13 year old Asha Parkinson (sax) and her quartet ‘Out Of The Loop’ performed at the Music For Youth Festival at the Southbank (Festival Hall, Clore Ballroom) on the 27th February.
She was joined by fellow NYJO London members James Dancer (drums). Ben Crane (bass) and Fraser Bernstein (keys)
See highlights here: OutOfTheLoopJazzBand
Having heard them play, Music for Youth have offered the group a date in one of their Showcase events at the Royal Albert Hall’s lunchtime ‘Ignite’ series in May 2013.
Asha will also be appearing at the Tabernacle Folk Festival in Notting Hill on the 6th April alongside outstanding young musicians Billy Hill (folk fiddle) and Daniel Goodwin (keys) plus renowned blues guitarist Ramon Goose in a group led by Shanti Paul Jayasinha.