“Whatever you want to call this music, it embodies the best of London’s creative spirit – the chaotic friction of multiculturalism and the abundant talent that emerges from it.” – The Guardian
“Armon-Jones takes a modern-jazz journey from the discrete influences on that eclectic London sound to its thrillingly diverse present—and stakes his claim as one of the scene’s most promising voices.” – Pitchfork
Even amongstBritain’s vibrant modernist jazz scene, Joe Armon-Jones stands out as a remarkable talent. A virtuoso keyboardist, he possesses that rare ability to stay true to the genre’s roots while also connecting with a wider, more youthful audience. Spinning unrestrained into hip-hop, funk and dub, his tracks also often pulsate with a feverish, punk-infused energy
Armon-Jones recently played a sold-out homecoming show at London’s Village Underground. It’s the latest in a series of high profile performances which have included Boiler Room and Radio 6’s UK Jazz Special at Maida Vale, which was hosted by Gilles Peterson. His growing acclaim resulted in him being nominated for UK Jazz Act of the Year at the 2019 Jazz FM Awards.
In addition to his solo career, Armon-Jones is a member of the influential Ezra Collective and has played with the likes of Pharaoh Monch, Nubya Garcia and Ata Kak.