Riot Jazz – so aptly named are a 15-strong brass-heavy jazz combo who are the artists in residence at Kendal Calling’s Riot Jazz tent, bringing the stage to live with a twisted mix of funk, soul, hip-hop and aggressive jazz.
Headlining the festival for seven years, Riot Jazz have set the precedence for all bands that perform on the Riot Jazz stage. Fronted by the prodigious MC Chunky, these jazz connoisseurs have travelled the globe far and wide, from dance floors, to festival fields to unique locations, Riot Jazz will have you dancing to the brass beat before you even know that your feet are tapping!
Wanting some escapism from the norm, the Riot Jazz area brings an area of true delirious daydreaming, with a programme full to the brim of hidden musical gems willing and eager to be discovered, plus their will be plenty of eye catching décor designs and a host of of energetic entertainment and astounding amusements.
Stepping into the Riot Jazz area is a true trip into a land of vigour, where you are guaranteed to experience and hear something new and quirky every time!
Ones to watch on this year’s stage are:
Gideon Conn who can effortlessly blend folk, hip-hop and soul all into a unique performance with charismatic energy. A true troubadour Gideon’s unique vocal is one not to be missed!
Landing on Planet in Earth in 2015, Henge have been packing out their fun filled gigs with their electronic sounds. Taking you to other cosmic world, you’ll be sure to enjoy their music with a carefree abandonment.
Buffalo Brothers will be bringing their energetic explosive live sets to the Riot Jazz stage stamping out tunes from their debut album ‘Fresh From The Horn’, bringing a stampede of funk.
Looking to dance into the early hours – The Age of Glass and their electronic dance dub will certainly guarantee this!
Also performing are Thingumabob & The Thingumajigs, Dave Rybka, The Templebys, Shunya, The Soul Rays, The Galivantes, Too Much Love, Omit Sleep, The Bear Around Your Neck, Publik Sektor, Mammal Hands, Jeramiah Sling, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Agbeko, Soul Circle, Sisika, Birwin & Vienna plus there are still many more acts to be announced!
*Disclaimer: Once you’ve visited the Riot jazz once you will never want to leave!
Join us in the Riot Jazz tent this summer! Grab a ticket today.
See you in the fields,
Andy, Ben & the KC Team x