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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
François Bourassa, composer and pianist, leads one of Canada’s most active recording and touring jazz ensembles. Being an international example for Canada’s contemporary jazz scene, the Francois Bourassa Quartet has received several prestigious Canadian prizes including the Juno, Felix and Opus awards and the Oscar Peterson Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
On their 8th album, Idiosyncrasie (Effendi), the musicians explore the connection of contemporary jazz and 20th century music inspired by the harmonic concepts of composers such as Berg, Schoenberg and Webern. Here Bourassa and crew have found "...new levels of mystery, whimsy and passion, with more angles and space in its sound and an ever-deepening telepathy among its members." Bob Blumenthal, April 2011
"Killer, passionate playing from everybody" Exclaim Magazine, Canada
"A passionate musical architecture, including beautiful progressions, amazing rhythm changes... a pianist and composer totally inhabited by his music… a remarkable album that surprises from beginning to the end, in every way" JazzMan, France
Stories unites five of London’s most exciting improvising musicians, whose combined force creates an emotionally charged music full of nifty melodies, fruity harmony and propulsive grooves. Think Louis Sclavis meets Amon Tobin meets Igor Stravinsky.
Stories EP is online here: storiestheband.bandcamp.com
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Fri 21 Mar
Vortex City Sessions @ Bishopsgate
Sat 22 Mar
Bobby Wellins / Andrew Cleyndert / Paul Harrison / Clark Tracey
Sat 29 Mar
Thu 1 to Sat 3 May
Led Bib - 3 Night Residency