Jazz percussionist and one half of celebrated jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal
When you make a list of key figures of the booming London jazz scene, Yussef Dayes can not be missed.
Together with keyboard player Kamaal Williams the London drummer released Black Focus, one of the most praised and leading jazzrecords of 2016.
Just like the best British jazz artists of this moment, Dayes gets his inspiration from the blend of genres that London has to offer. From drum ‘n bass and hip hop to afrobeat. He perfected his technique with the help of jazz legend Billy Cobham, but also spent time in Senegal to learn from the sabar drummers he so admires. Meanwhile, Dayes is working hard on new solo material, which should be released sometime this year.