These days jazz has become a very broad genre, and there’s no better illustration of this than GoGo Penguin. Concert visitors are amazed when the Manchester trio is able to acoustically mimic the sounds from trip hop and dance. The sounds of Chris Illingworth (piano), Nick Blacka (double bass) and Rob Turner (drums), surpass genres and are starting to conquer an ever-growing audience. Their second album v2.0 (2014) won them a nomination for the Mercury Prize, a record deal with Blue Note, and a long series of performances, bringing them to the London Barbican Centre, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in France, Über Jazz in Hamburg and the American Rochester Jazz Festival. Their first recording for Blue Note, Man Made Object, released this year, was praised in The Wall Street Journal, among others, for its courage and energy. ‘We're recreating electronic music on acoustic instruments’, is how Illingworth explains the album title.