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Introducing: Oscar Jerome

Listen to the jazz-inspired solo project of South London resident Oscar Jerome.

The Sound
Influenced by artists as diverse as Gill Scott-Heron, The Clash & J Dilla, Oscar Jerome is putting smooth sounds back on the table. Check out Oscar performing his latest single “Do You Really” for Colors.

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The Story
Oscar studied classical guitar and then jazz at London’s Trinity Laban music school but he’s never limited himself to a single oeuvre as he told Clash magazine earlier this year.

“My records are definitely jazz-influenced”, he continues, “but then I’m equally influenced by hip-hop, punk, West African music, soul and lots of other genres. I don’t mind the jazz label as much now, though, because it’s gained a much more positive connotation in the last couple of years.”

Oscar has been honing his craft collaborating with countless artists across the thriving South London music scene since an early age but now his solo offerings are really starting to turn some heads. His eponymous debut EP was widely celebrated in particular by Giles Peterson on his  BBC 6Music show. In support of the record Oscar also played  live shows at the prestigious New York jazz joints; Blue Note Jazz and Le Poisson Rouge. New track “Do You Really” looks like it could be the catalyst for even more attention.

Essential Tracks

Oscar Jerome – Give Back What You Stole from Me

Oscar Jerome – 2 Sides

Where can I see Oscar Jerome play live
Oscar Jerome is on tour in the UK in September. Check out the dates below and get tickets at ticketweb.uk/oscarjerome

Thurs Sep 20th – Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Fri Sep 21st – Hug & Pint, Glasgow

Sat Sep 22nd – Headrow House, Leeds

Tues Sep 25th – Village Underground, London

Thurs Sep 27 – The Bodega, Nottingham

Fri Sep 28th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Sat Sep 29th – The Louisiana, Bristol

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