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John Carroll Kirby

Stones Throw Records

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The artist John Carroll Kirby wearing a white blazer and green corduroy trousers standing on a concrete balcony,

“Jazz-funk guru” (The Guardian) and Stones Throw signee John Carroll Kirby crafts infectious grooves and shimmering soundscapes.

The American pianist, producer and composer has worked with the likes of Solange Knowles, Frank Ocean, Harry Styles and Blood Orange as well as soundtracking animated TV show ‘Cryptozoo’.

Kirby’s work offers a joyous, vibrant sonic fusion that “blends jazz with new age, funk and exotica, flutes often taking centre stage” (The Guardian).

Earlier this year the LA based artist released his latest album ‘Septet’ which “shows how accomplished Kirby has become in his writing” (CLASH).

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing event

Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Members pre-sale: Thu 18 Nov
General sale: Fri 19 Nov

“The Los Angeles pianist, a collaborator of Solange and Frank Ocean, sinks back into spare soul-jazz and meditative new age”


Musician performing a live set on hardware on a stage with lighting above them

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Bristol based Japanese producer has been digging in the dusty crates for jazz and latin grooves, chopping them up and layering over drum machines and synthesizers, resulting in colorful soundscapes and blissful rhythms for the fun times.

The venue

Rough Trade Bristol

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Getting There

Address: 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD

Rough Trade is located near Broadmead shopping center, 400m from city centre bus stops and directly opposite The Lanes on Nelson Street.

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