Sheila Maurice-Grey is an award-winning London-based trumpeter and visual artist who trained at Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban. She’s also known as Ms MAURICE, leads KOKOROKO (an Afrobeat seven-piece) and is a core member of Nérija.
We supported Sheila and KOKOROKO to sign a record deal with Gilles Peterson’s label, Brownswood. We connected Sheila to a lawyer to equip her and enable her to negotiate a better deal. We supported her to successfully apply to Help Musicians for the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, which awarded her £2,000 and KOKOROKO won World Wide FM Track of the Year 2019.
Sheila said: ‘’All aspects of the programme have proved very beneficial. Fred’s knowledge in the music industry and his strategic support have proved priceless!’’