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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.
Enrico Pieranunzi Trio
A very special performance, part of this years London Jazz Festival, Italy’s jazz poet, pianist & composer Enrico Pieranunzi plays with his trio. Known for fusing classical piano techniques with that of jazz; as a composer he doesn’t clutter his scores and as a pianist he avoids improvising with technical excess. His playing is described as having intense lyricism, while not losing hold of that ability to swing with energy and freshness. The trio includes Enzo Zirilli (drums) and Geoff Gascoyne (bass).
"Italy's jazz piano poet" allaboutjazz.com
The British pianist & composer's debut solo album ‘New Life’ on Babel Records received rave reviews and was voted among the top ten international albums in Jazzwise Magazine. In April this year she released her second album - ‘Land of Shadows’ on the Berlin Jazzwerkstatt Label.
The solo gig she shared with Oregon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in a previous London Jazz Festival was described as ‘one of the most inspired pairings of the festival’ and received a 5 star Evening Standard review and a BBC Radio 3 broadcast.
"Sassoon’s capacity to sustain interest without resorting to licks, tricks or slickness of any kind is remarkable… music of rare beauty." Duncan Heining, **** Jazzwise
Clive Bell is a musician, composer and writer with a specialist interest in the shakuhachi, khene and other Far Eastern wind instruments.
He has travelled extensively in Japan (where he studied the shakuhachi or Japanese flute with the master Kohachiro Miyata), Thailand, Laos and Bali, researching music and meeting local practitioners. In 2011 he played with Jah Wobble at Ronnie Scott’s and the Glastonbury Festival, and toured the UK with Mugenkyo Taiko drummers (contemporary Japanese drumming)
A musician who regularly joins David Ross, Sylvia Hallett and Peter Cusack in improvisation duos and trios, Clive Bell has a substantial recording history as both a solo artist (his solo album, Shakuhachi: The Japanese Flute was reissued in 2005 by ARC Records) and as a composer for film, TV and theatrical productions (Complicite, IOU, Whalley Range Allstars). Kazuko Hohki, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit, Harry Beckett, Robert Lippok, David Sylvian, David Toop, Jochen Irmler of Faust, Paul Schütze and Bill Laswell number among Clive Bell's collaborators. As a record producer, his latest release is Taeko Kunishima’s Late Autumn on 33Jazz (2011). Based in London, he writes regularly for the music monthly The Wire.
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Township Comets play the searing, joyous music of the South African saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, who in exile brought a pioneering mix of township jazz and improvisation to the UK and European scenes in the late 1960s.
Singing in both Xhosa and English, the vocalist Pinise Saul also unusually vocalises along with the horn front-line. With superb solos by all band members, trumpeter Chris Batchelor, trombonist Harry Brown, Rob Townsend on saxophone, Adam Glasser piano, Dudley Phillips bass and Frank Tontoh on drums.
Pinise Saul - vocals
Chris Batchelor - trumpet
Rob Townsend - alto sax
Adam Glasser - piano
Dudley Phillips - bass
Frank Tontoh - drums
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
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Led Bib - 3 Night Residency