Myele Manzanza

Myele Manzanza

"Myele is extremely prolific, yet delivers every single time" - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

Rhythm resides deep in the spirit for drummer and composer Myele Manzanza. It is the universal pulse that governs movement, an intuitive connection between body and sound that produces his genre-spanning, infectiously vibrant music
Having established himself as one of the most energetic and exciting Jazz musicians within the thriving worldwide scene,  New Zealand born, London based Drummer & Producer Myele Manzanza has made a major impact upon the global music landscape.

"with every twist of his musical kaleidoscope, our picture of Manzanza gets more complex, and more interesting. There’s no predicting where his final chapter will go, but I’m really excited to find out." - Jazzwise

A founding member of Electric Wire Hustle, Myele has released five solo albums, and racked up  tours and collaborations with Jordan Rakei, Theo Parrish, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Recloose and Amp Fiddler amongst others . Myele has developed a strong live presence in his new London base; his quartet has shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bad Plus, Alfa Mist, and drawing packed houses to top venues such as The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s. Last year, the first two instalments of his ‘Crisis & Opportunity’ record series saw him garner praise from Mary Anne Hobbs, Cerys Matthews, Jamie Cullum, Huey Morgan, The Guardian, Complex, Jazz FM, Lefto, Worldwide FM, Jazzwise and more.

On ‘Unfold’, Vol.3 of his series, he invites vocalists including Zola Marcelle for his live shows, taking the whole experience into a club culture offering, going from house to broken to dubstep and more. The band played sold-out shows at Brick Lane Jazz Festiva , Jazz re:freshed, Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Cafe and more. Zola Marcelle, known for her work with pianist Ashley Henry, has been providing her infectious vocals to a lot of UK artists over the years and toured around the world including SXSW for her own project in 2023.

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