Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings is the next big name of the British jazz – though some say he already is. He’s known for intriguing bands such as Sons of Kemet and The Comet Is Coming and this London based musician’s most recent ensemble is Shabaka & the Ancestors. Their album “Wisdom of Elders” was one of the most praised jazz albums of 2016. Hutchings has a strong relationship to South Africa as he’s spent plenty of time in Johannesburg and Cape Town. There he befriended with local musicians who later on recorded an album with him during just one day at the studio. “Wisdom of Elders” is a glorious example of spiritual jazz echoing both South African influences and the musical heritage of Sun Ra. Shabaka Hutchings has been featured by Sun Ra Arkestra in the past and Pori Jazz is more than happy to present both Shabaka & The Ancestors and Sun Ra Arkestra at the festival on the same say.