top of page
ANNA STUBBS KEYZZ-32_edited.jpg

Kintsugi - the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with laquer mixed with precious metals.

Kinzoogibio

 

Kinzoogianna AKA Anna Stubbs is a multi-talented producer, record label owner, songwriter, pianist and singer who, with her band Brotherly, forged new ground in London’s exploding Nu Jazz, Broken Beat and Jazztronica scene.  Brotherly’s music has been championed by Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Moses Boyd, Jacob Collier , and Jordan Rakei. They were nominated for BBC Radio 1 Worldwide best session of the year after recording for Gilles at Maida Vale Studios. In 2020 Whirlwind Recordings released a beautiful double vinyl collectors edition of their music 'Analects',  with added guests, Donny McCaslin, Jason Rebello and Kaidi Tatham.

 

'Gold For The Hungry Souls'  is the title of Stubbs’s debut album as a producer, drum programmer and recording engineer, singing all vocal parts, and playing all keyboard parts and percussion.  An epic keys, synths, and vocal harmony driven collection,  blending stories from her adventurous and turbulent California/Essex upbringing with her reflective time during the Covid Pandemic. The songs were written while transcribing and improvising over songs she loves by artists including Rotary Connection, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, McCoy Tyner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Wayne Shorter.  During this time she also recorded 'Shut This Down' with Shur-i-kan (on Lazy Days Recordings) and indulged in her other loves: Deep House, Electronica and Broken Beat.  Having to record at home, in isolation, she threw herself into the process, using her trusty Nord, an SM7 mic, a UA 6176 Pre-amp, Logic Pro X software, YouTube tutorial videos and lots of red wine.

 

She collaborated with Rob Mullarkey (other half of Brotherly, Jacob Collier bassist, and the album's mixing engineer) and Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei, Jose James, Tyfor this debut album,  their virtuosity and reputation as the best drum and bass crew in London (possibly the world!) perfectly match her album's odd-time signatures, unexpected harmony and deeply personal subject matter.

 

'The Clique of  '86' - solo album

Her second album is due out in 2025, and the first single 'Cherry Devoy' and accompanying dance video was released on May 17th 2024.  The second single 'Back of the Bus' drops on August 9th 2024. This entirely solo album 'The Clique of '86,' is inspired by mid 80's UK culture and her experiences of school and music and the emerging house, hip hop and electro scene.   Expect dance floor bangers and fast paced broken beat elements. 

 'Music enthusiasts are holding their collective breath in anticipation of another boundary-pushing masterpiece from this visionary artist.'

Fame Magazine 

 

'A Musical Masterpiece with a mesmerising intensity'
Danielle Holian - Puremzine.com

Artist Brief
Kinzoogianna AKA Anna Stubbs from ground breaking Nu Jazz /Broken Beat band Brotherly, presents her first single from her second album as a multi-instrumentalist , singer-songwriter and producer.

 Out on 9th August 2024, 'Back of the Bus' is a broken beat boogie fest describing a typical feral school morning in 80s Essex.
'Cherry Devoy', released 17th May 2024, is the debut single from her second album
 'The Clique of '86' due out in early 2025.  Expect dance floor bangers with reference to 80's UK culture, particularly to the emerging house/electro/hip hop
 movements from the time.
'Gold For The Hungry Souls' was released in August 2022 and features Rob Mullarkey and Richard Spaven on bass and drums, and is an epic nu-jazz soul collection of nine quirky and memorable songs, with hooky unexpected grooves and harmonies. 

'An incredible piece of work'  - Wayne Boucaud,  K2KRadio

 

Press Release

Out Aug 9th 2024 'Back of the Bus' is the second track from singer/pianist/producer Kinzoogianna's upcoming album 'The Clique of 86'. The song tells stories of a teenage Stubbsy's journey to school in mid 80s Essex.  Expect a gritty, raunchy dance floor track inspired by the genres of the day, hip hop, electro, house, and combine them with more up to date broken beat, and funky house.  

Written after an epic trip to Brazil, with all her new percussion instruments, and sense of freedom, Kinzoogianna is punchy new funky highs.

 

'Cherry Devoy,' and it's accompanying dance video starring the UK body popper Jutsu, released on 17th May 2024, is the first single off the second album 'The Clique of '86'  Kinzoogianna's homage to 80's UK culture and the emerging house/hip hop/electro scene.   The album concentrates on a cast of characters that were inspired by her classmates, and experiences of a specific kind of British culture in 80s Essex.  The purely solo album is due out in 2025 and is entirely programmed drums and synth bass with powerhouse vocals and dancefloor tempos. Expect boogie, hip hop, electro, broken beat, jazztronica, funk, punchy soul disco vocals and jazz harmony.

'Gold For The Hungry Souls' is the debut album from Kinzoogianna AKA Anna Stubbs, the multi-talented singer-songwriter and keyboard player from the ground breaking Nu Jazz and Broken Beat band Brotherly.
An epic vocal and keys driven collection of quirky, sophisticated yet memorable Nu Jazz Soul grooves, Stubbs is showcasing all her talents as a vocalist, writer, keys player, drum programmer, recording engineer and producer.  The album 
blends stories from her adventurous and turbulent California/Essex upbringing, her London life as a musician, and her relationships, with her reflective time during the Covid Pandemic.  

The songs were written while transcribing and improvising over songs she loves by artists including 
Rotary Connection, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, McCoy Tyner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Wayne Shorter.  Having to record at home, in isolation, she threw herself into the process, using her trusty Nord, an SM7 mic, a UA 6176 Pre-amp, Logic Pro X software, YouTube tutorial videos and lots of red wine.

She collaborated with
Rob Mullarkey (other half of Brotherly, Jacob Collier bassist, and the album's mixing engineer) and Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei, Jose James, Tyfor this album,  their virtuosity and reputation as the best drum and bass crew in London (possibly the world!) perfectly match her album's odd-time signatures, unexpected harmony and deeply personal subject matter.

'Cinnamon Bun', out on February 4th 2022, on Brotherly Music/Kudos Records, is the first single to be released from 'Gold For The Hungry Souls'.   It's been described as 'A London Sunday out walking, and bumping into The Isley Brothers',  and optimistically eases you into the rich and sometimes knotty tapestry of the album.

'Night Train' out on March 4th 2022, is the second single release from the album, and is a jazz influenced electronic/live instrument banger telling a story of someone returning from the big city to rescue a friend from mediocrity. 

'Four Letter Word'    out on April 8th, is a song about something the writer has a complicated relationship with. Swear words, cuss words, used in every which way! The time signature is in 15/4, but cleverly written so it feels natural, just as using these special words feels natural, and makes us feel good, even though the use of them is forbidden, much like modern music forbids odd times signatures and challenging harmony.


'Mexico'  out 13th May 2022, is the fourth release from the album, featuring soaring vocals, heavy piano and rhodes riffs in the style of Rotary Connection's 'I Am The Blackgold of the Sun'.  As it was written during lockdown, it tackles pandemic themes, and a wish for travel and adventure.

 

ANNA STUBBS KEYZZ-83.jpg
ANNA STUBBS KEYZZ-76.jpg
ANNA STUBBS KEYZZ-2.jpg

'Kinzoogianna makes me dance'
Manon M - Subba Cultcha 

bottom of page