Participants

Savannah Dumetz – vocals

Savannah started taking her singing more seriously after reaching the semi finals of the UK talent competition ‘Live n Unsigned’, at just 10 years old. Up until then she had taken for granted the raw talent she had through simply growing up surrounded by music from the reggae beats her grandparents would play around the house to just watching some of her favourite artists and wanting to be just like them.

Following the competition she soon school attended her first ever concert, Beyonce (one of her idols who she was fortunate enough to meet before the show) at the Birmingham NEC, and was convinced she wanted a career in music. At the age of 10, Savannah had a full composition self-penned song; lyrics, melody and even knowing exactly what beat she wanted.

In the last few years Savannah has continued to write songs, which have content showing a level of maturity beyond her years, with beautiful melodies and cutting-edge style, to pave the way for a new sound. At 15 years old Savannah is an exciting and promising newcomer to the Music Industry. Her talent is immense, combining soaring, soulful vocals with a depth of expression and freshness to rival current Greats in the music world. This year Savannah’s aim is to get her music out to the masses through gig-ing, more song writing, recording further tracks towards an EP and generally stretching her musical wings.

Savannah says - “Music is everything to me – I couldn’t imagine a world without it! Eventually I want to tour worldwide and record my own albums to share with the world.”


Mark Kavuma – trumpet

A self-motivated, hard working and reliable individual. Mark Kavuma is an up and coming young trumpeter on the London jazz scene. As well as leading his own trio and Quintet he is also a current member of the award wining 'Tomorrows Warriors' and Kinetika.

Mark has performed with Situation Opera, the national youth jazz orchestra, trinity jazz ensemble, and supported jazz legend John Hendricks, to name but a few. Mark has performed in most of the prestigious venues in London including, the Royal Albert hall,
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal festival hall, Round House Studios, Ronnie Scotts again to name but a few. and he also has experience working on TV having worked for Marcus Collins (X-factor runner up) and been involved with the Paul O'Grady show. Currently studying at Trinity of music the future certainly looks bright for Mark.

 

Mansur Brown – guitar

Mansur Brown is a Jazz,Blues and RNB guitarist based in South London.

He started playing guitar at the age of 10 after watching performances of Freddie King . Mansur is a regular at the Jazz on the Hill club in Herne Hill South London where plays Jazz standards of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane with the resident house band. His musical influences include guitarists Grant Green, Bireli Lagrene and Tosin Abasi .

Mansur is currently studying for his Music GCSE at Kingdale Foundation School, Dulwich London and hopes to progess to a Higher Diploma in music in the coming this year.

 

 

Andrew Robb – bass

Andrew born in and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2012 he completed his undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since commencing his studies he won The BBC Radio Scotland Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2009 and has performed several times on BBC Radio Three and Radio Scotland as a leader and as a sideman as well as festivals within the UK. He has performed alongside Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Alumnus Valery Ponomarev, Tim Garland, Peter King, Tommy Smith, Arthur Lipner and Alan Skidmore.