The star of Nérija is most definitely in the ascendant this summer! After making a pile of new friends at Latitude, Brainchild and the Love Supreme Festivals, they hit the Manchester Jazz Festival as part of a Jazz On 3/BBC Introducing showcase presented by Kevin Le Gendre.
Even with two deps – Richie Seivright (trombone) depping for Rosie Turton and Rio Kai (double bass) who stepped in for Inga Eichler – the band blew everyone away with a stunning set featuring some of their fabulous original material.
So we urge you to tune in to BBC Radio Jazz On 3 on Monday 10 August at 23:00h (or afterwards on the BBC iPlayer) to hear Nérija’s BBC Introducing set in Manchester and find out exactly why there is growing excitement about these outstanding young jazz women.
Ladies, we are so incredibly proud of you! Onwards and upwards!