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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.
Intersect is a brand new event linking three of Dalston’s most interesting live music venues; an extended evening of adventurous music, taking place across Servant Jazz Quarters, The Vortex, Cafe OTO and The OTO Project Space.
Check out this interview with Cafe OTO, Servant Jazz Quarters and the Vortex at London Jazz News ...
ALEX WARD | ANGHARAD DAVIES | BLUE EYED HAWK | DAICHI YOSHIKAWA | DOLLYMAN | FUMI OKIJI | GUILLAUME VILTARD | HANNAH MARSHALL | ISNAJ DUI | JAMES DUNN | JENNIFER ALLUM | KLAVIKON | MATTHEW BOURNE | OLIE BRICE | OLIVER COATES | ORCHESTRA ELASTIQUE | ORE | PAUL ABBOTT | RACHEL MUSSON | ROSS LAMBERT | SEYMOUR WRIGHT | STROBES | TOM ROGERSON | WOVEN ENTITY | YONI SILVER | AND MORE...
DOLLYman is a joyfully anarchic avant-jazz/classical/pop collective. The five members are all composer/performers and their music takes in jazz leanings, wild and free improvisation, adventurous classical and delicately weird pop.
Time Out says: 'Fractious Mingus-informed punky jazz quartet offers broken themes full of menace and mischief. Possibly what Tom Waits' band might sound like after he's popped out for a smoke. (A) compellingly odd stew of sounds...'
And The Ritzy Cafe says 'If you like the Portico Quartet, you'll LOVE DOLLYman!
Originating from the celebrated Shunt Vaults, Orchestra Elastique are a diverse and ever-changing collective of musicians who represent almost as many nations as there are members. Their live performances are entirely improvised, building from wistful dreamy motifs to furious psychedelic explosions. Sonically spectacular and delightfully funky, OE adventure ecstatically around a global playground of sounds with impeccable style and stunning originality.
Bourne’s unique ability to create powerful imagery through an esoteric piano language along with spoken word samples earned him the Innovation Award at the BBC Radio Jazz Awards in 2002. He continued to develop this methodology, delivering intense and highly personal performances at an international level - many of these becoming the focus of Bourne’s PhD research, undertaken at the University of Leeds. During this period Bourne was the recipient of the IJFO (International Jazz Festivals Organisation) International Jazz Award in 2005, performing at key international festivals in mainland Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA.
Bourne continues to be in constant demand as a pianist and analogue synthesist and has recorded and performed with Sam Hobbs, Franck Vigroux, Laurent Dehors, Marc Ducret, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Andrea Centazzo, Seaming To, Peter Wareham, Barre Phillips, Roger Turner, Paul Dunmall, Tony Bevan, Annette Peacock and Nostalgia 77.
Conjuring big beats and a vast array of sonic possibilities, Strobes unites the creative minds of two prodigious talents of the London music scene, Dan Nicholls (keyboards/electronics) and Dave Smith (drums/electronics). Flickering effortlessly between electro-improv, Afrocentric grooves and distinctively original hooks.
BLUE EYED HAWK
Taking its name from a line in W.B. Yeats's poem Under the Moon, Blue-Eyed Hawk is a co-operative quartet that brings a wide open improv sensibility to its melodic and richly textured original material. The band formed in 2011 and creates highly charged and emotive music that takes in rock, jazz, minimalist and electronic soundworlds.
Lauren Kinsella - Voice
Laura Jurd - Trumpet
Alex Roth - Guitar, Effects
Corrie Dick - Drums
"So Brilliant. Everyone in the room was spellbound."
Georgia Mann, BBC Radio 3
FUMI OKIJI & OLIE BRICE
Vocalist Fumi Okiji and bass player Olie Brice explore the area where traditional jazz meets improvisation.
SERVANT JAZZ QUARTERS
10A BRADBURY STREET
18-22 ASHWIN STREET
11 GILLETT SQUARE
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