Jazz scene in Great Britain has been quite active lately producing new interesting artists. In the first wave singer Zara McFarlane making her breakthrough with her debut album Until Tomorrow back in 2011. Her second album If You Knew Her was released in 2014 and she also visited Pori Jazz for the first time that year. Her most recent album Arise was released last autumn and in it she broadened her palette beyond jazz genre. Though jazz is still very much present in her music, it also echoes her family origins in Caribbean combining various genres into an interesting combo. Her music hits both your heart and your feet.
Lineup: Zara McFarlane (voc); Peter Edwards (p, key); Kaidi Akinnibi (sax); Max Luthert (b); Sam Jones (d)