Verve Label Group
Shabaka Hutchings is a Mercury Prize nominated saxophonist who is the leading light of the UK jazz scene. A member of the afro-futuristic trio The Comet is Coming and leader of two enthralling bands, Sons of Kemet and Shabaka and the Ancestors, Shabaka was recently named one of “Downbeat’s 2020’s 25 musicians that are shaping the future of jazz.” He was recently profiled in The New York Times for the recently released Shabaka and the Ancestors record titled We Are Sent Here By History, which Afropunk called a “groove-based meditation about where the soul goes, with no easy answers.” Shabaka’s 2018 album with Sons of Kemet, Your Queen Is A Reptile, landed them in New York Times Magazine’s “25 songs that matter right now” and in Pitchfork’s best songs of the 2010s. With The Comet is Coming, Shabaka was featured in The New Yorker and performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk. Most recently, he performed a captivating solo recital at the Barbican in London.