Inspired by Claudette Johnson’s love of jazz, DJ Octavia Freud curates these free, live jazz sessions featuring 60’s east coast jazz, classic female vocalists and Afro-beat.
For our first Summer Session we welcome Tiger Mendoza, one of the most prolific musicians and producers on the local Oxford scene over the last decade plus a very special live guest performing tracks from their brand new album.
Tiger Mendoza is a musician, producer and DJ who is known for his remix and electronic production skills, mask-wearing live shows and an open minded approach to collaborating. For his latest album New Ideas, he has taken tracks from his Old Ideas EPs and had them remixed by an assortment of local musicians. All profits from the new album will go to The Oxford Foodbank.
For this Modern Art Oxford Yard session, Tiger Mendoza will be performing as a special guest DJ, mixing up beats, styles and genres to form a soundtrack that compliments our current exhibition Claudette Johnson: I Came to Dance.
Free, drop in
Watch Tiger Mendoza ft. Asher Dust and David Griffiths performing “Lovesick Vandal” at Modern Art Oxford for Sofar Sounds
Originally from Manchester, Martin first caught the DJ bug as a young raver hanging out at the Hacienda club. He went on to set up the influential South London electronica label Projector Records and spent several years running the eclectic Neural Ohmlette nights at the Heavenly Social club. He has shared the DJ stage with Groove Armada and performed at Bestival and La Flèche D’Or club in Paris.
For these jazz-inspired events, Martin is returning to his youth when he used to stay up late into the evening on school nights listening to his dad’s jazz vinyl collection, from 60s East coast jazz and classic female jazz vocalists to wacked out 70s space funk and Afro-beat. Also expect Martin to spin some bang up-to-date new tunes from the recent resurgent London jazz scene.