Gig Guide

28Feb
2020

JZ Replacement

Drum and Bass meets Eastern Euro Folk Music, with a touch of John Zorn". Fresh high energy and original new London project by saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev (Eric Harland, Ambrose Akinmusire) and drummer Jamie Murray (Sun Ra Arkestra, Native Dancer).

The project was born in London and has already been successfully presented at Love Supreme Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London Jazz Festival, Porto Jazz Festival, Rainy Days Festival, Jazz Province Festival. They have also toured in UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia.

The music is inspired by Zhenya and Jamie's musical journeys and studies, and these ideas are combined to create an organic and very original frenetic highly danceable sound. Some people hear Indian influences, some Charlie Parker, some Robert Glasper or Michael Brecker. A night of forward thinking Jazz not to be missed.

They will be playing music from their new album called "Disrespectful" which coming out in March 2020 on new label from Saint Petersburg, Rainy Days.

"...fascinatingly intense, winding and staccato performance – a real orchestrated duo..." - London Jazz News

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29Feb
2020

EMOM

CALLING ALL ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS.

Beatmakers, experimental, hip hop, EDM, any style any genre, come down and play. Performers get a 20min slot.

A great night full of enthusiastic electronic sound lovers.

Doors and bar open at 7pm - FREE ENTRY

06Mar
2020

Jay Davies' BadTrad

Jay Davis's BadTrad is formed from an inquisitiveness about people, where they come from and how this affects their personalities and lives in general. Compositions include pieces using melodies overheard being hummed by strangers in the street, a robotic construction from a laptop and a three year olds' piano improvisation. Showcasing some of the most exciting improvisers from the UK scene, the band draw on a broad range of musical influences from European choral music to free jazz.

Jay Davis is an award-winning drummer and composer based in london. jay has performed throughout the uk, europe and asia at festivals and major venues.

Jay plays in several creative projects as well as leading his own band Badtrad and contributing as co-leader to Big Bad Wolf alongside Owen Dawson and Mike de Souza.

Mike Soper - Trumpet, James Allsopp - Tenor Saxophone, Huw V Williams - Bass, and Jay Davis - Drums/compositions

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13March
2020

Aisling Iris

Aisling Iris - The eclectic singer songwriter has had a varied career to date seeing her released music play-listed on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 2 and working with revered electronic jazz keyboardist Kaidi Tatham, touring with UK Hip Hop star Roots Manuva and supporting Jazz legend Marcus Miller live. Derrick Mckenzie of Jamiroquai has called her “very inspirational” to work with as a songwriter and vocalist.

For this special night Aisling Iris showcases an eclectic mix of songs segueing effortlessly between Jazz, Soul, Latin, Funk and RnB backed by a spectacular and seasoned band of musicians including Omar's right hand man, Soul artist and multi-instrumentalist Lex Cameron on piano, Grace Jones and Mark Ronson's drummer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Mclean and Naples born singer and bass player Marta Riccardi.

The band have a powerful chemistry on stage which they showcase with a playful and funky style. Expect impromptu vibes, audience participation, infectious grooves and musical prowess a plenty. Not to be missed.

"Iris’s voice was a revelation: her control over the whole range is immaculate, her expression powerful, and her feel for the essential elements of Monk’s music quite extraordinary." The Jazz Breakfast *****

"Refreshing neo-soul songstress delivers an eclectic and well polished debut platter.The first half gives us endearingly bold material filled with lush arrangements-peppered with retro 80's styled tough beats and funky upbeat jams with crazy chord sequences that Aisling navigates vocally with great poise,great bvs, and immense musical skill. The second half sees her chill a bit and is undeniably more dazzling as her sense of craft comes out even further." Blues & Soul Magazine *****

Aisling Iris – Vocals, Lex Cameron – Piano, Marta Riccardi – Bass and Andrew McLean – Drums

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