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Dynamic Young British Drummer Yussef Dayes Talks With Jamal Ahmad on The S.O.U.L. of Jazz

Yussef Dayes
Danika Magdelena
Yussef Dayes

Acclaimed drummer Yussef Dayes is one of the central figures of the burgeoning UK jazz scene that is taking the world by storm and bringing loads of young listeners back to the genre. His music encapsulates classic jazz, soul, reggae and fusion sounds but also displays modern British influences like UK grime, UK garage, dub and drum 'n' bass. Currently one of the most distinctive drummers in the world, his album "Black Classical Music" has been lauded by various pundits and tastemakers as the best album released in 2023. On the eve of his sold out Atlanta performance, he stopped by the Jazz 91.9 WCLK studios to speak at length with The S.O.U.L Of Jazz host Jamal Ahmad about his current musical endeavors, his family history and why UK jazz is number one in the world right now.