Richard Spaven - teaching at UDE on Thursday 2nd June

Richard Spaven has supplied the drums for many artists on stage and in the studio. José James, Flying Lotus, The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz and Gregory Porter to name but a few.

Working closely with such a diverse range of artists must bare influence upon Spaven’s own compositions, in which some how the drums bridge the gap between the worlds of jazz and electronic music. Spaven’s debut release 5ive’s EP’ (Jazz Refreshed) in 2010 quietly turned heads. Most recently it featured on best selling video game ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. With a guest appearance by José James on the hypnotic ‘Maz’, 
José James (Blue Note Records) said:
Richard Spaven is one of the most unique artists in the world. Triple threat drummer, composer, and producer, his voice rings true with clarity and promise.  He is the point where jazz meets the world


Posted: 09 Feb 16