The Ghanaian trumpeter stands out with his warm melancholic sound combined with the rhythmic prowess reflecting on music styles he was surrounded by, that are native to West Africa. He also gets his inspiration from Roy Hargrove and Miles David. The music he makes aims to touch the audience and make them groove with elements of jazz, funk and electronic music.
In 2021 Somuah won the Erasmus Jazz award for young jazz talent, and in 2022 he won the prestigious Edison Jazz Award with his debut album Outer Space. It includes an ode to Roy Hargrove (‘Dedicated to Roy’) and collaborations with rappers Amazumi and Delasi. A ‘masterpiece’ according to the jury of the Edison Jazz Awards: ‘With this self-written album he takes the listener to a musical cosmos, crossing lines and pushing boundaries. He connects the new to what already exists, creating his own sound.’
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