Autumn has arrived and festival season is a distant memory... Or is it? First Fifty is here to save us from the doom and gloom.
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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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.
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