Maylight is a BBC New Music Award winning jazz / soul / electronica ensemble based in London. The eight strong collective takes in the vocal talents of ex-Tru Thoughts vocalist Lizzy Parks, pianist Rob Barron whose resume includes session work for the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West and Jay Electronica and BBC Performing Arts Prize winning saxophonist Mary Wakelam. On trumpet are Aida Severo’s Joe Egan and Percy Pursglove, a first class graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire’s jazz course who has played for groups including The Duke Ellington Orchestra and The Coltrane Ensemble. Trio Tekke’s Colin Somervell appears on bass. Dave Holland Award winning drummer Jim Bashford, (currently playing for multi-platinum selling jazz vocalist Katie Melua) also appears.
Maylight is produced by BBE signing Chris Read whose work includes productions and remixes for the likes of Grammy Award winning vocalist Algebra Blessett, hip hop man of the moment Oddisee, Tokyo Dawn-signing Pugs Atomz and the Pharcyde.
In the group’s brief history, Maylight have played live shows at venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall’s new city center live venue and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall to a sell out crowd as part of London Jazz Festival.
Music by the group has featured in a video for Samsung’s ‘Over to You’ advertising campaign and soundtracked ‘The First Time Ever’, a video by master calligrapher Seb Lester.