London-based saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and DJ Nubya Garcia is one of the leading lights in the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the U.K.’s club culture and one of its prime Afro-futurist exports. As a child she studied violin and viola. At the 10 she starts learning saxophone and jazz music. She went through prestigious jazz schools like the Royal Academy of Music, the Berklee College of Music and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she received her bachelor’s degree and was celebrated as “a jazz instrumentalist with distinction.” She is a member of the contemporary septet, Nerija, and has toured extensively internationally, playing venues and festivals across Latin America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United States. She currently helms a hit radio residency on NTS and plays a growing number of live sets across Europe.