The Initiative

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The Initiative - Jazz Rap Live Act in LANCASTER

The Initiative Short Info

The Initiative are a six-piece band from the North-West of England. They bring together a unique range of styles and influences into an exciting and coherent whole that is highly accessible and able to appeal to many different audiences. Their music fuses elements of jazz, funk, rock and rap, with focussed and catchy tunes providing a bedrock for inspired instrumental and vocal improvisations which never outstay their welcome.

Available on Jazz North's Northern Line scheme for Northern England promoters booking in 2015. www.jazznorth.org

"The Initiative ramp up the pace with some beatbox and rap fuelled excursions into the world of anti-jazz. At their peak they’re a kind of hip hop Steely Dan. Kudos to the dude playing the clarinet (Matt Robinson) on Give Me Yours...like Woody Allen on speed. Who knew the clarinet could rock? If jazz is to have the future it deserves we need more of this stuff to carry on hooking in the younger fans"
The Hearing Aid (Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul 2013)

The Initiative are a six-piece band from the North-West of England. They bring together a unique range of styles and influences into an exciting and coherent whole that is highly accessible and able to appeal to many different audiences. Their music fuses elements of jazz, funk, rock and rap, with focussed and catchy tunes providing a bedrock for inspired instrumental and vocal improvisations which never outstay their welcome.

Available on Jazz North's Northern Line scheme for Northern England promoters booking in 2015. www.jazznorth.org

"The Initiative ramp up the pace with some beatbox and rap fuelled excursions into the world of anti-...

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Past Gigs The Initiative

  • 10 | 2014 Lancaster Lancaster Music Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Lancaster Lancaster Jazz Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Morecambe Supporting Soweto Kinch
  • 07 | 2014 Cheltenham Cheltenham Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Manchester Manchester Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2013 Birmingham Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul

Media

  • Video The Initiative - Kytopia (L...
  • Video The Initiative - Washed (Li...

Origin

  • LANCASTER GB

Founded

  • 2012