From “Tomorrow’s Warriors” Nérija is a collective of up and coming, London-based musicians playing exciting and original music inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Hi-life. Together they have toured across Europe and the UK performing alongside top UK jazz musicians Nathaniel Facey of Empirical, pianist Zoe Rahman and Jazz Jamaica.
Sheila Maurice-Grey trumpet, Rosie Turton trombone, Cassie Kinoshi alto saxophone, Nubya Garcia tenor saxophone, Shirley Tetteh guitar, Inga Eichler double bass, Lizy Exel drums.
“An all-female band featuring some really strong players and some excellent writing.” Jez Nelson, BBC Radio, Jazz on 3
Meeting through a Tomorrow’s Warriors Development program, Nérija began from an initiative created to specifically address the imbalance in the number of women achieving success in the music industry. Recent performances include UK festivals Love Supreme, Latitude, Brainchild, Manchester Jazz Festival and Jazz Re:Fest.