Moses Boyd

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Kitty Empire's best music of 2020
Our critic’s picks, from righteous old-school hip-hop via euphoric retro pop to classic American songwriting

Kitty Empire

27, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Michael Kiwanuka wins 2020 Mercury prize
Folk-soul singer wins £25,000 prize on third attempt for the album Kiwanuka, described by the Guardian as one of the best albums of the past decade

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Sep, 2020 @6:36 PM

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Sarathy Korwar, Flying Lotus and FKA twigs among 2020 AIM awards winners
Independent Music awards for artists outside major label system also honour Moses Boyd, Arlo Parks, Yaeji and AJ Tracey

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Aug, 2020 @8:45 PM

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Mercury prize 2020: Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Michael Kiwanuka among nominees
More female artists nominated than any other year, including a fourth nomination for Laura Marling

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Jul, 2020 @10:30 AM

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On my radar: Moses Boyd on his cultural highlights
The jazz drummer on the podcast, album and local vegan cafe that helped him through lockdown. Plus, a properly geeky YouTube series

Jude Rogers

18, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Zara McFarlane's dream festival: Koffee and herbal tea
The British jazz singer takes us to Jamaica for a lineup where Steam Down, Yola and Moses Boyd jam next to a waterfall

Interview by Dave Simpson

09, Jul, 2020 @12:00 PM

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British jazz acts mark Black Lives Matter, Grenfell and Windrush
London jazz club hosts virtual concert with work inspired by themes of race, identity and immigration

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

22, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Add some township jive! How London's jazz scene set itself apart
The city’s young jazz community has flourished by drawing on everything from hip-hop to calypso and highlife, creating a unique cosmopolitan sound

John Lewis

27, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Moses Boyd: Dark Matter review – party-facing solo debut
(Exodus)

Kitty Empire

16, Feb, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Moses Boyd: Dark Matter review – dancefloor-friendly jazz from UK drummer
(Exodus)
He’s known as a jazz stalwart but this album brings Boyd’s nuanced production skills to the fore in artfully spliced, stylish tracks

Ammar Kalia

14, Feb, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Binker and Moses review – syncopation and spontaneity in a swing-free set
Breakout stars of the London jazz scene Moses Boyd and Binker Golding thrill a young crowd with polyrhythms, improvisation, funk riffs and driving drums

John Lewis

13, Sep, 2018 @12:17 PM

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The British jazz explosion: meet the musicians rewriting the rulebook
The UK is home to a diverse, collaborative and newly confident jazz scene. We meet seven musicians reinvigorating the genre

Kate Hutchinson. Photographs by Antonio Olmos for the Observer

08, Apr, 2018 @8:30 AM

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