"One of the albums of the year" ~ Mr Bongo
Kinkajous explores the space between instrumental, jazz, orchestral and electronic music, drawing together the outfit’s diverse experiences from across the artistic spectrum. Led by drummer/producer Benoît Parmentier and saxophonist/ clarinetist Adrien Cau, they conjure up a powerful and cinematic sound, with a compelling mix of tonalities and influences drawn from their London home.
Their debut album ‘Hidden Lines’, released in June 2019 on Nottingham label Running Circle, rapidly gained praise, receiving widespread support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, CLASH, Mr Bongo (Top 10 Album of the Year), NTS.
Joined by Jack Doherty (synths), Maria-Chiara Argirò (keys) and Andres Castellanos (bass), their live performances are exhilarating yet intimate, reflecting the band’s outstanding musicianship and versatility.
Notable performances in the UK and Europe include Bluedot Festival, sell out shows at London’s Jazz Cafe, Manchester Jazz Festival, Firenze Jazz Festival, Jazz Re:Found, Jazz Re:Freshed, EFG London Jazz Festival, Secret Garden Party.
"Such a brilliant album...so so good" ~ Gilles Peterson
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas