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Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack + Wah!, 606 Club

Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack + Wah!, 606 Club

UK saxophonist's London Jazz Festival double bill

Jason Yarde: Mini top hat just out of shotRob Scott
It's now over 20 years since saxophonist Jason Yarde emerged, aged just 16, with pioneering London collective The Jazz Warriors. Since then he has played with big hitters like McCoy Tyner, Hugh Masekela and Roy Ayers, as well as a younger generation including Gwilym Simcock and Soweto Kinch. Yet he's more than an in-demand sideman, having also established himself as a composer and arranger in his own right through work for the LSO and BBC Concert Orchestra.

It's now over 20 years since saxophonist Jason Yarde emerged, aged just 16, with pioneering London collective The Jazz Warriors. Since then he has played with big hitters like McCoy Tyner, Hugh Masekela and Roy Ayers, as well as a younger generation including Gwilym Simcock and Soweto Kinch. Yet he's more than an in-demand sideman, having also established himself as a composer and arranger in his own right through work for the LSO and BBC Concert Orchestra.

Head shaved save for a stump of braids sitting slightly askew like a mini top hat, Yarde is at the forefront of his generation in the UK

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