Gig Guide

18Jan
2018

Jam at The Crypt 6 (Thursday 18th Jan)

Open to musicians and jazz fans alike this is our sixth Jam at The Crypt led by Arnaud Guichard - Tenor sax. The house band line up is completed by James Kitchman - Guitar, Matthew Read - Double bass and Jamie Murray - Drums.

They will be performing original compositions and a couple of standards followed by the usual open jam for the second set.

All abilities welcome to join in one of the best jam sessions in town. Free event. Doors open 8pm.

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19Jan
2018

Rick Leon James

Rick Leon James is a musician, arranger, composer. A master of the bass guitar, recognised unquestionably as one of the best in the UK, endorsed by Anaconda Basses, Warwick, Mark Bass and Cort, stretching and shifting the boundaries constantly. His music transcends genres but is rooted somewhere amongst the great funk and groove tradition represented by George Clinton, Funkadelic and Prince.

His jaw-dropping credit list inc Amy Winehouse, Tinie Tempah, Estelle, Daniel Bedingfield, Alesha Dixon, Kano, Devlin, Wretch 32, Jessie J, Jocelyn Brown and Cirque Du Soleil . He has also recently finished writing and producing the new album for multiple-award-winning 'Posh Reggae' saxophone artist, Yolanda Brown.

Rick has the good fortune of being able to call some of the best musicians on the scene his friends. You won't see a rhythm section more grounded and funky than this one in London or perhaps anywhere else.

Rick Leon James - Lead bass, Daniel Taylor - Talk Box, Jon Onabowu - Drums, Christian Mendoza- Guitar, DT Soul - Keys and vocal and Ben Becantoy - Bass

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26Jan
2018

Ed Jones Quartet

Ed Jones: Soprano/Tenor Saxophones, Ross Stanley: Piano, Riaan Vosloo: Double Bass and Tim Gilles: Drums.

Award winning Saxophonist/Composer Ed Jones returns to the quartet format with which he first made his name on the UK jazz scene over 25 years ago. Formed in 2011 and Initially inspired by the music of Wayne Shorter this quartet has branched out to feature original new compositions from Jones and bassist Riaan Vosloo with outstanding support from Ross Stanley on Piano and Tim Gilles on Drums.

Their album "For Your Ears Only", recorded in the summer of 2016. is being released on Impossible Ark Records and Ed will be embarking on a 20 date UK Tour with the Quartet. Come and hear them at The Crypt.

"Ed Jones may now be considered a stalwart of the UK & International jazz sceen. Signed orignally by Gilles Peterson on Acid Jazz and after many years in Incognito he has always ploughed his own furrow leading different small groups himself. This quartet with Impossible Ark regulars Ross Stanley, Riaan Vosloo and Tim Giles is a fully freewheeling affair. Taking hard bop melodies and systematically dismantling them. Rough, ferocious and virtuosic performances by all members of the group are always soulful."

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02Feb
2018

Aisling Iris

Hailing from Cork, Ireland, singer-songwriter Aisling Iris relocated to London over ten years ago, and has since become an integral part of the UK music scene.

She fronts jazz quartet Neon Villages who supported jazz-funk legend Marcus Miller on his 'Afrodeezia' tour and Monk - The Final Frontier Quartet who showcased their homage to the legendary Thelonious Monk at venues like The 606 jazz club, The Crypt in Camberwell and the Birmingham Jazz festival.

Her eclectic skills have seen her touring with UK hip-hop godfather Roots Manuva, supporting soul star Omar and Mercury nominee Eska and writing hits for pop artists including a top 10 hit for Japanese boy band W-Inds

Her early 2017 album release 'Night Time Moves' earned her rave reviews in 'Blues and Soul' magazine, had Jamie Cullum likening her title track to Omar when he played it on his BBC2 radio show and secured her dates at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Summer Soulstice Festival and regular air play on Jazz FM, Mi-Soul, Delite and Solar Radio.

In early Summer 2017 Aisling met bass player and Jazzwise editor Mike Flynn at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the group 'Alchemical' was formed. Since then they have collaborated on a number of tracks together, bringing on board talented players to feature including guitarist Rob Luft, saxophonist Phil Meadows, pianist Samuel Crowe and drummer Andrew McLean, with an EP set for release in Summer 2018.

They come together for this night to showcase these brand new songs live for the first time along with songs from the album 'Night Time Moves'.

Drums - Andrew McLean, Bass - Mike Flynn, Piano - Terence Collie

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09Feb
2018

Sean Noonan Memorable Sticks

Rhythmic storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic music fusing his discoveries from harmolodic jazz rock and avant-garde chamber music. Noonan's wide-spectrum music combines the stories of an Irish bard with the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer.

The Trio was formed after the 2016 album release "Memorable Sticks". Noonan adopts a magical scepter to dig the depths of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland revealing "Hidden Treasures", as if Henry Cowell, Cecil Taylor, Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead were out on a night of romance in quest of a good street fight. The treasures that he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision to become the unpredictable and far-ranging sounds of Noonan's wide-spectrum music.

"Sean Noonan's concept is as original as a fingerprint" - New York Jazz Record

"The powerhouse drummer draws equally on Bartok, early Can, jazz, Balkan and avant garde theatre music." New York Music Daily

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