Saturday Afternoon Tea with Pianist Paul Deats
Saturday 25th, January
7:00pm - 11:00pm
“An inventive, accomplished and energetic drummer with a vibrant sound”
- Sydney Morning Herald, AU
In celebration of his highly anticipated album A Love Requited on First Word Records UK, New Zealand drummer, composer & producer Myele Manzanza will be bringing his band to Nottingham, performing music from A Love Requited at Peggy's Skylight for what will be an unmissable event on the Nottingham jazz calendar.
The son of a Congolese master percussionist, born and raised in New Zealand listening to hip hop, jazz and dance music, as an artist Myele Manzanza brings an eclectic style and diverse skill to his craft to create a genre bending experience rooted in jazz and African rhythm. Manzanza is a powerful drummer who has earned himself a reputation as a composer with vision, and a musician who is not afraid to experiment.
As a drummer and a sideman he continues to tour internationally and collaborate with a broad range of artists across multiple genres including Theo Parrish, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Ross McHenry, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Amp Fiddler, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Ria Hall, Marcus Strickland, Recloose, Sorceress, Jordan Rakei and countless others.
"Jazz king" - Complex, UK
“A musician who clearly sees the big picture” – Modern Drummer, USA
"Undeniable electricity" - Okayplayer, USA
“Anyone who dares say jazz is a relaxing genre I would dare to attend a Manzanza gig” - Intertainment Magazine, UK