The Shape of Jazz To Come 2-Day Festival: Meg Morley Trio + Yana (Mwamba, Kane, Blackmore)(First Day)
A double bill. The trio Yana (Corey Mwamba, Dave Kane, and Joshua Blackmore) will be playing their LAST EVER London show. The Meg Morley Trio (Richard Sadler and Emiliano Caroselli) with new music for their upcoming second album release in 2019.
The Shape of Jazz To Come Presents: Cassie Kinoshi’s Seed Ensemble
Formed in early 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.
The Shape of Jazz to Come presents: TreeClimbers + Maria Chiara Argirò Quintet
Tonight as part of the series two bands will be performing TreeClimbers (Royal Academy of Music) and Maria Chiara Argirò Quintet (Middlesex). Hope to see you there!
In celebration of Black History Month: Ray Carless’s Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of people from various Caribbean islands that were then British colonies and part of the British Empire. The name Windrush comes […]
Words & Jazz October 2018
Autumn blues? Come to Words & Jazz for a warm cosy night celebrating the BEST contemporary poetry and jazz
AARON PARKS & LITTLE BIG (2nd-NIGHT)
Little Big, the new band from pianist/composer Aaron Parks, could in some ways be seen as a continuation of the trajectory set on his 2008 record “Invisible Cinema,” with a deeper commitment to melodic songwriting, modern rhythms, and immersive storytelling.
Hannes Riepler / Michael Blake Quartet feat. Conor Chaplin & James Maddren
New York Tenor Saxophone Wizard Michael Blake teams up with London Jazz Guitarist Hannes Riepler and band for an evening of exciting tunes.
BLACKSALT -Lucian Ban & Abraham Burton Duo
“If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…” Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton’s passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons.
Chris Laurence Quartet: Martin France / John Parricelli / Frank Ricotti
The Vortex welcomes back this tremendously influential quartet Chris Laurence, double bass Martin France, drums John Parricelli, guitar Frank Ricotti, vibraphone Bassist Chris Laurence has been a fixture on the […]
Hans Koller (Valve Trombone, Euphonium) Martin Speake (Alto Saxophone) Calum Gourlay (Bass) TBC (Drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the […]
Barry Green Trio
Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of […]
Quest Ensemble + Special Guests
An interaction between three compelling players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. Intrinsically […]
WARRIORS INTL PRESENT: Freedom The Art of Improvisation loft jam session
Warriors international presents – Freedom: The Art of Improvisation loft Jam session. The monthly open-minded Freedom Improv session, Voted by the Evening Standard one of the Top 6 Uk jam sessions. Curated by Cleveland […]
THE EXILES (1st night)
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED STANDING TICKETS REMAINING Americans Jean Toussaint (saxophone) and Scott Stroman (vocals) return with their stellar band for two New Year gigs at the […]
We’re delighted to welcome back rising star Sam Leak with his magnificent quartet. ‘This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what […]
WARRIORS INTL PRESENT: Freedom
Our monthly open-minded Freedom session, run by Cleveland Watkiss, Orphy Robinson and Tori Handsley. DJ Paul Bradshaw.
Solstice – Alimentation album launch
Solstice is an ensemble comprising some of the foremost bandleaders and composers emerging from the thriving East London music scene, including in-demand saxophonist Tori Freestone and renowned vocalist Brigitte Beraha. They have […]
Loz Speyer’s Time Zone
TIME ZONE plays an innovative “deep fusion” of Cuban music and Jazz – soulful, catchy and rhythmically provocative. Cuban elements are re-assembled, or mutated to fit odd meters – bilingual […]
CDave Quartet: Lost Songs of Jazz
A kaleidoscope of obscure songs from all eras of jazz. These forgotten but great tunes were all originally recorded by the giants of jazz but now out-of-print. CDave revives them […]
Vortex jazz session
Hannes Riepler leads our weekly session, involving some of the finest young musicians in London turning up to enjoy the company and the music. For the London Jazz Festival itself, […]