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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.
A series of concerts joining new and established female musicians.
Janette Mason (piano), with Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Alison Rayner (double bass), Buster Birch (drums).
Janette Mason is a successful piano player, recording artist and arranger. Her debut album, Din and Tonic, was shortlisted by Guardian Jazz Critic John Fordham as a contender for "Jazz Album of the Year." January 2009 brought the release of Alien Left Hand, featuring Julian Siegel, Tom Arthurs and Lea DeLaria, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination. A mainstay of the British Jazz scene for over a decade, Mason has toured her unique sound in Europe, Israel, Japan, Thailand and the US, playing everywhere from the Atlanta and Rochester Jazz Festivals to Carnegie and Albert Hall.
Shirley Tetteh Quartet
Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Reiss Ellis Beckles (sax), Daniel Casimir (bass), Patrick Boyle (drums)
Having discovering jazz four years ago with the help of the Tomorrow's Warriors, Shirley Tetteh has continued to explore its rich heritage and tradition, citing influences as diverse as contemporary guitarists Gilad Hekselman and Julian Lage right through to jazz guitar pioneers Eddie Lang and Django Reindhardt. Shirley has performed with the likes of alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev and the newly formed ensemble Nérija, and continues to attend workshops at the Tomorrow's Warriors under the tutelage of Gary Crosby and Nathaniel Facey, both of whom she plays with in the quartet Groundation including drummer Moses Boyd.
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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