The Scientists Go Ethno Jazz

Date : 15 / 06 / 2019
Time : 7.30pm
Price : £10 on the door. Advance £7. Students £5.
Phone : 07415 892 436

Event Information

The Scientists are a F.M.E (Free Music Expression) Duo formed in London in 2017 by Singer Composer Rouhangeze and Pianist Composer Tomasz Bura.

In today’s world of Jazz, we are seeing a homogenous stream of genres fusing into world, jazz, soul, funk but with sophistication through composition. The Scientists attest this new movement which technically passes its virtuosity to pierce a delicate sensitivity with maturity. An impassioned, heartfelt ensemble, with dynamic extremes. Compelling in its navigation through electronics and the acoustic, with the unique lifting voice of Singer Composer Rouhangeze Baichoo melodically soaring over complex harmonic structures to a powerhouse trio, lead by Pianist Composer Tomasz Bura.

Rouhangeze is a singer-songwriter/composer born on the beautiful island of Mauritius and has often been compared to Flora Purim, Urszula Dudziak, Sade, Amy Winehouse or Norah Jones with a unique twist. Her voice is compelling with an ease soul and versatility. A smooth ascension of melody, technicality and heart…

In Europe, she has performed and worked with musicians like Mauritian born Bassist Linley Marthe (The Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Nguyen Le…), multi- award winning guitarist and composer Antonio Forcione, Tabla player Aref Durvesh (Susheela Rahman, Sting, Nitin Sawhney…) Drummer Mark Mondesir (John McLaughlin), Polish pianist Tomasz Bura and award winning Producer, Singer Songwriter/ Guitarist Eric Appapoulay… Rouhangeze is a singer-songwriter/composer born on the beautiful island of Mauritius and has often been compared to Flora Purim, Sade, Amy Winehouse or Norah Jones with a unique twist. Her voice is compelling with an ease soul and versatility. A smooth ascension of melody, technicality and heart…

Tomasz Bura is a Pianist, Composer born in Poland. He has studied classical piano for 1 year at the Music Academy of Katowice and graduated with distinction at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Music School in Zabrze after 12 of studies in classical piano, harmony and improvisation.

In Poland, he formed a Trio playing original music with drummer Atma Anur and bass player Michal Baranski. He then joined Schmidt Electric as a composer-songwriter, pianist and keyboardist; one of the main and most respected Electronic Jazz bands in Poland and released two albums.

 

After he moved to London, Tomasz integrated into the London Jazz fusion and funk scene. Tomasz has performed across Europe and Africa, including France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Italy and Nigeria. He was a session musician and collaborated on various live and studio projects with the members of Jamiroquai, Sola Akingbola (Generation Vex) Incognito, Wretch 32, Fine Young Cannibals, PB Underground, Reel People, Marcus Anderson (Prince) and world-renowned guitarist Alex Hutchings. He has performed at some of the top venues in London including Ronnie Scott’s, and has been seen and heard on MTV,BBC Radio 1, BBC London Radio and TSF Jazz in Paris.

Tomasz has released a solo piano album ‘Ritual’ and recorded another album collaborating with drummer Ernesto Simpson (Richard Bona, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdez) in London.