Tezeta are an 8 piece instrumental group combining elements of experimental jazz, afrobeat, cinematic composition and collective improvisation. The musicians are part of Bristol based collective ‘Bloom’ and between them play with bands Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, The Evil Usses, Spindle Ensemble, Cloudshoes, Run Logan Run, Rae, Dubi Dolczek and many more.
They initially formed in 2014 to play music from ‘The Ethiopiques Volumes’, in particular the work of Mulatu Astatke, hence the name Tezeta (Ethiopian for nostalgia). Since then they have evolved under band leader Daniel Inzani into their current style with all original material, incorporating many other influences along the way.
Daniel Inzani – Keyboards
Matt Jones – Drums
Peter Gibbs – Bass
Lorenzo Prati – TenorSaxophone
Andrew Neil Hayes – Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Truen – Drums
Conrad Singh – Electric Guitar
Harriet Riley – Vibraphone/Marimba
Buy debut album ‘Seventh Place’ via bandcamp
‘Wormhole’ performed at Tezeta’s album launch, Bloom Presents at The Wardrobe Theatre