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Listings Emile Parisien and


Vincent Peirani

Friday 11 November Laura Zakian Emile Parisien and


National Portrait Gallery, 6.30pm FREE Vincent Peirani +
Jazz for Toddlers Laura Zakians eclectic and ingenious Nikki Yeoh
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room repertoire includes neglected standards and Kings Place / Hall 1, 8pm
11am FAMILY/TAKE PART original versions of contemporary songs, with Two shooting stars of French jazz an
Our hit workshop series returns with bassist a focus on the timeless Sinatra songbook. elegant and passionate combination of
Dave Kane and saxophonist Oliver Dover. accordion and saxophone.
Proving you are never too young to love jazz.
Ages 2-5 Anjali Perins Shorter Stories
Rabbit Hole, 8pm
Adam Ben Ezra New lyrical settings of music by Wayne
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom, 1pm FREE Shorter, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner,
The double-bass phenomenon, multi- created by vocalist Anjali Perin.
instrumentalist and YouTube sensation
draws on modern jazz, rock and world music Samuel Eagles Spirit
to create his own fascinating sound. Spice of Life, 8pm
Saxophonist Samuel Eagles debuts music
Jazz for Toddlers from his new Whirlwind recording, Ask,
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room Seek and Knock.
1.30pm FAMILY/TAKE PART
See 11am for details. Soothsayers meets Wu-Lu
Forge, 8pm
isq The afro/reggae/dub/funk stew that is
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom Soothsayers joins forces with producer/bassist
5.30pm FREE Wu-Lu and Hector Plimmers electronics.
Original songs and compelling stage Kandace Springs
presence Irene Serras voice fronts a Stephanie Trick &
fast-rising band previewing music from Jazz Voice Festival opening gala Paolo Alderighi
their new album deliciously original Southbank Centre / St James Theatre, 8pm
(London Jazz). Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm Direct from the States, the brilliant piano duo
Guy Barkers orchestra provides the play classic jazz from the swing era, and from
Evan Parker setting for a stellar cast of vocalists in the Harlem stride, blues and boogie tradition.
Royal Academy of Arts, 6.30pm a spectacular celebration of the singer
Evan Parkers solo saxophone concerts are and the song. Hostedby Jay Rayner and Remembering Gil Evans
mesmerising the hugely influential musician starring Allan Harris, Jacob Collier, John with Andy Sheppard
plays, then discusses the connections between Pizzarelli, KandaceSprings, Lizz Wright Rich Mix, 8pm
free improv and abstract expressionism with andPollyGibbons. Leader Laurent Cugny, his big band, and
David Ryan. saxophonist Andy Sheppard revisit their
1987 collaboration with a seminal figure
Evan Parker in big-band jazz.
Art Spiegelman, Phillip
Johnston Wordless! Mike Walker, Iain Dixon, Guildhall
Barbican, 7.30pm Jazz Band and Choir
Comic art and the graphic novel, as seen Barbican / Milton Court, 8pm
through the eyes of one of the genres defining Guildhall students are joined by members of
creators, fuse with a jazz score. The Impossible Gentlemen.

Joey Alexander Julian Sartorius


PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 7.30pm Kings Place / Hall 2, 8pm
Much anticipated London debut for the Match and Fuse bring together artists in
outrageously talented 13-year-old Grammy- collaborations that stretch the imagination
nominated pianist, who demonstrates a led by the sonic brilliance of Swiss
profound command of the jazz tradition. percussionist Julian Sartorius.
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Laurent Cugny leads


a big-band tribute to
Gil Evans at Rich Mix
BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-up
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom, 2pm FREE
A live edition of the BBC Radio 3 show
presented by Claire Martin and Julian Joseph,
featuring sets from five Festival guests.

Jazz Record Requests


Barbican / FreeStage, 2pm FREE
A live edition of the BBC Radio 3 show
presented by Alyn Shipton, with the
chance for requesters to introduce their
selections in person.

Nick Costley-White
+ Mark Lewandowski
Iklectik, 2.30pm
Guitarist Costley-White explores the
world of Jerome Kern and Cole Porter,
while bassist Lewandowski creates fiery
Takuya Kuroda & Imaani & Kevin Leo interplay with Liam Noble, Tom Challenger
Makaya McCraven 606 Club, 9.30pm and Gene Calderazzo.
Jazz Cafe, 8pm Incognitos Imaani and Kevin Leo two
Trumpet maestro Takuya Kuroda goes charismatic vocalists join forces in a 2 Pianos, 6 Pianists,
head to head with Chicagos star drummer night thats guaranteed to be strong on 12 Hands & 60 Digits
Makaya McCraven in a double bill of new soul and groove. St James Theatre, 2.30pm
Stateside talents. Improvised piano magic from six
BBC Jazz Now internationally renowned soloists
Kurt Elling PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 11pm Paolo Alderighi, Darius Brubeck, Frank
Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm A live edition of the BBC Radio 3 show Harrison, Chris Ingham, Joe Stilgoe and
The Chicagoans rich baritone and technical presented by Soweto Kinch, featuring live Stephanie Trick.
mastery drives his Passion World project, music from international Festival guests.
exploring the language of love in a personal Tickets are free but must be reserved via Jazz for Toddlers
choice of songs from around the world. the BBC website. Discover, 2.30pm FAMILY/TAKE PART
See Friday 11 November at 11am for details.
Clark Tracey Late-night jams
Vortex, 8.30pm The music continues with a late- Festivals and the City
Drummer Clark Tracey assumes the night jam session/hang at Ronnie Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room
mantle of an English Art Blakey, leading Scotts and possibly other venues too. 2.45pm FREE/ TALK
a fiery quintet packed with precocious Check online or call the venues for the Researcher-in-residence Dr Emma Webster
young talent. latest information. chairs a panel exploring how festivals are
shaped by cities and places and how festivals
Maciej Sikala in turn shape them. With Mikey Martins and
Polish Jazz Caf POSK, 8.30pm Saturday 12 November Steve Rubie.
The award-winning saxophonist looks back
on four adventurous and expressive albums, Family Jazz All-Stars Tord Gustavsen
with a band featuring dynamic drummer featuring Zoe Gilby Barbican / Milton Court, 3pm
Asaf Sirkis. Cadogan Hall, 2pm FAMILY The Norwegian pianist/composer plays
A sell-out triumph in previous years, this music from his lyrical ECM album What
Vole year will showcase the stunning vocals of Was Said with Afghan singer Simin Tander
Iklectik, 8.30pm Zoe Gilby in an unmissable and friendly and drummer Jarle Vespestad.
Roland Ramanans Vole let fly with funking, show for all the family, from children to
punking improv played with all the raucous grandparents. Age 5+ Ranjana Ghatak
glee of naughty children, interspersed with Barbican / FreeStage, 3.45pm FREE
two films by Miranda Pennell. Ollie Howell Singer Ranjana Ghatak grew up within
Forge, 2pm classical Indian vocal music, but has
Down To The Bone Described by Quincy Jones as a 360-degree evolved a glorious style of her own
Hideaway, 9pm beautiful young cat, drummer Ollie Howell thats all about contemporary Britain.
British jazz-funk institution celebrate the combines punchy musicality and a sure touch She's joined by Led Bibs lyrical bass
20th anniversary of their Grammy-nominated as a composer. player Liran Donin.
album From Manhattan to Staten, with a full-
force live show. Jazz and the City Musicians in the City
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room
Ant Law 2pm FREE/ TALK 4pm FREE/TALK
The Crypt Camberwell, 9.15pm Researcher-in-residence Dr Emma Webster, A chaired panel on life as a musician in
New music from the innovative guitarist, and Professor George McKay of the University the city, featuring saxophonist Andy
with a quintet bound to bring out the best in of East Anglia, explore todays programme Sheppard, pianist Sarah Tandy (Tomorrow's
his engaging, instantly memorable themes and their current AHRC project, The Impact Warriors) and Charles Umney (Leeds
(The Herald). of Festivals. Business School).
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Brad Mehldau and


Joshua Redman
play as a duo at
Helena Kay Cadogan Hall
Barbican / FreeStage, 5pm FREE
Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year
winner, saxophonist Helena Kay performs with
David Ingamells and Misha Mullov-Abbado.

Way In to the Way Out


Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room
5.30pm FREE/TALK
Lauren Kinsella and Kit Downes illustrate
their musical inspirations and way in to jazz
in our celebrated talk series.

Trish Clowes
Barbican / FreeStage, 6pm FREE
Intricate compositions juxtapose startling
melodies with gnarly lines, skronking textures Lizz Wright + Jasmine Power Nell Bryden
and earthy grooves in a new project with Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm Shoreditch Town Hall, 8pm
guitarist Chris Montague and pianist/organist Emotional live presence and a terrific live After her BBC Radio 2 series, Nell
Ross Stanley. band, exploring Wright's gospel and folk roots Bryden explores the golden era of jazz
with the music from Freedom and Surrender. vocalists, alongside music from her
St Germain Wayfarer album.
Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm Tord Gustavsen
A massive figure in todays electronic music, Barbican / Milton Court, 7.30pm Jacob Collier
St Germain remains at the cutting edge, with See 3pm for details. Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm
a mix of deep house, African flavours, jazz and Astonishing multi-instrumental solo concept,
killer grooves. Jacqui Dankworth: Shakespeare fused with spectacular visuals, mentored by
and All That Jazz Quincy Jones, with an acclaimed new record,
artsdepot, 7.30pm this is jazz musics new messiah.
Lizz Wright sings Shakespeares anniversary is marked by the (The Guardian).
at Cadogan Hall
gorgeous voice of Jacqui Dankworth, revisiting
the album recorded by her illustrious parents.
Killer grooves from
John Pizzarelli St Germain at
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 7.30pm Southbank Centre
Witty and wordly-wise, singer/guitarist John
Pizzarelli is a consummate interpreter of the
Great American Songbook and beyond. A rare
entertainer of the old school.

Joshua Redman /
Brad Mehldau duo
Barbican, 8pm
Sparks fly as two towering figures in
progressive jazz engage in a series of intimate
saxophone/piano conversations.

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Alice Zawadzki and


Jamie Safiruddin
Live At Zdel, 9pm
Anglo-Polish singer and violinist Alice
Zawadzki re-imagines the Joni Mitchell
songbook together with pianist/composer
Jamie Safiruddin.

Guitar Journey
The Crypt Camberwell, 9.15pm
Two virtuosic acoustic guitarists Sardinian
Giorgio Serci and Jonny Phillips, leader of
Latin-influenced band Oriole share their
passion for the guitar.

Saxophone Summit
606 Club, 9.30pm
Four fine saxophonists Peter King, Jean
Toussaint, Josh Arcoleo and Tom Harrison
Brass Funkeys play with the Robin Aspland Trio.
bring some New
Orleans flavour John Pizzarelli
to Spice of Life
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 10.30pm
See 7.30pm for details.
Kandace Springs Kutonoka + Tony Dudu
Rich Mix, 8pm Forge, 8pm Partisans
After supporting Gregory Porter and with a Angolan rhythms meet Afro-jazz, blues, PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 11.45pm
new Blue Note album, Soul Eyes, Kandace funk and much, much more in a foot- A special set from Partisans, co-led by Phil
Springs is rapidly emerging as a major new stamping heady brew, fronted by guitarist Robson (guitars) and Julian Siegel (saxophone
vocal talent. Tony Dudu. and bass clarinet), with Thad Kelly (bass) and
Gene Calderazzo (drums).
Michael Wollny Trio Darius Brubeck
+ Andrew McCormack St James Theatre, 8pm
Kings Place / Hall 1, 8pm Darius Brubeck brings his quartet featuring Sunday 13 November
Long-overdue London concert for an saxophonist Dave OHiggins in a set ranging
electrifying piano trio. Pianist and musical through South African themes and the great Jazz for Toddlers
inventor, Wollnys explosive impact on the Brubeck catalogue. Kings Place / Hall 2, 11am FAMILY/TAKE PART
European scene has been a jazz revelation. See Friday 11 November at 11am for details.
Kurt Elling
Plaistow + Vyamanikal Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm Allan Harris
Kings Place / Hall 2, 8pm See Friday 11 November at 8.15pm for details. artsdepot, Midday FREE
Plaistow probe influences from minimalism Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based Allan Harris
to the Middle East, while Kit Downes and Terrace Martin and is the real deal the jazz tradition is alive and
Tom Challenger set a transcendent dialogue The Polly Seeds extremely well, in the hands and voice of a
between saxophones and harmonium. Jazz Cafe, 8.30pm supremely gifted singer/guitarist.
London debut for the notable rapper,
Byron Wallen producer, saxophonist This is jazz the Patchwork Jazz Orchestra
Club Ingales, 8pm way Glasper is jazz. Martin mixes pieces of 606 Club, 1.30pm
Trumpeter Byron Wallen meets Korean the genre with others, setting a vibe thats Plugged into the spirit of the current London
taegum flute player Hyelim Kim, with resident uniquely his (Pitchfork). scene (Julian Joseph), Patchwork features
band Notes Ingales. Visit clubinegales.com some of the most talented soloists and
for Academy Ingales, giving you the Samuel Hllkvist / Noel Taylor/ composers of the new generation.
opportunity to play with these musicians. Ruth Goller / Charles Hayward
+ Charlie Stacey
Julie Sassoon Iklectik, 8.30pm
+ Hannes Riepler / Jasper Blom High-energy rhythms awash with
Vortex, 8pm the thunderous drumnbass of
The transnational face of European jazz Goller and Hayward, guitarist Samuel
brings together Julie Sassoons pianistics Hllkvists set is complemented by a
with an international quartet, while solo set from pianist Charlie Stacey.
guitarist Hannes Riepler teams up with
the leading Dutch saxophonist. Martha High
Hideaway, 9pm
Brass Funkeys Following decades on the road
Spice of Life, 8pm with James Brown and Maceo
The Funkeys roll from a New Orleans-fuelled Parker, Martha High releases her
exuberance into reggae, hip hop and swing, solo soul album Singing for the
See Partikel play at
in a live show bursting at the seams with Good Times. the PizzaExpress
infectious energy. Jazz Club
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Jazz for Toddlers Royal Welsh College


Kings Place / Hall 2, 1.30pm of Music & Drama
FAMILY/TAKE PART Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom,
See Friday 11 November at 11am for details. 2pm FREE
A showcase featuring RWCMD music students,
Partikel where jazz alumni includes Dave Stapleton
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 1.30pm and Jonny Bruce.
Duncan Eagles and Ant Law front an
acclaimed quartet whose multinational Serious Sing with Gavino Murgia
influences bring a 21st-century twist to Barbican / Frobisher Rooms,
contemporary jazz. 2pm TAKE PART
Explore new vocal styles in a fun, informal
Jessica Radcliffe setting with this extraordinary Sardinian
Spice of Life, 1.30pm singer. Ninety-minute workshops for all
The Remembrance Project draw together abilities. Age 12+
Allan Harris
poetry, music and documentary sources appears at
to create a contemporary evocation of the Twisted Toons artsdepot and as
Great War. Cinema Museum, part of The Streets
2pm FAMILY/TAKE PART
Diz Watson and The Doormen The wacky world of sonic slapstick and WordTheatre And
Hideaway, 2pm audio absurdity Stuart Brown recreates the All That Jazz Redux
Steeped in the spirit of New Orleans, Diz extraordinary musical backdrop to the cartoon St James Theatre, 4pm
Honey Bear Watson is a treasure of British antics of Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry. Pianist James Pearson improvises an original
blues and jazz Diz is great (Dr John). score, and an array of singers and actors
Sam Walkers illuminate the story of jazz as told by its
Ivo Neame & Maciek Pysz Ballads in the Dark greatest personalities.
Forge, 2pm Rabbit Hole, 3pm
Intricate interplay and instrumental brilliance Saxophone and piano in total darkness explore Adam Hughes + Seed
are the hallmark of a skilled piano/guitar duo, a dynamic between sound and light haunting + Alexandra Ridout
in a repertoire of music by Hermeto Pascoal melodies from the standard repertoire mixed Iklectik, 4pm
and their own compositions. with the influences of northern Scotland. The jazz future is here three bands and
more than 20 talented young players play
Pulcinella - Chat their way through the myriad of influences
Cockpit, 3pm FAMILY that defines jazz today, as part of the
A cat roams Paris in search of freedom. JazzNewBloodALIVE series.
Sparkling stories for children from five
to 105, blending jazz, tango and eastern Vein
European sounds. Barbican / FreeStage, 4pm FREE
Beguiling and harmonious, spiky and
Jazz and Europe: David Toop occasionally anarchic Swiss trio Vein
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function create sublime sounds with major
Room, 3pm FREE/TALK saxophone talent Greg Osby a rare
Based on his recent book Into the and unmissable combination.
Maelstrom, sonic experimenter David
Toop explores the transition from jazz to Jazz and Europe:
free improvisation in post-war Europe. Francesco Martinelli
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room
Classical Meets Jazz 4.30pm FREE/TALK
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom, Journalist, historian, producer and promoter
3.30pm FREE Francesco Martinelli leads a discussion
An exploration of the intersection focusing on his book The History of European
between classical music and jazz Jazz, along with Duncan Heining, author of
featuring young musicians from the England entry.
Hackney and tuba master Andy Grappy.
(Im)Possibilities
London Jazz Orchestra Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom
Vortex, 3.30pm 4.45pm FREE
Major UK composers Kenny Wheeler, New music from (Im)Possibilities in a
John Taylor and Stan Sulzmann collaboration with leading vibraphonist
included have written music for Orphy Robinson.
this big band, led by Scott Stroman
and celebrating 25 years. Mark Lockheart
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom
6pm FREE
The Jan Garbarek A major new jazz/orchestral project featuring
Group perform at the Trinity Laban Shapeshifter Ensemble
Southbank Centre conducted by John Ashton Thomas alongside
Liam Noble, Seb Rochford, Tom Herbert and
John Parricelli.
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Jazz and Europe:


Fiona Talkington
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function
Room, 6pm FREE/TALK
Fiona Talkington, founding presenter of
Late Junction, leads a discussion about
the growth of the Norwegian jazz scene
with The Sound of the North author
Luca Vitali.

John Cervantes
Forge, 6.30pm
Flamenco jazz to lift the spirits an
Piano trio
intoxicating mesh of hand-clapping, The Bad Plus
foot-stamping exuberance, with pianist feature at Scala
John Cervantes, flautist Gareth Lockrane
and dancer Jesus Olmedo.
Bahla
Bruno Heinen and Omnibus, 7.30pm
Kristian Borring The imagined travels of a Sephardic Jewish
Rabbit Hole, 7pm family searching for a new home, told
Musical empathy and telepathy characterise through music timeless themes of exile
a series of piano/guitar duets inspired by and migration that span centuries.
the classic recordings of Bill Evans and Ben van Gelder
Jim Hall. The Bad Plus + Green Note, 8.30pm
Binker & Moses Making waves on todays New York scene,
Jan Garbarek Group Scala, 8pm saxophonist van Gelder brings a shimmering
featuring Trilok Gurtu With a new album of genre-jumping covers, luminescence to his energetic quintet, making
Southbank Centre / the Plus redefine the piano trio while Binker its London debut.
Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm Golding and Moses Boyd are this years jazz
Hymnal and sparse, playful and serious, breakthrough act. Zhenya Strigalevs Never
the Norwegian saxophonist returns with Zigfrid Von Underbelly, 8.30pm
his long-established quartet, featuring the James Blood Ulmer Are You Glad Quirky abandon and the promise of the
effervescent polyrhythms of percussionist To Be In America? + Black Top unexpected Strigalev brings together an
Trilok Gurtu. Rich Mix, 8pm international band featuring drummer
Blood defined post-punk jazz attitude with a Nasheet Waits, pianist Ivo Neame and bassist
Elza Soares visceral collision of blues and funk that rocks Linley Marthe.
Barbican, 7.30pm the senses Orphy Robinson and Pat Thomas
The Queen of Brazil (Gilles Peterson) add further edge. Adam Osmianski
walks a musical tightrope between + Project Terrarium
avant-rock and dirty samba, drawn Dean Brown Band Salisbury, 8.30pm
from her album, The Woman at the Ronnie Scotts, 8pm Drummer Osmianski leads a classy organ trio
End of the World. High-octane electric jazz from a guitarist full of energy and drive, opposite the vibrant
who has rocked out in style with the Brecker Terrarium mix of transglobal sounds.
Re-imagining Sondheim Brothers, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller.
Barbican / Milton Court, 7.30pm Vlad Miller
Homage and celebration, pianist Anthony Martha High + Notes From Underground
de Mare plays from his superb ECM Hideaway, 8pm Iklectik, 8.45pm
album specially commissioned pieces See Saturday 12 November at 9pm for details. Versatile and subtly interactive, the melodies
inspired by Sondheim, from Steve Reich and colourful improv of pianist Vlad Millers
to Wynton Marsalis. Matt Wilson quartet are derived from jazz and Russian
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 8pm music traditions.
Eyes of a Blue Dog Renowned for his work with jazz giants Joe
+ Overground Collective Lovano and John Scofield, here the New York Late-night jams
Vortex, 7.30pm drummer presents his latest album Beginning The music continues with a late-night jam
Electronica and acoustic soundscapes from of a Memory. session/hang at the Vortex and possibly other
a distinctively Nordic/UK trip of Rory places too. Check online or call the venues for
Simmons, Terje Evensen and Elisabeth Ben Somers Brass Hysteria the latest information.
Nygaard, plus Paulo Dias Duartes wildly Spice of Life, 8pm
unorthodox big band. Multi-instrumentalist Ben Somers takes the
traditional marching band into infectious new Monday 14 November
Pulcinella territory with verve and panache.
Cockpit, 7.30pm Groove Baby
Dynamic storytelling through Tribute to Mark Murphy Rich Mix, 10.30am FAMILY
compositions and arrangements, 606 Club, 8.30pm A new family show, Groove into the Woods,
with the band blending jazz, rock, A clutch of fine vocalists celebrate a much- mixing storytelling, interactive music-making
tango and eastern European music loved and influential jazz maestro. Ian Shaw, and movement (for the little ones) with
to create musical stories and vivid, Anita Wardell, Gill Manly and Pete Churchill outstanding jazz, soul and funk (for everyone).
sparkling pictures. join the London Vocal Project. Up to age 5
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Estelle Kokot & Kate Shortt


PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 1pm FREE
Improvising cellist Shortt joins the South
African grooves of Kokot music rooted
in the jazz tradition with a modern twist.

Adam Ben Ezra


Cadogan Hall / Foyer, 2.30pm FREE
See Friday 11 November at 1pm for details.

Phil Meadows Project


Foyles, 6pm
Award-winning British saxophone player and
one of the National Youth Jazz Orchestras
musical directors, Phil Meadows presents his
exciting new ensemble.

Miles Ahead with Soweto Kinch


Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room, 7pm
FILM/TALK YolanDa Brown
A screening of Don Cheadles acclaimed Miles plays with a
10-piece band
Davis biopic, followed by a Q&A hosted by at the Barbican
jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch.

SFJAZZ Collective play The Stuart Hall Project: Live LUMEkestra + Ripsaw Catfish
Michael Jackson Peter Edwards and the NCO + Entropi
Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm Ensemble play Miles Davis Iklectik, 8pm
An all-star ensemble including Miguel Rich Mix, 8pm A boundary-pushing triple bill including
Zenn, David Snchez, Sean Jones and Robin Peter Edwards leads the Nu Civilisation the first performance of LUMEkestra, a shape-
Eubanks, alongside a fiery rhythm section, Orchestra Ensemble in a reimagining of the shifting gathering of improvising musicians
focus on the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Miles Davis soundtrack, alongside a screening from across the UK.
A superbrain for what jazz sounds like now of John Akomfrahs film about the academic
(NY Times) and thinker Stuart Hall. Marcus Roberts
Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm
QCBA with Dennis Rollins Virtuosic US trio featuring Jason Marsalis
Hideaway, 8pm (drums) and Rodney Jordan (bass) play
One of the hardest-hitting trumpet/saxophone from the jazz tradition a powerfully
frontlines in the business, Quentin Collins and rhythmic, melodic sound filled with
The all-star SFJAZZ Brandon Allen team up with funk trombonist dynamic contrast.
Collective ensemble come
to the Cadogan Hall Dennis Rollins.
Bureau of Atomic Tourism
Graham Harvey + Liam Noble / Mark Lewandowski/
Elgin, 8pm Paul Clarvis
On the final stop of their UK tour, this concert Vortex, 8.30pm
will be recorded for the trios forthcoming live An astonishing avant-garde free-jazz
album of swinging straight-ahead jazz. outfit exploring the space between jazz,
rock, noise and electronics playing from
Matt Roberts BigISH Band Plays their new album, Hapax Legomena.
Duke Ellington
Spice of Life, 8pm John Etheridge and
Day one of a residency from this charismatic Vimala Rowe
trumpeter and composer features new 606 Club, 8.30pm
arrangements and original compositions A mouth-watering combination of
inspired by Duke Ellingtons classics. the swing, soulful passion and hint
Birdsong, Can Yr Adar of Indian exoticism of Rowe and Etheridge,
St Johns Downshire Hill, 7.30pm one of the best guitarists in the world
Catch the Robert
First English performance of this orchestral Glasper Experiment (Pat Metheny).
fusing of soul-folk and jazz, featuring at KOKO
Gwilym Simcock, Welsh/Bajan artist Kizzy Kirk MacDonald
Crawford and an ensemble from leading Pheasantry, 8.30pm
Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru. A bridge between traditional and modern
saxophone playing in a rare London
Robert Glasper Experiment appearance from the multi-award-winning
KOKO, 8pm Canadian performer and composer.
Sonic explorer Glasper revisits his
electric side, drawing on jazz, hip hop, Matt Wilson
R&B and rock, with a new version of the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 8.30pm
Experiment, playing from their new Blue See Sunday 13 November at 8pm for details.
Note album, ArtScience.
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Giacomo Smith and Adrian Cox AZIZA featuring Dave Holland, Matt Roberts BigISH Band Plays
Live At Zdel, 9pm Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Gil Evans
Two of the scenes most engaging clarinettists Eric Harland + Elliot Galvin Spice of Life, 8pm
take a musical journey from New Orleans to Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm The second night of this residency features fresh
Paris - its a seated show but nobodys going to True jazz supergroup featuring a mouth- arrangements, re-harmonisations and new
make you sit down. watering combination of some of the best compositions exploring the music of Gil Evans.
jazz musicians on the planet.
Late-night jams Louise Marshall and Derek Nash
The music continues with a late-night jam YolanDa Brown with St James Theatre, 8pm
session/hang at Ronnie Scotts and possibly Shingai Shoniwa An established star with Jools Holland,
other places too. Check online or call the Barbican, 8pm David Gilmour and Roxy Music. Hear Louise
venues for the latest information. Saxophonist YolanDa Brown performs her Marshall's fiery take on blues, soul and the
Reggae Love Songs show with music from her Great American Songbook.
new album, featuring a 10-piece band and
Tuesday 15 November vocalist Shingai Shoniwa from The Noisettes. Marcus Roberts
Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm
Groove Baby Robert Glasper Experiment See Monday 14 November at 8.15pm for details.
Southbank Centre / Level 5 Function Room, KOKO, 8pm SOLD OUT
10.30am FAMILY See Monday 14 November at 8pm for extra show. The Comet is Coming
See Monday 14 November at 10.30am for details. XOYO, 8.30pm
Donny McCaslin + Skint A meeting of cosmic minds Shabaka
Jazz for Toddlers Rich Mix, 8pm Hutchings, Danalogue and Betamax. Bright
Rich Mix, 11am FAMILY/TAKE PART The band of choice for David Bowie on his final lights. Iridescent molten jazz. Deafening
See Friday 11 November at 11am for details. recording, featuring keyboardist Jason Lindner, noise. Cosmic grooves from this years
bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Mark Mercury nominees. A celebration.
Sren Bebe Guiliana. This is one of todays signature bands,
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 1pm FREE playing freewheeling, grooving electric jazz. BLINQ
London debut for Bebes intriguing mix Shoreditch Town Hall, 8.30pm
of jazz-folk from his new album, Home. Robin Finckers Bedmakers + Dice Rare opportunity to see this hugely
A sense of folk-like simplicity, with Factory + Peedu Kasss Momentum popular quartet of top British vocalists
mourning melodies blossoming like shy Vortex, 8pm Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Natalie Williams
night-flowers (All About Jazz). A triple bill curated by Dice Factory with a and Brendan Reilly with pianist and
new group of Robin Finckers from Toulouse arranger Gwilym Simcock.
Jazz for Toddlers and the trio of Estonian pianist Peedu Kass.
Rich Mix, 1.30pm FAMILY/TAKE PART Kate Williams and Gareth Lockrane
See Friday 11 November at 11am for details. Allison Neale / Colin Oxley 606 Club, 8.30pm
Elgin, 8pm Lockrane guests with the Williams trio and
Brandon Allen An authentic recreation of the magical pairing the Guastalla String Quartet on their brilliant
Cadogan Hall / Foyer, 2.30pm FREE of saxophonist Paul Desmond and guitarist album Four Plus Three before premiering
A tribute to the Chicago saxophonist Gene Jim Hall. arrangements written for this show.
Ammons with music spanning his entire
career, from the late 40s to the mid 70s.

Black Dylan Donny McCaslin


Barbican / FreeStage, 5.45pm FREE performs at Rich Mix
Danish duo put a contemporary spin
on 60s soul and classic R&B, performing
from new album Hey Stranger. Warm
glow of nostalgia, with some 2016 grit
(The Guardian).

Ezra Collective
Foyles, 6pm
A young band born out of the Tomorrows
Warriors stable, creating a blend of Afrobeat,
hip hop and reggae, all tied together with a
love of jazz.

Jay Rayner
Live At Zdel, 7pm
The renowned restaurant critic is also a jazz
pianist performing the Great American food
and drink songbook, including Cantaloupe
Island and Black Coffee, alongside anecdotes
from his life.
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Tim Garland celebrates


Stan Getz and Chick Corea
Wigmore Hall, 7.30pm
In his 50th birthday year, Tim Garland plays
new arrangements of pieces by Chick Corea
and premieres his responses to Stan Getzs
Focus. Accompanied by the Sacconi Quartet.

Leon Greening
+ Ofer Landesberg
Elgin, 7.30pm
Greening moulds the influences of Victor
Feldman and Dudley Moore in a nod towards
his forthcoming hard bop album.

Christian Scott
Scala, 8pm
Following his genre-melting set at last
Catch trumpeter years Festival, trumpeter Scott returns with
Christian Scott a new band, new album and new sound.
at Scala

Sona Jobarteh
Rich Mix, 8pm
Kirk MacDonald Wednesday 16 November Tradition-busting female kora virtuoso plays
Pheasantry, 8.30pm music from her debut album, Fasiya, and
See Monday 14 November at 8.30pm for details. Adam Ben Ezra introduces material from her forthcoming
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 1pm FREE release, Taamo.
Filomena Campus See Friday 11 November at 1pm for details.
with Gavino Murgia Jos James + Lunch Money
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 8.30pm Randolph Matthews Jazz Cafe, 8pm
Featuring Gavino Murgia, a truly astonishing Cadogan Hall / Foyer, 2.30pm FREE One of the leading neo soul artists to come
throat singer, Campus quartet present Vocalist Randolph is a musical volcano of clicks from America in the past decade, Jos James
their forthcoming album, Queen Mab, a and glottal stops, his percussive melodies and neatly straddles the bridges between jazz and
tribute to Brazilian masters and traditional songs composed with the audience. hip hop to electrifying effect.
Sardinian music.
Maria Chiara Argir Nia Lynn, Noemi Nuti &
Alex Hitchcock + Ashley Henry Foyles, 6pm Taylor Notcutt
Green Note, 8.30pm Original compositions blend classical music and Spice of Life, 8pm
One to watch in 2016 (Jazzwise) a quintet folk traditions with the influence of figures like Three of the UKs most innovative vocalists
featuring some of the most exciting and John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler and Brad Mehldau. perform a set each, in a night culminating in
distinctive rising stars from Londons vibrant a seriously high-spirited jam.
jazz scene. Adam Ben Ezra
Barbican / FreeStage, 6pm FREE
Future Currents See Friday 11 November at 1pm for details. Norma Winstone
Iklectik, 8.30pm celebrates a
special birthday
Launching their self-titled debut EP, a Lizzie Ball and James Pearson concert at
collection of wildly explorative tracks from Live At Zdel, 7pm Cadogan Hall
the guitar fans dream line-up - Alex Roth, Maverick violinist makes her Festival debut
Chris Montague and Chris Sharkey. paying tribute to Stphane Grappelli and
George Shearing, performing specially created
Matthew Halsall & arrangements of their 1973 Reunion album.
The Gondwana Orchestra
Islington Assembly Hall, 9pm Miguel Atwood Ferguson Suite
Premiering new material, Halsall brings for Ma Dukes + Carlos Nino
the latest version of his Gondwana Orchestra Barbican, 7.30pm
to the festival with his soulful take on Fantastically complex and head-noddingly
spiritual jazz. simple (The Guardian) the music of
J Dilla, the Mozart of hip hop, is reinvented
Jay Rayner in a revolutionary statement from a key
Live At Zdel, 9.30pm figure in todays musical hothouse.
See 7pm for details.
Norma Winstone:
Late-night jams 75th birthday celebration
The music continues with a late-night jam Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm
session/hang at Ronnie Scotts and possibly Gala concert featuring a vocalist at the
other places too. Check online or call the forefront of jazz innovation for five decades.
venues for the latest information. Singing with a full orchestra and the celebrated
ECM-recorded European Trio, includes a new
commission by Vince Mendoza.
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Fellow Creatures Professor Mark Smith


PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 8.30pm and Mike Fletcher
A new band from bassist Jasper Hiby fusing Regent Street Cinema, 2pm FREE/TALK
the infectious grooves of a Phronesis rhythm What is the aesthetic value of jazz in everyday
section with the off-kilter hooks of Polar life? How do people understand sounds? Does
Bear (London Jazz News). it reveal their cultural assumptions? A lecture
illustrated with live music.
Lawrence Casserley
at 75 (Part One) Allan Harris
Iklectik, 8.30pm Cadogan Hall / Foyer, 2.30pm FREE
Two-night residency celebrating the See Sunday 13 November at midday for details.
75th birthday of live sound processor
Lawrence Casserley. Tonights Nrija
Kora virtuoso programme features Oxford Improvisers Foyles, 6pm
Sona Jobarteh and a dynamic trio combining Fresh from a stunning set opening for Ernest
plays at Rich Mix
instrumental and electronic sound. Ranglin, a chance to hear this tradition-
busting group, inspired by jazz, hip hop,
Jeff Williams Afrobeat and highlife.
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 11.45pm
A late-night set from a first-rate drummer Hailey Tuck
performing music from Outlier, his acclaimed Live At Zdel, 7pm
album released on Whirlwind earlier this year. Raised on a diet of black-and-white movies,
1930s jazz and vintage dresses, vocalist
Late-night jams Hailey Tuck premieres an expanded version
Shez Raja Collective The music continues with a late-night jam of her band, performing a set inspired by her
Forge, 8pm session/hang at Ronnie Scotts and possibly move from the US to Paris.
Celebrating their brand of powerhouse other places too. Check online or call the
Indo-jazz funk, the Collective perform venues for the latest information. The Cookers + Chico Freeman
from their latest album, Gurutopia. Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm
Eddie Henderson, Billy Harper, Cecil
Miles Davis: From Bop to Blue Thursday 17 November McBee, Billy Hart and David Weiss are at
St James Theatre, 8pm the heart of an electrifying seven-piece
Following on from 2015s exploration of Tots Tunes that transports the transcendental jazz of the
Horace Silver, Chris Inghams expanded Vortex, 10am & 11am FAMILY/TAKE PART 60s and 70s into the 21st century opposite
REBOP plays the music of Miles Davis, from Led by cellist Tara Franks, these interactive, the brilliant saxophonist Chico Freeman
his early days through to So What. energetic sessions for parents and playing his first London concert in years.
children under five blend original tunes Pre-concert talk with The Cookers at 6pm
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life with folk songs. free to ticket holders.
Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm
Following his sold-out Festival appearances Alexandra Ridout Hackney Colliery Band
with the Blue Note All-Stars and Chris PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 1pm FREE Village Underground, 7.30pm
Daves Drumhedz in 2014, multi-reedist Alexandra Ridout introduces her talented One of the greatest live bands we have
and beatmaker Marcus Strickland returns quintet performing originals and standards, in this country (BBC) present their latest
with his trailblazing new Twi-Life band. from classic jazz to DAngelo. album, Sharpener.

Medusa Beats & The Enemy


Vortex, 8.30pm The impressive
With rip-roaring groove and snapping ensemble of
physicality (The Guardian), Kit Downes The The Cookers play
at Cadogan Hall
Enemy double-bills with a new international
trio, Medusa Beats, featuring Benoit Delbecq.

LaSharVu
Rah Rah Room, 8.30pm
Rare gig from vocal powerhouse trio -
LaDonna Harley Peters, Sharlene Hector and
Vula Malinga who have performed on the
worlds largest stages alongside the worlds
biggest artists.

Harry Allen
606 Club, 8.30pm
One of the finest exponents of swing
tenor alive (The Observer) a treat from the
US for those who like their jazz straight-ahead
and swinging.
Catch the EFG London Jazz Festival on BBC Radio 3
Live broadcasts, concert recordings and highlights Jazz Line-Up
from the festival, along with additional features on (Saturday 12th November, 2pm, Southbank Centre, Clore Ballroom)
The Jazz Line-Up stage is hosted by Claire Martin and
BBC Radio 3 throughout November and December. Julian Joseph, with performances by festival artists from
the UK and beyond.

Jazz Record Requests


(Saturday 12th November, 2pm, Barbican Freestage)
LIVE BROADCAST
Join presenter Alyn Shipton for a special festival edition of
Jazz Now the show with live music, when requesters will have the chance
(Friday 11th November, 11pm, PizzaExpress Jazz Club) to introduce their selections in person.
Soweto Kinch presents Jazz Now from PizzaExpress Jazz Club,
Soho, with live music from artists appearing during the festival, RELATED PROGRAMMING
including piano prodigy Joey Alexander, and the charismatic
American jazz singer Lizz Wright. In Tune
BBC Radio 3s drive-time show features guests from the
festival playing live in the studio.
RECORDINGS FOR FUTURE BROADCASTS

Jazz Now
(Sunday 20th November, 7pm, Cadogan Hall)
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Freddie Gavita
performs at Elgin Joe Stilgoe A
Celebration of Gene
Kelly premieres at
Empirical LSO St Lukes
Kings Place / Hall 2, 8pm
Performing new material as a pared-back trio
featuring Nathaniel Facey (saxophone), Shaney
Forbes (drums) and Tom Farmer (bass).

Atila Huseyin & Emilia Mrtensson


Rabbit Hole, 8pm
With arrangements for trio, strings and wind,
Freddie Gavita + Huseyin draws on Nelson Riddle and the
Will Arnold-Forster American songbook; Mrtensson includes
Elgin, 7.30pm originals alongside Scandinavian folk music
A joyful and swinging ride through the life and contemporary classical composers.
of trumpet legend Clifford Brown, plus Will
Forsters trio playing their take on the Rodgers Ashley Henry
and Hart songbook. Spice of Life, 8pm
Clearly influenced by hip hop, but with their
Hitchcocks The Lodger roots firmly in jazz, a next-generation piano
with Gwilym Simcock trio flex their muscles.
St Johns Downshire Hill, 7.30pm
In classic silent movie style, Gwilym Trigon
Simcock plays an improvised piano Forge, 8pm
score to this 1927 film, directed by Alfred If Romanian gypsy maestros Taraf de
Hitchcock and starring Ivor Novello. Hadouks had ever jammed with fusion
legends Weather Report then it might have
Joe Stilgoe A Celebration sounded something like this.
of GeneKelly
LSO St Lukes, 8pm Elaine Delmar
The world premiere of Joes new show St James Theatre, 8pm
about the legendary dancer, singer, director A singer of the very highest calibre, Delmar has
and choreographer, performed by Joe and long been revered for a voice and personality
his band. that has captivated audiences worldwide.

Jazz at Lauderdale House


Opening Party
Fitkin Band Lauderdale House, 8pm
Rich Mix, 8pm Great jazz will light up these historic galleries,
Composer Graham Fitkins nine-piece celebrating the venues re-opening after a Julian Lage
mixes edgy pulsating sounds with driving major refurbishment and welcoming new PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 8.30pm
rhythmic precision, treating minimalism faces and old friends, such as Ian Shaw and Intriguing US guitarist draws on traditional
and contemporary music in irreverent Liane Carroll. and acoustic forms as well as jazz, playing
exuberant fashion. from his new album, Arclight.
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Enrico Rava with Matthew Herbert Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm Lawrence Casserley at 75
and Giovanni Guidi + Gavino Murgia See Wednesday 16 November at 8.15pm (Part Two)
Kings Place / Hall 1, 8pm for details. Iklectik, 8.30pm
First UK performance of an acoustic/ Electronic innovator Lawrence Casserley
electronica collaboration featuring trumpeter Peter Bernstein concludes his 75th birthday celebrations with
Rava, a hero of European jazz, the massively 606 Club, 8.30pm a programme of two trios formed from some
talented young pianist Guidi, and Herberts This guitarist has a featherlight touch, an of his frequent collaborators.
innovative approach to sampling. encyclopaedic knowledge of chords and the
ability to play standards like hes inventing Trance Map
them on the spot (LA Daily News). Vortex, 8.45pm
Ashley Henry blends Saxophonist Evan Parker leads an Anglo-
hip hop and jazz at Resolution 88 French combination. Toma Gouband
Spice of Life
Hideaway, 8.30pm plays tuned stones and, with turntablist/
Heavy Fender Rhodes jazz funk and broken sonic artist Matt Wright, creates an organic
beats, as the band launch their second studio drone over which Parker and pianist Benot
album, Afterglow. Think The Headhunters for Delbecq improvise.
the new millennium.
Ethereal World
Polly Gibbons with James Pearson The Crypt Camberwell, 9.30pm
Pheasantry, 8.30pm Led by flautist Rowland Sutherland and
Fresh from supporting George Benson percussionist Jackie Walduck, a highly
and Gladys Knight, a chance to hear a skilled ensemble working in cross-cultural,
much-talked-about vocalist in an intimate free improvisation and experimental music
club setting. create a club night.
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Julia Biel Denys Baptiste & Tomorrows


Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room, 9.45pm Warriors - Late Trane
Julia Biel blends vocals reminiscent of Foyles / The Jazz Salon, 6pm
the greats of jazzs golden age with a poetic Outstanding British saxophonist Denys
yet sharp perspective on contemporary Baptiste talks and plays his way through
life and love. the late-period John Coltrane, with a
cracking band featuring Gary Crosby.
TriForce 5ive
Mau Mau Bar, 10pm Allan Harris
jazz re:freshed have an eye for talent here Barbican / FreeStage, 6pm FREE
they present a young hip hop, neo-soul jazz- See Sunday 13 November at midday.
infused band who launch their debut album.
Sarah Jane Morris
Late-night jams and Antonio Forcione
The music continues with a late-night jam Live At Zdel, 7pm
session/hang at Ronnie Scotts and possibly Songs of conscience and passion strike sparks Carleen
other places too. Check online or call the between the seasoned tones of a great vocalist Anderson
sings at the
venues for the latest information. and a superb guitarist, launching their album Jazz Cafe
Compared to What.

Friday 18 November William Bell


Barbican, 7.30pm
Elchin Shirinov A timeless soul voice who helped define Artie Zaitz + Gabriel Latchin
Pheasantry, 1pm FREE the sound of Stax Records returns to the Elgin, 7.30pm
Interweaving arrangements of traditional limelight with his acclaimed new record, Artie Zaitz pays homage to Grant Greens
Azerbaijan music with new compositions, This is Where I Live. classic guitar/organ Blue Note sound of the
pianist Shirinov leads a trio of real class. 60s and pianist Latchin conjures the spirits
1956: A Jazz Jubilee of Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan.
Allan Harris Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom Pete Longs hard-swinging big band and guest Mads Mathias
1pm FREE singers celebrate five great albums from a year PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 7.30pm
See Sunday 13 November at midday. that saw Ella, Sinatra, Basie and Ellington Inspired by Nat King Cole, Sinatra and
in their prime. the great crooners, Mads effortlessly
Mosaic charming vocal delivery captures the
Cadogan Hall / Foyer, 2.30pm FREE Jason Moran romantic soul.
Launching his album Subterranea on Barbican / Milton Court, 7.30pm
Edition Records, Kenny Wheeler Prize- Consistently inventive, pianist/composer Jason Slowly Rolling Camera &
winning vibraphonist Ralph Wyld unites Moran reflects on a world where underground Oddarrang
jazz and chamber music. cultures reset the cultural clock, with his own Rich Mix, 8pm
Bandwagon augmented by a Polish chamber A special Edition Records double bill. Finnish
Perhaps Contraption ensemble, commissioned by the Jazztopad stars Oddarrang play jazz inspired by Bjrk
Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom Festival, Wroclaw. and Sigur Rs, Slowly Rolling Camera
5.30pm FREE combine soul and trip-hop.
A progressive brass band they march, Bugge Wesseltoft
they dance, they play loud, they create Residency Beady Belle London Sinfonietta &
an exuberant musical experience that + Isabel Srlings Farvel Marius Neset
sounds like Frank Zappa meeting Sufjan Kings Place / Hall 1, 7.30pm LSO St Lukes, 8pm
Stevens in a fairground. Bugge Wesseltoft marks 20 years since Saxophonist Marius Neset premieres his new
he fused Nordic ACT album, Snowmelt, bringing together his
electronica with own quartet and London Sinfonietta. Delivers
club culture and strong emotions with breathtaking fluency
Jazzland in the New (Financial Times).
Conception of Jazz,
with the minimalist Carleen Anderson
tension of Isabel Jazz Cafe, 8pm
Srling opposite Carleen Andersons soaring voice stops shows
Beady Belle. Pre- and seizes hearts. Cage Street Memorial is a
concert talk with profound statement from a signature artist.
Bugge Wesseltoft
at 6pm free to Allan Harris
ticket holders. Theatre Royal Stratford East, 8pm FREE
See Sunday 13 November at midday.
Catch Bugge
Wesseltofts 20th Will Bartlett plays the music
anniversary residency of John Taylor
at Kings Place Rabbit Hole, 8pm
Pianist Will Bartletts heartfelt tribute to a
defining voice in European jazz over five
decades, the late John Taylor.
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Slowly Rolling
Camera combine
soul and trip-hop at
Tom Harrison Rich Mix
Spice of Life, 8pm
Saxophonist Tom Harrisons live album
Unfolding in Tempo celebrates Duke Ellington
with a quintet including pianist Robert
Mitchell and Byron Wallen on trumpet.

Funkiwala Sounds
Forge, 8pm
Funkiwala combine Afrojazz from Bellowhead
trombonist Justin Thurgur, Afrobeat
ambassador Dele Sosimi, percussionist Pandit
Dinesh and heavyweights LoKkhi TeRra.

Silje Nergaard
St James Theatre, 8pm
A rare chance to see Norwegian singer Silje
Nergaard performing tracks from her new
album, Chain of Days.

Charlie Hunter
Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm
A complete and astonishing one-off talent,
Hunter simultaneously plays basslines,
rhythm guitar and solos on custom-made
seven- and eight-string guitars. Azymuth
Hideaway, 9pm Saturday 19 November
Rae Forrest Project & Brazilian jazz-funk pioneers, renowned for
Monocled Man their massive hit Jazz Carnival, launch their Jazz for Toddlers
Vortex, 8.30pm first studio album in four years. Heralding artsdepot, 10am FAMILY/TAKE PART
Alt-electronic double bill. Haunting themes angels of House (Mochilla). See Friday 11 November at 11am for details.
of love, loss and lust infuse the music of the
Project, while Rory Simmons, Chris Montague The Filthy Six Chris Sharkeys Make it/Break it
and Jon Scott explore spacey soundworlds. The Crypt Camberwell, 9.15pm Southbank Centre /
Soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut- Level 5 Function Room, 11am FREE /TAKE PART
Fran Landesman Songbook: wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one An all-day workshop with guitarist Chris
Ian Shaw and Sarah Moule of the hardest-grooving rhythm sections Sharkey, creating a new piece to be played
Pheasantry, 8.30pm around a hip-shakingly powerful mixture at 6.30pm. All musicians/singers (age 15+)
Fran Landesman was one of the great of jazz, funk and boogaloo. welcome, pre-booking essential. See page 31
songwriters remember Spring Can Really for details.
Hang You Up the Most? Two great vocalists Samara with Tim Whitehead
recall her creative partnership with pianist 606 Club, 9.30pm Jazz for Toddlers
Simon Wallace. 606 head honcho Steve Rubie leads the artsdepot, 11.30am
See Friday 11 November at 11am for details.
infectiously swinging Latin jazz six piece,
Alek Baczkowski / Guillaume with charismatic singer Liliana Chachian
Viltard / Mark Sanders Steve Fishwick / Alex Garnett
and guest saxophonist Tim Whitehead.
+ Veryan Weston Elgin, 1pm
Iklectik, 8.30pm A new quartet, featuring US bassist Mike
Intensive interplay from an improvising trio
Sarah Jane Morris Karn alongside a classy front line, plays
of world class, complemented by Westons
and Antonio Forcione original music inspired by Kenny Dorham
solo piano illusion and space meet geometry Live At Zdel, 9.30pm and Ernie Henry.
and rhythm. See 7pm for details.
Bugge Wesseltoft Residency -
Miguel Gorodi Nonet Mads Mathias Bugge Wesseltoft solo
Green Note, 8.30pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 10.30pm Kings Place / Hall 1, 2pm
Compositions inspired by Steve Lehman, See 7.30pm for details. Unconstrained by categorisation, Bugge
Thelonious Monk, Louis Andriessen, Wayne Wesseltofts brand-new solo piano project
Shorter, John Coltrane and Stravinsky, Ben Cox & Jamie Safiruddin combines specially devised visuals and music
reflected in Gorodis original writing for Live At Zdel, 11pm in the first UK performance.
a terrific band. Two talented and contrasting songwriters
travel from Gershwin to Joni Mitchell and Joanna Wallfisch
Can of Worms bring their own original songs to the party. Forge, 2pm
+ Paul Clarvis and Liam Noble Hailed by Fred Hersch as a real discovery,
Con Cellar Bar, 9pm Late-night jams singer/composer Joanna Wallfisch celebrates
Percussionist Clarvis and pianist Noble The music continues with a late-night jam her Sunnyside album Gardens In My Mind,
play duets full of playful surprises, while session/hang at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, alongside the Sacconi Quartet.
saxophonist George Crowley opens up a Ronnie Scotts and possibly other places
can of musical anarchy, groove and glorious too. Check online or call the venues for
free improv. the latest information.
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Dhafer Youssef
Cesco + Trialogue + Sarah Jane Morris
performs at Ruben Fox + and Antonio Forcione
the Barbican Charlie Stacey Live At Zdel, 7pm
Iklectik, 3pm See Friday 18 November at 7pm for details.
Four young bands feature
in another edition of the Dhafer Youssef &
JazzNewBloodALIVE series, Ambrose Akinmusire
displaying all the myriad Barbican, 7.30pm
sounds that fascinate the A stellar double bill. Dhafer Youssefs
new jazz generation. soaring voice and evocative improvisations
evoke age-old traditions, while trumpeter
BBC Concert Orchestra Ambrose Akinmusire has emerged as a
with Laura Jurd and pivotal figure in todays jazz.
Daniel Herskedal
Southbank Centre / David Murray, Terri Lyne
Royal Festival Hall, 4.30pm Carrington, Geri Allen
Laura Jurd composer, MCA Power Trio + Nrija
trumpeter and BBC New Cadogan Hall, 7.30pm
Generation Artist and the Headlong saxophone pyrotechnics
astonishing tuba player/ collide with expansive piano improv
composer Daniel Herskedal and the sheer subtlety and power of
create new music that explores one of todays key drummers.
a rich orchestral palette.
Bugge Wesseltoft Residency
Miriam Aida + Water New Conceptions of Jazz
Boogie System + Hkon Kornstad
Sounds of the Swedes Kings Place / Hall 1, 7.30pm
Barbican / FreeStage, 4.30pm Wesseltofts current conception breathes
FREE fresh life into the groove, with a brand-
Emilia Mrtensson curates new all-female band preceded by
an afternoon that introduces the extraordinary two-tenor talents of
two exceptional new bands. saxophonist/opera singer Hkon Kornstad.
Water Boogie System run
from noise and free improv, Chiara Pancaldi with
He opens his soul and projects a thousand disarming hilarity mutating Cyrus Chestnut
aching meanings, inspired by the wisdom into tear-jerking choral PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 7.30pm
and spiritualism of the centuries-old Sufi harmony, alongside the award- Passionate Italian jazz singer Chiara Pancaldi
tradition, resulting in music of timeless beauty winning singer Miriam Aidas joins forces with the joyful and soulful playing
(The Guardian) effervescent take on the music of the brilliant pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
of Brazil.
Tomorrows Warriors
Mike Westbrook Chris Sharkeys Make it/Break it Cockpit, 7.30pm
Kings Place / Hall 2, 2.30pm Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom A focus on Tomorrows Warriors, the
A crucial figure in the evolution of British 6.30pm FREE celebrated education and professional
jazz, Westbrook celebrates his 80th birthday Made during the day by guitarist Chris Sharkey development jazz organisation, featuring
in a solo piano concert that displays his and over a hundred musicians, this is the current students and established artists.
rare gift for melody and emotional reach. exciting premiere of our new mass-participation
commission. See page 31 for details.

The EFG London Jazz Festival hits The Streets this


weekend, with FREE performances from artists in:
South Norwood Saturday 19 November
Twickenham Saturday 19 Sunday 20 November
Tooting Saturday 19 Sunday 20 November
Artists include Allan Harris, Adam Ben Ezra, Perhaps
Contraption, Polly Gibbons, Randolph Matthews, and
Vimala Rowe and John Etheridge.
Visit www.thestreets.london for full details.
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Yaron Herman and Ziv Ravitz Music of the Dizzy Gillespie Sextet
St Johns Downshire Hill, 7.30pm Elgin, 8pm
In their only UK concert, the supremely The Nat Steele Sextet revisit the hothouse of
gifted pianist Yaron Herman and drummer 40s bebop, playing Dizzy Gillespies timeless
Ziv Ravitz play music from their Blue Note arrangements for Charlie Parker, with a
album, Everyday. storming line-up.

BBC Concert Orchestra with Blakeys Boys the music


Francesco Tristano of Art Blakey
Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall, 7.45pm Spice of Life, 8pm
Causing as much of a stir on the club scene Paul Pace joins the Matt Telfer/Andy
as in the concert hall, Tristano steps beyond Davies Quintet to tell the story of the
convention in his new piano concerto. drummer whose Jazz Messengers propelled
Followed by a DJ set in the Clore Ballroom. successive generations of young players into
the jazz firmament.
Maciek Pysz
Polish Jazz Caf POSK, 7.45pm Omar Puente, Gary Crosby, Denys
A must for jazz guitar fans (Marlbank), Baptiste & Gerardo & su Rumbache
Maciek Pysz plays music from his new Forge, 8pm
album, A Journey. Dedicated to Ochn, Patroness of Cuba,
Messrs Puente, Baptiste and Crosby, and A rare chance to see Les
Kansas Smittys House Band rumba legends Gerardo & su Rumbache mix Diaboliques at Kings Place
Shoreditch Town Hall, 8pm jazz with deep Cuban rhythms.
Moving through sounds of swing, blues, R&B,
New Orleans second line and gospel, Kansas Charlie Hunter
Smittys play incendiary live shows that are Ronnie Scotts, 8.15pm Byron Wallen Tribute to the Great
guaranteed to raise the roof. See Friday 18 November at 8.15pm for details. Trumpet Players
606 Club, 9.30pm
Petra Haden and Emily Saunders Himself a trumpeter of renown Byron
Jesse Harris Twickenham Rowing Club, 8.15pm Wallens love for his chosen instrument, and
Rich Mix, 8pm Upbeat samba and sultry ballads - Emily for the artists who have defined its evolution,
Petra Haden embraces musical eclecticism, Saunders and her band, ESB, play powerful translates into an unmissable evenings music.
from Americana roots to jazz to punk her Latin-infused grooves from her recent album
voice and violin a perfect match for Jesse Outsiders Insiders. Sarah Jane Morris
Harris - standout songwriter for Norah Jones and Antonio Forcione
and many more. Improgressive + Splatter Live At Zdel, 9.30pm
Iklectik, 8.30pm See Friday 18 November at 7pm for details.
Carleen Anderson Two exceptional European groups create
Jazz Cafe, 8pm spontaneous composition Splatter are a Chiara Pancaldi with Cyrus Chestnut
See Friday 18 November at 8pm for details. Berlin/London collaboration; Improgressive, PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 10.30pm
an Italian duo. See 7.30pm for details.
Maggie Nichols, Irne Schweizer,
Jelle Landre - Les Diaboliques Azymuth Kindling Trio
Kings Place / Hall 2, 8pm Hideaway, 9pm Vortex / Downstairs, 11.30pm
Blurring the lines between free improv and See Friday 18 November at 9pm for details. A dynamic grooving trio led by guitarist Dan
cabaret, three fiercely independent spirits Messore with Joe Webb on organ and Gethin
draw on five decades of collective energy. Jones on drums.
A rare opportunity to experience the
chemistry of a great European ensemble. In Bed With
Vortex, 11.45pm
Eve Risser + Bruno Heinen A new cross-channel trio formed around
+ Phil Robson drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq with Kit
Vortex, 8pm Downes on organ and Julien Desprez on guitar.
Bruno Heinens group with Camerat
a Alma Viva create improvisatory JD Allen
explosions around Vivaldi; Phil PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 11.45pm
Robson shows off his mighty Organ Saxophonist JD Allen has emerged as a vital
Trio; and Eve Risser from Donkey voice in todays jazz, with a new recording
Monkey plays solo. that demonstrates his ocean-deep and
abiding love for the blues (Downbeat).
Silje Nergaard
St James Theatre, 8pm Late-night jams
See Friday 18 November at 8pm The music continues with a late-night jam
for details. session/hang at Ronnie Scotts and possibly
MCA Power Trio play other places too. Check online or call the
at Cadogan Hall venues for the latest information.
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Zoe Francis with Jim Mullen


606 Club, 1.30pm
A regular on the NY scene, vocalist Zoe Francis
draws on material from her latest two albums
with special guest guitarist Jim Mullen joining
a heavyweight quartet.

JD Allen
PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 1.30pm
See Saturday 19 November at 11.45pm for details.

Mwalimu Express
Rich Mix, 2pm FREE
DJs Rita Ray and Max Reinhardt host a family-
friendly vision of Afrojazz heaven joined by
Orphy Robinson, Bex Burch, Kushal Gaya and
Ruth Goller, a kids dance workshop and more.

Mopomoso
Vortex, 2pm
MOdernism POst MOdernism SO what.
The long-established improv session enters
its 25th year, its ever-changing combination
Simians of Swing play
at the Hideaway of artists carefully chosen by guitarist/catalyst
John Russell.

Simians of Swing
Hideaway, 2pm
The Simians of Swing invent a noirish
Jazz Skate soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic world
Sunday 20 November Somerset House, 12.30pm, 1.45pm & 3pm populated by heroes and villains and the
Join us for a Jazz Skate DJs and live music magical American art form of bebop.
Family Jazz All-Stars with ice skating on Londons favourite ice
featuring Zoe Gilby rink (Evening Standard). Serious Sing with Polly Gibbons
artsdepot, 11am FAMILY Barbican / Frobisher Rooms, 2pm TAKE PART
See Saturday 12 November at 2pm for details. Peter King plays Bird with Strings Sing along to jazz standards and explore vocal
Elgin, 1pm styles in a fun, informal setting with vocalist
Adam Ben Ezra Peter King is a treasure of British jazz a Polly Gibbons. Ninety-minute workshop for
artsdepot, Midday FREE saxophonist with a profound understanding all abilities, pre-booking required. Age 12+
See Friday 11 November at 1pm for details. of the bebop tradition, reinterpreting the
legendary Charlie Parker recordings. Giulia Valle
Barbican / FreeStage, 2.30pm FREE
Cleveland Watkiss & Described as pure passion on the strings,
Randolph Matthews Giulia Valles bass-led trio has stormed the
Madeleine Forge, 1pm jazz world with music tinged by the spirit of
Peyroux Battle of two heavyweight vocalists: her native Barcelona.
Cleveland Thunderbolt Watkiss, whos
worked with Bob Dylan and The Who, Jazz Social Dance
and Randolph Hurricane Matthews, Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom, 3.30pm
whos worked with Plan B and FREE/TAKE PART
Grace Jones. Tomorrows Warriors provide the music for an
afternoon of irresistible rhythm bring your
Family Jazz All-Stars dancing shoes, and be ready to move.
featuring Zoe Gilby
artsdepot, 1pm FAMILY ELDA & Fini Bearman
See Saturday 12 November at Union Chapel / Bar, 4pm
2pm for details. Vocal double bill, with Emilia Mrtenssons
blend of Brazilian and European folk music
Gareth Lockrane opposite Fini Bearmans lush settings of
Big Band original and classic texts.
Spice of Life, 1.30pm
A roaring 18-piece ensemble Triforce + Zeel + Kokoroko
containing Londons top jazz Iklectik, 4pm
players. Lockrane has pretty Three young bands feature in another edition
single-handedly put the big back of the JazzNewBloodALIVE series, displaying
into big band (Jazzwise). all the myriad sounds that fascinate the new
jazz generation.
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Itamar Borochov
Barbican / FreeStage, 4pm FREE
With a musical palette touched by a love of
Arab and pan-African flavours, trumpeter
Borochov marks the release of a fine new
album, Boomerang.

Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra


Barbican / FreeStage, 5.30pm FREE
Subtle and abrasive textures, deeply resonant
woodwinds and percussion characterise
the sheer originality and imagination of Eve
Risser, with a group thats taken this years
scene by storm.

Thelonious
Vortex, 5.45pm
Taking inspiration from Steve Lacy and
Roswell Rudds early 60s quartet, Hans Koller
and Martin Speake explore the timeless riches
of the Thelonious Monk repertoire.

Liberation Music Orchestra


directed by Carla Bley
Cadogan Hall, 7pm
Rare opportunity to see a stellar live band Catch Snarky Puppy
pianist Bill Laurance at
including Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Malaby, Shoreditch Town Hall
and Chris Cheek, with Carla Bleys soul-
stirring arrangements kindling the spirit
and humanity of the late Charlie Haden. Madeleine Peyroux Bill Laurance Project
Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm Shoreditch Town Hall, 8pm
Allison Neale - Art Pepper One of todays defining vocalists brings Snarky Puppys Bill Laurance returns
Plus Eleven emotional depth and meaning to songs with his latest album, Aftersun, and a
Elgin, 7pm from the likes of Allen Toussaint and stunning quartet featuring Richard
A classic recording of West Coast jazz Tom Waits, drawn from her new album, Spaven (drums), Chris Hyson (bass)
brought back to life Marty Paichs original Secular Hymns. and Felix Higginbottom (percussion).
arrangements, with saxophonist Neale playing
the role of the great Art Pepper. Wayne Shorter Theo Croker
Barbican, 7.30pm Rich Mix, 8pm
Ariwo + DJ Vince Vella Breathtaking telepathy between Shorter, Trumpeter/composer, grandson of
Forge, 7pm Danilo Perez, John Pattitucci and Brian Doc Cheatham, protg of Dee Dee
Fresh from Manana, Cubas first electronic Blade in a concert which includes a Bridgewater Theo Croker is a creative
music festival, Ariwo balance the sounds of newly minted Shorter piece, joined by powerhouse, playing from his new
the streets of Cuba with live electronics and a Polish chamber ensemble LutosAir. album, Escape Velocity.
heavy jazz influence.
Luftabbamic Oz Noy
Omnibus, 7.30pm Ronnie Scotts, 8pm
New compositions from a trio featuring Virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy
guitairst Rob Luft, Kenny Wheeler brings his intoxicating blend
Prize-winning bassist Misha Mullov- of jazz, funk, rock, blues and
Abbado and drummer Marc Michel. R&B to the Festival, playing
from his latest album, Who
Camilla George + Olie Gives a Funk.
Brice/ Achim Kaufmann
Vortex, 7.45pm Lew Tabackin
Double album launch. Brice and PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 8pm
Kaufmann play open-ended Much-travelled saxophonist
improv with panache and style, returns to London for a rare
while saxophonist George club date a great chance to
adds a touch of calypso to hear a master improviser,
the jazz mix. creating his own sound from
the jazz tradition.

Trumpeter Theo Croker


Wayne Shorter performs at plays at Rich Mix
the Barbican and inspires
several other performances
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The Big Shake-Up perform


at the Royal Albert Hall

Jazz Flute Big Band UK Huw V Williams HONsemble


Spice of Life, 8pm Salisbury, 8.30pm
Peter Westbrooks 15-piece ensemble features Huw V Williams critically acclaimed IMPORTANT INFO
leading UK jazz flautists Gareth Lockrane, HON expands to a nine-piece band featuring
Rowland Sutherland and Eddie Parker to Laura Jurd, Elliot Galvin, four saxophones The times shown for concert venues
create a glorious, enveloping sound. and two drummers. are when performances begin.
The times shown for clubs are
Julie Dexter The Big Shake-Up a good indication of when you can
Hideaway, 8.30pm Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room, 9.45pm expect the music to begin, but
Award-winning jazz, soul and broken-beat Formerly known as Bad Ass Brass, The Big remember that the doors usually
songstress returns to her native London from Shake-Up comprises some of Londons hottest open earlier, so get there early if
Atlanta, with a tremendous band led by musicians with a collective brass-heavy sound you want a good spot. About two-
Janette Mason. to raise the roof. thirds of the shows in the Festival
sell out in advance, so we strongly
Liane Carroll Late-night jams recommend advance bookings.
606 Club, 8.30pm The music continues with a late-night jam Please note, some venues may have
Swinging like hell one minute, brutally session/hang at the Vortex and possibly other age restrictions or may require food
expressive and heartbreakingly tender places too. Check online or call the venues for or drinks purchases on entry please
the next; utterly brilliant (Time Out). the latest information. check with the venue before booking.
Thisdynamic vocalist/pianist captivates Some of the smaller venues have
audiences around the world. limited facilities for people with
disabilities please check with the
Hogcallin venue before booking.
Iklectik, 8.30pm The right is reserved to alter
Eight-piece band of seasoned improvisers the advertised programme. This
dedicated to the music of Charles Mingus, and guide goes to press in August, so
capturing his spirit through free improvisation there are always a few changes
and explosive arrangements. during the autumn. Please check
efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk for
Alex Munks Flying Machines changes and updates.
+ Avisya Rhythm If you dont feel you are treated
Green Note, 8.30pm well by any venue, please send an
Visceral, rock-out guitar improv with email to piers.mason@serious.org.uk
anthemic melodies and lusciously textured so that we can try and put things right
soundscapes in a decadent mash-up of for other people.
freewheeling improvisations, prog rock Liane Carroll captivates
energy and ambient meditations. at 606 Club
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With 10 days of events across the city, the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival is a musical feast
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Christian Scott returns


to the Festival with a
new band
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From the cradle


to the groove
The Festival is the perfect place to celebrate the spirit of jazz in all
its generation-crossing, boundary-breaking glory

T his unashamed lift from the title


of an album recorded by the great
Scottish bassist Ronnie Rae is as close
as youll get to the essence of jazz. However
sophisticated and complex the music might
not-so-young rhythm section that has grown
with him since they came together in 2000.
Closer to home, the sheer artistry
and vocal nuance of Norma Winstone
is internationally respected but her
Slowly Rolling Camera
become, its heart lies in a generosity of quietly influential presence as teacher vocalist Dionne Bennett
spirit an openness of attitude that enables and collaborator is reflected in a birthday
generations and cultural boundaries to concert that draws on her work with the
ebb away in a whirl of improvisation and young bloods of the Royal Academy of and new grooves. This countrys jazz double
communication. And the connection Music, alongside a European trio that act Binker & Moses have pulled in all this
between tradition and the future is the provides a compelling definition of chamber years awards, from MOBO to Jazz FM
driver the exchange mechanism that is jazz. And an evergreen Mike Westbrook but listen to them, and you get a message
both teacher and pupil in equal measure. in his 80th year is master of the large from the ancestors, as well as a view of the
This years EFG London Jazz Festival charts and small ensemble, whose deceptively future. And Robert Glasper may be the hero
the dynamic between jazz generations in stripped-down solo concert demonstrates of the jazz-meets-urban generation, but
fascinating ways. Take a clutch of apparently a command of melody and an affectionate his work on Don Cheadles recent Miles
senior jazz citizens: Wayne Shorter, Norma grasp of a European song tradition as well Davis movie demonstrates a profound
Winstone and Mike Westbrook have been as Ellington, Mingus and all points further. understanding of the musics edgy and
in the creative thick of things for decades, And then, The Cookers. Which is where groundbreaking past. Not to mention
but they are all producing music thats it gets ever more intriguing, because this is Christian Scott, Theo Croker, Oddarrang,
as fresh and invigorating as when they
burst onto the scene in the 60s. Moreover,
they continue to play with, inspire, and At the sharp end of youth, the Festival
bounce off the energy of their successors.
Wayne Shorters extraordinary saxophone is packed with new moves and grooves
sound is as singular as it was when we first
heard him with the Jazz Messengers, and a band of brothers that includes stalwarts Michael Wollny, Elliot Galvin, Nrija and
then with Miles Davis, back in the 60s of the transition between the language of myriad activity in the clubs across the
and now the roles are reversed. Hear him 50s hard bop and the new jazz worlds of city all taking the music forward while
fizz with energy, fired up by the now the 60s and beyond and whose energy respecting a century of evolution.
transcends any concept of time. Just listen But in the end, its continuity that counts.
Photo: Emile Holba

to the bang-up-to-the-minute writing Take one instrument, the quintessential


of the elegant Billy Harper, the fire of jazz instrument the tenor saxophone.
drummer Billy Hart, and the unstoppable The trail that leads from Wayne Shorter
groove of octogenarian bassist Cecil and Billy Harper to Jan Garbarek, the
McBee. And, if you want a completely extraordinary, still radical Evan Parker,
different take on 21st-century jazz, try David Murray and Chico Freeman (the
the intergenerational, international, last two among the enfants terribles of
interdisciplinary mix of Italian trumpet guru the 70s jazz avant-garde), through Joshua
Enrico Rava and his precocious compatriot Redman, Chris Potter and Tim Garland
Giovanni Guidi with the UKs provocative to Donny McCaslin, Marcus Strickland,
electronics innovator Matthew Herbert. Shabaka Hutchings and Binker Golding
Saxophonist
Shabaka
Of course, at the sharp end of youth, one hand-held instrumental voice, telling
Hutchings the Festival is packed with new moves the story of a tradition that never ends.
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Lauren Kinsella
talks about her
route into jazz at
Southbank Centre

Talking jazz
Get down to one of our talks from musicians and industry Andy Sheppard
takes part in
talks panel
experts to learn all there is to know about the music

J
azz has always been a music On Sunday 13 November, we explore Evan Parker (Royal Academy of Arts,
that exists within a larger context, jazzs relationship with Europe. Francesco Friday 11 November) talks to David
reflecting and commenting on Martinelli presents his history of Ryan about the connections between
the world. In todays turbulent times, European jazz, David Toop examines free improvisation, in Jazz and the
this approach is more relevant than ever. the association between British and Abstract Expressionism Movement,
The talks programme that runs through European improvisers, and, in advance before performing a live response to
the Festival seeks to dig into the music, of Jan Garbareks performance at the the Academys current exhibition.
providing insights to existing audiences and Royal Festival Hall, Fiona Talkington As part of his work with the Arts and
drawing in new listeners keen to explore. discusses the links with Norwegian jazz. Humanities Research Council, Professor
Across the opening weekend, we Our popular pre-concert talk series, Mark Smith brings us an event built around
explore the relationships between Jazz Hear Me Talkin To Ya, returns, and Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics, exploring
and the City and Jazz in Europe. you can hear a range of our headline the context of jazz in everyday life (Regent
On Saturday 12 November, a series performers discuss their new projects - Street Cinema, Thursday 17 November).
of panel discussions shaped by this see gig entries for talks from The Cookers And if what you want is a way into all
years researcher-in-residence Emma and Bugge Wesseltoft, among others. this jazz, then our popular strand Way
Webster, explore how festivals and Many events directly link a In to the Way Out returns (Southbank
musicians react to the city they inhabit. conversation into the performance as a Centre / Level 5 Function Room,
Speakers include George McKay of the whole Mike Westbrook (Kings Place, Saturday 12 November) with Lauren
University of East Anglia, saxophonist Saturday 19 November) celebrates his Kinsella and Kit Downes guiding you
Andy Sheppard, pianist Sarah Tandy 80th birthday with a special solo piano through their journeys into the music.
(Tomorrows Warriors) and Charles concert, and opens by discussing his
Umney (Leeds Business School). life and work with Philip Clark. efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/talks
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Music is good for you!


From family fun and learning with jazz masters The EFG London Jazz Festivals and all kinds of instruments to
Learning & Participation make music and play together.
to performing with new friends, the Festival programme offers a wealth Created by musician Chris
offers everyone a chance to get involved of diverse activities for you Sharkey and produced by
to get involved with. You Serious, Make It/Break It
can enjoy everything from will bring together amateur
Your chance to join shows for the whole family to players on the morning of
musician Chris Sharkey Saturday 19 November at
in Make It/Break It
workshops with inspiring artists
that allow you to create and Southbank Centre to create
explore in an informal setting; a new piece of music that
from fascinating glimpses will be performed in the
into what makes the music Clore Ballroom at 6.30pm.
flow via our range of talks to Whether youre looking for
opportunities for under fives the chance to create something
to get active and experience unique and meet other like-
the thrill of live jazz at close minded musicians, or you
quarters. There are plenty of want the opportunity to play
opportunities to get inspired, with new people and learn a
get creative and get involved! new approach or you just
This year, we have the exciting need an excuse to dust off that
premiere of our new mass- saxophone this is your chance
participation commission, to get creative and take part.
Make It/Break It, which offers For information, contact:
the opportunity for musicians
and vocalists of all abilities learning@serious.org.uk

Keep it in
thefamily
For our family audiences, the ever-
popular Jazz for Toddlers and Family
Jazz All-Stars return - featuring a
new line-up of stellar musicians in
exciting venues right across London
A sell-out triumph in previous years, this Novembers
Family Jazz All-Stars showcases the stunning vocals
of Zoe Gilby in an unmissable and friendly show
for all the family. Zoe lends her captivating style
to this fun-filled tribute to jazz singers past and
present, sharing the stage with a line-up of highly
accomplished jazz musicians, including innovative
double bassist Andy Champion. The show is at
Cadogan Hall on Saturday 12 November and at
artsdepot on Sunday 20 November.

Singer Zoe Gilby joins the impressive


Family Jazz All-Stars line-up
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Jazz
and the
movng
image
Two worlds collide in our film schedule, which delves
back into the 1960s and celebrates the parallel
evolution of style in jazz and cinema

The expressive
Lassassino features

T
he Festivals film programme, assembled in a soundtrack by jazz
partnership with the Barbicans cinema team, pioneer Piero Piccioni
reaches back into a treasure trove of rarely
screened films from the 1960s, for which jazz provides
The revolutionary
the essential soundtrack. It echoes a period where the Ornette Coleman
radically changing sounds of jazz evolved alongside new
approaches to the art of cinema. Screenings range from a
politically charged Italian thriller to anarchic surrealism,
and a rare and fascinating documentary traces the New
York underground scene of the late 50s into the 60s.

JAZZ LOFT PROJECT ACCORDING TO


W EUGENE SMITH (SARA FISHKO, 2015)
Sunday 13 November, 2pm
An insight into the creative hothouse of New York as
the 50s turn into the 60s, when a shifting community
of musicians including Thelonious Monk jam night
after night in composer Hall Overtons dilapidated
loft. Recorded and documented by the gentle,
unstable genius photographer W Eugene Smith.

WHOS CRAZY? (THOMAS WHITE, 1966)


Sunday 13 November, 4pm
A frenetic soundtrack by Ornette Coleman and his
signature 60s trio with David Izenzon and Charles
Moffett (and a young Marianne Faithfull) accompanies
a surreal scenario, as a group of asylum inmates escape
to a deserted Belgian farmhouse. A bizarre silent movie
thats almost Dali, according to Salvador Dali.

LASSASSINO (ELIO PETRI, 1967)


Saturday 19 November, 4pm
Elio Petris debut feature described by critic
Philip French as a tour-de-force is a political
thriller starring Marcello Mastroianni, filmed in
expressive monochrome on the streets of Rome,
and with a terrific score by Italian jazz pioneer Piero
Piccioni.Includes an introduction from Selwyn Harris.
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The best
Norma Winstone
plays Cadogan Hall

ofBritish
We celebrate the new talent and established
home-grown artists taking us into an exciting
new age of innovative and exciting jazz in the UK
Mark Lockheart
takes his new work
to Southbank Centre

T
he buzz around the current other generations. Mark Lockheart
jazz scene is well known by capitalises on this exchange of
the musicians, audiences and energy with his new orchestral jazz
producers experiencing a multitude of work written for a quintet of leading
groundbreaking gigs, festivals and albums. UK musicians alongside the students
A recent Guardian article asked: Is jazz of the Trinity Laban Shapeshifter
entering a new golden age? with a focus Ensemble (Southbank Centre/Clore
on the endorsement by pop musics biggest Ballroom, Sunday 13 November).
stars and the thriving US jazz scene. Norma Winstone, celebrating
What we see in the UK is an equally her 75th birthday, demonstrates the
exciting jazz scene that is pushing ability of musicians to remain at the Chris Sharkey leads a new mass
some of the same boundaries and cutting edge of the music across participation piece, Make It/Break It
some that are uniquely its own. the decades - she will be singing with (Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom,
The emergence of Binker & Moses (Scala, a full orchestra, the Royal Academy of Saturday 19 November), Zoe Gilby
Sunday 13 November) is part of a trend of Music Big Band, and the celebrated creates a new concert for family
young musicians drawing on the hip hop ECM-recorded European Trio (Cadogan audiences (Cadogan Hall, Saturday 12
and urban beats they grew up on, as much as Hall, Wednesday 16 November), November) and recent Young Scottish
the heritage of jazz, with younger audiences showing why shes among a select Jazz Musician of the Year winner Helena
attracted to the energy and groove created. category of British jazz musicians who Kay brings her KIM Trio to the Barbican
Nrija have similar influences alongside have truly made a global impact. FreeStage (Saturday 12 November).
an Afrobeat and highlife twist they open Alongside a showcase of students from Throughout this years programme,
for David Murray, Terri Lyne Carrington the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama we see British artists demonstrating the
and Geri Allen (Cadogan Hall, Saturday 19 (Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom, Sunday strength of the current scene.So lets
November), with both groups reflecting 13 November), the potential of the scene hope The Guardian is right, and we are
the increasing diversity of the scene. to continue to evolve is obvious. It also entering a new golden age in which jazz
Jazz has always been a music thats seen reflects how Serious national programme is centre stage and celebrated as the great
younger players work with, and inspired by, feeds into our celebration of the city. music so many of us know and love.

Catch Binker &


Moses at Scala Serious plays a crucial role in nurturing UK
talent and promoting the UKs ever-evolving
jazz scene through world-class festivals in
London and beyond. Were proud to support
them as a talent development partner.
(Vanessa Reed,
Executive Director
of PRS for Music
Foundation)

Helena Kay and her


KIM Trio will be at
the Barbican
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Securing the
future of jazz
With the Festivals 25th birthday just around the corner, the Serious Trust
continues to inspire and engage the musicians of the future

T
he Serious Trust is committed to It/Break It, featuring over 150 musicians, on a part of this momentous year, or for more
talent development, learning and Saturday 19 November (see page 31 for more information on what we do, please go to:
participation, and the commissioning information on this special commission).
efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/support-us
of new music to help build and sustain Looking to the future and the EFG
a vibrant music scene that everyone can London Jazz Festivals 25th birthday next Serious Trust is a registered charity no.1145535.
participate in and feel inspired by. year, we have big plans to engage with even
This year, we delivered 157 Learning more artists and participants and we
& Participation sessions, which engaged need your help to do it.
more than 7,800 young people and With your support, we can The Trust has
participants in music-making. To see our continue unlocking musics engaged thousands
of young people
work in action, catch Chris Sharkeys Make potential. To donate and be

Adriano Adewale
inspires some young
music lovers
SPONSORS
& SUPPORTERS
The Festival would like to thank
EFG, our headline sponsor since
2013 and co-creator in 2008 of
the EFG Excellence Series. Global
private banking group EFG play
a fundamental role in supporting
the quality and breadth of the
overall Festival programme and is a
worldwide supporter of jazz. We would
like to thank them for enabling the
EFG London Jazz Festival to realise
its artistic ambitions as we continue to
enthral music lovers across the capital.

The Festival would like to thank Arts


Council England, which has supported
the Festival since it began.

The Festival is only possible with the help


of our valued partners and supporters
so we would like to thank the following
organisations:

We would also like to thank our


broadcast partners:

We rely on the support of generous individuals Esme Fairbairn Foundation, Paul and Keith Adams, Alexander and Marina Landia, Aspect Charitable Trust,
and organisations to help us deliver the range First Names Trust, The Garrick Charitable Trust, Ann Grant, The Hollick Family Charitable Trust, The Worshipful
of programmes which ticket sales and other Company of Horners, The Leche Trust, Jorg Mohaupt, The Jeremy & Kim White Foundation, John and Julie
funding alone do not cover. We would like to Williamson, Jerry Graber, Nick Basden and Vivian Hunt, Jonathan Levy, Martin and Diana Muirhead, Philip
thank the following for their support. and Biddy Percival, Andrew and Janet Stone, Miles and Karen Storey and all Serious Trust donors.

We would also like to acknowledge our Alex Hitchcock, Andrew Button, BKO, Fran Hardcastle, George Crowley, Groove Baby, Hampstead
partners who are presenting work across Arts Festival, Jazz Nursery, jazz re:freshed, Jazz Repertory Company, Kennedy Street Enterprises, LUME,
the Festival: Match&Fuse, Mopomoso, Mwalimu Express, Nat Steele and Alison Neale, Noel Taylor, Paul Pace,
Somethin Else, Soundcrash, United Agents and all the programmers and venues that contribute to the
Festival programme and the richness of Londons jazz scene throughout the year.

The Festival is proud to be a member of


the Europe Jazz Network, the International
Jazz Festivals Organisation and the Jazz
Promotion Network EUROPE FOR FESTIVALS
FESTIVALS FOR EUROPE
EFFE LABEL 2015-2016
EFG is the title sponsor of the 2016 Festival, and a
supporter of outstanding jazz performance. It is a
co-creator of the EFG Excellence Series, which has been
running since 2008. This year, the series comprises:

JAZZ VOICE JOSHUA REDMAN /


Friday 11 November
Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
BRAD MEHLDAU DUO
Saturday 12 November
Barbican

SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE JOE STILGOE


PLAY MICHAEL JACKSON A CELEBRATION OF GENE KELLY
Monday 14 November Thursday 17 November
Cadogan Hall LSO St Lukes

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