Randolph Matthews

 

“Described by Jazz FM as “flawless & world class,” British vocalist Randolph Matthews has been enthralling audiences internationally for 2 decades now. His highly engaging live show mixes original music with surprising reworkings of classic repertoire – both with his band and completely unaccompanied. Nominated as ‘best live performance of 2018,’

Randolph has worked with a whole host of artists from the jazz, blues & contemporary music scenes such as Herbie Hancock , Richard Bona and Mulatu Atstake.His New Solo album Untamed is on release  and his 2nd Album with The Afro Blues Project will be out summer 2019.

Randolph’s latest project ” Walter Tull in B Major ” is centred around Lieutenant Walter Tull; a soldier who fought during the Great War becoming not only the first British-born black army officer but also the first black officer to lead white British troops into battle. 

Through his new composition ‘major’ Matthews, and will be singing written songs of the journey of this extraordinary hidden figure. The work is a music inspired ode dedicated to Walter’s life story, beginning with his childhood in Folkestone and success as a professional footballer right up to his courageous displays of valour in World War One.

 

Nominated Jazz Fm “Best Live Jazz Performance 2018

Jazz FM

 

A rich enveloping musical world of Randolph Matthews

Jazz Wise Magazine

 

“The people choice award 2017 “

Ascona jazz festival

 

“If you get the chance to see him grab twitch both hands you will come away connected and uplifted”

Jumoke Fashola LBC Radio

 

“Dazzling improvisational skills ,flawless and world class”

Chris Phillips Jazz FM

 

“This man’s not just original he’s out there”

Blues and Soul magazine

 

“Beautifully entertaining ,languorous and unashamedly expressive”

Flux music magazine

 

For Randolph Matthews Bookings contact

 

agent@randolphmatthews.co.uk

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