Now it’s time for the BIG SKA – North East Ska Jazz Orchestra!
North East Ska Jazz Orchestra is a 19-piece big band made out of young musicians from the North East of Italy whose love for authentic Jamaican Ska, Jazz and African music has quickly turned them into one of the most energetic live acts. They have already released an album (Stompin in 2015) and collaborated with many luminaries of the Italian Ska scene like Mr. T-Bone or Olly Riva (The Magnetics, Shandon). The brand new 7” single, just released on Brixton Records, features Fred Reiter (New York Ska Jazz Ensemble) and David Hillyard (The Slackers).
Their clip for “Take Five” has been viewed by more than a million viewers, which must be a record for any ska-related video. This will be very busy, on stage and in front of it!
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