Christine Kamau

Bio

Christine Kamau is a Kenyan Trumpeter, Composer and Performing Artist. Her music is a fusion of Jazz, Funk, Soul, Benga and Chakacha. Christine Kamau credits her musical influences to Hugh Masekela, Maroon Commandos, Miles Davis among others.

In 2012, Çhristine Kamau released an 8-track instrumental afro-jazz album titled 'This is for You'. The album offers an exciting listening experience, the music being a fusion of Jazz with the African music elements of ‘Benga’ and Rhumba’. This debut release received positive reviews from the music community and saw her featured on the BBC music program titled ‘Africa Beats’ a series that showcased emerging music talent from Africa.

A keen collaborator and campaigner for music as a tool for propagating unity, Christine Kamau has graced various stages on the continent and is steadily becoming an established name on the African Jazz Scene.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Sierra Jazz Festival, Kenya (2012)

The ‘Jazz with Isaiah Katumwa TV Show’, Uganda (2013)

Safaricom Jazz Festival Rising Stars Edition, Kenya (2014)

Sondeka Festival, Kenya (2015)

MASA Festival - OFF, Ivory Coast (2016)

Jahazi Jazz & Literary Festival, Zanzibar (2016)

Capital Jazz Festival, Nigeria (2016)

Kigali Jazz Junction, Rwanda (2017)

Yaounde Jazz Festival, Cameroon (2017)

Green Space Festival, Kenya (2018)

Lagos International Jazz Festival, Nigeria (2019)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019: PANELIST GTABC Conference (WASHINGTON DC, USA) Christine Kamau was a panellist at the 4th Georgetown University Africa Business Conference (Music for Development Panel).

2018: JAZZ from Germany Visitors Program (GERMANY) Christine Kamau was invited to join 16 jazz music industry players from 15 countries for a tour of the jazz music scene in Berlin, Munich & Stuttgart organized by the German Federal Foreign Office.

2018: MEMBER, ACCES Curation Committee (KENYA) Music In Africa's ACCES Curation Committee members comprised influential music industry players who were responsible for selecting the artists that showcased at ACCES Conference in Kenya.

2017: SPEAKER, ACCES Conference (SENEGAL) Christine Kamau was an invited speaker at Music In Africa's ACCES Conference held in Dakar, Senegal where she gave a presentation on Women In Music Forum, an initiative aimed at promoting female musicians.

2017: RECIPIENT British Council Mobility Grant (ETHIOPIA) This British Council East Africa Mobility Grant saw Christine Christine Kamau travel to Addis Ababa for music exchange and collaboration with Ethiopian Jazz Musicians.

AWARDS

Nominee-Best Foreign Jazz Artist, Mzantsi Jazz Awards 2019 Nominee-Best Jazz Act, Cafe Ngoma Awards 2017

REVIEWS

"-with hindsight her 2012 debut was a seminal moment in this decade’s African Jazz". (africanjazz.info)

"To many jazz lovers who gathered at Kigali Serena Hotel, Kenya's Christine Kamau was that thrill which quenced most jazz thirsty souls". (Andrew Kazibwe, Arts Glo, Rwanda)

"Christine Kamau may have one of the most popular surnames in her native Kenya, but she stands out as being the only female jazz trumpeter, writing her own material for herself and her band". (Victor Owusu-Bediako, Ghana Star)

PRESS ARTICLES

Christine Kamau opens up on her journey as a Trumpeter https://classic105.com/exclusive-christine-kamau-opens-up-on-her-journey-as-a-trumpeter/

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