Join us at Alternative Escape Festival \\ Blue Lab Beats, All The People, Kyan, Crewdson

Jazz Standard and QM Records have teamed up to present a stage on the first day of the Alternative Escape festival in Brighton, UK.

On Thursday 18 May, Jazz Standard and QM Records will take over popular venue Mesmerist to host a line-up of talent that bend the definitions of soul, jazz and hiphop.

Blue Lab Beats – the London based duo who drop their hotly anticipated Freedom EP this June – hit the top of the bill with Brighton talent Lebeaux and Francesca Fulmini.

South London electronic trio All The People – who are soon to release debut album R-Together on 100 Billion Wires  will be making their first appearance at the festival. All The People are one of our Eleven acts you need to know for 2017.

Also hitting the line-up of the South coast festival for the first time is Matthew Herbert collaborator Crewdson who will be performing with his electronic instrument, the eggiophone.

Brighton is home to the Alternative Escape and Great Escape, Europe’s leading festivals for breaking new music. The South Coast town is also home to a distinctive music scene of its own, blurring the lines between soul, hip hop and jazz. Some of the most talked about artists from the movement will be performing including Mrisi, who premieres a selection of tracks from his EP Mamela on Jazz Standard this Sunday.

Cambridge pianist and vocalist Kyan releases a visual mixtape later this year, and will be giving us a preview of new music at the festival.

Nine artists across seven hours provide one of the most exciting line-ups of the festival for its first day. Entry to the Jazz Standard x QM Records showcase is free – don’t say we didn’t warn you.

QM Records are at the centre of Brighton’s live music scene. Read more about them here.

Jazz Standard x QM Records schedule

5.15 to 5.45 \\ Crewdson

6 to 6.30 \\ Mrisi

6.45 to 7.15 \\ Fresh Like Dexie

7.30 to 8 \\ All The People

8.15 to 8.45 \\ Goldaka

9 to 9.30 \\ Kyan

9.45 to 10.15 \\ Francesca Fulmini

10.30 to 11 \\ Blue Lab Beats

11.15 to 11.45 \\ Lebeaux

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JS | Tina Edwards

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