London raised trumpeter, Ife Ogunjobi is a rising star in the London scene. Raised in a Nigerian household as well as growing up in South East London, his surroundings have enriched his music with various genres such as Jazz, Afrobeat and Hip-hop. Influenced by the likes of Fela Kuti, Erykah Badu, Freddie Hubbard and Burna Boy, his musical concept removes the barriers between the different genres of music and portrays his authentic sound.
A vital contributor to the London Jazz scene, Ife’s live and studio collaborations have been critically acclaimed whether touring worldwide with Ezra Collective or performing at sold out stadiums like “Madison Square Garden” with the likes of Wizkid and Burna Boy. Ife’s style is versatile enough to transition from a spiritual jazz solo to a dance fueled afrobeat party in a heartbeat. This has also led him to working with many different artists in the studio such as Wizkid on his latest album “More Love, Less Ego”. Ife also recorded on Moses Boyd’s Mercury Music Prize shortlisted Album “Dark Matter" and has also worked with artists like Yazmin Lacey, Juls and NSG on several different projects.
Ife has also gained recognition through his packed festival appearance at Love Supreme and We Out Here 2022. As well as this he was also curated by award winning DJ, Giles Peterson for Appleton Rum’s Jazz Sessions.