This guy never slows down. Constantly jet-setting around the globe from Paris to India and Australia to Scotland, Jason performs with many musicians and artists from across the world. He has been Sound Art Resident at the V&A, collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra and Aldeburgh Music, and he is the UK national advocate for Sing Up. Yet despite this hectic schedule, he still finds the time to perform to the children who we reach through our Learning & Participation programme.
This morning we had the final sharing of music and poems with the kids from St Anne’s Primary School in Tower Hamlets. Jason and fellow member of Open Souls Ranjana Ghatak performed a short set of beatboxing and Indian classical singing to which the students jumped around and waved their arms to!
Open Souls have also released a free download on Soundcloud which is a must-listen; Ranjana’s sultry vocals blend perfectly with Jason’s vocal percussion and Seb’s free-flowing rhythms.
Open Souls will be performing at Bishopsgate Institute on Friday 7 June from 8.00pm-10.00pm. Tickets are £5-16 and are available on our website.
If you can’t wait until then, check out this stunning video of him performing with Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré in the grand setting of Le Trianon, a spectacular concert hall in France.