Common knowledge is not at all common! Best known for his contribution to jazz, but relatively unknown in the world of hip-hop, Soweto Kinch is fighting an on going battle to be acknowledged by record emporiums as a hip-hop artist. Kinch is a modern day Jazz legend; he was the winner of the Mercury Music Prize for An Album of the Year 2003 and the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act 2003.
An award winning alto-saxophonist, Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians on the British Jazz (& also hip hop) scene. The Kinch, self taught with a love of hip hop, weaves an entangling web of spoken word, rap and jazz sax and whilst his music is firmly rooted in jazz, Soweto has been deeply influenced by artists such as De La Soul, The Roots and Q Tip.