Soweto’s blood and over the years he has become an ambassador of urban culture as well as a British jazz institution. He has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades including two MOBO awards, two Urban Music Awards, three BBC awards (Rising Star, Best Jazz Instrumentalist, and Best Best Jazz Band), Montreux Jazz Festival Award, Peter Whittingham Award for Jazz Innovation, and a nomination for the much coveted Mercury Music Prize.
'Contemporary and classic styles. It’s difficult to think of anyone currently able to produce a more convincing and engaging mix than Soweto Kinch'