Multi-hyphenate musician Moses Boyd brings his progressive Jazz sound to Serpentine. Hailed as one of the hottest talents of contemporary British Jazz, Boyd takes centre stage offering an experimental drum set accompanied by XVNGO on the saxophone.
Moses Boyd is a multi-award winning drummer, producer, composer and BBC 1Xtra resident, fiercely independent and powered by a vast array of influences and experiences. Growing up in Catford in south London, Moses’s childhood was soundtracked by his parents’ collection of gospel, soul, funk, reggae – as well as Bjork, Debussy and Youssou N’Dour. A double MOBO and Jazz FM Award winner, Moses’s live and studio collaborations have been as varied as they have been prolific, from touring with Sampha and Kelsey Lu, to drumming on Sons of Kemet’s Mercury-nominated album.
XVNGO is a pioneering saxophonist and producer, at the forefront of the JAZZ DRILL and POST-TRAP genres. These constitute a fusion of classical, trap, jazz, drill, hip-hop and electronic forms of music. All drawn from the dynamic sounds of SOUTH LONDON. The Burgeoning Jazz Drill Genre is beginning to attract attention, with the likes of Kojey Radical, Liam Bailey and Julian Joseph showing their approval. He also plays for artists: Joe Armon-Jones and Tara Lily. Plays in the bands: KOKOROKO and Levitation Orchestra. And is band leader of the intrepid Hypernova Militia.