We team up with NTS to present the UK debut of Sam Wilkes, a Los Angeles bassist who is an integral part of his city’s thriving jazz scene.
Wilkes is best known for his work with saxophonist Sam Gendel, Louis Cole, and KNOWER, as well as a funk outfit Scary Pockets. Pitchfork described his debut record WILKES, released last year as “a remarkably easy record to listen to, inviting in its warmth but also not too smooth”, featuring regular collaborators Gendel, Cole, Brian Green and more.
Seeing Sam in the flesh will offer a fascinating first hand snapshot of the burgeoning jazz scene that is percolating in LA.
Opening the show will be experimental London saxophonist Ben Vince, who counts Joy Orbison among his recent collaborators.