Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter
Swansea International Jazz Festival presents HHH an all-star band with horn section and vocalist Kedma Macias.
Kedma Macias – Vocals
Mo Pleasure – Keys
Paul Beavis – Drums
Pat Davey – Bass Guitar
Harry Greene – Guitar
Nick Mead – Trumpet
Jacob Shaw – Saxophone
Patrick Hayes – Trombone
Formed in 2016, Triple H Horns have performed and recorded worldwide with some of the world’s biggest names including Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, Davido, Hamish Stuart and film composer Tyler Bates.
A thrilling night of horn-heavy music from Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Average White Band to name but a few, they will be backed by an all-star band featuring Mo Pleasure.
One of the greatest multi-instrumentalists of his generation, Morris “Mo” Pleasure has been at the forefront of American popular music for the last three decades. Mo began his professional career playing with Ray Charles before moving on to work with the likes of George Duke, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, Mary J Blige, Natalie Cole, David Foster. He is currently Musical Director for the iconic Bette Midler.
In 1993, Mo became a member and the Musical Director of legendary group Earth Wind and Fire, and featured (playing keyboards, trumpet and guitar) on Janet Jackson’s 2001 “All for you” tour. In 2009, as keyboardist for Michael Jackson’s highly anticipated “This Is It” tour, he performed at the pop legend’s memorial concert in Los Angeles. Along with the rest of the This Is It band, Mo is immortalised in the eponymously titled film, the best-selling musical documentary of all time.
Mo’s first offering as a solo artist, Elements of Pleasure, was released in 2006 to great critical acclaim. The release expanded his worldwide following and established him as a producer and multi-instrumentalist with an unmatched flair for synthesizing seemingly disparate elements into a single cohesive musical statement. His long-awaited second solo effort, Mo’ Elements of Pleasure is a much more intimate work, drawing upon years of personal experiences all over the world and features the likes of Roberta Flack, Ali Woodson and Philip Bailey.
The incredible Kedma Macias will be performing vocals with the band. Kedma, from Aberystwyth, is already taking her opportunities in the spotlight to rapturous applause and critical explanation as both a solo artist and a session singer. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jermaine Jackson, Bebe Rexha, Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Diana Ross, Ant & Dec, Gareth Malone and Peter Andre. Most recently, Kedma was among a select group of singers chosen to perform alongside Grammy award-winning artist Ariana Grande for her recent televised one-hour special at the BBC. Kedma is probably best known for her performance of Queen’s Somebody To Love on BBC One’s Pitch Battle with Welsh choir Sgarmes, which had the judges out of their seats and Gareth Malone standing on his desk!
Swansea International Jazz festival is presented by Swansea Council in association with Swansea Jazz Club.