We are PHoenician blinds
Based out of London, Phoenician Blinds are a jazz-leaning instrumental quartet with blends of straight-ahead jazz, hip-hop and cinematic soundscapes. 'It's the classic jazz quartet in a slightly different light. We work in an unusually organic way both live and in the studio, even in jazz terms. The tunes are mostly written at the piano and then brought to the studio where no one is given any musical guidelines, let alone any written music. We just roll and see what happens which gives the tunes a fresh feel and a sense that everyone really is meeting at the centre.' Influenced by the likes of Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Robert Glasper and Avishai Cohen, this is music sure to make you groove and contemplate the essence of soulful music.
Piano, Fender Rhodes / Tom Sochas
Tenor Saxophone / Julian Knapp
Bass / Oli Cross
Drums, Percussion / Adam Williams
Our 2017 tour is currently being booked and will be announced soon.
For any queries regarding bookings please see the Contact section.
On the the 5th and 6th of November 2016 we launched our debut album 'Elephantine' at Echoes in Dalston and Spiritual Caipirinha Bar in Camden. These ore a few pictures from the first night taken by our favorite photographer (and dear friend) Noela Roibas. We had a great time playing that show and we seemed to get a good reaction from the crowd. One member, and poet, Georgina Norie kindly wrote : 'This is the kind of jazz that undresses your soul, makes you forget the world and remember who you are.'
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