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Soweto Kinch is a multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer specialising in a trademark style of Jazz, Rap and Spoken Word unlike that of any other performer in the world.
Revered among both musicians and rappers alike, Soweto has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades including two MOBO awards, two Urban Music Awards, BBC Rising Star Award, BBC Best Jazz Instrumentalist, BBC Best Jazz Band, Montreux Jazz Festival Award, Peter Whittingham Award for Jazz innovation, Winner of the White Foundation World Sax Competition and a nomination for the much coveted Mercury Award as well as his own weekly BBC radio show.
“Kicks pure Jazz and authentic rap into a brave new world.” Guardian
“Hip-hop militant and exploratory jazz astronaut” Jazzwise
Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Currently releasing his 4 independent record 'Nonagram', Kinch has continued to push back artistic boundaries. Moreover, he's engaged new audiences with ambitious projects such as The Flyover Show, theatre pieces such as The Legend of Mike Smith and as a presenter of BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now. (see more at www.soweto-kinch.com, www.uprize-cic.com)