Following their well received performance at the recent Brass in Concert Championship, the musical partnership between renowned Indian musician Shri Sriram and Hammonds Saltaire Band (above) will reach another new audience at the EFG London Jazz Festival this weekend.
The performance of 'Just a Vibration' takes place at East London's independent arts venue, Rich Mix, which aims as their mission statement says, 'to be the place where all of the communities of the world come together to make and experience art and feel like they belong.'
The innovative partnership began after Brass Bands England's Rachel Veitch-Straw was asked by Arts Council England if she could connect a suitable brass band to a man with a great idea — that man being Shri Sriram.
A successful 'Grants for the Arts' application followed and ever since the idea has blossomed, as Rachel told 4BR: "I can't wait to hear them live and listen to the forthcoming recording.
This has been a great adventure for the band, Shri, Ben (Castle) and everyone associated with the project.
Best of all is that this is just the beginning and there is an amazing project underway with Hammonds Saltaire, South Asian Arts and Bradford Music Service, as well as plans for more Grants for the Arts applications."
The performance of 'Just a Vibration' takes place at East London's independent arts venue, Rich Mix4BR
A spokesperson for Hammonds Saltaire added: "We are very grateful to Rachel for making the introduction between us and Shri. It has been a real pleasure working with him and his whole team on a completely different musical style.
We are all looking forward immensely to performing with him at the London Jazz Festival which will be the culmination of a full year of hard but immensely rewarding work."