Mimika Mak Murtic Ensemble to perform @ London Jazz Festival

place: London, UK
organiser: London Jazz Festival
Jazz band Mimika Mak Murtić Ensemble, led by London based composer and saxophonist Mak Murtić, will have a concert on 14 November at Rich Mix in London as a part of the London Jazz Festival.

Mimika Mak Murtic Ensemble is a London based collective of jazz, world music, contemporary and various other musicians formed in 2010. There is no defined number of people involved as these changes for different projects and performances; however there is a core of 6 to 9 band members for small performances but this can extend into an orchestra of 13 with a choir for larger ones.

The music  is a combination of diverse and exotic musical styles ranging from Jazz to such styles as Balcan Beat, Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Latin American, East Asian, Southeast Asian and North African folk music, Rock, Funk, Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Electronic with a constantly improving and changing repertoire of styles.

The music has variously been described as cinematic; it is energetic, yet dreamy scenery through various musical plays depicting topics from Agriculture and Human Evolution to the Space Age and exploration of planets in the Solar System.

(D.H., 30.10.2012)