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‘Between The Lines’ concert series at CLF Art Café, Peckham, London.

Dates: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

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OCTOBER | LONDON CLF Art Café, Bussey Building, Peckham

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Originally set to take place in May, we’re extremely fortunate to have been able to rearrange the entire series to take place in October and can’t wait to share these unique sets of showcases with you. 

Serious is very proud to present a new edition of Between The Lines – our concert series of music that transcends genre – joining forces with some of our favourite artists, labels and collectives to co-curate a series of performances of boundary-pushing music throughout October in the CLF Art Café in Peckham’s Bussey Building.  

Each night features a collection of musicians at the forefront of musical experimentation, ranging from neo-classical cello to Japanese Gagaku, an acapella vocal group to modular synth improvisation, and queer IDM to experimental RnB. 

First, on Wednesday 7 October our friends at Erased Tapes have curated a beautiful triple bill, continuing their Erased Tapes 2020 series, featuring German cellist and Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller’s first live appearance in London since the release of her debut album Heliopause, a solo set from Immix Ensemble founder and saxophonist Daniel Thorne, and the enchanting London-based Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit, plus some surprises on the night.
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Then on Thursday 22 October we are joined by legendary electronic musician and producer Leafcutter John, who has put together a night of new collaborations and projects spanning the wide range of his extensive musical output. He’ll be performing with saxophonist and composer Helen Papaioannou in a first-time collaboration, and to support he’s invited his friend Ruth Goller (of Melt Yourself Down and Vula Viel fame, amongst others) who will perform with her new trio Skylla, featuring vocalists Lauren Kinsella and Alice Grant. Presented in association with Border Community.
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Finally on Thursday 29 October we team up with The Spectacular Empire – an artist collective led by experimental grime/dancehall artist GAIKA – who have put together a triple bill of spectacular proportions of artists at the cutting of edge of London’s RnB and Hip-Hop scene. Featuring Hyperdub’s IDM producer Loraine James (whose debut album For You And I was named The Quietus’ Album of 2019), experimental /genre-bending RnB artist GLOR1A, and rising Afro-Irish rapper DEMIGOSH.
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Serious are one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, and programme consultant, Serious are committed to ensuring that music is accessible to all, and that artists have opportunities needed to reach their full potential. Our charity Serious Trust is crucial in enabling this ambition through supporting our talent development, learning & participation and commissioning programmes.

Clare Teal & Jason Rebello - two shows at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London.

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Clare Teal & Jason Rebello at The Pheasantry,
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT
Saturday July 11th

Concert 1 - Music at 6pm Concert 2 - Music at 9pm
Tickets £30

Returning to The Pheasantry following her two acclaimed and sold out 2019 shows, JBGB Events welcome the outstanding vocal delights of BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Clare Teal.

This further opportunity to hear her evocative voice spanning a wide range of delightful songs, combined with her self-deprecating northern wit, makes these concerts a must get to Summer Saturday evening at The Pheasantry.

Clare is equally at home on large stage venues, including the BBC Proms at The Albert Hall, The Cadogan Hall and the EFG London Jazz Festival with her Mini Big Band at St.John’s Smith Square, where she returns in November 2020, as well as in smaller, intimate, club environments such as The Other Palace Studio and Crazy Coqs.

For these two concerts at The Pheasantry, Clare is once again joined by her regular accompanist, the brilliant pianist Jason Rebello, winner of the British Jazz Awards 2017 Best Pianist, followed by his triumphant concert in the 2018 London Jazz Festival. His eagerly awaited performance in the 2019 Steinway two-piano Festival concert with Julian Joseph was such an outstanding success that their return to the 2020 Festival is already assured.

“Sensitive vocals, with a very personal musical approach making great songs all her own”. - Gregory Porter

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From swing to sublime ballads, Clare’s Duo Concerts are renowned for their fabulous musicality coupled with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling guaranteeing the audience something uniquely personal and always very special.

The rich, jazz infused repertoire explores timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today plus Clare’s own original compositions.

The joyous ever-evolving set list draws from a rich catalogue including selections from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hart, Sting, Van Morrison and Ed Cobb and honouring the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Nancy Wilson, Frances Faye and Peggy Lee.

As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, with 15 acclaimed albums to her name, and a new album due to be released in 2020, Clare and her pianist promise a sparkling night of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by the very best.

“Clare has a timeless sound to her voice and classic touch and sound to her own song-writing. Now how modern is that? Music to melt to I’d say.” - Jamie Cullum

“Ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce someone that I’m a fan of. She’s a threat! When I say a threat, she’s a triple threat - she writes, she sings and she can do like a fire thing right!? Please go out and buy Clare Teal’s record! - Michael Bublé

“The new first lady of Jazz” – The Independent

“A First Class Evening’s Entertainment from The Queen of Swing” – Time Out

“In this overcrowded field, Clare Teal deserves special attention” – Daily Telegraph,

“Fabulous” – Daily Mail,

“This is as good as they come” – Jazzwise,

“[Get Happy]... heralds the arrival of a major new talent… If we rave about it, it’s because it’s worth raving about”  - Michael Parkinson, BBC Radio 2,

“Some singers sing standards, some sing their own material, but very few do both and even fewer do it well. Clare Teal is one of those rarities” - The Observer

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Clare Teal is one of the UK’s most celebrated and much loved singers.  With her stunning voice, encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, swing and big band music, and her innate warmth and wit, Clare is a sought after singer throughout the country as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster.

After signing to independent label Candid in 2001 and releasing 3 acclaimed titles, it was Clare’s first album for Sony Jazz which became her breakthrough record. Released in 2004, ‘Don’t Talk’ topped the Jazz charts and entered the UK Top 20, garnering extraordinary plaudits and several awards. By the middle of this year she will have recorded and released 15 albums to public and critical acclaim, 7 of them on her own label MUD Records.

Clare continues to surge ahead on her mission to bring big band and swing to music lovers everywhere, to demonstrate that this genre is ever evolving and still relevant in todays world.  Alongside her own weekly 2 hour live radio show on BBC Radio 2, Clare performs across the length and breadth of the UK, and internationally, with either her Pianist, Trio, Mini Big Band or Hollywood Orchestra (Mini Big Band with Strings), celebrating the singers and songwriters of yesteryear and today alongside her own original material.  She also guests with the Hallé, BBC Concert, RTÉ Concert and The John Wilson orchestras as well as other top big bands.  In August 2015, in addition to a packed touring schedule, Clare produced and presented her 2nd full scale concert for the Proms Season at the Royal Albert Hall.  ‘Story of Swing’ featured 2 roaring big bands and many special guests it was broadcast on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and televised on BBC Four.

Spring 2016 saw the release of her new album, and most ambitious project to date, Twelve O’Clock Tales, recorded with the famed Hallé orchestra launching on April 30th. To support the release Clare will be touring Twelve O’Clock Tales throughout 2016, conducted and arranged by world-class trumpet and composer Guy Barker.  The inaugural concert was at Bridgewater Hall with the Hallé on April 30th 2016.

Other highlights of Clare’s live work include collaborating with Sir Van Morrison on his album ‘Duets: Reworking the Catalogue’ resulting in the A listed Radio single ‘Carrying A Torch’, opening twice for Liza Minnelli at Kenwood House and the Royal Festival Hall, singing with the BBC Big Band at Proms in the Park, headlining the Bourbon Street Tent at Glastonbury Festival, performing regularly at the world renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, storming the Marlborough Jazz Festival and producing, presenting and performing ‘Battle of the Bands Duke Ellington v Count Basie’  for the 2014 Proms Season at the Royal Albert Hall, which was broadcast simultaneously on BBC Radio 2 & 3 and was the most viewed prom of 2014 on BBC Four.

Clare won British Jazz Singer of the year in 2005, 2007 and 2015, and BBC Jazz Singer of the Year in 2006. She was awarded Arts & Entertainment Personality of the Year in 2004 & 2011 Yorkshire Awards, a coveted Gold Badge by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in 2011 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Wolverhampton in 2015.

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Kandace Springs at Alexandra Palace Theatre, London.

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

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The Women Who Raised Me

Saturday 31 October 2020, 7.30pm
LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre

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Kandace Springs’ London show has been successfully rescheduled to the autumn for all the enjoy. Her new Blue Note album, The Women Who Raised Me, is out now

Kandace Springs will bring her soul-drenched vocals to the classic Alexandra Palace Theatre to perform from her upcoming Blue Note album, her most personal work yet. Entitled The Women Who Raised Me, it is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to become bone of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time, a journey that has taken in a tour with Gregory Porter and a string of sold out concerts in the EFG London Jazz Festival. As Prince once said, ‘Kandace Springs has a voice that could melt snow’. 

The album will feature her interpretations of songs that she first heard growing up in Tennessee, ranging from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, through 60’s legends Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, to modern greats like Sade and Lauryn Hill.

‘With her mature musical personality, impeccable taste, and talent, Springs makes each piece her own’ (★★★★ The Times)

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Serious produces a year-round programme of major concerts, festivals and national and international tours, learning and participation and talent development programmes, as well as specially commissioned bespoke events. Parallel to this it has established a registered charity, Serious Trust, to fundraise and support the next generation of artists and audiences through its artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.


Misha Mullov-Abbado Group - New Album Launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Featuring: Misha Mullov-Abbado


Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London

Pizza Express Jazz Club,
Dean Street,
W1D 3RW.

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Misha Mullov-Abbado Group - New Album Launch

Wednesday June 3rd @ Pizza Express Jazz Club Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW

Tickets £15

Doors at 7pm - Music at 8.30 pm

If you want to experience the future of good jazz today, the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group comprises some of the youngest and finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London. This concert follows on from previous recordings and marks the launch of their third and latest album

Misha Mullov-Abbado is the winner of the 2014 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, is an in-demand bass player, composer and arranger based in London. He is a 2017 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, a 2014 City of Music Foundation Artist and won the 2014 Dankworth Prize for jazz composition.

The group performs Misha’s original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences. Their repertoire is influenced by a broad spectrum of music in the classical, jazz and pop genres as well as folk traditions from around the world, particularly from South America. The music contains chorale-based and contemporary-classical styles, influenced by Bach and Brahms right through to Stravinsky and Bartok and beyond. Misha’s music is also heavily based on swing, funk and other groove-based styles influenced by jazz greats and pop giants Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The group’s debut album, “New Ansonia” was included in “Best Jazz Albums 2015” listings of both The Telegraph and BBC Radio 3 and their second album “Cross-Platform Interchange” enjoyed similar critical acclaim.

Here’s the title track from that album

The band has performed at many venues and festivals all around the UK such as King’s Place, the Barbican Centre, the Elgar Room as part of the BBC Proms Lates series and has toured internationally around Europe and in Mexico.

“Misha’s composing talents and his propulsive bass-playing are currently such hot UK jazz news” The Guardian

Soul-enhancing jazz” BBC Radio 3 on the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Matthew Herd alto saxophone

James Davison trumpet

Sam Rapley tenor saxophone

Liam Dunachie piano

Misha Mullov-Abbado double bass

Scott Chapman drums

Shrewsbury Django Fest at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury.

Dates: Friday, October 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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We’re very pleased and excited to announce confirmed artist for the 1st Shrewsbury Django Fest include;


October 16th - 18th 2020. @ The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY

Plus more incredible artists TBA! Like our page to get ticket link info! Tickets go on sale Sunday 8th March 14:00 GMT!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! - Friday’s evening concert includes, The Manouchetones followed by the Fapy Lafertin / Paulus Schäfer Quintette with Christiaan Vanhemert on Violin. Saturday features UK gypsy jazz legends Gary Potter and John Wheatcroft Qt backing the incredible Sara Oschlag, if that’s not enough straight after we have Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius!! Sunday night we have the amazing Remi Harris duo, the all star jam, more bands, jams in the hotel and around the town. Gigs in the bar! Workshops, Masterclasses, guitar demos… it’s going to be a phenomenal weekend! Get your tickets before we sell out!

Michal Urbaniak, Urbanator at Hideaway, Steatham, London.

Dates: Friday, May 29, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020


Hideaway, Streatham, London.

2 Empire Mews,
Stanthorpe Road,
SW16 2ED

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Michal Urbaniak Urbanator
Public · Hosted by Xantoné Blacq

Polish violinist & composer Michal Urbaniak brings his full band Urbanator to Hideaway for two exclusive shows.

The Polish violinist and composer Michal Urbaniak has recorded and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis (featuring on the album ‘Tutu’) Billy Cobham, Urszula Dudziak, George Benson and Quincy Jones.

He now brings his band Urbanator to Hideaway for two exclusive London shows featuring acclaimed guitarist and MOBO nominee Femi Temowo and Xantoné Blacq on keys (Amy WInehouse, Mark Ronson, Laura Mvula).

During 1975 - 1989, Urbaniak ran Michal Urbaniak Fusion, a renowned band which played at major concert halls and clubs all over the US (Village Vanguard, Village Gate, Carnegie Hall, New York Jazz Festival, Newport, Washington). At that time, he had a chance to play with the biggest jazz legends of all-time, such as George Benson, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, Ron Carter, Stéphane Grappelli and Miles Davis.

Playing with Miles at that time meant more than winning any prestigious award, especially with Davis reportedly exclaiming “Get me this &$!#% Polish fiddler, he’s got the sound!”

Equinox at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020

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Sunday 23rd August 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm

Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

£12 Standard
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door

Equinox features some of the finest musicians from the South West recreating and arranging tunes from the Hard Bop era.

They usually perform as a quartet but for this Black Mountain Jazz performance they line up as a trio.

Steve Mathers on saxaphone brings a unique and diverse approach to music. He has toured across Europe and the UK with various bands, solo artists and as a soloist.  He has played along side members of the Ronnie Scotts All Stars.

John-Paul Gard is no stranger to BM Jazz.  He is one of the most experienced electric organ musicians in the country and regularly performs with his own project, as well as with The Jon Dalton Organ Trio and The George Benson Tribute Band. 

Dave Smith is one of the most in demand drummers on the British alternative/improv music scene. Drawing on a wide range of influences, from West African percussion to jazz drumming, his explosive style and musical sensitivity give him the versatility to play in many musical environments.

The Jonny Bruce Trio at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020

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Sunday 26th July 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm

Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

£12 Standard
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door

Bristol based Jonny Bruce is one of the most in demand trumpet players on the scene today. Working as both a soloist and a lead player in a variety of musical contexts, Jonny has received much critical acclaim for his fiery trumpet work.

From Bobby Shew, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis to Kelis and Illa J, his trumpet has seen him perform at venues and festivals across the world with many greats from a variety of genres.

Although there are loads of Bristol jazz, swing and Latin projects that feature Jonny’s dazzling trumpet, it’s with this exceptional trio he really opens up.

Expect some seriously hot playing with many a nod to the great trumpet greats that have inspired him.

Jonny Bruce: Trumpet
Anders Olinder: Organ
Jon Whitfield: Drums

The Kim Cypher Quintet at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020

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Sunday 28th June 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm

Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

£14 Standard
£12 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door

One of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers, Kim Cypher heads to Black Mountain Jazz with her highly popular ‘Love Kim x’ album tour. This is the perfect opportunity to hear tracks from Kim’s latest album plus new music performed ‘live’ with her band of top UK musicians.

Inspired by the funkier side of jazz and having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’.

Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence.

Kim’s 2nd album ‘Love Kim x’ is a collection of inspired original music and quirky takes on some well-known classics all performed with great verve and style and listed in the Top 10 UK CD’s for 2019 by online Jazz Magazine Bebop Spoken Here.

“A bright, passionate performing light on the UK Jazz scene playing an enjoyable mix of Jazz, from classics through to real funky interpretations of modern mainstream music.” – Jazz In Europe Editor.

Kim’s highly successful debut album tour included sell-out shows across the UK in 2017/18 including top London jazz clubs and some great venues and festivals.

Kim’s new album tour kicked off with a sell-out show on 8th February 2019 with special guest Pee Wee Ellis. Kim’s varied and accessible selection of music together with her warmth on stage and versatility as a saxophonist, vocalist and all-round performer is firmly cementing her place on the jazz scene with her growing popularity as an artist.

The supporting band line up for this special night is quite simply outstanding and features some of the most highly regarded and experienced musicians in the UK:

Chris Cobbson – Guitar
John-Paul Gard – Keys
Mike Green – Double Bass
Mike Cypher – Drums

With a phenomenal line up like this performing a fabulous selection of music, this is without doubt a night not to be missed!

Film; “Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz” at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020

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Sunday 21st June 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm

Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

£8 Standard
£6 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door

Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz (the original title) is an award winning documentary film about jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and its promising future.

Told from the landmark of Washington D.C., the film shows how jazz history was made and continues to be made in the capital today.

The screening of this film has been added to the BM Jazz programme and is a joint venture with the Abergavenny Film Society, as a joint contribution to the Abergavenny Arts Festival 2020.

Frontiers – new and experimental music ‘CODA’ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Dates: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Thursday, June 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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Frontiers – new and experimental music

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 June, early ‘til late, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire


A two-day celebration of the freshest works, collaborations and experimental practices from RBC’s tribe of change-making composers and performers.  Expect bouncy balls, John Baldessari, drag, black holes, mental and environmental concerns, new galaxies and lots of electronica, in venues across the Conservatoire and ThinkTank Planetarium.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

RBC Folk Ensemble at Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham.

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

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Thu 11 June, 7pm, The Bradshaw Hall


Formed in 1997 by fiddle player and arranger Joe Broughton (The Urban Folk Quartet, The Albion Band, Joss Stone), the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble have established a reputation for creating energetic and powerful shows. Their increasingly popular live appearances - especially at such festivals as Cropredy, Towersey, Shambala and Kendal Calling - have left audiences ecstatic and even moved to tears.

£15 (£12)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

A Winged Victory for the Sullen at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020


Barbican Centre

Silk Street,

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Thu 19 Nov 2020, Barbican Hall, 8pm

Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee

Purveyors of contemporary ambient and electronic inspired music, A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s music programme this autumn in a concert covering a cross-section of their material old and new. The duo – a collaboration between Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) and pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran – has nurtured a cult status over the past decade as one of the most experimental voices in contemporary-classical music today.

Both artists are also important innovators in their own right and they have separately had a hand in iconic film scores and game-changing ambient-classical groups. Their material together has produced a series of records for Erased Tapes and Kranky, and their latest 2019 album The Undivided Five marked their Ninja Tune debut. It is only their second piece of original music outside of film, TV and stage commissions, and sees them pay greater heed to the small details in their sound than previously, channelling influences from Debussy to Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Undivided Five is their fifth release, and they have embraced the serendipitous role of the number five, inspired by artist Hilma af Klint and the recurrence of the perfect fifth chord.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s contemporary music programme following two sold-out shows at Milton Court Concert Hall in October 2014 and their headline appearance in the Barbican Hall in December 2015, which also featured Hauschka as a special guest.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

On sale to Barbican members on Thu 5 Mar 2020
On general sale on Friday 6 Mar 2020

Mark Lettieri Group at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London.

Dates: Monday, July 13, 2020 - Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Mon Jul 13 2020
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway Camden Town
London NW1 7PG

Guitarist, composer and producer Mark Lettieri is a true master of his craft.

Playing in the vibrant Metroplex gospel and R&B scene led Lettieri to join acclaimed jazz group Snarky Puppy in 2008, where he contributes not just as guitarist, but as an arranger and composer. His work with group has resulted in three GRAMMY Awards.

Outside of Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has released three albums as a leader: Knows in 2011, Futurefun in 2013, and most recently, Spark and Echo in 2016 (Ropeadope), which climbed to #11 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart, and #2 on iTunes’ Jazz Chart. His fourth full-length album, Things of that Nature, was out late last year and is easily his most progressive and melodic.

Whether he’s playing hip-hop, worship or instrumental jazz, Mark’s undeniable flair and expertise makes him a must-see when he’s in town.

Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Friday, July 17, 2020


Barbican Centre

Silk Street,

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Taj Mahal & Jon Cleary

Fri 17 Jul 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee
American blues musician Henry Saint Clair Fredericks aka Taj Mahal is a singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, banjo, harmonica and many other instruments. His work has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music over the course of his more than 50-year career, by fusing sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific. In this special Barbican double-bill he appears alongside British-born New Orleans-based funk and R’n’B musician Jon Cleary who has recorded nine albums to date and has been touring globally with the bands of Taj Mahal, John Scofield, Dr. John, and Bonnie Raitt.  Cleary has also led his own group, The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, for over two decades now.
Produced by the Barbican

On sale to Barbican members on Thu 20 Feb 2020
On general sale on Friday 21 Feb 2020

MoodSwing: Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade at Barbican Hall, London.

Date: Thursday, July 09, 2020


Barbican Centre

Silk Street,

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MoodSwing: Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade

Thu 9 Jul 2020, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £30 – 49.50 plus booking fee
Generation-defining jazz musicians and long-time collaborators saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Brian Blade and composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Christian McBride return to the Barbican this summer to revisit their classic 1994 album, MoodSwing.
Performing tracks from the record, along with new material, the jazz supergroup reunites for this very special show. MoodSwing broke the mould for jazz recordings in the 1990s, creating a sound that reached beyond cerebral arrangements and delivered contemporary jazz with emotion and expression.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious

On sale to Barbican members on Thu 20 Feb 2020
On general sale on Friday 21 Feb 2020

A Night Of Bond With Janine Johnson at Boisdale Restaurant,Canary Wharf, London.

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

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7.00 pm
A Night Of Bond With Janine Johnson
Public · Hosted by Boisdale Restaurants (Canary Wharf)

“Goldfinger”, “Live and Let Die”, “License to Kill”, “Skyfall”, “Diamonds are Forever”
A NIGHT OF BOND with Janine Johnson singing hits such as “Goldfinger”, “Live and Let Die”, “License to Kill”, “Skyfall”, “Diamonds are Forever” and many more will take your mind on a journey to the celestial zones of your inner self, and that’s just the music! When you come back down to earth and get the visual of Janine Johnsons passion in her production of the hits we all love, you will be back up among the stars again.

Janine Johnson offers her tribute to one of Britain’s most exciting legends of film, theme tunes, satire and cocktails. A diamond amongst songstresses, Janine Johnson will uplift and delight you. Accompanied by some of the UK music scene’s crème de la creme. A night of ‘Pure Gold’ with special guests. Not to be Missed!

As well as being a rising solo artist on the Jazz/Soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars, the Cool Million Family and Urban Voices Collective and she works regularly in the music industry as a session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and the list continues.

Janine is adventurous and passionate about life in general. She was living and working in Spain for 12 years before returning to London to further her music/acting career. She trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting and has played a number of roles in Theatre and TV, the most recent being; The Harder They Come, Blues Brothers and Midnight Beast (E4). As a singer/songwriter she has one Album; Strength, Wisdom and Growth, a freshly released EP called Passion with the second album due for release in 2018.

“Janine can SING……go see her” David Arnold (Film Composer, James Bond)

“With a voice of smooth velvet and a body to die for, Janine Johnson embodies SOUL” Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards)

“Janine is a soulful woman and even more soulful singer. She will touch your spirit and make you happy with her voice.” Gill Manly (Jazz Singer)

“Janine is a force of nature” Femi Elufowojo Jr (Associate Artist, Almeida Theatre)

“Janine Johnson, LAWD, LAWD!!!” Mark Pulsford (Artist)



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Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, The Cigar Terrace, the world’s most extensive whisky bar (over 1000 malt whiskies!), and a stunning walk-in cigar humidor & shop.
The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £10.75and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection real ales and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, various venues, Abergavenny

Dates: Monday, October 12, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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We have moved the wall2wall Jazz Festival to later in the year so as to avoid a clash with the August bank holiday.  The 2020 festival will be Monday 12th to Sunday 18th October.

The festival dinner will be on Thursday 15th October at the Angel Hotel and we will be entertained by Zoe Gilby - who was also a winner at the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, winning Jazz Vocalist of the Year.  We are currently taking reservations for the dinner

Milestones Jazz Festival, curated by Ronnie Scott’s at Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London.

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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We have received the following press release;

Marcus Miller, Incognito, Courtney Pine & Omar, and Jazzie B are the first acts to be announced, with the festival to be held on Sunday 26th July at Alexandra Palace.

World-famous jazz club Ronnie Scott’s has today announced the launch of Milestones, a brand-new one-day jazz festival, which will take place at Alexandra Palace in North London on Sunday 26th July.

This comes after a landmark year of 6 th anniversary celebrations in 2019, which culminated in a spectacular sold-out gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall in October. Milestones Festival promises to transport Ronnie Scott’s world-class line-up of acts outside of the club’s walls in Soho, and into the stunning grounds of Alexandra Palace.

There will be three stages: the Main Stage outside, the Indoor Stage in Ally Pally’s newly refurbished Theatre, and the DJ Stage. Confirmed to play are American superstar bassist Marcus Miller, funk and soul legends Incognito, British jazz icon Courtney Pine with special guest Omar, and DJ, producer and founder of Soul II Soul, Jazzie B. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Simon Cooke, Managing Director at Ronnie Scott’s says: “We had an extraordinarily successful 60th anniversary here at the club, and wanted to build on the momentum of our activity in 2019 by launching what we believe will be the most exciting jazz festival in London. Milestones, as the name suggests, will mark a new era for Ronnie Scott’s, where we can take the Ronnie’s name and the greatest musicians and acts from the world of jazz to an even bigger audience.  We have been looking to do something different for a while and I guess an outdoor day/ evening festival is about as different as we could get from the club in Soho.”

Nick Lewis, Head of Music and Promotions at Ronnie Scott’s says: “When the team at Alexandra Palace offered us loan of the site for the day, it was too good an opportunity to turn down. Alexandra Palace is a stunningly beautiful backdrop for a festival with beautiful views over the city; it also has history in live jazz (the Capital Radio Jazz Festival ran there from 1979-1980). We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a one-day, proper music festival to this part of town.”

Alex Losardo, External Events Programmer and Manager at Ronnie Scott’s says: “To have the opportunity to program a music festival with the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in such a historic place, Alexandra Palace, is humbling to say the least.  Right now, in London we are in a moment where there is an incredible amount of world-class music being created and performed live.  I am thrilled to be a part of this team,presenting such a special outing for the first time”.

Simon Fell, Events Director at Alexandra Palace, says: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming Ronnie Scott’s to Ally Pally this summer. The line-up looks amazing, the setting is superb and it should all make for a brilliant day. Ronnie Scott’s have an ever-growing history of putting on great shows here at Ally Pally and it’s exciting to expand this to a packed one-day festival. I can only encourage you to come along and join in.”

Festival attendees will also be able to sample delicious street food, craft ales and cocktails, and there will be a VIP bar for Ronnie Scott’s members.

Early bird tickets will go on sale at 12pm midday on Thursday 30th January via
See Tickets here
and are priced at:
- £39.75 + booking fee (Adults)
- £26.50 + booking fee (6-15-year olds)
- Under 5s go free but need a ticket to enter

Visit to find out more about the festival and get updates on the line-up as further acts are announced.




Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Mice In A Matchbox at The Nottingham Arms, Tewkesbury, Glos.

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

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8.00 pm
Mice At The Nottingham Arms
Public · Hosted by Mice in a Matchbox

Nottingham Arms (Tewkesbury)
High Street, GL20 5JU Tewkesbury
01684 491514
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These two have been performing together on tour in England, Wales, Portugal and the West Indies. They have sailed twice around the Atlantic in a small sailing boat. They have performed at festivals like Nozstock, The Green Gathering, The Guadiana International Music Festival, Hay on Wye’s How The Light Gets in and Glastonbury.

NN North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dates: Thursday, July 09, 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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We have received the following press release;

Herbie Hancock, Jill Scott, George Benson, Michael Kiwanuka, Archie Shepp, Gregory Porter, And Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade’s Mood Swing Quartet Amongst Acts Announced For NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2020
The world’s largest indoor music festival returns to Rotterdam from 10-12th July 2020 for its 45th edition.

This summer, the NN North Sea Jazz Festival will celebrate its 45th edition when it returns to the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam from 10th-12th July with arguably its most high-profile line-up to date. The first wave of artists announced includes a vast array of some of the most successful and revered singers of all-time including Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Jill Scott, George Benson, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Michael Kiwanuka and Gregory Porter.
The festival will also offer a selection of the biggest and best acts from across the jazz spectrum including Herbie Hancock, who celebrates turning 80 with a special anniversary concert, the much-anticipated reunion of Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade who bring their Mood Swing Quartet to the festival, a tribute to John Coltrane by Archie Shepp, a special collaboration between Kurt Elling and Danilo Perez and Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen and his project Big Vicious. There is also once again a strong contingent of UK acts performing at this year’s festival including Shabaka Hutchings with his Shabaka & The Ancestors project, Kokoroko, Nérija, Nubya Garcia and Stacey Kent amongst others.
More acts will be announced in due course. The current line-up can be found here:
Less than an hour’s plane-ride away or a direct train from London St Pancras, the North Sea Jazz Festival is easily accessible from the UK and has built an unrivalled reputation since its inception in 1976 as one of the most unique and eclectic events in the musical calendar. Having played host to the likes of jazz greats Miles Davis and Ray Charles all the way through to D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Jamiroquai and Earth, Wind and Fire, the North Sea Jazz Festival is a legendary event unlike any other and will this year present more than 1000 musicians in over 150 performances across its 3 days.

With early bird tickets already sold out, day tickets go on sale Friday 1st February, and will be available to buy here:
NN North Sea Jazz Festival 2020 - Rotterdam Ahoy
Thursday 9 July:
Grand opening Night with John Legend
Friday 10 July: Archie Shepp – Tribute to John Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, Brittany Howard, Burna Boy, George Benson, Jazzmeia Horn, Jill Scott, Joe Bonamassa & Metropole Orkest, Jordan Rakei, Kurt Elling & Danilo Pérez, Kokoroko, Lionel Richie, Louis Cole Big Band, Mark Guiliana BEAT MUSIC, Mark Lettieri Group, Nérija, This Edition ft. Jeff Ballard, Jasper Høiby, Pablo Held, Verneri Pohjola, Julian Argüelles and many more
Saturday 11 July: Archie Shepp – Tribute to John Coltrane, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Diana Ross, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, Gustavo Santaolalla, Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade, Hiromi, Ibrahim Maalouf, James Carter Organ Trio, Little Simz, Marc Cohn & The Blind Boys of Alabama, Michael Kiwanuka, Mood Swing Quartet ft. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade, Nubya Garcia, Nona, Typhoon, Yola and many more
Sunday 12 July: Alicia Keys, Ari Lennox, Avishai Cohen Big Vicious, Baby Rose, Black Pumas, Gregory Porter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola’s Band “Viento y Tiempo”, Herbie Hancock, Joey Alexander Trio, John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland Trio ft. Johnathan Blake, Mudita, New Cool Collective, SFJAZZ Collective, Shabaka And The Ancestors, Stacey Kent, TaxiWars and many more

Day tickets: € 99,00 (excl. service fees), with CJP discount: € 79 (excl. service fees)

3 day tickets: € 250 (excl. service fees) sold out

Group ticket (up to 10 persons): € 820 (excl. service fees)

Junior ticket (up to 15 yrs): € 25 (incl. service fees)

Grand opening night John Legend: from € 60 (excl. service fees)

Love Supreme Jazz Festival at Glynde Place, East Sussex.

Dates: Friday, July 03, 2020 - Sunday, July 05, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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February 2020;

Love Supreme 2020 full line-up to date:

Anita Baker (first UK show in 13 years + last ever UK performance)

The Roots (only UK show of 2020)

TLC (celebrating 25 years of CrazySexyCool)

The Isley Brothers (first UK shows in 10 years)

Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes

Sergio Mendes

Sister Sledge

Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits

Candi Staton

Dhafer Youssef

Louis Cole Big Band

Nubya Garcia

Brand New Heavies

Mayra Andrade

Avishai Cohen Big Vicious

Cory Wong



Greentea Peng

Harold López Nussa

Snowboy & The Latin Section

MF Robots

Melissa Aldana

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Yazmin Lacey

Charlotte Adigéry

Daniel Casimir and Tess Hirst

Sasha Keable


Michael Janisch Band

Quentin Collins Sextet

Neue Grafik Ensemble

Mamas Gun

Jazz Morley

Graham Costello’s Strata

Georgia Cécile

Rob Luft

Fergus McCreadie Trio

Kathrine Windfeld Sextet

Now in its 8th year, Love Supreme is Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival and will return to the picturesque setting of the South Downs in East Sussex from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th July 2020.

Additional names will be announced in due course.

Rob Luft Band at Latvian Club, Manningham, Bradford, W. Yorkshire.

Date: Friday, June 05, 2020

Featuring: Rob Luft

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From Rob Luft via Facebook;

8.30 pm
Rob Luft Band
Public · Hosted by JATPjazz and Rob Luft

Latvian Club
5 Clifton Villas, Manningham, BD8 7BY City of Bradford.
01274 546235

Into an already hectic schedule with Europe’s jazz glitterati occasioned by their unbelievable talents, the Rob Luft Band is in album launch tour mode.

Multi-award-winning and now BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, his debut album, “Riser”, was released to pan-European and US critical acclaim : “a very sophisticated debut, but given Luft’s old-soul achievements since his early teens, we should have heard it coming” (J. Fordham).

Rob Luft - g,
Joe Wright - sax,
Joe Webb - keys,
Tom McCredie - b,
Corrie Dick - d

Tina May at Kidderminster Jazz Club, Town Hall, Kidderminster, Worcs.

Date: Thursday, June 04, 2020

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Kidderminster Jazz Club
Kidderminster Town Hall DY10 1DE

Doors Open at 7:00pm
Performance starts at 7:30pm

Tina May started exploring and developing her jazz sensibilities at University College. Tina appeared in festivals , broadcast with the BBC Big band and record with her group. Tina started winning awards as well as friends through her singing. In 1993 she was awarded a silver medal by The Worshipful Company of Musicians. This coincided with Tina’s first week at Ronnie Scotts with her own band and the rest is history and Tina’s brilliance continues.

Kidderminster Town Hall
Vicar Street, DY10 1DB
United Kingdom
01562 732158

Standard Ticket: £10 | Concession Ticket: £8

Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson at The Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2020

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From Claudia Lis via Facebook;

7.00 pm
Brooks Williams & Phil Richardson - 30th Anniversary Tour
Public · Hosted by The Hermon

The Hermon
Chapel Street, SY11 1LF Oswestry.
01691 662196
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Sunday, 31st May 2020, 7pm start @ The Hermon, Oswestry

Acclaimed American BLUES GUITARIST-SINGER-SONGWRITER BROOKS WILLIAMS is due to pay his much awaited third visit to THE HERMON, this time for the special occasion of celebrating his 30TH ANNIVERSARY of being on the road! His years of prolific International touring have led to numerous fruitful collaborations playing music from the roots of early country-blues legends such as Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell, through to Jazz, Folk and Americana. For the 30th Anniversary Tour, Williams will be joined alternately by fiddler Aaron Catlow, singer-songwriter Rab Noakes, and Bonnie Tyler’s pianist PHIL RICHARDSON! For Williams’ and Richardsons’ stop at The Hermon expect a winning combination of NEW ORLEANS PIANO GROOVES, PIEDMONT GUITAR PICKING and two SOULFUL VOICES blending beautifully!

“At the top of his game, setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues.”

“Brooks Williams would undoubtedly be hailed as one of the acoustic guitar gods of our time were he not also such a sweet singer and smart songwriter.” - THE BOSTON GLOBE

“He’s a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer - Brooks Williams is the real thing!”

Georgia-born Brooks Williams released his first album early in 1990 to a glowing review by The Washington Post, followed by further wide-spread acclaim and a pivotal appearance on National Public Radio’s show ‘All Things Considered’ with Noah Adams. His first touring activities were set in motion and 30 years later Williams is more than ever known as consummate, hard-gigging artist, performing hundreds of shows every year and recording at dizzying pace. When he is not solo, he is collaborating with the likes of Hans Theessink, Guy Davis, Boo Hewerdine, Rab Noakes, Jim Henry and Sloan Wainwright.

In 2013 Brooks was nominated ‘BEST MALE VOCALIST’ by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. He also ranks in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and has over the years picked alongside TAJ MAHAL, JOHN HAMMOND, PAUL JONES, LITTLE FEAT, MARIA MULDAUR, SHAWN COLVIN and LEO KOTTKE, to name but a few.  �

In honour of his auspicious anniversary, Williams has re-recorded an album of his favourite songs from his 28-CD discography. Called ‘WORK MY CLAIM’, the songs reach across the span of years and include guest appearances from JOHN MC CUSKER, CHRISTINE COLLISTER, AARON CATLOW, JIM HENRY, RALF GROTTIAN and PHIL RICHARDSON. The outcome is an acoustic tour-de-force - not to be missed!

The NEW ALBUM ‘WORK MY CLAIM’, due to be released on 7th February 2020, will be available for purchase on the night! EARLY BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!


‘THE HERMON’ in Oswestry
Sunday 31st May 2020
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Duration 7pm to 9.30pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird £10 (first 30 ADV-tickets sold) / thereafter £13 ADV & OTD / 16 & under £5.00
Please note: Booking fees apply for online bookings and card processing fees for card payments over the phone.
BOX OFFICE: 01691 662196

The Jungle - Wynton Marsalis w. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO at Barbican Centre, London.

Dates: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Featuring: Wynton Marsalis
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Barbican Centre

Silk Street,

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The Jungle
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & LSO
Sat 30—Sun 31 May 2020,Barbican Hall
Tickets £40 – 85

Wynton Marsalis paints a musical portrait of New York City with The Jungle, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

A brash fanfare announces the ‘Big Show’ of the opening movement, before we’re taken on a journey through the sounds of the city. There’s ramshackle ragtime, vibrant jazz, and a meander through Afro-Cuban districts. The symphony captures the city in all its energy, beauty and bleakness – and more than anything, it’s about the shared humanity that the metropolis symbolises.

‘New York City is the most fluid, pressure-packed, and cosmopolitan metropolis the modern world has ever seen,’ says the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer. ‘The speed, freedom, and intensity of our relationships to each other – and to the city itself – forces us onto a collective superhighway unlike any other in our country.’

Wynton Marsalis Symphony No 4, ‘The Jungle’

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
London Symphony Orchestra

John Law’s Congregation at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Saturday 30 May, 7:30pm

£16 / £8 U18s + students

John Law piano
James Mainwaring saxophone
Ashley John Long double bass
Dave Smith drums

Captivating anthemic melodies, powerful rhythms and grooves all combined with subtle electronic soundscapes make for an appealing and kaleidoscopic fusion of jazz, rock, electronica and classical.

John Law returns to WMC with congregation to present music from their new album CONFIGURATION. Avoiding complexity for its own sake, Law’s compositions have been likened to film music in the way they conjure up powerful visual images, and appeal to people with a wide variety of tastes.

Box office 01225 860 100

All other enquiries 01225 860 110

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ

Fofoulah at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Featuring: Fofoulah
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From the Wiltshire Music website;

Friday 29 May, 7:30pm
Shapeshifting sonic landscapes

£16 / £8 U18s + students
Kid-a-Quid: up to two Under-18s pay £1 each with every full-price ticket

Batch Gueye vocals, dance
Tom Challenger sax, synths
Phil Stevenson guitar
Johnny Brierley bass
Kaw Secka sabar
Dave Smith drums

London-based afro-dub ensemble Fofoulah makes their debut at WMC. Combining dub and jazz with flavours of West Africa, the band create a unique sound world that is both earthy and urban, futurist and rooted.

Propelled by the driving rhythms created by combining a traditional drum set with sabar beats from Senegal and Gambia, the soundscapes are overlaid with a myriad of vocal, instrumental and electronic sounds.

‘A deeply exciting listen’

Box office 01225 860 100

All other enquiries 01225 860 110

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ

Sarah Gillespie Quintet at Westacre Theatre, Westacre, Norfolk.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

Featuring: Sarah Gillespie
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From Sarah Gillespie via Facebook;

Fri 29th May - so looking forward to playing a local gig ‘for local people’ at Norfolk’s Westacre Theatre with Kit Downes - piano, Ruth Goller - double bass, Chris Montague - guitar, James Maddren - drums. Please come along if you’re free!

Box Office: 01760 755 800
Enquiries Telephone: 01760 755 007
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Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1UA

Richard Foote Quintet at Midlands Arts Centre (mac), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

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From the MAC website;

TDE Promotions Presents: Richard Foote Quintet
Fri 29 May

Price: From £8.50 Duration:120 mins

A new quintet featuring a double trombone front line of Richard and Kieran Mcleod, plus Andy Woodhead on piano, Olie Brice on bass and Andrew Bain on drums.

Dates & Times
Fri 29 May

Box Office & Enquiries: 0121 446 3232

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Lady Maisery at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020

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From Barry Edwards via Facebook;

8.30 pm
Hermon Folk: Lady Maisery - 10th Anniversary Tour
Public · Hosted by The Hermon

The Hermon
Chapel Street, SY11 1LF Oswestry
01691 662196
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Thursday, 28th May 2020, 8.30pm start @ The Hermon, Oswestry

In May the avid followers of Hermon Folk can look forward to a very special 10th Anniversary performance of AWARD-WINNING LADY MAISERY, one of today’s leading vocal harmony trio’s on the U.K.’s Folk scene.  A unique opportunity to experience this impressive group of multi-instrumentalists and superb singers on a tour of selected venues, celebrating a full decade of innovation by presenting a RETROSPECTIVE of their most powerful songs. Lady Maisery played The Hermon in 2018 to a full house - PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS EARLY to avoid disappointment!

“Some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene – an impressive blend of ease and sophistication!” - THE GUARDIAN ****

“Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency,….powerful, enthralling work.” - Songlines ****

‘Three of the most vibrant, young talents of the new British Folk Wave’ - MOJO

“Ambitious and beautiful!” - MARL RADCLIFFE, RADIO 2

In an English folk scene bursting with bold and innovative music, LADY MAISERY shines brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, HAZEL ASKEW, HANNAH JAMES and ROWAN RHEINGANS harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skillful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last ten years, the trio has toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe and have released five critically acclaimed albums.

Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery’s DISTINCTIVE HARMONIES: sometimes lush and rich, some-times dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio is also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or ‘diddling’. Once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each singer also being an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan’s fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel’s harp and concertina and Hannah’s accordion and foot percussion.

Since the group’s conception, Lady Maisery has attracted substantial attention, was nominated for the HORIZON AWARD at the BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2012, received the ‘BEST ALBUM’ award at the BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 and has visited the USA as OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTIST at the FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL.


‘THE HERMON’ - Oswestry
Thursday, 28th May 2020
Doors open at 8pm for a 8.30pm start
Duration 8.30pm to 11pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird £15 (first 30 ADV-tickets sold) / thereafter £18 ADV & OTD / 16 & under Youth Ticket £8.00
Please note: Booking fees apply for online bookings and card processing fees for card payments over the phone.
BOX OFFICE: 01691 662196

Ant Law Quintet ‘Life I Know’ at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Featuring: Ant Law Quintet
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The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,

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Ant Law
Life I Know
£18 / £9 Under 22

Ant Law is the innovative guitarist/composer/and leader of this quintet with some of the finest musicians in British jazz today. “Life I know” is the title of the band’s third album. Abounding in warmth and energy, the quintet is an exciting band to hear live.

Ant Law               Guitar

Michael Chillingworth       Reeds

Ivo Neame             Piano

Tom Farmer             Bass

James Maddren         Drums

Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield ,East Yorkshire.

Dates: Friday, July 17, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB

Next year’s Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is on 17th to 19th July 2020. Mega early bird tickets are available now, until 31st August 2019, for the 2020 festival.

For more information please visit:
Telephone 01262 490324