Wednesday 28 Jul 2021 at 19:00, Horniman Museum and Gardens
Join us in the Horniman Museum’s breath-taking Conservatory for a sonic exploration of the immense creative influence of Black music artists in the UK.
From June to September 2021, we are curating and hosting four Sonic Transmissions sessions – evenings of conversation, live performance and collective listening. This session we’ll be transmitting with South London-born jazz musician Ashley Henry.
Get in-person and livestream tickets via the Horniman website. – ONLY LIVESTREAM TICKETS LEFT.
We realise these are still difficult times for many people therefore we are offering tiered ticket pricing based on what you can afford, with limited capacity. Please pay what you can afford so that someone else less fortunate might be able to attend.
Check out the other events in this series – with Lex Amor, Tawiah and Myrrh, and Shabaka Hutchings.
South London born Ashley Henry is one of a new generation of musicians, raised with a wide range and depth of influences. His album debut ‘Beautiful Vinyl Hunter’ (Sony) saw him nominated by Cerys Matthews for BBC 6 Music’s Album of the Year, only the second jazz album ever to do so. The album won Jazz Japan’s Album of the Year and Henry is France’s Jazz Magazine New Jazz Artist of the Year. Henry graduated from Royal Academy of Music in 2016, going on to perform with Jason Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Jean Toussaint, with the latter featuring on Henry’s record, Easter EP. At the age of 25, Henry was commissioned as resident Musical Director for both Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s in London, and won the Jazz FM Live Experience Award. In 2018/19, he toured with Christine and the Queens, and supported Loyle Carner’s 2019 featured tour.
His live performances have gained outstanding reviews, including a sold-out standing-room only show as part of the 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival, and the much talked about BBC Music Introducing live showcase at the NYC Winter Jazzfest 2020 (New York), curated by Gilles Peterson.
Sonic Transmissions is a Skin Deep original series of immersive events that combine conversation, live performance and collective listening.
Past Sonic Transmissions events have platformed artists such as Moses Boyd, Cassie Kinoshi, Nérija, Ahnansé, House of Absolute and Brother Portrait, supported by artists Nubya Garcia, Yussef Dayes, Mansur Brown, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Shirley Tetteh, Theon Cross and Max Halle.