Yussef Dayes, Photo Joseph Dunn

Yussef Dayes + Special Guests

Somerset House Summer Series with American Express

Sat 09 Jul 2022
Doors 16.00
£36.25 (includes £3.75 booking fee)

For telephone bookings call our booking line on 0343 208 1497, lines are open between 09.00 - 20.00 - Mon-Fri, 10.00-20.00 - Sat, 10.00 - 18.00 Sun and Bank Holidays

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

One of the UK’s most innovative young drummers and producers, Yussef Dayes is also undoubtedly one of the leading lights in jazz right now.

Tickets go on general sale at 10.00 on Thursday 09 December 2021.

Over the last decade, south-east London has reinvigorated the UK jazz scene with seismic waves of young talent, many of whom have been celebrated at Summer Series. Back in 2016, Yussef’s duo with Henry Wu as Yussef Kamaal announced itself on the Black Focus album, with dancefloor sensibilities and funk-infused breakbeats at the heart of one of the most heralded jazz records of recent times. The duo went on to win the 2017 Jazz FM award for Best Breakthrough Act.

Yussef’s solo work since has revealed an additional breadth and scope. He soundtracked and curated the Louis Vuitton show for Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019, collaborating with Virgil Abloh and Benji B, while his 2020 joint album with Tom Misch, What Kinda Music, came out on the legendary Blue Note label.

With a solo album on the horizon, it’s the perfect moment for a Summer Series Saturday session, showcasing Yussef’s uncompromising choice of sounds, and collaborations from a host of very special guests. Expect to be transported by what will be a remarkable rapturous live experience.

Yussef Dayes is at the heart of London’s new jazz scene

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