Corey Mwamba - vibraphone
Dave Kane - bass
Joshua Blackmore - drums
Creating what they call "open, living music", Yana have performed as a highly cohesive improvising trio for the last ten years, with thirteen live albums (including "baby/people" on Two Rivers Records) and their critically acclaimed studio album, "don't overthink it".
The Vortex was the first place where vibist Corey Mwamba, bassist Dave Kane and drummer Joshua Blackmore played in London; as vibraphonist Corey Mwamba moves away from live performance in 2019, it is fitting that they play their last show here.
"yana [...] slip ingeniously between improvised and composed passages, leaving the listener unsure which is which." -- The Wire, October/November 2015
"Over two improvised sets they sustained that beguiling sense of music that is being conjured before your eyes, and ears, that only the best group playing evokes – fans of the Wayne Shorter Quartet will know what I mean. And their attention to the smallest details can make you fall in love with sound all over again." -- Jon Turney (Bristol Jazz Log), December 2013
"This is the sound of three minds working together in a utopian zone way beyond the individual ego - and producing something quite beautiful in the process." -- Jazzwise Magazine, May 2013"yana [...] slip ingeniously between improvised and composed passages, leaving the listener unsure which is which." -- The Wire, October/November 2015
SECOND BAND LINE UP COMING SOON