Tezeta are an 8 piece instrumental group from the Bristol based collective 'Bloom', featuring double drums, saxophones, vibraphone with an electric rhythm section. Their music combines elements of experimental jazz, afrobeat, cinematic composition and collective improvisation.
They initially formed in 2014 to play music from ‘The Ethiopiques Volumes’, in particular, the work of Mulatu Astatke, hence the name Tezeta (Ethiopian for nostalgia). Since then they have evolved under band leader Daniel Inzani (Spindle Ensemble) into their current style with all original material, incorporating many other influences along the way. Their debut album 'Seventh Place' was released in Sept 2016.
Between them the musicians play with bands Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, The Evil Usses, Spindle Ensemble, Cloudshoes, Run Logan Run, The Brackish, Leonie Evans, Dubi Dolczek.
Daniel Inzani – Keyboards
Matt Jones – Drums
Peter Gibbs – Bass
Lorenzo Prati – Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Neil Hayes – Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Truen – Drums
Conrad Singh – Electric Guitar
Harriet Riley – Vibraphone/Marimba