Maisha (meaning ‘Life’) is a London based Ensemble lead by drummer Jake Long.
The group plays original music inspired by artists such as Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Idris Mohammad, fusing their jazz influences with west african and afro-beat rhythms, courtesy of bandleader Jake Long as drummer and percussionist Tim Doyle. Twm Dylan keeps the groove alive on double bass, Shirley Tetteh kills it on rhythm and lead guitar, Amané Suganami brings the heat on keys and Nubya Garcia delivers sax hooks that replay in your head for days.
Maisha fuse a range of diverse influence to create a unique energetic show that has been lighting up parties and jazz clubs all over London the past year. They have become leaders in the live circuit with such a high caliber musicians, their energetic spiritual live shows are not to be missed.
“Welcome to a new welcome” captures the raw intensity of the young musicians in this band who have come together with a common quest… to touch your soul.