Jembaa Groove

Hybrid Highlife meets US Soul & Jazz sound

Booking only for Italy

Garnering massive support from the media world like KEXP, BBC6 Music, KCRW, Worldwide FM, FIP, RFI, Selection, WDR Cosmo and enough stations round the world off the back of their debut Album ‘Susuma’, Jembaa Groove are making waves with their hybrid Highlife meets US Soul & Jazz sound. The Berlin based Afro-Jazz group was founded by producer and bassist Yannick Nolting and Ghanian percussion legend and vocalist Eric Owusu in 2020.

Inspired by the jazzy and soulful sounds from Berlin’s uprising underground music scene and classic and new sounds from Ghana and its diaspora, the 7-piece band delivers a contemporary take on Highlife, Jazz and Afrobeats. Playing some of the finest stages around Europe over the past 2 years, including an overwhelming UK Tour after an invitation for a BBC6 Music Live Session at Maida Vale Studios with Cerys Matthews, Jembaa Groove also performed at ESNS 2023 and SWSW 2023 which lead to a number of exciting news for the future. With a new Album set for release in Spring 2024, featuring the likes of Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, K.O.G and others, the band will be heading for an extensive Release Tour through Europe next year.

„Their debut album is a groovy blend of traditional West African and highlife rhythms infused with classic jazz and soul touchpoints that’s all complemented beautifully by Owusu’s vocals.“


„They blend beautifully on a parade of chilled and catchy tracks. Bassist Yannick Nolting’s Arrangements are spot on. The Album would make any audiophile’s sound system sing.“

Songlines Magazine


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