Sat, Sep 09 - Sun, Sep 10 Frankie's
Time 8:00 pm
“Any act that can even attempt to balance the cerebral appeal of say a Vijay Iyer, against the more florid, emotional classically influenced content of an Esbjorn Svennson could conceivably have it all.”—Allaboutjazz.com
Hailing from Manchester in the UK, hard hitting jazz meets electronica trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner. Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack, and Aphex Twin to Manchester’s grey, rain-streaked urban streets, they create a brave new sound that is wholly their own. Defined by skittering break-beats, powerful sub-bass, telepathic interplay, and a penchant for anthemic melody they create an emotionally rich palette, and are regarded as the most exciting new band to emerge from the UK in years. Their album, v2.0 (Gondwana Records) was named a Mercury Prize Album of the Year in 2014, alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers, and Jungle, and has won them a legion of fans around the world.