Uncle Silverback’s live sets are a pulsating fusion of turntablism, jazz trombone and electronic beats. Vinyl samples are intricately manipulated then looped and layered with electronic drums, and live instruments to produce a dance floor focussed sound. Uncle Silverback draws on his diverse musical experience, weaving together everything from classical and jazz, to hip hop, electro and house.
Uncle Silverback is one of Wellington’s leading and most innovative musicians. His soulful trombone playing is a part of the hottest live acts in town. He records with a range of local and international producers, as well as writing and arranging for Tāwhiri Funk. His live looping hip hop infused jazz is one of the most exciting solo acts to have come out of Wellington’s Jazz Festival.