Congratulations to Jay Phelps, our Guest Curator from our Spiegeltent Festival last year, who has been signed by Leading Collaborative Independent Label ROPEADOPE!

On the Ropeadope label Jay Phelps Shares a Platform with Contemporary Jazz Stars Such as Snarky Puppy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Terrace Martin, David Weiss and Maurice Brown.

Traveling the world for two years of inspiration, adventure and a bit of self-indulgence, trumpeter and latterly vocalist Jay Phelps has distilled his many exotic experiences into the creation of Free As The Birds – released spring 2018 on Ropeadope Records. Melding influences from his Canadian roots , his adopted home town of London; the hothouse of New York where he was warmly welcomed to Barcelona with it’s epic architecture; Thailand’s spicy sunshine; and the intensity of living the Brazilian reality. Phelps – who burst onto the international jazz scene as co-founder of the award-winning super group Empirical – has penned an album that caters to the listeners across the board. This 90-min album covers a wide spectrum of musical styles and rhythms, but also carries a unified theme. As well as featuring Phelps’ current touring band, this album also features some of the worlds top musicians from New York and Brazil. Music for our time!

“Suave trumpeter Jay Phelps has serious jazz chops – his technique is second to none and he’s a great entertainer too.” Time Out

Check out his webpage here for upcoming events