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Sunlightsquare Live at Jazz Cafe 2009.jpg
Sunlightsquare performing at the Jazz Cafe - Feb 2009
Background information
Origin London
Genres Neo soul, nu jazz, boogaloo, salsa, house
Years active 2004 - present
Labels Sunlightsquare Records, Pschent Music, Dome Records
Members Claudio Passavanti, Tasita D'Mour, Sharlene Hector
Past members Steve Gadd, Will Lee, Z-Star, Joy Malcolm

Sunlightsquare are a Soul and Latin jazz band led by Italian producer Claudio Passavanti. While the band is sometimes cited as "Sunlight Square", the name is presented as "Sunlightsquare" on their releases.

They are primarily based in London and record music as well as hosting radio shows, club nights and concerts across Europe.
The group has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, most notably with American drummer Steve Gadd[1] and bassist Will Lee.

Recent work[edit]

Having formed in 2004, this London based Latin collective are best known for their cover of Stevie Wonder’s "Pastime Paradise", supported by Gilles Peterson,[2] Joey Negro and Jazz FM DJ Peter Young among others.

In 2009 Claudio Passavanti recorded a live album in Havana (Cuba) at Radio Rebelde's recording studios. Released in February 2010 under the name of "Sunlightsquare Latin Combo"[3] Havana Central has obtained critical acclaim. Blues & Soul magazine described it as "superb".[4]


  • Urban Sessions (2005)
  • Mutations For Piano (2006)
  • Urban Latin Soul (2008)
  • Let's Groove (2009)
  • Havana Central (2010)
  • Britannia Shing-A-Ling (2011)



  1. ^ "Steve Gadd's Discography", Steve Gadd Official website
  2. ^ "BBC Radio 1 playlist 10-02-10", Gilles Peterson Worldwide
  3. ^ Juno Records.
  4. ^ Blues and Soul Magazine

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