Jazz North Introduces: Yaatri
Part of Gateshead Jazz 2020
Yaatri is a five piece jazz crossover quintet formed in Leeds in 2018. Their blend of complex composition and ethereal soundscapes captivates the heart as well as the mind. Influenced by the emotive quality of the Scandinavian jazz tradition, the momentum of the rhythms of India and the energy of rock and roll, their music has a strong sense of purpose and journey.
Assembled by guitarist and composer Liam DeTar in September of last year, Yaatri consists of Bethany Herrington on vocals, Felix Bertulis-Webb on keyboard, Jona Tromp on drums and Joe Wilkes on bass, all students or alumni of the Leeds College of Music. Since forming, Yaatri have been successful in securing places in Manchester Jazz Festival’s Hothouse, the Jazz North Introduces scheme, and Leeds College of Music’s Artist Development Program. Their debut EP will be released in early 2020.