Jumoké Fashola

Broadcaster / Journalist / Vocalist / Live Literature Curator

  "A jazz singer who takes risks . . . excellent debut album "         JazzWise Magazine   “ A head-spinningly versatile singer . . ."  TimeOut   "If literary nights were only as good as their hosts, then Jazz Verse Jukebox’s Jumoke Fashola would outshine them all..."  (TimeOut)    

"A jazz singer who takes risks . . . excellent debut album JazzWise Magazine

“ A head-spinningly versatile singer . . ." TimeOut

"If literary nights were only as good as their hosts, then Jazz Verse Jukebox’s Jumoke Fashola would outshine them all..." (TimeOut)

 

Radio & TV

 Jumoké  currently presents J to Z on BBC Radio 3 and  Inspirit with Jumoké Fashola, BBC Radio London Sunday Breakfast magazine programme. She presented The Ronnie Scott's Radio Show on Jazz FM.  Other radio credits include, Late Show (BBC London 94.9fm) You and Yours (Radio 4) Pause for Thought (Radio 2), Everywoman (BBC World Service), Good Morning Sunday (Radio 2). Her TV credits include the Holiday Programme (BBC1), Summer Holiday (BBC1) Summer Praise (BBC1).

  

 

Music & theatre

Jumoké has sung most musical forms, from Handel to Gershwin to Gospel to Bernstein, at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival hall and the London Arena. Her solo repertoire comprises an edgy blend of jazz, R&B and soul, eloquently expressed and dynamically delivered. Time Out Magazine describes her as a Head-spinningly versatile singer".  Her debut album, The Condition of Being A Woman was released in Feb 2014. She is the creator and host of the monthly Jazz Verse Jukebox (held for 7 years at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club) at Hoxton Hall, London

Jumoké is currently appearing as 'Iya Segi', in the much acclaimed Arcola Theatre production of Lola Shoneyin's, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Full Bio available on request.