Stapleford Granary

Event description

Friday 28 February 19.30 | £18 /£12 (under 16)

Kairos 4Tet

featuring Emilia Mårtensson


Adam Waldmann - Saxophones/Compositions

Emilia Martensson - Vocals

Jasper Høiby - Bass

Ivo Neame - Piano

Rich Spaven - Drums


'Just Beautiful' Jamie Cullum 

MOBO Award Winners 'Best Jazz Act'

'ferociously inventive foursome…Wayne Shorter-influenced blend of wild improvisation and sonorous grooves' The Independent

'Fast-rising young ensemble…a fine band who reflect Waldmann’s sophistication as an improviser…brought the set to a rousing clamour'  The Guardian

'Spellbinding compositions that blend high-calibre jazz improvisation with accessible melodies…a scintillating new opus' **** MOJO

“deft, clever and engaging…channeling the spirits of Wayne Shorter, Nick Drakeand Astor Piazolla into a compelling, haunting hybrid... moments of exquisite beauty” Music OMH ****


After a 3 year hiatus MOBO Award winning Kairos 4Tet return to present their 4th album, delving deeper in to the art of song. Regarded as one of a kind - Kairos 4Tet bridge the gap between classic and contemporary; the jazz orbit and folk lineage; with ferocious grooves, searching improvisations and melodies that linger long after the music stops.

The band play the distinctive compositions of saxophonist Adam Waldmann, who has been described as "a young master in the making" by Time Out and a "precociously talented composer and player" by The band features Parliamentary Jazz ‘Vocalist of the Year’ award winner Emilia Mårtensson.

“Under the leadership of saxophonist Adam Waldmann, Kairos 4Tet have found a melodious medium between traditional Jazz and the forward facing nature of the great young British Jazz groups. The band’s compositions are open and accessible, but there’s no compromise when it comes to intuitive, intelligent playing and adventurous arrangements” THE MERCURY PRIZE