Winners of the 2013 Emerging Excellence award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Moonlight Saving Time combine bold improvisation with atmospheric grooves and world rhythms to create a unique sound in contemporary jazz. With influences ranging from Chick Corea to Massive Attack, the band offer a strikingly fresh take on established jazz repertoire, as well as thoughtful and melodic original compositions.
Led by vocalist Emily Wright (“terrifically talented” – The Telegraph) and featuring acclaimed trumpeter Nick Malcolm, Moonlight Saving Time’s debut EP was recently featured by Jez Nelson on BBC Radio 3’s “Jazz on 3”. The band have been receiving great critical acclaim for performances throughout the UK including Brecon, Cheltenham and Oxford jazz festivals, and recently played a sold-out show at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club.
“music for the heart and the head” – London Jazz News “raw and unique” – Jacqui Dankwort“Blew my mind” – Gilles Peterson