Shabaka Hutchings (born 1984) is a British saxophonist, clarinettist and composer, and a leading figure in the contemporary jazz scene.
Hutchings grew up in Birmingham and Barbados before returning to study classical clarinet. In London he joined the Tomorrow’s Warriors programme, where he met many collaborators in the South East London jazz scene. Hutchings has played with many groups, including the Sun Ra Arkestra, The Heliocentrics and Mulatu Astatke. Since 2016, Hutchings has brought his apocalyptic overtones to the trio The Comet Is Coming. Hutchings is also part of the quartet Sons Of Kemet, whose album “Your Queen Is A Reptile” on Impulse! has done much to reinvigorate interest in the UK jazz scene.