Spotify and Amazon Music report significant increases in users under 30 listening to jazz

Spotify have told the BBC that in the past six months, the number of UK users aged 30 and under listening to their flagship Jazz UK playlist had increased by 108%. 

Smaller streaming platforms such as Deezer and Amazon Music reported similar increases.

Ezra Collective

In response to the announcement drummer Femi Koleoso told the BBC that he believes Ezra Collective's original "cocktail" compositions are attracting listeners.

I would describe Ezra Collective's sound as a really authentically London sound, blended and mixed with the jazz tradition and everything else we love, whether that's Afro-beats, hip-hop, house, reggae, dub, funky-house, grime

Femi Koleoso

Town Hall Symphony Hall's Jazzlines present the Ezra Collective at Hare & Hounds on Monday 12 November. 

Jazzlines is a unique programme of creative jazz music and Talent Development initiatives offering performance opportunities to emerging and established contemporary jazz musicians as part of a thriving, artistically excellent programme in venues across the city.