Red & Black Music is a music management label comprising 4 projects - Diáspora, Fiesta Latina, Phasma & Rory - all 4 of which started independently of one another and were brought together under the Red & Black Music banner covering 4 wide areas of music - Jazz, Latin, Soul & Brazilian.
DIÁSPORA (est. 2009)
Large Latin/salsa band, Diáspora lends itself to an expansive big band sound without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group, and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos. Available as a 5-12 piece.
Diáspora Brasil is the alter-ego of Diáspora, a separate setup specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil; from Samba and Bossa Nova to MPB and Sertanejo, from Partido Alto to funk. Available as a 5-10 piece.
FIESTA LATINA (est. 2013)
Small Latin/salsa band, Fiesta Latina is the smaller sister act and “instant coffee” alternative to the filtered coffee beans of its big brother Diáspora, comprising piano, vocals, cajon and trumpet, creating an explosive spark of musical interplay, with an emphasis on live dynamic interaction. Available as a 1-4 piece.
Festa Brasileira is a subset of Fiesta Latina, a separate setup specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil; from Samba and Bossa Nova to MPB and Sertanejo, from Partido Alto to funk. Available as a 1-4 piece.
PHASMA (est. 2017)
The soul band. A band delving deep into the Great American musical subconscious, Phasma brings out the best of soul, funk, rhythm and blues. Its lineup (lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, bass, drums, percussion, sax/flute and trumpet) lends itself to a slick, sophisticated sound coloured by the unique concept of soul that arose out of the African experience in America. Available as a 5-10 piece.
RORY (est. 2008)
The Jazz Quartet, formed in November 2008 whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, draws upon a wide range of influences from swing and bebop to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz to Motown, soul and funk, with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and live, dynamic interaction. Available as a 1-4 piece.
Rory Bossa Nova
The Bossa Nova Trio grew out of Rory's love of Bossa Nova and Brazilian music. Blending the warm, breezy tones of the strummed acoustic guitar and the crisp, bass notes of the cajon with saxophone, flute and vocals, the trio interpret a diverse range of repertoire by the likes of Tom Jobim, Ary Barroso, Baden Powell, Carlos Lyra, Chico Buarque, Durval Ferreira, Ivan Lins, Luis Bonfa, Marcos Valle, Roberto Menescal and Toquinho, and contemporary jazz-Bossa fusions such as Azymuth, Bossacucanova and Toninho Horta. Available as a 1-3 piece.
Rory can be booked as a Solo Saxophonist (+ opt. flute, clarinet and vocals) performing with backing tracks. Offering a wide wealth of music spanning multiple genres that can be hand-picked according to the requirements of the event, Rory's extensive backing track repertoire is split down into set lists and play lists. Available as a 1-piece.
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