Social media has changed the way we interact with our favourite artists. More than just musicians, they’re now personalities, people we can interact with on the daily. Now more than ever we’re aware that musicians are pretty normal people, they just have a weird job. Every week we get to know one of our favourite SoundCloud heroes, internet dating style, in our new column, Internet Crush.
Nubya Garcia is a pillar of London’s jazz scene. One of the city’s leading saxophonists, she’s a regular collaborator with the likes of Moses Boyd and Blue Lab Beats and has also worked with Jungle legend Congo Natty. On top of that, she plays in several ensembles including the all-female Nerija septet and the critically acclaimed Maisha. This summer is set to be a big one for Nubya, seeing her play across the UK and beyond, including at this year’s Dimensions Festival. We caught some time with one of the busiest women in UK jazz for this week’s Internet Crush to find out her saxophone idols and where to catch the best live jazz in London.