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The London Jazz Festival is broadcast exclusively by BBC Radio 3 90-93FM, on DAB Digital Radio, Digital TV and online at bbc.co.uk/radio3

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CONTENTS

WELCOME FRIDAY 11 SATURDAY 12 SUNDAY 13 MONDAY 14 TUESDAY 15 WEDNESDAY 16 THURSDAY 17 FRIDAY 18 SATURDAY 19 SUNDAY 20 VENUES & BOOKING BEYOND CONCERTS LEARNING & PARTICIPATION FESTIVAL IN FULL A DAY BY DAY GUIDE FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS

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UPCOMING EVENTS INCLUDE Gretchen Parlato*

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Thu 17 Nov BRISTOL St Georges

Wayne Shorter Quartet + Phronesis

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Robert Glasper Trio* Sat 19 Nov NOTTINGHAM Lakeside Arts Centre

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Zakir Hussain*

Tue 8 Nov BIRMINGHAM Town Hall 0121 780 333

Sun 13 Nov BRISTOL St Georges 0845 402 4001

Steve Coleman*

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Steve Swallow*

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Abdullah Ibrahim* Sat 12 Nov GLASGOW Old Fruitmarket 0141 353 8000

Mon 21 Nov MANCHESTER Band on the Wall 0161 834 1786

Serious Christmas At Kings Place LONDON Kings Place 020 7520 1490

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Stan Tracey

A Child’s Christmas In Wales

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A New Orleans Style Christmas Story

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Wed 16 Nov MANCHESTER RNCM

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Tue 7 Feb LONDON Barbican 020 7638 8891

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

Sun 18 Mar LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall 0844 875 0073

Gateshead International Jazz Festival

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The 10 day Festival also features an

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incredible feast of free music, talks,

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masterclasses and workshops, offering a way into the music and its history.

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JULIET KELLY & JONNY PHILLIPS

FREE

FROM SEVILLE TO ST. PETERSBURG

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Shingai Shoniwa by Amelia Kwok

Southbank Centre The Clore Ballroom

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JAZZ VOICE

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF SONG FEATURING AYANNA / GREGORY PORTER / IAN SHAW / LUCINDA BELLE / MARY PEARCE / NORMA WINSTONE / SHINGAI SHONIWA MUSICAL DIRECTOR GUY BARKER

Jazz singer-songwriter Juliet Kelly and prolific guitarist/composer Jonny Phillips present specially chosen standards, covers and originals in an eclectic programme that takes you on a journey across Europe, evoking the sounds and influences of the continent.

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The Festival opens with its annual jazz vocal extravaganza, featuring a blend of stellar singing talents, set to sumptuous arrangements performed by the 40-piece London Jazz Festival Orchestra. Arranged, orchestrated and conducted by internationally acclaimed trumpeter/composer Guy Barker, the show draws on major anniversaries, birthdays and milestones that link the decades stretching back from 2011. Expect classic songs and stunning performances in this unmissable opening-night gala.

FREE

ARUN GHOSH

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Southbank Centre The Clore Ballroom

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Part of Festival on the Move (p.8). FREE

EMILIA MARTENSSON

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Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

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Part of Festival on the Move (p.10).

FRIDAY

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GEORGIA MANCIO

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Barbican Freestage

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Delicately blending English, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian influences, singer Georgia Mancio has won wide acclaim for her unconventional approach to vocal-led jazz. Whether it’s through classics from the Rodgers & Hart or Harry Warren songbooks, vocalised versions of Kenny Wheeler, Pat Metheny or Horace Silver, or subtle originals, Mancio cuts a compelling figure among today’s singers. FREE

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STEVE COLEMAN

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Arun Ghosh by William Ellis

Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Festival on the Move ARUN GHOSH

Charismatic clarinettist Arun Ghosh has been taking the live scene by storm with his vibrant fusion of Indian themes and club culture grooves, all spiked with heat-of-the-moment improvisation. Updating the rich lineage of the Indo-jazz sound with 21st century attitude and energy, Ghosh and his exciting live band perform hypnotic music from his latest album, Primal Odyssey.

Alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman talks about his illustrious career, in advance of his first London appearance in seven years at the Queen Elizabeth Hall this evening.

BRUBECK PLAYS BRUBECK

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7pm Arun Ghosh plays multiple gigs across the city as part of Festival on the Move,

Ronnie Scott’s

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Wednesday 16 November National Maritime Museum

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Thursday 17 November Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

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Recreating their father’s enduring and iconic jazz classic, pianist Darius Brubeck plus brothers Chris and Dan (on bass and drums respectively), and UK saxophonist Dave O’Higgins pay tribute to a giant of jazz. Revisiting classics such as ‘Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo à la Turk’ and of course ‘Take Five’, the music of Brubeck is given a re-energised 21st century twist. Also on Sat 12.

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Georgia Mancio by Lara Leigh

ZAKIR HUSSAIN

STEVE COLEMAN

MASTERS OF PERCUSSION

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Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall

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An awe-inspiring night of percussion mastery from the world’s greatest living tabla player, Zakir Hussain, who is joined by the cream of Indian classical instrumentalists. Son of legendary Indian percussionist Ustad Alla Rakha (Ravi Shankar’s tabla player), Zakir Hussain has worked with George Harrison, Charles Lloyd, John McLaughlin and the Grateful Dead among many others, continuing to explore the links between jazz and Indian music – connections that were first established in the 1960s.

TOUMANI DIABATE

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Union Chapel

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The uncontested master of the West African harp-lute (kora) is back with his band to give an intimate performance in the stunning surroundings of Union Chapel. One of the world’s virtuoso musicians, his incredible recording career spans over 20 years and includes the Grammy-winning album In the Heart of the Moon, recorded with the great Ali Farka Touré.

FRIDAY

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REFLEX + STEVE WILLIAMSON 7.30pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Alto saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman was a central figure in the M-Base movement and has been at the forefront of advances in jazz composition for the last 25 years. Inspired by the African diaspora while studying in Ghana, Coleman explored a new rhythmic language, fusing interlocking beats and polyphonic harmonies, offering an alternative to conventional rhythm. Appearing in London for the first time in seven years, Coleman and his formidable trio continue to push the boundaries. The opening set marks a welcome return to the concert stage for Steve Williamson. Long respected as a fiercely individual saxophonist, Williamson is one of the most original talents to have emerged in this country since he first took the scene by storm in the 1980s.

GUILDHALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

FEATURING PETE HURT

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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Pete Hurt has worked extensively with Carla Bley, George Russell, Billy Cobham and the cream of the UK scene. Here he leads this talented 12-piece student band through specially arranged standards and distinctive originals.

ALICIA HART

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Spice of Life

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An emergent and exciting vocalist, pianist and flautist who melds folk, pop and rock sounds with a jazz sensibility, Alicia Hart is a name to watch. Here she performs her catchy original songs with a quartet featuring gifted Danish guitarist Kristian Borring and pianist Esben Tjalve.

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Emilia Mårtensson

Festival on the Move

STEPHAN MICUS

EMILIA MARTENSSON

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Drawing on the wistful folk songs of her native Sweden, Emilia Mårtensson creates a finely poised blend of jazz and artful alt-pop. Known in part for her collaborative work with the acclaimed Kairos 4tet, Mårtensson appears here with her own project, featuring pianist Barry Green. Singing from her latest album and so it goes, Mårtensson performs new versions of songs by Paul Simon, Jacques Brel and Esbjörn Svensson, among others. Emilia Mårtensson plays multiple gigs across the city as part of Festival on the Move, a strand of the programme that explores the breadth and depth of the capital. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Friday 11 November Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

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Sunday 13 November Green Note (opening for Moss Freed)

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Wednesday 16 November Oliver’s, Greenwich

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Midday Thursday 17 November Royal Albert Hall / Café Consort

FRIDAY

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Stephan Micus has evolved his own musical language to create something otherworldly. Playing an astonishing range of instruments from around the globe alongside his voice, he constructs haunting harmonic layers to create a truly magical sound world. Playing from his latest ECM release Bold as Light, Micus appears for a rare London performance, having last played the UK in 1976. “He can sound like 20 singers accompanied by a posse of instruments. Seldom have plucked and blown instruments been put to such magical use.” – The Independent

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Kairos 4tet

KAIROS 4TET

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8.30pm

The Vortex

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ROBERT MITCHELL

RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT & CLAIRE MARTIN

PANACEA

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THE IRVING BERLIN SONGBOOK

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The Forge, Camden

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The critically acclaimed partnership of Claire Martin – one of the foremost jazz singers of her generation – and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett – the legendary classical and screen composer – creates a very special atmosphere on stage. Tonight they present their favourites from the Irving Berlin songbook including ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’, ‘How Deep is the Ocean’, ‘What’ll I do?’, ‘Cheek to Cheek’ and ‘Let Yourself Go’. This impeccable duo, described as “world class” by The Times, deliver with sparkling style.

FRIDAY

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Charlie Wright’s

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The gifted and hugely resourceful pianist Robert Mitchell is a mercurial presence on the UK jazz scene. Whichever guise he chooses to inhabit, be it Cuban jazz explorations with violinist Omar Puente, his own classical-tinged solo performances, or with tonight’s rhythmically complex group Panacea, Mitchell combines technical brilliance with imaginative flare to mesmerising effect.

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Under the leadership of saxophonist Adam Waldmann, this increasingly potent band has found a melodydriven medium between modern jazz and forward-thinking music, as heard on their new Edition album Statement Of Intent. Creating an accessibly open sound, that bubbles with complex rhythms and intelligent playing, the line-up includes acclaimed Danish bassist Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo Neame and drummer Jon Scott.

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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From his formative years, playing with the likes of Alexis Korner and Jack Bruce, to his musical partnerships with Stan Tracey, Michael Garrick and John Critchinson, tenor saxophonist Art Themen has been at the heart of Brit-bop. Influenced by the big tone of Dexter Gordon and the fluidity of Sonny Rollins, Themen’s garrulous style goes to the heart of the jazz spirit.

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Michael Janisch by Stephen Jay

THE RAY GELATO GIANTS

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Hideaway, Streatham

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With a style steeped in the tradition of jazz entertainers like Louis Prima and Cab Calloway, singer/saxophonist Ray Gelato and his band mix jive and swing classics with infectious energy.

THE HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BAND

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MICHAEL JANISCH

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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In something of a reversal of the long tradition of British jazz musicians heading to New York, Wisconsinborn bassist Michael Janisch has made London his home since 2005 and brings his powerful sense of rhythm and improvisational daring to his acclaimed Pizza Express residency. Known for uniting the cream of US and UK jazz scenes on this intimate stage, tonight is no exception, with hugely influential alto saxophone icon Greg Osby adding his high octane solo style to Janisch’s scorching groove power on intense modern jazz originals. FRIDAY

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Boisdale, Canary Wharf

Trumpeter Tony Fisher leads this fine band in fulsome musical tribute to the legacy of the muchloved composer/trumpeter/ broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton.

RB FUNKESTRA

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JAZZ ON 3 LAUNCH

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Always a highlight of the opening night, Jazz on 3’s Jez Nelson hosts an incredible array of artists from across the Festival, brought together for one night only and broadcast live from Ronnie Scott’s. The show is always full of surprises, with short sets from Festival artists, interviews and a great atmosphere.

606 Club

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This event is free but ticketed – Bassist Stefan Redtenbacher leads this for more details of how to apply four-horn front line, with vocals from visit bbc.co.uk/tickets Katie Leone. Expect a feel-good, highenergy band, who play an original This event will be broadcast live in Jazz on 3 from 11pm. hybrid of funk, soul and jazz with authority and style.

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SCENE ICELAND

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Barbican Freestage

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Chris Potter

ARUN GHOSH

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WORKSHOP

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10.30am Southbank Centre Level 5, Function Room

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Arun Ghosh leads an Indo-jazz improv workshop. Ages 11–16. For all instrumentalists. Bring your own instrument. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential. Part of Festival on the Move (p.8). TA L K

CHRIS POTTER MASTERCLASS

SHABAKA HUTCHINGS & KIT DOWNES

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The Forge, Camden

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Two restlessly creative young players – pianist Kit Downes and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings – come together for an intriguing collaboration. Gifted improvisers with a shared love of Bill Frisell, John Cage and Wayne Shorter, Hutchings and Downes offer an intimate musical dialogue, blurring the lines between written and freshly minted music.

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Southbank Centre Level 5, Function Room

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An opportunity to delve into the life and works of celebrated saxophonist Chris Potter, who will speak about his career to date, demonstrate the tricks of the trade, and invite questions from the audience. Hosted by Sandy Burnett. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

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LEAFCUTTER JOHN & DAVE MORECROFT & GINA SOUTHGATE

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The Vortex

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Art, electronics and acoustic jazz coalesce in this special collaboration, featuring laptop performer Leafcutter John, renowned ‘live’ painter Gina Southgate and visceral pianist Dave Morecroft. Expect a haunting combination of nail-biting electronics, visual art and experimental improv.

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Offering a mouthwatering taste of Iceland’s most promising young jazz artists, this afternoon’s freestage bill includes a short set from mesmerising pianist Sunna Gunnlaugsdottir, loose limbed jazz-rock from guitarist Ómar Gudjónsson, wide-angled large ensemble sounds from the Iceland New Liberation Orchestra and funkpower from the Samúel J. Samúelsson Big Band.

THE TRUMPET BATTLE A TRIBUTE TO ROY ELDRIDGE AND CHARLIE SHAVERS

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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In the first of two concerts celebrating the legacy of the great trumpeters of the swing era, maverick jazz historian and drummer Richard Pite salutes the 100th birthday of Roy Eldridge, who famously went head to head with an equally effusive and entertaining individual, Charlie Shavers, on a scorching live LP The Trumpet Battle in 1952. This speciallycreated project, featuring Enrico Tomasso, puts the instrument centrestage, promising a rabble-rousing blast of fiery trumpet pyrotechnics.

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FREE

JAZZ LINE-UP

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Southbank Centre The Clore Ballroom

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Join renowned pianist and broadcaster Julian Joseph for a special edition of Jazz Line-Up, featuring interviews and live performances from three topnotch groups. These include leading UK saxophonists Julian Siegel and Denys Baptiste.

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA

CHRIS POTTER

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Barbican Fountain Room

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This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 13 Nov.

FREE

WAY IN TO THE WAY OUT

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AN INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ

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Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey and drummer Shane Forbes, of 2010 MOBO award-winning group Empirical, offer a fun and thoughtprovoking take on the jazz tradition. Using live and recorded sound, these two exceptional artists explore the history of jazz from their own perspective. The first instalment explores the deep history of jazz from its birth in the 19th century American South, through to the classic jazz of the 20s, the swing era of the 30s and up to the revolutionary evolution of bebop in the 40s. Part Two on Sun 13 (p.21).

SATURDAY

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Catch Chris Potter in conversation with Kevin Le Gendre in advance of his evening performance with McCoy Tyner in the Barbican Hall.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 22 Jan 2012.

BRUBECK PLAYS BRUBECK

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Ronnie Scott’s

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THE MUSIC OF SIDNEY BECHET

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Royal Academy of Arts

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Clarinettist/saxophonist Robert Veen explores the legacy of influential jazz icon Sidney Bechet, performing many of the pieces Bechet wrote after moving permanently to France in 1950, such as ‘Les Oignons’ and his international hit ‘Petite Fleur’. 12 NOVEMBER ––

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The Albany, Deptford

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MOBO award-winner and Mercury Prize nominee Soweto Kinch presents his latest album The New Emancipation, which draws inspiration from 19th century work songs and early blues, exploring the modern resonances of an essential history.

STAN TRACEY FROM 2 TO 8

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Rose Theatre, Kingston

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Stan Tracey has been at the heart of British jazz since the 1960s. Tonight’s concert features his supercharged octet, plus duo/trio sets from his latest release Soundcheck. Described by The Guardian as his “best collection in years”, Soundcheck marks yet another milestone in Tracey’s restlessly imaginative career and verifies his standing as one of the leading musicians of a generation.

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McCoy Tyner

AN EVENING WITH

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION

FEATURING JERRY DOUGLAS PAPER AIRPLANE TOUR

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Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall

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Alison Krauss along with Union Station band members Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin and lead vocals), Barry Bales (bass, harmony vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar and harmony vocals) and Jerry Douglas (dobro and harmony vocals) play four London concerts as the climax of a short national tour. Her most recent triumph was Raising Sand, a fabulous collaboration with Robert Plant, and she’s received plaudits for her new album Paper Airplane on Rounder, the first new album with her band Union Station since Lonely Runs Both Ways in 2004. Also on Sun 13, Mon 14 and Tue 15.

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Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Ben l’Oncle Soul offers a wild celebration of everything that’s thrilling about the classic soul revues. He grew up listening to Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, and combines Ray Charles-style R&B, Motown groove and Stax-y horns with reggae and hip-hop. Since fulfilling his dream by signing to “Motown France”, he’s become a hit in his home country and now plays his first British concert at this year’s Festival.

HAROLD LOPEZ-NUSSA

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Back after a sensational performance at last year’s Festival, Havana-born pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa mixes potent Cuban-jazz with expressive melodies with impassioned results. Tonight he’s joined by hotly tipped Cuban saxophonist Irving Acao.

McCOY TYNER TRIO

FEATURING JOSE JAMES & CHRIS POTTER + BLUES IN THE ABSTRACT TRUTH REVISITED IMPULSE! RECORDS AT 50

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Impulse! Records was one of the great jazz labels that documented and celebrated the changes in jazz in the 1960s – including the years that John Coltrane shook the earth – and set the tone for the years to follow. Tonight the Festival revisits one of the label’s landmark recordings, Coltrane’s only ever vocal collaboration with singer Johnny Hartman. In this re-imagining, pianist McCoy Tyner, who played on the original record, appears with his trio plus two voices of today’s jazz scene – tenor saxophone star Chris Potter and vocalist José James. To open, pianist James Pearson leads a septet of stellar Brits in a celebration of another seminal Impulse! recording, Oliver Nelson’s Blues and The Abstract Truth.

SATURDAY

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Barbican

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Lucinda Belle

MARTIN TAYLOR

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artsdepot North Finchley

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Guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor has few peers when it comes to the art of solo jazz guitar – though he’s just as well known for his acclaimed ‘Spirit Of Django’ gypsy jazz band and his long list of collaborations with the likes of Stéphane Grappelli, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Bill Wyman and George Harrison. His alchemic touch and dazzling polyrhythmic techniques make his solo guitar concerts an absolute must-see.

MATT TELFER & GROOVE DIGGER

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Spice of Life

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Hard-blowing tenorist Matt Telfer draws on the soulful end of contemporary jazz. He’s backed here by the expansive funk-fuelled seven-piece group Groove Digger, performing dynamic originals and reworked classics by Eddie Harris, The Meters and Marvin Gaye. Expect high energy results.

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LUCINDA BELLE ORCHESTRA 7.45pm

Royal Opera House Linbury Studio

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A powerful vocalist and classically trained harpist with a magnetic stage presence, Lucinda Belle is one of a kind. With influences that span Django Reinhardt, Leonard Cohen and the Mamas and Papas, the sound of Belle and her orchestra is as vibrant and versatile as you’d expect. Through new takes on Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone Song’ or Paolo Nutini’s ‘Candy’, and her own spirited originals, Belle and her magical band will amaze and entertain in equal measure.

BUCK CLAYTON LEGACY BAND

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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two concerts dedicated to the great swing trumpeters, Alyn Shipton and saxophonist Matthias Seuffert bring the Buck Clayton Legacy Band to the Festival to play this music. Alyn Shipton also introduces films and audio clips of Clayton himself, and leads a band featuring Bent Persson, Alan Barnes and Martin Litton.

OREN MARSHALL

CHARMING TRANSPORT BAND

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Charlie Wright’s

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A hot mix of jazz, Afro-beat, traditional Ghanaian rhythms, funk and improvisation, this band’s boiling amalgam of sounds appeals equally to the heart, head and hips. Powered by the extraordinarily flexible tuba virtuosity of Oren Marshall with Julian Siegel’s swooping and soaring reeds on top, this group’s high-energy percussive sound creates a hypnotic and danceable beat-heavy brew.

Buck Clayton was Count Basie’s star trumpeter in the 1930s and went on to be a fine arranger and bandleader in his own right. When writer/broadcaster/double bassist Alyn Shipton published Buck’s life story, the trumpeter gave him a set of new arrangements that had never been recorded. To celebrate Clayton’s centenary, in the second of

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Kings Place

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Innovative young trumpeter Jay Phelps presents his debut solo album Jay Walkin’, which sets out to honour the integrity of the jazz tradition, moving through standards and spirited originals to evoke the spirit of 1940s New York.

SEAMING TO + LEON MICHENER

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The Forge, Camden

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Pianist/composer Leon Michener walks a fine line between classical composition, free improv and jazz, with dramatic results. Multiinstrumentalist, composer and singer Seaming To and her trio use prepared piano, Wurlitzer and analogue synthesizers (among other keyboards), performing songs from her recent album Seaming.

SPLICE + DICE FACTORY + MIRROR

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The Vortex

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Trumpet/saxophone-led group Splice live up to their name, shredding together punky grit, ambient noise, and loose limbed jazz improv. Dice Factory – led by visceral tenorist Tom Challenger – create a disturbing sound world through rhythmic soundscapes and complex grooves. Talent-heavy group Mirror, featuring pianist Kit Downes and saxophonists James Allsopp and Shabaka Hutchings, perform music impelled and inspired by contemporary issues and massmedia imagery, exploring the ways in which sound and image conceptually combine.

IVO NEAME QUINTET

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The Commonwealth Club

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MATT WATES SEXTET

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Impressive alto saxophonist Matt Wates leads his swinging sextet, featuring Steve Main, Martin Shaw and Leon Greening, through celebrated standards and fresh originals.

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One of today’s most in demand pianists – and a rapidly maturing composer – Ivo Neame takes time out from Phronesis and Gemini to lead his own quintet, where his deftly fluid playing is certain to occupy centre stage.

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GILL MANLY JAZZ AT THE MOVIES

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Hideaway, Streatham

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Gill Manly mines the rich scene of music from the movies, visiting songs by Michel Legrand, Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones among many others, in her own gritty and bluesy style.

CHRIS GARRICK

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606 Club

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A jazz violinist of immense musicality, Chris Garrick takes his lead from Stéphane Grappelli, Stuff Smith and Jean-Luc Ponty, to create a modern approach to his music making. His fluent, inventive playing has been heard with the likes of Dame Cleo Laine, Biréli Lagrène and Van Morrison. Expect gypsy jazz and more.

NICK LUSCOMBE LATE NIGHT EXPRESS

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Midnight Pizza Express Jazz Club

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DJ Nick Luscombe takes to the decks for a late-night set of dance floor shakers, with a special live showcase from jazz and soul singer-songwriter Szjerdene.

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Abram Wilson by Ben Amure

NATALIE WILLIAMS

DO

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Southbank Centre Level 5, Function Room

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Sensational jazz and soul vocalist Natalie Williams leads a workshop for young singers, exploring jazz standards and improvisation. Ages 11–16. Some singing experience necessary. Approx 90 minutes. Booking essential.

JULIET KELLY & JONNY PHILLIPS

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FROM SEVILLE TO ST. PETERSBURG

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JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

1pm

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WORKSHOP

artsdepot North Finchley

Spice of Life

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Led by young trumpeter Jack Davies, this fearless big band take an eclectic approach to their music making, ranging from controlled anarchy to cleverly reworked brass-powered songs, such as Pink Floyd’s ‘We Don’t Need No Education’. “An impressive mix of virtuosity and attitude.” –– Time Out 

ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC BIG BAND

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Jazz singer songwriter Juliet Kelly and prolific guitarist/composer Jonny Phillips present specially chosen standards, covers and originals in an eclectic programme that takes you on a journey across Europe, evoking the sounds and influences of the continent.

FAMILY

JACK DAVIES BIG BAND

The RCM Big Band plays a selection of classic vocal and instrumental arrangements from the Golden Age of American songwriting, including standards made famous by Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

606 GOSPEL GROUP

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ABRAM WILSON 2pm

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Award-winning trumpeter / vocalist Abram Wilson hosts improvisation workshops for 2–5 years olds plus parents/carers, proving that you’re never too young to get into the swing of things. Expect lots of fun, movement and plenty of ideas to take away with you. Approx 50 mins. Also on Thu 17 and Sat 19.

MARTIN SPEAKE

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National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House

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Altoist Martin Speake navigates between high-wire improv and accessible melodies. Appearing here with his trio, featuring John Hollenbeck and Jakob Bro, Speake performs recast standards alongside his own coolly crafted pieces.

606 Club

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An uplifting lunchtime set rich with jazz, soul and harmony-laden gospel.

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Louis

ROBERT MITCHELL + DAVE MORECROFT + ADAM CAIRD

LOUIS

2pm

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Three compelling and innovative performers explore the meeting of composed and improvised music in solo piano. Adam Caird’s rhythmically changing grooves and Dave Morecroft’s mixture of classical pieces with improvisation precede Robert Mitchell’s recent work for the left hand.

MORE TO LIVE FOR

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND THE BIRTH OF JAZZ 3pm & 8pm

Barbican

A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL BRECKER

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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Perhaps the most influential jazz saxophonist to have emerged since John Coltrane, Michael Brecker passed away in 2007 after a long battle with leukaemia. More to Live For is a landmark film that traces the stories of three lives all dependent on the vital bone marrow transplant that could save them – James Chippendale, Seun Adebiyi and Brecker himself. DO GWYNETH The film is a profound statement of FAMILY HERBERT tragedy, loss, strength and hope, with BIG SING Marsalis’ score is played live by a hand- a mission to bring awareness of bone -----------------------------------------------------------------------picked ensemble of some of his closest marrow donation to a wide audience. 2pm Barbican associates, including saxophonist Garden Room Hosted by his wife Susan Brecker, -----------------------------------------------------------------------Wes Anderson, bassist Reginald Veal the afternoon will include a discussion In the first of two Big Sing workshops, and drummer Herlin Riley, brought on Michael Brecker’s continuing explore vocal styles and sing along to together under the direction of impact on music worldwide. jazz standards with Gwyneth Herbert trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, all in a fun, informal setting. contributing a spirited counterpoint to director Dan Pritzker’s stunning Age 12+. Some singing experience Chaplin-inspired movie. welcome. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

The visual element of this performance contains some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature, which are not appropriate for children.

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A brand new silent film, with live music written by Wynton Marsalis, receives its European premiere at the Festival – “a one-in-a-lifetime notbe-missed event” (Jazz Times). The streets of New Orleans provide an evocative backdrop as a young Louis Armstrong navigates the colourful intricacies of life in the quintessential jazz city.

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FREE

SCENE FRANCE

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Southbank Centre The Clore Ballroom

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A duo of off-kilter combos taking things to the zany outer limits via intense improvisation and wanton disregard for boundaries.The surreal and anarchic playfulness of piano/drums duo Donkey Monkey contrasts with the punky Balkanesque accordion, drums and baritone sax-driven tunes of Melosolex.

TOWNSHIP COMETS

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JOHN HORLER

FREE

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4.30pm Barbican Freestage & 6.30pm

The Township Comets play the searing, joyous music of saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, a towering figure in South African jazz. Expect a rousing and spirited afternoon in the Zila tradition from a band featuring vocalist Pinise Saul, trumpeter Chris Batchelor and trombonist Harry Brown.

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Mainstream and modern jazz pianist John Horler is best known for his long running work with Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth, but his illustrious career also includes playing with such greats as Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Zoot Sims and Chet Baker. His fine band, featuring bright hard bop saxophonist Sammy Mayne, will perform from their latest album Not a Cloud in the Sky.

WAY IN TO THE WAY OUT

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Southbank Centre The Front Room

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In the second instalment of this journey through the history of jazz, Nathaniel Facey and Shane Forbes move from 50s cool and hard bop into the politically charged avantgarde of the 60s and onto the genredefying world that is jazz in the 21st century Part One on Sat 12 (p.15).

SUNDAY

FREE

AN INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ 5pm

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The Vortex

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HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA 6pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Steve Swallow talks about his life and career in advance of tonight’s concert.

JOEY CALDERAZZO

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7pm

Ronnie Scott’s

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A pianist capable of unleashing a whirlwind of ideas on the keyboard, Joey Calderazzo joins the dots between swing, bop and classical themes like few others. His longstanding work with Branford Marsalis and Michael Brecker has brought him global acclaim.

STAN SULZMANN BIG BAND

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Spice of Life

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Leading UK saxophonist/big band composer Stan Sulzmann – whose prolific career has included work with Gil Evans, Phil Woods and David Murray – leads his much admired big band, featuring renowned trumpeter Henry Lowther and fellow Neon Quartet member and vibes master Jim Hart.

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Gwyneth Herbert

STEVE SWALLOW

AN EVENING WITH

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION

THE SWALLOW QUINTET

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Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Steve Swallow is one of the great jazz bassists, whose occasional forays into bandleading have always created beautiful and creative new music. Here he presents his new and potent line-up, featuring Carla Bley – another great figure of jazz over the past 50 years – creating eloquent and dynamic modern jazz. Anglo-American quartet The Impossible Gentlemen present compelling sounds from their new album, following a successful UK tour. The Festival line-up features internationally acclaimed Brits, Mercury Prize nominee Gwilym Simcock and Mike Walker, alongside a US rhythm section with drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Steve Rodby, of Pat Metheny fame.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 14 Nov.

SUNDAY

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FEATURING JERRY DOUGLAS PAPER AIRPLANE TOUR

NONAME TRIO

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The Dysart Arms, Richmond

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Led by MOBO award-winning jazz pianist Ceri Evans, this trio fuse jazz and traditional Iranian music 7.30pm Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall to produce a wildly imaginative set, -----------------------------------------------------------------------featuring new compositions and fresh Also on Sat 12, Mon 14 and Tue 15 (p.16). takes on classic jazz standards. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

BENET McLEAN

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The Forge, Camden

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A hard-bop pianist, soulful vocalist and witty deconstructer of styles, Benet McLean is one of the most exciting artists to emerge on the UK jazz scene in recent years. Here with his energetic trio of bassist Ben Hazelton and drummer Saleem Raman, McLean shows his rip-roaring vocal take on ‘Giant Steps’, alongside his own cool originals.

KATYA SOURIKOVA

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7.30pm

Baltic

KAYHAN KALHOR

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7.45pm

Internationally-acclaimed master of the kamanech (spiked fiddle) Kayhan Kalhor has made a string of albums for ECM, which have explored the future of Persian music, while remaining rooted in this ancient tradition. In this concert he shares the stage with fellow Iranian master musician Madjid Khaladj, who plays the tombak (hand drum). This is exhilarating music of bittersweet poignancy.

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Classically influenced modern jazz pianist Katya Sourikova is making waves across Europe. Here she performs music from her latest album Ivan’s Dream.

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Kaz Simmons

KAZ SIMMONS

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Oliver’s, Greenwich

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Jazz-influenced singer-songwriter Kaz Simmons adds lilting Spanish and Brazilian flavours, via psychedelic pop and autobiographical lyrics, to her folk-ish originals, as heard on her recent album Dandelions.

CHRISTIAN MUTHSPIEL YODEL GROUP

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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As unique to the alpine folkloric heritage as flamenco singing is to Spain, yodelling has a long and rich lineage that trombonist Christian Muthspiel’s family has nurtured down the generations. Muthspiel’s ear-opening incarnation intersects this deep folk sound with edgy New York-style harmonies and expansive rhythmic ideas. This fine band, featuring leading downtown New York drummer Bobby Previte, present their recent album May.

IVO NEAME TRIO + JACK DAVIES FLEA CIRCUS

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North London Tavern

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LIANE CARROLL

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Hideaway, Streatham

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Parliamentary and double BBC Jazz Award-winner Liane Carroll turns up the volume and the raucous humour as she presents an evening of bawdy songs and ballads from her acclaimed new album Up and Down, delivered with her inimitable mix of passion and effortless virtuosity.

Sparkling contemporary pianist Ivo Neame takes centre-stage with his trio, featuring Andrea Di Biase and Dave Hamblett. Prodigious young trumpeter Jack Davies cites Dave Douglas as a key influence, and takes a nod eastwards in an acoustic quartet that variously draws from Bal Musette “No one who hears Liane Carroll in person is likely to forget the and Bulgarian music.

MOSS PROJECT

+ EMILIA MARTENSSON

experience. She seems in some magical way to be made out of music.” –– The Times

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Green Note, Camden

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Guitarist/composer Moss Freed leads his electro-jazz band, featuring Acoustic Ladyland bassist Ruth Goller, which “blurs the lines between folk, rock and jazz with imagination and flair.” (Time Out) Emilia Mårtensson performs as part of Festival on the Move (p.10).

MIKE FINNEGAN

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Blues-edged Hammond organist and singer Mike Finnegan has toured with an enviable list of blues and rock greats including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Etta James and Taj Mahal, and leads this hugely popular vocal session featuring local musicians.

“A delightful re-imagining of jazz – little gems like this don’t come around that often.” –– Jazzwise

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Sam Leak

WILL COLLIER SEPTET

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The Salisbury

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Distinguished young bassist/composer Will Collier creates complex, melodydriven music, spanning influences as far-reaching as Radiohead and Nick Drake. His high-calibre band features a four-horn frontline showcasing trumpeter Joe Auckland and tenorist Ben Somers, who bring this set of Collier’s new music alive with exuberance and passion.

LILLIAN BOUTTE

CONVERGENCE QUARTET

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8.30pm

The Vortex

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Four leading composer/improvisers – Taylor Ho Bynum, Harris Eisenstadt, Alexander Hawkins and Dominic Lash – make up The Convergence Quartet. While steeped in both US and European creative traditions, this group push the limits of improvisation. The results, heard most recently on their second album, Song/Dance provoke “a sustained sense of openmouthed surprise.” (BBC Music)

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606 Club

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A forceful presence on the international music scene for the last 30 years, vocalist Lillian Boutté has worked with such greats as Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Clark Terry and Humphrey Lyttelton. Effortlessly combining jazz, gospel and R&B, Boutté offers an uplifting mix of song and soulful exaltation.

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PB UNDERGROUND

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Jazz Cafe

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PB Underground bring the soulpowered funk grooves of Tower of Power, James Brown and Earth, Wind & Fire into the 21st century, updating this classic sound with their own infectious energy. Led-by Incognito/ Chaka Khan drummer Pete Biggin, and with a killer horn section, this will be a night of hot and heavy jazz funk. FREE

CHARLIE WRIGHT’S JAM

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11.30pm Charlie Wright’s

AQUARIUM

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Charlie Wright’s

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Sam Leak’s quartet darts with fluent ease between finely-spun chamber jazz and open improvisation, all with a fizzing wit and energy. The pianist’s imaginative writing is given full rein by saxophonist James Allsopp and the upwardly mobile rhythm team of bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer Josh Blackmore.

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MICHEL PORTAL

Michel Portal by Jean Luc Lubrano

FREE

THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM

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St James’ Piccadilly

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This all-star trio featuring Kit Downes, James Allsopp and Tim Giles combines anarchic playfulness and formal logics of Ligeti with the twisted lyricism of Captain Beefheart. Sometimes labyrinthine, sometimes eerily sparse, with rumbling riffs and intricately woven textures, the trio create a multi-coloured world of improvised sound.

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA

REGINA CARTER

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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Catch Regina Carter in conversation with Alyn Shipton in advance of her evening concert.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Library on Sat 26 Nov.

BILLY CHILDS

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Ronnie Scott’s

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC BIG BAND

FREE

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Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Featuring specially arranged works by Gwilym Simcock, Kit Downes, Tom Richards and Gareth Lockrane, this special concert as part of the Alumni Composers’ Showcase celebrates the music of some of the Academy’s distinguished former students.

A supremely versatile pianist, arranger and orchestrator, Billy Childs effortlessly straddles contemporary jazz, pop and classical, as his work with Dianne Reeves, Sting and the Kronos Quartet prove. Bringing lush narrative colour to his richly evocative compositions, Childs appears here with his six-piece chamber project featuring Brian Blade and the UK’s own Tim Garland.

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Multi-reedist Michel Portal has been one of the key architects of European jazz since the 1960s. Here he presents a new group that draws together a heavyweight young band from across three continents, featuring Herbie Hancock guitarist Lionel Loueke, pianist Bojan Z whose full-blooded approach reflects the spirit of his Balkan background, trumpeter-of-themoment Ambrose Akinmusire, star drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Scott Colley. Together they play material from their album, Bailador. Saxophonist Jason Yarde and pianist Andrew McCormack combine forces once again, to perform music from their new Edition album Places and Other Spaces. “A wonderful jazz conversation.” –– The Guardian

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Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Regina Carter

MATTHEW HALSALL

REMIXED + YULT + SHADOW ORCHESTRA

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REGINA CARTER

COLIN VALLON

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8pm

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Pre-eminent jazz violinist Regina ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Carter brings passion, sensitivity and Emerging trumpet star Matthew poise to her instrument, exploring Halsall adds a club culture twist to the musical territory that spans hardmodal jazz sounds of Miles Davis, in driving jazz, Paganini, and the Motown this live ‘Remixed’ project. Frenetic sounds of her native Michigan. producer Yult teams up with vocalist Her latest album Reverse Thread Tanya Auclair to build a brooding, combines African folk tunes with ever-shifting jazz soundscape. The jazz sensibilities, fuelled by uplifting Shadow Orchestra take a similar rhythms that slip between footapproach to blurring boundaries with stomping folk, bubbling Malian kora their seamless mix of sampled and live and accordion. sounds – via voice, cello and harp – to create subtle, melodic electronica. MARK HANSLIP The Soul Jazz Records Sound System + DAVE MANNINGTON provide the closing set. -----------------------------------------------------------------------7.30pm

Barfly, Camden

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Oliver’s, Greenwich

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AN EVENING WITH

In this special Loop Collective night, ALISON KRAUSS tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip – & UNION STATION the “go-to guy for the tricky art of FEATURING JERRY playing free-fall improv with a melodic DOUGLAS shape” (The Guardian) – appears PAPER AIRPLANE TOUR ------------------------------------------------------------------------ opposite Dave Mannington, whose 7.30pm Southbank Centre compositions span folk, electronic, Royal Festival Hall ------------------------------------------------------------------------ jazz and classical music with dynamic Also on Sat 12, Sun 13 and Tue 15 (p.16). results.

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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One of the brightest new stars to emerge from Europe’s hotbed of piano trios, Colin Vallon is forging a highly original sound that can dissolve into subtle electronics as quickly as it can rattle with percussive aggression through folk, classical and freeform passages. This cutting-edge Swiss trio also features bassist Patrice Moret and drum dynamo Samuel Rohrer. Performing from their ECM debut Rruga, they create a fascinating threeway dialogue.

ZHENYA STRIGALEV

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Baltic

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Taking a spiky approach to familiar material, altoist Zhenya Strigalev brings edgy excitement to all that he plays. Performing material from his new album, he appears here with a top-notch band featuring Ivo Neame, Dave Chamberlain and Matt Home. Expect fiery post-bop and beyond.

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MARTIN SHAW QUINTET

MA

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SOUND ON SCREEN

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8.30pm

606 Club

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The Martin Shaw Quintet recreate the soundtrack to classic 1958 film-noir Lift to the Scaffold, famously improvised and performed by Miles Davis and his band. Featuring saxophonist Andy Panayi and pianist Leon Greening, the group will use written material associated with the film to base their own improvisations on the projected images, much in the way that Miles and his band did when they created the original soundtrack.

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Led by Red Snapper/Outhouse saxophonist, Tom Challenger and influenced by Burial and Supersilent, MA wholly inhabit their jazztronica soundscape. Also featuring Loop Collective drummer Dave Smith, organist Ross Stanley and Matt Calvert on electronics, MA whip up a visceral blend of dub, enthralling electronica and prog rock.

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Boisdale, Canary Wharf

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Clarinettist/saxophonist Robert Veen explores the legacy of influential jazz icon Sidney Bechet, performing many of the pieces Bechet wrote after moving permanently to France in 1950, such as ‘Les Oignons’ and his international hit ‘Petite Fleur’.

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8.30pm

The late night jams at Ronnie’s are bound to be Soho’s place to hang after hours. Hosted by Michael Mwenso, these sessions run from Mon 14 through to Thu 17, and you never know which Festival guests might drop in.

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Barnstorming boogie-woogie pianist Ben Waters brings a youthful energy ELLINGTON IN ANTICIPATION and attack to the rich piano lineage -----------------------------------------------------------------------of Jimmy Yancey, Albert Ammons 8.30pm The Vortex ------------------------------------------------------------------------ and Meade “Lux” Lewis. Always an The premiere of a new project explosive live performer, he’s joined inspired by the music of Duke here by his superb live band for a Ellington is brought together by award- night of hard-swinging blues and winning Loose Tubes/Polar Bear boogie. saxophonist Mark Lockheart. Taking some of Ellington’s most respected compositions including ‘Satin Doll’ and ‘Mood Indigo’, Lockheart rearranges these timeless melodies into fascinating, richly-orchestrated new music with an all-star seven-piece group, featuring Seb Rochford, Liam Noble and Tom Herbert.

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BEN WATERS

MARK LOCKHEART

MONDAY

THE MUSIC OF SIDNEY BECHET

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CHARLIE WRIGHT’S JAM

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MATT ROBERTS BIG BAND

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Southbank Centre The Front Room

David Sanborn

Stevie Wonder and his own ‘Vocal Suite’ trio. He joins students from Trinity Laban and local participants in the culmination of a participatory project.

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In this Young & Serious curated event, bandleader/composer Matt Roberts combines layers of interlocking harmonies, rock beats and dynamic excitement with his modernised take on the classic big band sound, which explores filmic themes and contemporary jazz works by Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland. FREE

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA

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DAVID SANBORN

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Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Join Alyn Shipton in conversation with saxophonist David Sanborn, in advance of this evening’s concert.

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CLEVELAND WATKISS & TRINITY LABAN

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7pm

AN EVENING WITH

DAVID SANBORN

FEATURING JOEY DE FRANCESCO + ALEX WILSON

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7.30pm

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Multi Grammy Award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn spans the FEATURING JERRY worlds of jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and DOUGLAS pop, and has performed with Stevie PAPER AIRPLANE TOUR ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wonder, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, 7.30pm Southbank Centre James Brown and The Rolling Stones, Royal Festival Hall to name a few. Leading a grooving -----------------------------------------------------------------------trio that features Hammond organ Also on Sat 12, Sun 13 and Mon 14 (p.16). supremo Joey De Francesco, he plays music from his most recent SOUMIK DATTA CD, Only Everything, inspired by the -----------------------------------------------------------------------two ace saxophonists from the Ray 7.30pm Rich Mix ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Charles band of the 1950s and 60s – Acclaimed British composer and Hank Crawford and David ‘Fathead’ Sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta Newman. merges Indian improvisation with Western classical sensibilities, West African rhythms and Latin carving a distinctive style that has American melodies mingle into an garnered broad acclaim. Aside from energised hybrid as jazz pianist Alex his solo performances, he has also Wilson returns to the Festival with his collaborated and performed with new trio, featuring Frank Tontoh and Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Beyoncé, Davide Mantovani. Akram Khan and Bill Bailey.

Blackheath Halls

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Award-winning jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss’ illustrious career includes work with Wynton Marsalis, Bob Dylan, Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim,

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Lea DeLaria

PHIL ROBSON

LEA DELARIA

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IMS QUINTET FEATURING MARK TURNER

8pm

+ CHRISTINE TOBIN

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7.45pm

Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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Award-winning jazz guitarist Phil Robson and acclaimed tenor saxophonist Mark Turner co-lead this vibrant swing-to-fusion group through music inspired by ancient and modern forms of communication. Renowned soloist/composer Robson layers harmonic textures across intricate rhythms, all deftly executed by flautist Gareth Lockrane, bassist Michael Janisch and Cuban drummer Ernesto Simpson, who provide Turner’s golden-toned tenor with plenty of improvisational inspiration. “Turner’s warm-toned solos totally inhabited Robson’s ambitious compositions.” –– The Guardian

Opening this double bill, Christine Tobin brings her deeply expressive voice to her latest project Sailing to Byzantium, her own musical setting of poems by W.B Yeats, with an A-list band, including Liam Noble, Phil Robson and Dave Whitford.

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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Achieving fame and notoriety for her riotous comedic talents, Broadway diva and comedienne Lea DeLaria matches a sassy, irreverent approach, razor sharp wit and equally spikey musical instincts with a gift for recasting the most hackneyed pop or rock songs in a sparkling new light. The result is pure dynamite that’s as humorous as it is irrepressibly musical.

TWELVES + DAVE HAMBLETT

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Green Note, Camden

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Twelves create an ever-shifting sound between elastic improvisation and savage jazz-rock riffs, fired up by guitarist Rob Updegraff and saxophonist Mark Hanslip. The hard-hitting drum-led Dave Hamblett Group joins them with a cast of fine players including Ivo Neame, James Opstad and Josh Arcoleo.

HAQ + TRIO RIOT + CLAIRE JAMES TRIO

“Twelves have a real presence and casual virtuosity to match.” –– The Guardian

8pm

GWILYM SIMCOCK TRIO

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HAQ, Trio Riot and the Claire James Trio are proof positive of the Northwest’s ever-surprising and fertile music scene. With connections into a new generation of European players, and to big band of the moment Beats and Pieces (appearing at Kings Place later in the Festival), this is an evening of contrasts, with music that ranges from fractured freedom to graceful piano trio jazz.

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606 Club

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Celebrated pianist Gwilym Simcock performs thrilling genre-hopping music with his formidable trio. “A prodigious musician to whom genre boundaries form no obstruction. It’s all just music to Simcock” –– The Independent

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Michael Mwenso by Emile Holba

THE BRITISH PIANO

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The Vortex

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Julian Joseph has long been respected as an artist of immense resource and virtuosity, whether swinging mightily in the classic jazz tradition or composing ambitious work for orchestral or operatic forces. Joseph headlines an evening that brings together the emergent talent of Adam Fairhall, who blends, hints at and subverts jazz history with a stylistic concept that’s entirely his own; the Monk-inspired improvisations of the masterful Jonathan Gee; and the consummate trio of Steve Plews, with its echoes of the great Bill Evans.  

STAN SULZMANN QUARTET

GEORGE CROWLEY QUARTET

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MY FAVOURITE THINGS 8.30pm

The Green Man

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In the first of a strand of concerts that celebrate the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s iconic record My Favourite Things, top British saxophonist Stan Sulzmann leads an all-star band featuring superb vibist Jim Hart, hard driving drummer Dave Smith and fine young bassist Sam Lasserson. All bring a contemporary twist to this classic material.

SAX APPEAL

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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D-TRIO

Led by composer/multi-reedist Derek Nash, best known for his session work and as a member of 8.30pm Charlie Wright’s ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues A freethinking improviser as likely to Orchestra, Sax Appeal perform a high be heard playing in rock/dance clubs octane blend of intricate soul-jazz, or with Empirical, whose bassist Tom Latin and Brazilian themes, through Farmer also appears here, keyboardist fast-fingered solos. George Fogel brings together his multifarious influences with his rhythmically dense D-Trio. Support comes from hip-hop inspired guitarist Jim Daoud’s group Fractal, who create a righteous mêlée of funky fusion and frenetic rhyming from MC Con. + FRACTAL

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The Oxford

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Saxophonist George Crowley leads a finely tuned quartet featuring pianist Kit Downes, bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren through his striking, melody-driven compositions.

DAVID REES WILLIAMS

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Boisdale, Canary Wharf

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Pianist David Rees Williams merges jazz and classical repertoire, exploring the legacy of Jacques Loussier via exotic reharmonisations of Bach, Greig and Mozart. Williams respectfully reinterprets iconic classical works with a sparkling improvisational twist.

RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM

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Ronnie Scott’s

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ARUN GHOSH

TRADERS UNPACKED

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Stefano Bollani by Paolo Soriani

National Maritime Museum

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GWILYM SIMCOCK SOLO

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FREE

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OUT OF THE COOL

St James’ Piccadilly

6pm

Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Internationally-acclaimed pianist Gwilym Simcock plays from his Mercury Prize-nominated solo album Good Days at Schloss Elmau. Expect a fizzing blend of classical technique and melodies of great power and lyricism from this masterful player.

Continuing the Festival’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Impulse!, Trinity Laban’s Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Lockheart, perform music from, and influenced by, Gil Evans’ classic Impulse! album Out of the Cool.

FREE

JOHN TURVILLE TRIO

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YELLOWJACKETS

Barbican Freestage

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Awarded the 2011 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Album for Midas, pianist John Turville traverses a range of diverse and distinct musical influences, bringing them energetically to life through his original compositions and well-chosen standards. He appears here with his lyrical modern jazz trio, performing from their new album Conception.

7pm

Ronnie Scott’s

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Originators of cool acoustic jazz-meets-blazing fusion, the Yellowjackets have remained an enduring and vital musical force for three decades. The group celebrates its 30th anniversary with an all-star line-up including founding members Russell Ferrante on keyboards and six string bass guitarist Jimmy Haslip, alongside long time saxophonist Bob Mintzer, and recently reunited drummer Will Kennedy. Also on Thu 17 and Fri 18.

WEDNESDAY

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Tonight’s performance marks the opening of the new East India Company Gallery Traders and features music from Arun Ghosh, Sanchita Farruque and Arifa Hafiz. A rare opportunity to explore the historic setting of The National Martime Museum after hours.

KENNY WHEELER & NORMA WINSTONE LONDON VOCAL PROJECT & CHRISTOPH STIEFEL

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St James’ Piccadilly

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Trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and singer Norma Winstone have forged a rare musical alchemy over the years. They unite here to perform two expansive choral works with Pete Churchill’s vocal project – Wheeler’s rarely heard Mirrors, and the world premiere of a new commission from Gwilym Simcock, showcasing stunning new vocal talent Kwabena Adjepong. To open, Swiss pianist Christoph Stiefel performs solo, finding vast musical riches from interlocking melodic layers.

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KINGS PLACE RESIDENCY

Fri 18 / 8pm / Hall One

GRETCHEN PARLATO

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For the past couple of years this residency has thrown an intense spotlight on artists rapidly emerging as key figures in 21st century jazz. Hot on the heels of Stefano Bollani and The Bad Plus, this year’s series becomes a meeting place for artists from the USA and Europe, whose music stretches and probes the boundaries of jazz.

Gretchen Parlato’s voice brings a refreshing delicacy to the art of contemporary singing. A standout performer at last year’s Festival, she returns here to perform her gossamer version of Herbie Hancock’s ‘Butterfly’, plus material from her latest release The Lost and Found, featuring self-penned works, and delicate jazz makeovers, that span Lauryn Hill’s ‘All That I can Say’ and Simply Red’s ‘Holding Back The Years’. Sat 19 / 3pm / Hall One

FRINGE MAGNETIC

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Trumpeter Rory Simmons leads his extraordinary jazzmeets-classical group on a highly original mix of twisted pointillist harmonies, furtive rhythmic patterns and edgy soloing. Also known for his work as sideman to singer Jamie Cullum, playing both guitar and trumpet, Simmons adds rock attitude to his spiky sound palette with cello, violin, bass clarinet, percussion, piano and bass all jostling harmoniously. Sat 19 / 8pm / Hall One

BEATS & PIECES

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Nick Bärtsch by Martin Möll

Wed 16 / 8pm / Hall One

NIK BARTSCH: RONIN

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Over the last ten years Swiss pianist/composer Nik Bärtsch has pioneered his syncopated Zen Funk style, which has carved a distinctive space between cool, crystalline modern jazz sounds, jagged rock riffs and minimalist dance floor grooves. Bärtsch and his group Ronin will perform from their haunting new ECM album Llyrìa. Vast chasms of space allow solos and grooves to take on trance-like properties creating a truly mesmerising live experience. “Nobody currently on the scene comes close to sounding like this remarkable outfit.” –– BBC Online Thu 17 / 8pm / Hall One

ROBERT GLASPER

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Drawing influence from the late great hip-hop producer J Dilla’s deconstructed dancefloor beats, while retaining an innate sense of melody and swing, Robert Glasper has excited hip-hop fans, rappers Mos Def and Kanye West, and jazz aficionados alike. Tonight he’ll play an acoustic set, demonstrating his prowess as a formidable pianist.

WEDNESDAY

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Manchester-based Beats & Pieces take the classic big band sound and add slamming bass and drums, guitar, wah-wah funk and retro fusion to cook up a musical brew that’s strong on contemporary grooves and stratospheric solos. Led by founder and musical director, Ben Cottrell, the group received rave reviews for their Ronnie Scott’s appearances this year and were winners of the 2011 European Young Artists’ Jazz Award. “Danceable while bending the expectations of melody. What a debut.” –– The Guardian Sat 19 / 8pm / Hall Two

PELbO + KARMA

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Combining the angelic soul jazz vocals of Ine Kristine Hoem with the sub-sonic tuba riffing of Kristoffer Lo and metal-edged drumming of Trond Bersu, Norwegian trio PELbO pulverize generic boundaries via turbo-charged improv and high-wire electronics. Fiery Scottish saxophonist and composer Tommy Smith, mixes folk and fusion in his potent Karma quartet. Featuring three young stars – bassist Kevin Glasgow, drummer Alyn Cosker and keyboardist Steve Hamilton – this is richly constructed music, played with skill and passion.

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Soul Rebels Brass Band

STEFANO BOLLANI WITH SPECIAL GUEST

MARTIAL SOLAL

SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND

PHRONESIS

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Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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If jazz music is the heart of New -----------------------------------------------------------------------Orleans, then the Soul Rebels’ music Two powerful sets from contrasting is the blood that pumps through the modern jazz piano stylists. Italian city’s body. They embrace the rich maestro and ECM artist Stefano jazz traditions of their homeland Bollani combines melodic meditation but add life-affirming vocals and hipwith wild, Zappa-esque exuberance. shaking grooves aplenty. Couple those In his first London performance since elements with funk, ska, hip-hop, a sold-out Kings Place residency in with harmony vocals and you have a 2009, he’ll perform solo and duet with party band like no other. Following piano legend Martial Solal – one of a successful UK tour this summer, Europe’s iconic figures – who returns the Soul Rebels are back to play from following an outstanding concert at their new Rounder album Unlock last year’s Festival. This breathtaking Your Mind. duet promises a profusion of creative ideas. 7.30pm

Barbican

Pianist Marcin Wasilewski’s Polish trio initially appeared as the longstanding rhythm section for Tomasz Stanko. Here performing music from their latest ECM album Faithful, the trio draw on music from Ornette Coleman, Hermeto Pascoal and Fran Landesman, adding their own spacious sensibility to create music of great depth and beauty.

WEDNESDAY

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VOCAL JAZZ SUMMIT

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7.30pm

Spice of Life

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This annual gathering of some of the finest jazz singers on the scene today includes critically acclaimed modern jazz vocalist Trudy Kerr, described by Mojo as “sweet, swinging and sassy”, alongside rising star singer-songwriter Nia Lynn and bebop-influenced chanteuse Anjali Perrin, backed by celebrated flautist Gareth Lockrane and the Barry Green Trio. 16 NOVEMBER ––

PITCH BLACK

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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In the first half of tonight’s concert, Phronesis present Pitch Black – a project inspired by leader Jasper Høiby’s sister, who lost her sight due to a form of cataract. Performing in complete darkness, the trio will explore our sensory relationship with music, looking at how musical perception can change according to the absence of one of our senses. In the second half, the trio preview material from their forthcoming album. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the trio. “In a word, stunning: melodic contemporary jazz, played with a note-perfect flair and fluidity which lit up the room (metaphorically, at least). A unique, unmissable triumph.” –– The Telegraph

NIK BARTSH: RONIN

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Kings Place

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Femi Temowo

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EMILIA MARTENSSON

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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Led by one of Germany’s most creative pianists, Michael Wollny, alongside bassist Eva Kruse and drummer Eric Schaefer, [em] challenge the convention of the jazz trio, smashing stylistic boundaries, and merging their roots in the jazz tradition with European art music and the pounding drum ‘n’ bass beats of the early 21st century.

8pm

Oliver’s, Greenwich

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Part of Festival on the Move (p.10).

MUSTARD PIE + CRUMP

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8.30pm

The Vortex

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Led by guitarist Chris Montague, and featuring keyboardist Kit Downes and drummer Joshua Blackmore, Troyka surf a wave of funky math-rock riffs, catchy melodies, and edge-of-yourseat soloing. Lyrical Danish guitarist Kristian Borring combines post-bop lines with contemporary abstract sounds, performing from his latest album Nausicaa.

Mustard Pie doubles up two rhythm sections of epic proportions, featuring Seb Rochford and Tom Herbert of Polar Bear and Mark Holub and Liran Donin of Led Bib. Legendary saxophonist Jan Kopinski rides this wave of drum and bass mayhem, steering the group through crunching riffs and wild improv. Guitar guru Dave Okumu, while best known for his genre-hopping rock band The Invisible, appears here with his punchy power trio Crump, revealing himself as a guitarist in the mould of a latter day FX-laden Hendrix.

FEMI TEMOWO + ADRIANO ADEWALE

SOLSTICE

REGGIE WASHINGTON

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MUSIC OF THE PHRASE

8pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

Prolific young pianist Kit Downes, described by The Observer as “unpretentiously brilliant” opens with his A-list quintet.

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606 Club

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Versatile guitarist Femi Temowo – long-associated with Soweto Kinch – delivers his mellifluous blend of Richard Bona-inspired vocals and bubbling acoustic guitar work, while dynamic percussionist Adriano Adewale brings a kinetic fusion of African and Brazilian modern jazz. An exciting Afro-jazz double bill, delivered with irrepressible and infectious energy.

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TROYKA

+ KRISTIAN BORRING

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8pm

Green Note, Camden

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Walthamstow Cricket Club

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Featuring award-winning pianist John Turville, beguiling singer Brigitte Beraha and guitarist Jez Franks, Solstice unites a diverse group of musicians with a shared love of modern compositional techniques and the expanded harmonic possibilities therein.

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Charlie Wright’s

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Bassist Reggie Washington has played with Cassandra Wilson, Meshell Ndegeocello, M-Base Collective and Branford Marsalis. Here, leading his own band, he reveals his outlandish taste for R&B, hip-hop, funk and wild experimentation with drummer/ effects man Patrick Dorcean and turntablist DJ Grazzhoppa.

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Robert Glasper by Joey L

TOM STONE NONET MY FAVOURITE THINGS

ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT

8.30pm

9pm

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The Green Man

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XOYO

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Saxophonist/composer Tom Stone leads this veritable who’s who of emerging jazz stars that includes exciting Bristol-based altoist James Gardiner-Bateman and energetic trumpeter Freddie Gavita, alongside Empirical vibes ace Lewis Wright.

Robert Glasper extends the great tradition of the acoustic piano in jazz with the lexicon of fractured hiphop beats and organically ‘sampled’ phraseology. Prior to his acoustic gig at Kings Place, he appears in a club setting with his electronic project.

PETE LUKAS & ALEX GARNETT

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8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Baritone saxophonist Pete Lukas channels bop heroes such as Pepper Adams and Ronnie Cuber with authority. Appearing here with indemand altoist Alex Garnett, Lukas tips his hat to some of bop’s best writers. Expect virtuosic solos and hard-swinging grooves.

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9pm

SANSEVERINO

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Jazz Cafe

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Swinging gypsy rhythms and ragged Gallic romanticism collide here in the guitar and voice of Stéphane Sanseverino, better known by just his surname, and through his deeply personal tales of every day life. Influenced by Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix as well as Balkan, country and bluegrass music, Sanseverino is a worldly-wise performer, who always wears his heart on his sleeve.

C.A.M.P., Old Street

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A 21st century power trio that vaporise generic boundaries with their ear-cleansing assault of warped thrash metal guitar, vocalised sax squalls and hyper-kinetic drum pyrotechnics, trioVD create a radical new interface between jazz and unrelenting mathrock. Mixing trance-like electronics, progrock riffs and improvisation with powerful beats, French saxophonist Guillaume Perret operates between musical borders with restless energy and abandon.

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RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM

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Ronnie Scott’s

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Mon 14 to Thu 17 (p.27).

CHARLIE WRIGHT’S FREE JAM

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11.30pm Charlie Wright’s

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17 THURSDAY

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FREE

EMILIA MARTENSSON

Richard Galliano by Alix Laveau

YELLOWJACKETS

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Ronnie Scott’s

Midday Royal Albert Hall Cáfe Consort

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Part of Festival on the Move (p.10). FAMILY

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

ABRAM WILSON

DO

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artsdepot North Finchley

Also on Sun 13 and Sat 19 (p.19). FREE

ARUN GHOSH

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Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

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Part of Festival on the Move (p.8). FREE

NEIL YATES

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6pm

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Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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ARCHIE SHEPP & JOACHIM KUHN

Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Combining airy melodies and impassioned phrasing, trumpeter Neil Yates plays music from his new Edition CD, Five Countries. Described as a true musical polymath, Yates plays with a melodic and rhythmic intensity derived from a love of Celtic music as well as jazz, and his pure sound is resonant of the grand tradition of the northern brass band.

Archie Shepp is nothing less than a giant of jazz – a revered figure at the centre of the 1960s jazz avant-garde who, along with Pharoah Sanders and Marion Brown, is among a select group of post-Coltrane ‘New Thing’ saxophone revolutionaries. The recently released, beautifully languorous duo album Wo!Man, a remarkably tender set of deeply poetic music, brings him together with pianist Joachim Kühn – a key figure in the evolution of European jazz since the 1960s. MOBO award-winning quartet Empirical perform from their new album Elements of Truth, combining white-hot improv, fluid timing and offkilter grooves, taking the jazz tradition into the future with style.

THURSDAY

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RICHARD GALLIANO

A TRIBUTE TO NINO ROTA FEATURING JOHN SURMAN AND DAVE DOUGLAS

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7.30pm

Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall

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World-renowned accordionist Richard Galliano and his La Strada Quintet pay tribute to revered film composer, Nino Rota, whose iconic scores include Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and 8½ and Coppola’s The Godfather. To mark Nino Rota’s centenary year, Galliano is joined by two jazz giants – Dave Douglas and John Surman – to reinterpret Rota’s key works, recently recorded on Deutsche Grammophon. “Delightfully dynamic music, with tremendous solos from all. One not to miss.” –– Jazz Journal

PARTIKEL + BENET McLEAN BAND

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Spice of Life

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Creating a hefty sound from a small saxophone-bass-drums unit, Partikel combine cool tunes, streetwise beats and basslines to forge a contemporary sound. Supercharged soul and hiphop influenced pianist/singer Benet McLean appears with his band.

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Archie Shepp by Fred Toulet

MICHAEL CRETU

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7.30pm

Tara

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Double bassist/composer Michael Cretu is famed for his fusion of classical, Balkan folk and North African music that draws audiences into fresh sonic territory. He appears here with jazz pianist George King and drummer Mikey Wilson.

the remarkable story of this club and its courageous owner, Barney Josephson, with music from star vocalists China Moses, Gwyneth Herbert, Alexander Stewart and a band led by the project’s curator, Alex Webb.

ANDREYA TRIANA

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8pm

Scala

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Captivating vocalist Andreya Triana CHINA MOSES, blends soul, folk and poetry. Coming GWYNETH HERBERT to prominence as a featured guest & ALEXANDER singer with trip-hop superstar STEWART Bonobo, both on record and JAZZ AT CAFE SOCIETY successive world tours, Triana’s -----------------------------------------------------------------------2010 solo album Lost Where I 7.45pm Southbank Centre Belong saw them collaborate on Purcell Room -----------------------------------------------------------------------a beguiling set of acoustic soul A thrilling musical evocation of New gems. Expect lilting melodies and York in the 1940s and the club that cinematic jazzy break beats to made history for racial integration and combine in her stylish live show. the extraordinary list of jazz talent appearing there. Blues shouter Joe CLOUD MAKERS TRIO Turner, jazz singer and civil rights + MONOCLED MAN activist Lena Horne, saxophone -----------------------------------------------------------------------legends Charlie Parker and Lester 8pm Oliver’s, Greenwich Young were just some of the jazz and -----------------------------------------------------------------------Trumpeter Rory Simmons, best blues talents appearing regularly at Café Society. Billie Holiday performed known for his work with Jamie Cullum, leads his fiery post-jazz on the opening night in 1938 and it was at Café Society that she was given Monocled Man project with guitarist Chris Montague in the song which became her most this Loop Collective double-bill famous political statement Strange with new group Cloud Makers. Fruit. Compere Max Reinhardt tells THURSDAY

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ROBERT GLASPER

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8pm

Kings Place

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Part of the Kings Place Residency (p.32).

LIZZY PARKS + TANYA AUCLAIR

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George IV, Chiswick

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A double-bill featuring two contemporary singer-songwriters adept at bringing a jazz perspective to folk, soul and trip-hop influences. Lizzy Parks creates a dream-like sound world of meandering chords, flute and beats, all capped by her gorgeous ethereal vocals. Earthy soul jazz singer Tanya Auclair adds creative drama to the mix as she layers live vocal loops to create her own starkly original music, as heard on her new album There Is.

JOSH KYLE

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8pm

Lauderdale House

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With fans including Claire Martin and Ian Shaw, singer Josh Kyle is set to become a jazz vocal sensation. A soulful singer Kyle creates a mix of sultry R&B, breakbeats and expansive harmony-laden originals on his debut album Possibilities.

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Andreya Triana by Ellis Scott

THOUGHT-FOX

RUSCONI

8pm

8.30pm

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Taking its name from a Ted Hughes poem from his 1957 collection Hawk in the Rain, Thought-Fox take a literary and lyrical approach to their songs. With Lauren Kinsella’s beguiling voice at their musical core, this group explores extended vocal technique and languid jazz harmonies.

DENNIS ROLLINS

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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With their latest album It’s A Sonic Life, pianist Stefan Rusconi’s Swiss trio is fast becoming the talk of Europe. Taking their cue from Sonic Youth – the iconic post-punk guitar band, who proved that avant-garde experimentation and extreme attitudinal rock can create music of the most extraordinary power – Rusconi’s reconstruction forges a thrilling new creative arena.

The Forge, Camden

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A charged set from trombone star Dennis Rollins and his Velocity Trio, featuring organ virtuoso Ross Stanley and fiery Portuguese drummer Pedro Segundo. Expect kaleidoscopic moods and shifts in tempo and grinding grooves from this powerful group.

EDDIE HARVEY SEPTET

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The Orange Tree, Richmond

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Pianist/composer Eddie Harvey’s career ranges from playing alongside Ronnie Scott and John Dankworth, to MD-ing for Humphrey Lyttelton over six decades. Tonight with the Way Out West collective, he celebrates a lifetime of music.

THURSDAY

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CHARLES GAYLE & HAN BENNINK

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8.30pm

The Vortex

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A riveting meeting of two free spirited and fiercely creative individuals. Multi-instrumentalist Charles Gayle’s intensely spiritual muse has taken him from the streets of New York to become a talismanic figure at the cutting edge of free jazz on the international stage, while Bennink has been a crucial figure in European jazz since he played with Eric Dolphy and Sonny Rollins in the early 1960s.

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ANDY SHEPPARD & JOHN PARRICELLI

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8.30pm

606 Club

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Acclaimed saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard and equally revered guitar maestro John Parricelli are two hugely creative figures in contemporary British jazz. They line up here for an engrossing duet that draws on spacious melodic ideas layered via subtle electronic effects and powerful solos, creating horizon-less music that stretches form, melody and rhythm to the outer limits.

MARK NIGHTINGALE QUARTET MY FAVOURITE THINGS

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8.30pm

The Green Man

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Both a phenomenal soloist and widely respected bandleader, the gifted trombonist Mark Nightingale is a versatile and commanding stylist, at home in practically any musical setting – here exploring the music of John Coltrane’s groundbreaking 1961 album with verve and imagination.

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Magnus Öström

EMPIRICAL + TRINITY LABAN

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8.30pm

Blackheath Halls

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Empirical hot-foot their way down to Greenwich following their opening set for Archie Shepp in the Purcell Room, to perform in a double bill with the Trinity Laban 2011 Golobovich Scholars and Trinity Laban Jazz students. The concert will be preceded by a panel discussion, “Jazz: Any Questions?”, led by Martin Speake, at 7.30pm.

RAY CARLESS & THE SKAVILLITES

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Dusk Till Dawn

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Multi-reed saxophonist Ray Carless’s 30-year career includes stints as a member of the Jazz Warriors and as a central figure in the original ‘Brit funk’ movement with Incognito, Hi-Tension and Light of The World. Here, Carless leads an irrepressibly uplifting band on a set of jazz, ska and reggae originals.

FULVIO SIGURTA

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Coupling improv ingenuity with a spine-tinglingly pure sound, Fulvio

THURSDAY

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Sigurtà’s quintet offer an intriguing insight into a tradition-bending transEuropean jazz scene. Featuring James Allsopp and Tim Giles, this A-list band perform from their latest album House of Cards.

MAGNUS OSTROM

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9pm

C.A.M.P., Old Street

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NUBLU IN LONDON

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10.30pm Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Emerging from the hothouse of Istanbul’s club culture, long established in New York, and steadily taking over the world, Nublu is a club night like no other. Fired by the energy of saxophonist/keyboardist/ agent provocateur Ilhan Ersahin and his Istanbul Sessions soulmates, Nublu is a collision of devastating grooves, rocket-fuelled improv, genre-bending surprise – and look out for freespirited guests parachuting in from the London scene.

Renowned as the lynchpin in the hugely influential EST, drummer Magnus Öström has emerged as a distinctive solo artist in the wake of Esbjörn Svensson’s untimely passing. Lashing together sheets of guitar, driving bass and his relentlessly propulsive broken beat drum style, Öström leads his outstanding new Also on Fri 18. band through songs from his brooding new ACT album Thread Of Life.

RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM

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10pm

Mon 14 to Thu 17 (p.27).

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Singer Georgia Mancio brings her delicate blend of English, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian influences to the intimate surroundings of the Elgar Room, performing classics from the Rodgers & Hart and Harry Warren songbooks, plus subtle originals.

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11.30pm Charlie Wright’s

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The London Jazz Festival is a cultural highlight in the capital that has a truly international status for showcasing the best jazz talent over ten special days in November. Arts Council England is proud to have supported the Festival since it began in 1992. Since then we have seen it go from strength to strength – bringing more top quality artists to even larger audiences across London. This year’s Festival promises to be spectacular, and can only reinforce London’s status as one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world.

Trish Clowes (pictured) is involved in this year’s Take Five scheme, the artist development scheme for emerging jazz musicians produced by Serious and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation with additional support from Arts Council England and the Musicians Benevolent Fund. Artist development is a key area of Serious' activity supported by Arts Council England. Trish Clowes will lead her dynamic ensemble Tangent on the Festival Freestage as part of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up on Saturday 19 November. photo Emile Holba

Moira Sinclair London Executive Director Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk

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1pm

Friday 18 November Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

FREE

6pm

Friday 18 November Theatre Royal Stratford East / Bar

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11am

Saturday 19 November Eltham Town Centre

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2pm

Saturday 19 November National Maritime Museum

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7pm

Saturday 19 November The Vortex

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Meet the world’s smallest brass band – visiting Britain for the first time from the Netherlands – a trio hell bent on recreating the sound of a big band with just sousaphone, trombone and saxophone, with a grand scale repertoire that draws on the brass sounds of Macedonia, Mexico and New Orleans, with distinct echoes of Miles Davis and Roland Kirk, Willie Colon and Rico Rodriguez. De Jongens Driest play multiple gigs across the city as part of Festival on the Move, a strand of the programme that explores the breadth and depth of the capital.

FREE

DUCK BAKER TRIO THE WALTZ LESSON

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Royal Albert Hall Café Consort

Barbican Freestage

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visual image and technology, with you – the audience – to explore the concept of “home” in today’s world. A terrific band crosses from jazz into folk territory with fiddler Aidan O’Rourke and guitarist Graeme Stephen.

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Renowned finger-picking guitarist Duck Baker leads this stylish trio alongside clarinettist Alex Ward and double bassist Joe Williamson. Creating music that’s bursting with charm and wit, they explore works by Thelonious Monk, Herbie Nichols and Baker’s own memorable originals. FREE

JULIAN SIEGEL & LIAM NOBLE

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St James’ Piccadilly

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Multi-reedist Julian Siegel and pianist Liam Noble perform from Siegel’s latest album Urban Theme Park, mixing the hot, unbuttoned sound of bebop with angular harmonic twists.

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GAMBOL + STEVE TROMANS

18 FRIDAY

Birmingham Jazz showcase two of the city’s most inventive groups. Innovative pianist/composer Steve Tromans – known for his dedications to beat poet Allen Ginsberg and Chilean singer Victor Jara – leads his quartet and bassist Chris Mapp’s quintet perform new music inspired by – and sampling from – the sounds and sights of the second city, including a balti-dish piano.

PHIL BANCROFT

FREE

SMALL AS THE WORLD

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Southbank Centre The Front Room

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A prime mover on the Scottish jazz scene since the 1980s, saxophonist/ composer Phil Bancroft has always cast a wide creative net. His latest project collides the power of music,

18 NOVEMBER ––

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA

ROY HAYNES

FREE TA L K

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6pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Roy Haynes talks about his life and career in advance of his evening concert.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 1 Jan 2012.

FREE

YAZZ AHMED

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National Portrait Gallery

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Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed leads an exciting group of young players, including Empirical vibes master Lewis Wright, bassist Dave Mannington and percussionist Corrina Silvester, through engaging originals.

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Roy Haynes

YELLOWJACKETS

ROY HAYNES

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM

7pm

+ PETER KING

7.30pm

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Ronnie Scott’s

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CESARIA EVORA

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7.30pm

Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall

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Cesaria Evora sings the soulful Cape Verdean blues, Morna, which fuses African, Brazilian and Cuban rhythms with fado. Blessed with an aweinspiring voice Cesaria Evora is “one of the most distinctive, exquisitely sad and soulful singers in the world” (The Guardian). She’s joined by a superb band for this, her only British concert in 2011.

This event will be broadcast in World Routes on Sun 27 Nov.

ABRAM WILSON

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Harrow Arts Centre

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH BAND ------------------------------------------------------------------------

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A chance to experience a solo performance from South Africa’s ------------------------------------------------------------------------ legendary pianist Abdullah Ibrahim Roy Haynes is one of the true giants in the wonderful acoustic of the of modern jazz drumming, with a Wigmore Hall. Ibrahim’s music tracks career that has seen him work with the turbulent history of his homeland, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, reflecting both its struggles and its John Coltrane, Stan Getz and Pat hope with a deep soulfulness, to Metheny, and recordings on the iconic create what The Guardian describes Impulse! label. Here he showcases as “music of rare eloquence.” the talents of pianist Martin Bejerano, saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and bassist TIM WHITEHEAD David Wong. COLOUR BEGINNINGS 7.30pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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This double-bill is completed by close friend and associate of Ronnie Scott, the great British bebop altoist Peter King, whose recently published biography gives real insight into the evolution of the Soho-based English jazz scene in the 1950s and 60s. He remains a compelling performer to this day.

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Charismatic trumpeter and singer Abram Wilson merges passion, virtuosity, and an engaging stage presence, with a style steeped in the music of his native New Orleans.

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Spice of Life

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A double-bill from two vocalists comfortable with bringing a wide variety of influences to bear on their alluring original songs. Jessica Thandi’s ethereal voice is set to heartfelt, hook-laden tunes, while Mishka Adams performs her blend of softly sung gospel, jazz and folk.

Gretchen Parlato

JERRY DAMMERS’ GUILDHALL JAZZ BAND SPATIAL A.K.A FEATURING ORCHESTRA JASON REBELLO

THE NECKS

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Bishopsgate Institute

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Defying easy categorisation has been the hallmark of this trio’s 22-year history, with pianist Chris Abrahams, The Specials and 2 Tone founder Jerry -----------------------------------------------------------------------drummer Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Dammers’ funk and dub influenced Top British pianist and Guildhall Swanton seemingly bound by a unique arrangements of his selections from alumnus Jason Rebello – who’s toured sonic chemistry. Collectively known cosmic jazz, reggae, exotica and the world with Sting and Jeff Beck – as The Necks, their hypnotic and library music, have formed backdrops joins the Guildhall Jazz Band to play artfully epic improvisations create a for some of the country’s finest jazz expansive arrangements of modern compelling listening experience that improvisers, in his highly acclaimed standards, directed by Scott Stroman. has won them broad critical acclaim orchestra. New selections paying homage to a variety of futurist musical and fans around the world. LONDON SINFONIETTA dreamers, adaptations of Dammers’ WRITTEN / UNWRITTEN JEFF WILLIAMS ------------------------------------------------------------------------ own songs, and a small amount of original material, are now moving the + OLIVIA MOORE 7.45pm Southbank Centre orchestra beyond its “Sun Ra Tribute ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Purcell Room 8pm Green Note, Camden -----------------------------------------------------------------------band” starting point. See the website -----------------------------------------------------------------------Musicians from one of the world’s for the 20-piece orchestra line-up. Prolific drummer Jeff Williams elite contemporary music ensembles launches his new album Another strike a creative dialogue with radical Time, featuring Josh Arcoleo and LOOP COLLECTIVE composer/pianist/improviser Matthew Phil Robson. Violinist Olivia Moore CLUB NIGHT Bourne and Lithuanian composer/ FEATURING LEAFCUTTER is an excitingly original player, who percussionist Vladimir Tarasov, JOHN forges a vibrant mix of Arabic, Indian, exploring the boundaries between -----------------------------------------------------------------------flamenco and spirited jazz improv. A 8pm Blackheath Halls written and unwritten music. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ free jam follows. UK electronics artist Leafcutter John MICHAEL L. ROBERTS comes together with an eclectic mix POOGIE BELL BAND -----------------------------------------------------------------------of international artists, including Rory -----------------------------------------------------------------------8pm The Forge, Camden 8.30pm Charlie Wright’s ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Simmons, Tom Challenger, Dave -----------------------------------------------------------------------Taking his cues from Kurt Elling and Smith and Terje Everson. Expect Poogie Bell enjoys work as one Mark Murphy but adding his own spin, a charged night of electronics, jazz of the most in-demand drummers Michael L. Roberts performs music and visuals, culminating in a set on the scene, famed for his longfrom his debut album Moving Is Living, from Ben Lamdin’s Nostalgia 77. standing work with bass hero Marcus which includes reworked standards, Miller, and work with David Bowie, and originals packed with lyrical GRETCHEN PARLATO Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu. invention and soaring vocalese. -----------------------------------------------------------------------Expect a night of colossal beats and 8pm Kings Place ------------------------------------------------------------------------ explosive musicianship from his Part of the Kings Place Residency (p.32). own band of jazz-funk maestros. ------------------------------------------------------------------------

7.30pm

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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Barbican

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Julie Dexter

DUNAJSKA KAPELYE

DOWN TO THE BONE

SAMARA

8.30pm

9pm

9.30pm

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The Vortex

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Led by violinist Piotr Jordan, this five-piece ensemble continues to thrill and enrapture its audience with a rich, stirring sound. Featuring the darting Django-style guitarist Jez Cook, bluesy accordionist Zac Gvirtzman, and spirited gypsy jazz violinist Flora Curzon, this high energy band are a must-see live.

Hideaway, Streatham

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Down To The Bone have been at the forefront of all that is funky, groovy and soulful since breaking onto the jazz scene. Expect some hook-laden heavy funk grooves and fine solos.

JAMES MORTON PORKCHOP

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

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The Green Man

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Four singers in one group, steeped in the jazz tradition but laced with gospel, blues and soul, take their cues from Coltrane’s iconic album My Favourite Things.

9pm

Pizza Express Jazz Club

Alto saxophonist James Morton leads a band that’s strong on 1960s soul-jazz. Morton’s eloquent style stretches across idioms to create a fresh twist on a familiar theme, with enough grit ‘n’ grease to demonstrate that Morton “understands jazz from the roots up.” (The Guardian)

JOVINO SANTOS NETO

100 YEARS OF JAZZ IN 99 MINUTES

8.30pm

9pm

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Pianist Jovino Santos Neto has long been associated with Brazilian heroes Hermeto Pascoal and Airto Moreira. Updating the rhythms of samba, choro, baião and forró with his energised musical vision, Neto creates music for the head and the hips.

FRIDAY

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606 Club

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Top drawer Latin Jazz from this smouldering sextet, led by flautist Steve Rubie alongside keyboardist Neil Angilly, former Colosseum/ Nucleus bassist Dill Katz and the sultry Brazilian chanteuse Jandira Silva, all combining with highly danceable results.

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Boisdale, Canary Wharf

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A highly entertaining journey through the decades of jazz, from its foot-stomping days in New Orleans, to stylish bebop and swing, to Latin, funk and fusion, from a band that includes trumpeter Enrico Tomasso, saxophonist Pete Long and singer Georgina Jackson.

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10.30pm Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Also on Thu 17 (p.39).

JULIE DEXTER

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11pm

Pizza Express Jazz Club

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Soulful vocalist Julie Dexter has worked with the cream of UK soul, jazz and reggae scenes, including stints with Courtney Pine, Jazz Jamaica, Mint Condition and the fondly remembered J-Life. Tonight she performs her own bossa, funk and jazz tinged originals.

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ADVENTURES IN SOUND

FEATURING gaNNets & PAUL ROGERS

Portico Quartet by Jamie Leith

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TA L K

ROBERT GLASPER MASTERCLASS

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11am

Southbank Centre Level 5, Function Room

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Hosted by presenter Sandy Burnett, this masterclass includes a live interview and a demonstration of the techniques that have secured Robert Glasper’s position as one of the hottest jazz talents on the scene, plus time for audience questions.

SHANE FORBES

DE JONGENS DRIEST

FREE

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11am 2pm 7pm

Eltham Town Centre National Maritime Museum The Vortex

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Part of Festival on the Move (p.41).

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS

ABRAM WILSON

FAMILY

DO

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2pm

Discover, Stratford

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Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

Also on Sun 13 and Thu 17 (p.19). DO

WORKSHOP

2pm

Southbank Centre The Front Room

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Is improvisation more creative in longstanding groups or oneoff collaborations? Adventures in Sound finds out with an afternoon of short sets from top improvisers, including a rare UK appearance from bassist Paul Rogers (Mujician), playful improvisation from gaNNets, featuring Fyfe Dangerfield, best known as front-man for indie-rock band Guillemots, alongside drummer Steve Noble, bassist Dominic Lash and reeds players Chris Cundy and Alex Ward, plus other Festival artists. In the closing set, a new collaboration brings celebrated Estonian guitarist/ free-improviser Jaak Sooäär together with Glaswegian saxophonist Raymond MacDonald, a soloist of boundless energy and imagination.

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11am

FREE

Southbank Centre Level 6, St. Paul’s Pavilion

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Drummer for award-winning quartet Empirical, Shane Forbes leads a jazz drumming workshop.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 5 Dec.

Ages 11–16. For all drummers. Bring sticks and a snare. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

SATURDAY

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Rory Simmons

FRINGE MAGNETIC

PORTICO QUARTET

TIM WHITEHEAD

3pm

3pm & 7.45pm

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Part of the Kings Place Residency (p.32).

SCOTTISH NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA & TAIKO DRUMMERS THE WORLD OF GODS FEATURING MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS

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3pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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A masterful collision of Western and Eastern cultures that pitches orchestral jazz skill and creativity together with the art of Japanese taiko drumming. Leading big band the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra meets the Mugenkyo taiko troupe’s theatrical mastery in Tommy Smith’s acclaimed feast in sound and vision. “Thrilling interactions in a fascinating barrage of percussive power. A distinct success.” –– The Scotsman This work was commissioned by Serious and the Glasgow International Jazz Festival and was made possible with funding through Beyond Borders from the PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales and Foyle Foundation.

SATURDAY

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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Portico Quartet bring their new line-up, featuring Duncan Bellamy, Jack Wylie and Milo Fitzpatrick, plus latest addition Keir Vine, to the intimate setting of the Purcell Room. Electronica meets 21st century-jazz in the Quartet’s melodic, rhythmic music, which mixes the inspiration of Philip Glass and Steve Reich with a very contemporary kind of jazz improv. Drawing on dubstep, electronica, rock, and ambient music, the sound blends ethereal and fiery saxophones with electronics, hang, pulsing drums and earthy bass, giving their music its distinctive sound.

JAZZ LINE-UP

FREE

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Southbank Centre The Clore Ballroom

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Award-winning jazz writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre hosts this edition of Jazz Line-Up with performances from a trio of top young UK jazz artists, including saxophonist Trish Clowes Tangent.

COLOUR BEGINNINGS 7pm

Royal Academy of Arts

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While he was an artist-in-residence at Tate Britain, lyrical saxophonist and composer Tim Whitehead created a remarkable synthesis of image and music by improvising in front of Turner’s paintings. He then created a terrific series of compositions from these “sketches”, which tonight are performed by his consummate quartet, featuring pianist Liam Noble.

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The Laurence Cottle Big Band toast the late Jaco Pastorius, on what would have been his 60th birthday, performing tunes from his big band repertoire, plus arrangements of previously unrecorded material.

This event will broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 20 Nov.

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EMIR KUSTURICA

JACQUI DANKWORTH

HENRY THREADGILL

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Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall

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Daughter of the legendary jazz ------------------------------------------------------------------------ musician and composer Sir John The legendary film director Emir Dankworth and singing star Dame Kusturica storms London with The Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth is No Smoking Orchestra, bringing a a highly acclaimed singer in her wild collision of gypsy, punk and rock own right and brings a crystalline music from right across the Balkans. vocal tone to everything she sings. Many of Kusturica’s early films such as Here she’ll perform music from Underground and In The Time of Gypsies her new album It Happens Quietly were scored by Goran Bregovic, but – a selection of songs recorded with his film Black Cat, White Cat, with her late father, many of them Kusturica seized the reins, creating timeless standards, delivered with the score, playing guitar and fronting Dankworth’s innate poise and The No Smoking Orchestra. sophistication.

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7.30pm

OUT OF AFRICA Tara

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Drummer/composer George Panda leads his fine band through lilting African and Latin melodies and polyrhythmic Afrobeat grooves, combined here in style with danceable results.

7.30pm

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One of the seminal figures in the evolution of jazz over some five decades, Henry Threadgill returns to London for a very rare and eagerly awaited concert with his longstanding band Zooid. In a career stretching back to the hugely influential Chicago trio Air, Threadgill has embraced the world of music in its entirety. A radical and innovative composer/ improviser whose palette ranges from ragtime to freedom and beyond, Threadgill embraces funk-inspired backbeats and swing, alongside Far Eastern melodies and harmonies.

This tuba-heavy eight-piece band creates an infectious, highly danceable, Mardi Gras-style street party atmosphere with their anarchic but funky brass-fuelled sound.

John Escreet is emerging as one of the most creative pianists on the scene. Tonight performing solo, Escreet combines impeccable technique with the eccentricities of contemporary composition, offering a scintillating take on modern progressive jazz.

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Spice of Life

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BAD ASS BRASS

ZOOID + JOHN ESCREET

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TIA FULLER

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Saxophone star Tia Fuller, who has played with Christian McBride and Beyoncé, creates a forthright, melodydriven take on modern jazz, packed with grooves and dazzling solos.

SARAH JANE MORRIS

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Pascal Schumacher by Boris Breur

9pm

SAM CROWE QUINTET

THE NECKS

8pm

8pm

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A pianist who brings epic melodies to his through-composed pieces, Sam Crowe has emerged as a “playing and composing force to be reckoned with” (The Jazzman). Crowe’s music retains a refined English quality that shines through his individually crafted music.

BEATS & PIECES

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Kings Place

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Part of the Kings Place Residency (p.32).

IVO NEAME + ALCYONA MICK + SAM CROCKATT

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The Forge, Camden

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Three outstanding young pianists from London Loop Collective line up here for a triple bill of varying musical intensity and style. Ivo Neame has risen to prominence with Phronesis and Kairos 4tet, but this is chance to hear his own richly melodic compositions. Alcyona Mick performs a solo set of her self-penned music, while Sam Crockatt plays his propulsive rock-influenced originals.

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Bishopsgate Institute

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Also on Fri 18 (p.43).

Sarah Jane Morris has always attracted attention with her seismic, soul-driven voice and continues to steer her unorthodox mix of jazz, soul, blues and pop to greater heights today.

FRESH FROM EUROPE

IRèNE + MeTal-O-PHoNe + PIPELINE

JEF NEVE & PASCAL SCHUMACHER

8.30pm

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A night dedicated to bands from the French COAX stable; a truly cuttingedge collective. IRèNE’s compositions and concerts are akin to cinematic drama, mixing contemporary, experimental jazz with alt rock and electronic sources. Founding COAX Collective members, vibes-led MeTalO-PHoNe combine an inspired blend of jazz, gamelan, rock and improv. Pipeline complete tonight’s line-up with an altogether more laidback feel – a reflective take on the sound of downtown New York.

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

One of Europe’s brightest piano stars, Jef Neve combines a prodigious classical technique with an innately melodic approach to composing and improvising. These qualities come to the fore in a dazzling duet with Luxembourg vibist Pascal Schumacher as they play music from the kinetic duo album Face To Face, before Neve performs a set with his own acclaimed trio.

SOOTHSAYERS

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Hideaway, Streatham

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BAMBUS CITY

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Charlie Wright’s

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Fronted by soul-jazz diva Sasha Patterson, Bambus City unleash their mix of soul, funk and reggae vibes for a set of dancefloor shaking sounds.

Afrobeat, dub, reggae and deep jazz come together here in this acclaimed ensemble co-led by saxophonist Idris Rahman and trumpeter Robin Hopcraft, featuring vocalist Julia Biel.

SAXOPHONE SUMMIT

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606 Club

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PELbO + KARMA

Alto saxophonist Peter King guests with three of today’s finest post-bop saxophonists, Karen Sharp, Simon Allen and Paul Booth, in an exciting modern-day cutting session.

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Boisdale, Canary Wharf

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Nathaniel Facey by Emile Holba

NATHANIEL FACEY

DO

WORKSHOP

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Southbank Centre Level 5, Function Room

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Alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey leads a workshop on creating melody and rhythm in the jazz context, using ska and hip-hop as stylistic ‘hooks’. Ages 11–16. For all instrumentalists. Bring your own instrument. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential. FREE

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artsdepot North Finchley

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Renowned finger-picking guitarist Duck Baker leads this stylish trio alongside brilliant clarinettist Alex Ward and double bassist Joe Williamson.

GARETH LOCKRANE BIG BAND

BATTLE OF THE JACQUI UNIVERSITY BIG BANDS DANKWORTH -----------------------------------------------------------------------& CHARLIE WOOD 1pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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From 1pm through to 11pm, leading talent from the country’s universities and colleges battle it out in this brassladen big band spectacular.

606 CLUB BIG BAND

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This impressive 16-piece modern jazz big band boasts amongst its alumni A-list jazz/session drummer Ian Thomas, bass guitar virtuoso Laurence Cottle and the saxophone talents of Mornington Lockett and Sammy Mayne.

SEB PIPE

LIFE EXPERIENCE

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Saxophonist/composer Seb Pipe melds spiky song structures and heavy -----------------------------------------------------------------------grooves, interweaving classical, folk, 1pm Spice of Life ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Latin and African undercurrents to offer the perfect springboard from Award-winning flautist Gareth Lockrane leads his impressive big band which Pipe’s alto saxophone can soar. through engaging, lushly orchestrated original music that takes its cue from the likes of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Count Basie and Maria Schneider.

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BIG SING

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2pm

Barbican, Garden Room

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In the second of the Big Sing workshops, explore vocal styles and sing along to jazz standards with Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood in a fun, informal setting.

606 Club

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DO FAMILY

20 NOVEMBER ––

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E17 JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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Walthamstow Cricket Club

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Members of the East London E17 jazz collective join forces to showcase the vast and varied talents of some of the city’s most creative jazz musicians. Featuring John Turville, Mark Hanslip, Jez Franks and Dave Mannington.

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Natalie Williams

STU BROWN

FAMILY

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Southbank Centre Purcell Room

Drummer Stu Brown and his sextet bring the music of the “mad professor of cartoon music” Raymond Scott to life – through the slapstick mayhem of all your favourite 1940s Looney Tunes cartoons, The Simpsons and Ren and Stimpy – with crowd-pleasing energy and wit. Age 7+. Aimed at children and accompanying adults. Approx 60 mins. FREE

NYJOS

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Scotland’s premier youth jazz orchestra join forces with acclaimed Manchester-based guitarist Mike Walker to perform from specially arranged standards and expanded versions of Walker’s lyrical originals.

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3pm

Southbank Centre The Clore Ballroom

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F-IRE COLLECTIVE

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TWISTED TOONS

SUNDAY

Four hours of adventurous music from the F-IRE collective, in honour of the late Richard Turner – electric trumpet player, F-IRE member and tireless servant of the UK jazz community – who passed away in August. Featuring Fly Agaric, progpowered Porpoise Corpus, the quintuple keyboards of Keyboard Kinship, and members of Turner’s own band, Round Trip, plus a large ensemble of members of all of the above.

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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3pm

The Vortex

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Scott Stroman directs the London Jazz Orchestra as it rounds off its 20th anniversary at the Vortex. This live recording session features new, dynamic compositions by its own player/writers past and present, including Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler, Pete Hurt, Pete Saberton, Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Martin Speake and Martin Hathaway.

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3.30pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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In a celebration of the most influential European jazz label for the past 40 years – the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra team up with virtuoso double bassist and ECM recording star Arild Andersen to revisit the music of ECM luminaries Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Jan Garbarek and Kenny Wheeler. A special opportunity to hear an outstanding collaboration in advance of the CD release in 2012. FREE

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT

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4.30pm

Barbican Freestage

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Featuring keyboardist Dave Morecroft and saxophonist Tim Ower, this ambitious young band mash together an unlikely yet hugely successful set of ingredients – broken beat funk, crunchy prog bass lines and free jazz – with a punkish garage band attitude.

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Phronesis by Tim Dickeson

FREE

EAST LONDON CREATIVE JAZZ ORCHESTRA

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6pm

Barbican Freestage

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The Barbican and Guildhall School Creative Learning division present a performance from the East London Creative Jazz Orchestra – the culmination of a two day residency with acclaimed vocalist Gretchen Parlato and her band.

PHRONESIS

MOPOMOSO

7.30pm

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The Dysart Arms, Richmond

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Pianist Will Butterworth is best known for his work with drummer Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running Dylan Howe reinterpreting the music concert series dedicated to free of Stravinsky, as well as his own improvisation, have put together an classically informed solo performances extended concert with musicians from that showcase his expressive phrasing Spain, France, Norway and the UK. and impressive technique. Here he Featuring leading participants of the leads his trio on loose-limbed originals free improv scene in solo, duo and taken from his new album Hereafter. trio configurations, expect the sound of surprise to dominate this cavalcade ATTAB HADDAD of spontaneous musical creativity. The Vortex

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FREE

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Southbank Centre The Front Room

QUINTET

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Catch the results of an intriguing Festival collaboration between formidable jazz trio Phronesis and Soundbank – a group of talented young musicians who form part of Southbank Centre’s creative family and are an ongoing part of its festivals, performances and projects.

NATALIE WILLIAMS SOUL FAMILY

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7pm

WILL BUTTERWORTH TRIO

7pm

SOUNDBANK 6pm

hosts her popular residency, featuring appearances from the cream of London’s soul-jazz vocal community.

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ED PUDDICK BIG BAND

7.30pm

7.30pm

The worlds of jazz, flamenco, contemporary classical and Middle Eastern music collide with impassioned results in this oud, strings and flute-led ensemble. Led by oud player and composer Attab Haddad, and featuring acclaimed Basquiat Strings cellist Ben Davis, this group create a richly coloured musical narrative, In the tradition of Anouar Brahem.

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Spice of Life

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A 17-piece band that combines brass power with rock attitude to give the traditional big band sound a 21st century twist. With writer/arranger Ed Puddick tackling everything from the score to Guys And Dolls to symphonic harmonies, bebop blowing and rocking guitar, this is a big band full of surprises.

Ronnie Scott’s

The Forge, Camden

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Natalie Williams combines a radiant stage presence with one of the finest voices you’ll hear today. Tonight she

SUNDAY

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Bill Frisell by Michael Wilson

BILL FRISELL

LUCIAN BAN

858 QUARTET + NeWt

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7.30pm

Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Constantly innovative guitarist/ composer Bill Frisell returns to the Festival with the slow-burning chamber jazz fires of his 858 Quartet. Featuring violinist Jenny Scheinman, violist Eyvind Kang and cellist Hank Roberts, the quartet play from their new album, Sign of Life, which is full of painterly textures, improvisation and layers of melody. The unorthodox Scottish-based trio NeWt – drummer Chris Wallace trombonist Chris Grieve and guitarist Graeme Stephen – create a refreshingly irreverent sound that’s all their own, lurching between unravelling riffs and molten improv.

SAWADU

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7.30pm Baltic

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This guitar-led fusion-edged trio walk a fine line between African beats and funky, on-the-edge jazz experimentation and features the blazing guitar work of Hervé Samb and drums/vocals of Brice Wassy.

SUNDAY

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ENESCU RE-IMAGINED + TREVOR WATTS & VERYAN WESTON

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7.45pm

Southbank Centre Purcell Room

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Acclaimed Romanian pianist/ composer Lucian Ban brings together sounds from Balkan classical music, New York’s downtown jazz scene and the rhythms of the Indian subcontinent, reflecting Romania’s position in Europe as the melting pot between East and West. Inspired by fellow countryman composer George Enescu, Ban creates a vibrant, multi-cultural soundscape of inventive string and brass melodies, sparkling improvisation and captivating rhythmic invention with an A-list band that includes Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, Mat Maneri and Badal Roy. A pugnacious free improv pairing of innovative saxophonist Trevor Watts and virtuoso pianist Veryan Weston. Here they engage in a compelling musical exchange, as heard on their album 6 Dialogues.

HERMETO PASCOAL

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8pm

Barbican

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In celebration of his 75th birthday, charismatic composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and musical visionary Hermeto Pascoal brings his intoxicating blend of jazz, rock and Brazilian music back to the Barbican, leading his long established, infectiously swinging Brazilian band in partnership with the all-star British big band formed back in the 90s. Hermeto is joined by Rio’s Hamilton de Holanda, who has revolutionised the bandolim – the emblematic instrument of choro – bringing a contagious enthusiasm to his flawless playing. “One of the great originals of Brazilian music. Music of breathtaking quality and quantity.” –– The Guardian

This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 12 Dec.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 16 Jan 2012.

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IAN SHAW & SARAH JANE MORRIS

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8pm

Hideaway, Streatham

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Award-winning singer/pianist Ian Shaw and powerhouse ex-Communards diva Sarah Jane Morris, team up for a show celebrating the greats of contemporary songwriting, including classics by Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave and Tracy Chapman.

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Pizza Express Jazz Club

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Saxophone star Tia Fuller creates a forthright, melody-driven take on modern jazz, packed with grooves and dazzling solos. Having played with Christian McBride and Beyoncé, she’s already being acknowledged as one of the most exciting players to emerge in recent years. Tonight she performs from her striking recent album Decisive Steps.

HANS KOLLER + TOM TAYLOR

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8pm

North London Tavern

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Pianist Tom Taylor opens this double-bill with his octet, featuring saxophonist Josh Arcoleo and drummer Dave Hamblett. In the second set, pianist and bandleader Hans Koller leads tenorist François Théberge, bassist Percy Pursglove and drummer Jeff Williams through his own adventurous compositions. SUNDAY

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FLASHMOB

HANNES RIEPLER

8.30pm

8.30pm

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TIA FULLER 8pm

Tia Fuller

The Salisbury

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Led by guitarist/composer Ryan Williams, Flashmob combine wideranging influences from the likes of David Binney and Paul Motian to shape a sound that Time Out described as full of “harmonic breadth and rhythmic dexterity.”

LIANE CARROLL

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Charlie Wright’s

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Guitarist Hannes Riepler appears with two contrasting line-ups; first with his quartet, playing from his latest album The Brave and, to follow, with his trio featuring Kit Downes on the Hammond organ. Riepler stylishly combines the immediacy of New York’s propulsive Downtown style with classical and folk textures.

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8.30pm

606 Club

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Liane Carroll puts the heart and soul back into the art of the jazz vocal. Receiving glowing reviews for her most accomplished album to date, the sumptuously uplifting Up and Down, Carroll is a commanding live performer bringing a profound emotional authority to everything she sings.

20 NOVEMBER ––

OUTHOUSE RUHABI

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9pm

Open The Gate

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Outhouse Ruhabi beautifully stitch together two very different musical genres to create a seamless blend of serrated jazz grooves, freeflowing saxophone melodies, African polyrhythms and the traditional Sabar drumming language of Senegal.

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VENUES & BOOKING 606 CLUB 90 Lots Rd SW10 0QD Fulham Broadway 020 7352 5953 606club.co.uk

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THE ALBANY Douglas Way SE8 4AG New Cross & Deptford 020 8692 4446 thealbany.org.uk

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ARTSDEPOT 5 Nether St N12 0GA West Finchley & Woodside Park 020 8369 5454 artsdepot.co.uk

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BALTIC 74 Blackfriars Rd SE1 8HA Southwark 0844 477 1000 ticketweb.co.uk

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BARBICAN Silk St EC2Y 8DS Barbican & Moorgate 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk

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BARFLY 49 Chalk Farm Rd NW1 8AN Chalk Farm 0844 847 2424 barflyclub.com

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BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE

BOISDALE CANARY WHARF Cabot Place Canary Wharf E14 4QT Canary Wharf 020 7715 5818 boisdale-cw.co.uk

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THE BULL’S HEAD* 373 Lonsdale Rd SW13 9PY Barnes Bridge 020 8876 5241 thebullshead.com

THE FORGE

KINGS PLACE

3–7 Delancey St NW1 7NL Camden Town & Mornington Crescent 020 7387 5959 forgevenue.org

90 York Way N1 9AG Kings Cross 020 7520 1490 kingsplace.co.uk

Tables can be booked for dining at some concerts – call the restaurant on 020 7387 5959. Tickets need to be booked via the venue website

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GEORGE IV

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CHARLIE WRIGHT’S 45 Pitfield St N1 6DA Old St 020 7490 8345 charliewrights.com ticketweb.co.uk

185 Chiswick High Rd W4 2DR Turnham Green 07876 287546

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THE GREEN MAN*

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383 Euston Rd NW1 3AU Great Portland St 020 7387 6977

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C.A.M.P.

GREEN NOTE

70–74 City Rd EC1Y 2BJ Old St thecamplondon.com

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THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB

106 Parkway NW1 7AN Camden Town 020 7485 9899 greennote.co.uk

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GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

22–25 Northumberland Ave WC2N 5AP Embankment & Charing Cross Charing Cross 020 7766 9200 searcys.co.uk

Silk St EC2Y 8DT Barbican & Moorgate 020 7638 8891 gsmd.ac.uk/events

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DISCOVER

HARROW ARTS CENTRE

383–387 High St E15 4QZ Stratford 020 8536 5555 discover.org.uk

Uxbridge Rd HA5 4EA Hatch End 020 8416 8989 harrowarts.com

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DUSK TILL DAWN

HIDEAWAY

BLACKHEATH HALLS

1 Archway Close N19 3TD Archway 020 7272 2840

230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH Liverpool St 020 7392 9200 bishopsgate.org.uk

23 Lee Rd SE3 9RQ Blackheath 020 8463 0100 blackheathhalls.com

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THE DYSART ARMS 135 Petersham Rd TW10 7AA Richmond 07967 481625 thedysartarms.co.uk

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2 Empire Mews SW16 2ED Streatham 020 8835 7070 hideawaylive.co.uk

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JAZZ CAFE 5 Parkway NW1 7PG Camden Town 0844 847 2514 jazzcafe.co.uk

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LAUDERDALE HOUSE Highgate Hill N6 5HG Highgate 020 8348 8716 lauderdalehouse.co.uk

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NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM* Romney Rd SE10 9NF Greenwich Cutty Sark 020 8312 6565 nmm.ac.uk

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY* St Martin’s Place WC2H 0HE Charing Cross Leicester Square 020 7306 0055 npg.org.uk

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NORTH LONDON TAVERN 375 Kilburn High Rd NW6 7QB Kilburn 07941 962356 / 07725 247091 northlondontavern.co.uk

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OLIVER’S* 9 Nevada St SE10 9JL Greenwich Cutty Sark

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OPEN THE GATE 33–35 Stoke Newington Rd N16 8BJ Dalston Kingsland & Dalston Junction 020 7503 6099 openthegate.org.uk

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TRANSPORT KEY

Underground

Overground

THE ORANGE TREE

RONNIE SCOTT’S

45 Kew Rd Richmond TW9 2NQ Richmond 020 8940 0944 orangetreerichmond.co.uk

47 Frith St W1D 4HT Tottenham Court Rd 020 7439 0747 ronniescotts.co.uk

THE OXFORD*

24–26 High St KT1 1HL Kingston 0871 230 1552 rosetheatrekingston.org

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256 Kentish Town Rd NW5 2AA Kentish Town 020 7485 3521 myspace.com/ jazztheoxford

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PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB 10 Dean St W1D 3RW Tottenham Court Road 0845 602 7017 pizzaexpresslive.com

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RAY’S JAZZ AT FOYLES* 113–119 Charing Cross Rd WC2H 0EB Tottenham Court Rd 020 7440 3205 foyles.co.uk

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RICH MIX 35–47 Bethnal Green Rd E1 6LA Shoreditch High St 020 7613 7498 richmix.org.uk

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ROSE THEATRE

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS Burlington House W1J 0BD Piccadilly Circus & Green Park royalacademy.org.uk

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ROYAL ALBERT HALL

DLR

SOUTHBANK CENTRE

THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST

• Royal Festival Hall • Queen Elizabeth Hall • Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall • The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall • The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall • Level 3, Sunley Pavilion, Level 5, Function Room, Level 6, St. Paul’s Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Rd SE1 8XX Waterloo 0844 875 0073 southbankcentre.co.uk

Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN Stratford 020 8534 0310 stratfordeast.com

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SCALA 275 Pentonville Rd N1 9NL Kings Cross St Pancras 020 7520 0038 scala-london.co.uk

Kensington Gore SW7 2AP South Kensington 0845 401 5045 royalalberthall.com

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE Covent Garden WC2E 9DD Covent Garden 020 7304 4000 roh.org.uk

SPICE OF LIFE 6 Moor St W1D 5NA Leicester Sq 020 7739 3025 spicejazz.co.uk

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THE SALISBURY

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ST. JAMES’ PICCADILLY 197 Picadilly W1J 9LL Covent Garden 020 7724 2389

1 Grand Parade N4 1JX Turnpike Lane 020 8800 9617

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TARA 356 Garratt Lane SW18 4ES Earlsfield 020 8333 4457 tara-arts.com

* NO ADVANCE BOOKINGS

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The times shown for concert venues are when the performance begins. The times shown for clubs are a good indication of when you can expect the music to begin, but remember that the doors usually open earlier – so get there early if you want a good seat. About twothirds of the shows in the Festival sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend advance bookings.

VENUES & BOOKING

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UNION CHAPEL Compton Terrace N1 2UN Highbury & Islington 020 7638 8891   unionchapel.org.uk

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VORTEX 11 Gillett Square N16 8AZ Dalston Kingsland Dalston Junction 020 7254 4097 vortexjazz.co.uk

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WALTHAMSTOW CRICKET CLUB 48a Greenway Ave E17 3QN Wood Street 020 8520 5042 e17jazz.com

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WIGMORE HALL 36 Wigmore St W1U 2BP Oxford Circus & Bond St 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk

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XOYO 32–37 Cowper Street EC2A 4AP Old Street 020 7490 1198 xoyo.co.uk

Some of the smaller venues have limited facilities for people with disabilities – please consult artslineonline.com, and check with the venue before booking. If you don’t feel you are treated well by any venue, please e-mail amy.coombe@serious.org.uk as soon as possible, so that we can try and put things right for other people.

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BEYOND CONCERTS Learning and Participation is central to the Festival programme. As well as enjoying the great concerts on offer over the 10 days, we encourage you to delve further into the music by getting involved.

We also have a great deal of activity taking place behind the scenes. Each year we invite internationally acclaimed artists into schools and community settings throughout London to share knowledge and inspire young people.  Some have public outcomes, so check out the list of projects below to learn more.

Our Beyond Concerts programme opens the door to music for all age groups, with opportunities to participate on a variety of levels. This year we have produced an exciting array of events covering a wide range of interests, with jazz workshops for toddlers, improvisation workshops for young people, family friendly matinees, masterclasses and the popular Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya series.

For information about our Learning and Participation programme contact education@serious.org.uk

Reka The Festival and artsdepot join forces again this year with an exciting project featuring young members of the asylum seeker and refugee group Roots & Wings which is based at artsdepot in Barnet. Since September, the group has been exploring musics of the world, composition and creative lyric writing with the Téa Hodzic Trio and other inspiring UK based artists. On Thursday 3 November at 7.30pm, Roots & Wings perform as special guests during a concert showcasing a collaboration of stars from the Balkans, led by sensational Bosnian vocalist Amira. Visit artsdepot.co.uk for more details. Part of an ongoing participation programme linked to River of Music – the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme supported by National Lottery funds through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

East London Creative Jazz Orchestra residency

ArtsTrain Making Tracks Following the success of last year’s project, the Festival returns to Bromley, with Festival artists delivering inspirational jazz vocal workshops in secondary schools. Delivered in partnership with Bromley My Time’s ArtsTrain, the workshops are part of a larger celebration of music in the borough, which leads to a showcase by young people on Thursday 17 November. For more details visit artstrain.org --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Global Sounds Clarinettist, composer and music educator Arun Ghosh has been working in Tower Hamlets with Morpeth School’s Big Band, ‘Urban Playground’ throughout the autumn term, resulting in a free public performance. Visit serious.org.uk for more details. Delivered in partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service.

Gretchen Parlato and tutors from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama have been working with ELCJO on the lead up to the London Jazz Festival, offering guidance and inspiration to young players from across 10 east London boroughs. Then, following an intensive two day residency, the Orchestra performs on the Barbican Freestage on Sunday 20 November at 6pm.

Part of an ongoing participation programme linked to River of Music – the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme supported by National Lottery funds through the Olympic Lottery Distributor and City Bridge Trust.

The residency has been developed in partnership with the Barbican/Guildhall School Creative Learning Division.

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The Write Stuff

Greenwich

The Festival’s intensive jazz journalism initiative, in partnership with Jazzwise magazine, returns to Southbank Centre for its ninth year, offering fantastic opportunities for aspiring writers to get professional guidance in music journalism from some of the industry’s leading names. Former ‘Write Stuffers’ have gone on to work for The Guardian, Jazzwise, Jazz on 3 and more. Reviews and articles will be available to read on both the London Jazz Festival and Jazzwise websites. See jazzwisemagazine.com for more information. 

A wide range of Learning and Participation activity will be taking place in Greenwich again this year, delivered in partnership with Trinity Laban and Greenwich Jazz. The programme includes a series of workshops in schools led by Festival artists, a schools concert and an opportunity for you to get involved.

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Conservatoires The Festival continues to partner with conservatoires in London, with a series of masterclasses for jazz students led by international artists such as Robert Glasper and Nik Bärtsch at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban and Royal Academy of Music. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

New Audiences Each year the Festival offers subsidised tickets to hundreds of young people and community groups that wouldn’t normally have access to high profile music events in major arts venues. For more information on the scheme contact education@serious.org.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Young & Serious Our Young & Serious scheme offers 17 – 25 year olds the opportunity to learn more about the music industry, meet some of the musicians working with Serious, encounter other like-minded individuals and, most importantly, share ideas and views. Throughout the Festival Y&S will review performances for the blog, and will capture video snapshots of the Festival.

Trinity Laban are recruiting adult singers to join the Trinity Laban World Choir for a six week jazz singing project. The choir, under the guidance of vocal director Nia Lynn, will feature alongside jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss and students from Trinity Laban in an evening of jazz vocals at Blackheath Halls on Tuesday 15 November at 7pm. For further information, visit trinitylaban.ac.uk/worldchoir or contact Helen Hendry on h.hendry@trinitylaban.ac.uk or 020 8305 4367. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Southbank Centre Soundbank The Festival is delighted to be working with Southbank Centre on a project that will bring Phronesis together with over 20 talented young musicians, aged 16 – 25. In a series of facilitated workshops, led by composer Dave Maric, the band’s own material will provide a starting point for re-invention, large ensemble arrangement, and new composition, culminating in a performance on the final day of the Festival in Southbank Centre’s Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall. If you are be interested in taking part, contact soundbank@southbankcentre.co.uk. String and wind players especially welcome!

Make sure you catch the Y&S curated Freestage performance from the Matt Roberts Big Band in Southbank Centre’s Front Room on Tuesday 15 November at 6pm.

BEYOND CONCERTS

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FESTIVAL IN FULL

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, see event listing for details

FAMILY

TA L K DO

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 1pm

FR EE

Juliet Kelly & Jonny Phillips

Jazz for Free Something for the whole family Talking Jazz Get Involved

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.7

FR EE

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.7

FR EE

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5.30pm Arun Ghosh

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6pm

Emilia Mårtensson

Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

p.7

FR EE

6pm

Georgia Mancio

Barbican Freestage

p.8

FR EE

6pm

Steve Coleman: HMTTY

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.8

FR EE

7pm

Brubeck plays Brubeck

Ronnie Scott’s

p.8

7.30pm Jazz Voice

Barbican

p.7

7.30pm Zakir Hussain

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.9

7.30pm Toumani Diabate

Union Chapel

p.9

7.30pm Steve Coleman + Steve Williamson

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.9

7.30pm Guildhall Jazz Ensemble

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

p.9

7.30pm Alicia Hart

Spice of Life

p.9

7.45pm Stephan Micus

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.10

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8pm

Richard Rodney Bennett & Claire Martin

The Forge

p.11

8.30pm Robert Mitchell

Charlie Wright’s

p.11

8.30pm Kairos 4tet

The Vortex

p.11

8.30pm Art Themen

The Bull’s Head

p.11

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9pm

The Ray Gelato Giants

Hideaway

p.12

9pm

Michael Janisch

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.12

9pm

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

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Boisdale

p.12

9.30pm RB Funkestra

606 Club

p.12

10.30pm Jazz on 3 Launch

Ronnie Scott’s

p.12

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SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 10.30am Arun Ghosh: Workshop

Southbank Centre / Level 5, Function Room

p.13

DO

1pm

Chris Potter: Masterclass

Southbank Centre / Level 5, Function Room

p.13

TA L K

2pm

Shabaka Hutchings & Kit Downes

The Forge

p.13

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2.30pm Leafcutter John & Dave Morecroft & Gina Southgate The Vortex

p.13

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3pm

Scene Iceland

Barbican Freestage

p.13

3pm

The Trumpet Battle

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.13

4pm

Jazz Line-Up

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.15

FR EE

5pm

Way in to the Way Out

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.15

FR EE

TA L K

6pm

Chris Potter: HMTTY

Barbican / Fountain Room

p.15

FR EE

TA L K

7pm

Brubeck plays Brubeck

Ronnie Scott’s

p.15

7pm

The Music of Sidney Bechet

Royal Academy of Arts

p.15

FR EE

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7.30pm Soweto Kinch

The Albany

p.15

7.30pm Stan Tracey

Rose Theatre

p.15

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7.30pm Alison Krauss & Union Station

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.16

7.30pm Ben l’Oncle Soul

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.16

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7.30pm Harold Lopez-Nussa

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.16

7.30pm McCoy Tyner

Barbican

p.16

7.30pm Martin Taylor

artsdepot

p.17

7.30pm Matt Telfer & Groove Digger

Spice of Life

p.17

7.45pm Lucinda Belle Orchestra

Royal Opera House / Linbury Studio

p.17

7.45pm Buck Clayton Legacy Band

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.17

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Oren Marshall

Charlie Wright’s

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8pm

Jay Phelps

Kings Place

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Seaming To + Leon Michener

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The Forge

p.18

8.30pm Matt Wates

The Bull’s Head

p.18

8.30pm Splice + Dice Factory + Mirror

The Vortex

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Ivo Neame

The Commonwealth Club

p.18

9pm

Gill Manly

Hideaway

p.18

9.30pm Chris Garrick

606 Club

p.18

10.30pm Harold Lopez-Nussa

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.16

Midnight Nick Luscombe

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.18

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SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 11am

Natalie Williams: Workshop

Southbank Centre / Level 5, Function Room

p.19

DO

1pm

Juliet Kelly & Jonny Phillips

artsdepot

p.19

FR EE

1pm

Jack Davies Big Band

Spice of Life

p.19

1pm

Royal College of Music Big Band

The Bull’s Head

p.19

606 Club

p.19

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1.30pm 606 Gospel Group

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2pm

Abram Wilson: Jazz for Toddlers

Kings Place

p.19

FAMILY

2pm

Martin Speake

National Maritime Museum / Queen’s House

p.19

FR EE

2pm

Robert Mitchell + Dave Morecroft + Adam Caird

The Forge

p.20

2pm

Big Sing

Barbican / Garden Room

p.20

3pm

Louis

Barbican

p.20

3pm

A Tribute to Michael Brecker

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.20

4pm

Scene France

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.21

4pm

Township Comets

The Vortex

p.21

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4.30pm John Horler

Barbican Freestage

p.21

FR EE

5pm

Way in to the Way Out

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.21

FR EE

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Steve Swallow: HMTTY

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.21

FR EE

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Barbican Freestage

p.21

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Joey Calderazzo

Ronnie Scott’s

p.21

7pm

Stan Sulzmann Big Band

Spice of Life

p.21

7.30pm Steve Swallow + The Impossible Gentlemen

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.22

7.30pm Alison Krauss & Union Station

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.22

7.30pm Benet McLean

The Forge

p.22

7.30pm Katya Sourikova

Baltic

p.22

7.30pm Noname Trio

The Dysart Arms

p.22

7.45pm Kayhan Kalhor

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.22

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8pm

Louis

Barbican

p.20

8pm

Kaz Simmons

Oliver’s

p.23

8pm

Christian Muthspiel

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.23

8pm

Ivo Neame + Jack Davies

North London Tavern

p.23

8pm

Moss Project + Emilia Mårtensson

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Green Note

p.23

8.30pm Liane Carroll

Hideaway

p.23

8.30pm Mike Finnegan

The Bull’s Head

p.23

8.30pm Will Collier

The Salisbury

p.24

8.30pm Lillian Boutté

606 Club

p.24

8.30pm Convergence Quartet

The Vortex

p.24

8.30pm Aquarium

Charlie Wright’s

p.24

8.30pm PB Underground

Jazz Cafe

p.24

11.30pm Charlie Wright’s Jam

Charlie Wright’s

p.24

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MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 1pm

The Golden Age of Steam

St James’ Piccadilly

p.25

FR EE

6pm

Royal Academy of Music Big Band

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.25

FR EE

6pm

Regina Carter: HMTTY

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.25

FR EE

7pm

Billy Childs

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p.25

7.30pm Michel Portal

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.25

7.30pm Matthew Halsall

Barfly

p.26

7.30pm Alison Krauss & Union Station

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.26

7.45pm Regina Carter

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.26

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Mark Hanslip + Dave Mannington

Oliver’s

8pm

Colin Vallon

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.26

8pm

Zhenya Strigalev

Baltic

p.26

8.30pm Martin Shaw

606 Club

p.27

8.30pm Mark Lockheart

The Vortex

p.27

8.30pm MA

Charlie Wright’s

p.27

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8.30pm Ben Waters

The Bull’s Head

p.27

9pm

The Music of Sidney Bechet

Boisdale

p.27

11pm

Ronnie’s Jazz Jam

Ronnie Scott’s

p.27

Charlie Wright’s

p.27

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TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 6pm

Matt Roberts Big Band

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.28

FR EE

6pm

David Sanborn: HMTTY

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.28

FR EE

7pm

Cleveland Watkiss & Trinity Laban

Blackheath Halls

p.28

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7.30pm Alison Krauss & Union Station

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.28

7.30pm Soumik Datta

Rich Mix

p.28

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7.30pm David Sanborn

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.28

7.45pm Phil Robson

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.29

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8pm

Lea DeLaria

Pizza Express Jazz Club

8pm

HAQ + Trio Riot + Claire James

The Forge

p.29

8pm

Twelves + Dave Hamblett

Green Note

p.29

8.30pm Gwilym Simcock

606 Club

p.29

8.30pm The British Piano

The Vortex

p.30

8.30pm D-Trio + Fractal

Charlie Wright’s

p.30

8.30pm Stan Sulzmann

The Green Man

p.30

8.30pm Sax Appeal

The Bull’s Head

p.30

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9pm

George Crowley

The Oxford

9pm

David Rees Williams

Boisdale

p.30

11pm

Ronnie’s Jazz Jam

Ronnie Scott’s

p.30

Charlie Wright’s

p.30

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11.30pm Charlie Wright’s Jam

WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 1pm

Gwilym Simcock

St James’ Piccadilly

p.31

FR EE

6pm

John Turville

Barbican Freestage

p.31

FR EE

6pm

Out of the Cool

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.31

FR EE

7pm

Yellowjackets

Ronnie Scott’s

p.31

7pm

Arun Ghosh

National Maritime Museum

p.31

7.30pm Kenny Wheeler & Norma Winstone

St James’ Piccadilly

p.31

7.30pm Stefano Bollani + Marcin Wasilewski

Barbican

p.33

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7.30pm Soul Rebels Brass Band

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.33

7.30pm Vocal Jazz Summit

Spice of Life

p.33

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7.45pm Phronesis

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.33

Kings Place

p.32

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Nik Bärtsch: Ronin

8pm

[em] + Kit Downes

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.34

8pm

Femi Temowo + Adriano Adewale

606 Club

p.34

8pm

Emilia Mårtensson

Oliver’s

p.34

8pm

Troyka + Kristian Borring

Green Note

p.34

8.30pm Solstice

Walthamstow Cricket Club

p.34

8.30pm Mustard Pie + Crump

The Vortex

p.34

8.30pm Reggie Washington

Charlie Wright’s

p.34

8.30pm Tom Stone

The Green Man

p.35

8.30pm Pete Lukas & Alex Garnett

The Bull’s Head

p.35

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9pm

Robert Glasper Experiment

XOYO

p.35

9pm

trioVD + Guillaume Perret

C.A.M.P.

p.35

9pm

Sanseverino

Jazz Cafe

p.35

11pm

Ronnie’s Jazz Jam

Ronnie Scott’s

p.35

Charlie Wright’s

p.35

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FR EE

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER Midday Emilia Mårtensson

Royal Albert Hall / Café Consort

p.36

FR EE

2pm

Abram Wilson: Jazz for Toddlers

artsdepot

p.36

FAMILY

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Arun Ghosh

Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

p.36

FR EE

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Neil Yates

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.36

FR EE

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Yellowjackets

Ronnie Scott’s

p.36

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7.30pm Archie Shepp & Joachim Kühn + Empirical

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.36

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7.30pm Richard Galliano

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.36

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7.30pm Partikel + Benet McLean Band

Spice of Life

p.36

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7.30pm Michael Cretu

Tara

p.37

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7.45pm Jazz at Café Society

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.37

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8pm

Andreya Triana

Scala

p.37

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8pm

Cloud Makers Trio + Monocled Man

Oliver’s

p.37

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8pm

Robert Glasper

Kings Place

p.32

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8pm

Lizzy Parks + Tanya Auclair

George IV

p.37

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8pm

Josh Kyle

Lauderdale House

p.37

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8pm

Thought-Fox

Charlie Wright’s

p.38

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8pm

Dennis Rollins

The Forge

p.38

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8pm

Eddie Harvey

The Orange Tree

p.38

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8.30pm Rusconi

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.38

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8.30pm Charles Gayle & Han Bennink

The Vortex

p.38

8.30pm Andy Sheppard & John Parricelli

606 Club

p.38

8.30pm Mark Nightingale

The Green Man

p.38

8.30pm Empirical + Trinity Laban

Blackheath Halls

p.39

8.30pm Ray Carless & The Skavillites

Dusk Till Dawn

p.39

8.30pm Fulvio Sigurtà

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p.39

9pm

Magnus Öström

C.A.M.P.

p.39

10pm

Georgia Mancio

Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room

p.39

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.39

10.30pm Nublu in London 11pm

Ronnie’s Jazz Jam

Ronnie Scott’s

p.39

Charlie Wright’s

p.39

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FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER Midday Duck Baker

Royal Albert Hall / Café Consort

p.41

FR EE

1pm

Julian Siegel & Liam Noble

St James’ Piccadilly

p.41

FR EE

1pm

De Jongens Driest

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.41

FR EE

5.30pm Gambol + Steve Tromans

Barbican Freestage

p.41

FR EE

5.30pm Phil Bancroft

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.41

FR EE

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De Jongens Driest

Theatre Royal Stratford East / Bar

p.41

FR EE

6pm

Roy Haynes: HMTTY

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.41

FR EE

National Portrait Gallery

p.41

FR EE

Ronnie Scott’s

p.42

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Yellowjackets

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7.30pm Cesaria Evora

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.42

7.30pm Abram Wilson

Harrow Arts Centre

p.42

7.30pm Roy Haynes + Peter King

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.42

7.30pm Abdullah Ibrahim

Wigmore Hall

p.42

7.30pm Tim Whitehead

artsdepot

p.42

7.30pm Jessica Thandi + Mishka Adams

Spice of Life

p.43

7.30pm Guildhall Jazz Band

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

p.43

7.45pm London Sinfonietta: Written / Unwritten

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.43

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8pm

Michael L. Roberts

The Forge

p.43

8pm

Jerry Dammers’ Spatial A.K.A Orchestra

Barbican

p.43

8pm

Loop Collective Club Night

Blackheath Halls

p.43

8pm

Gretchen Parlato

Kings Place

p.32

8pm

The Necks

Bishopsgate Institute

p.43

8pm

Jeff Williams + Olivia Moore

Green Note

p.43

8.30pm Poogie Bell Band

Charlie Wright’s

p.43

8.30pm Dunajska Kapelye

The Vortex

p.44

8.30pm Sector7

The Green Man

p.44

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8.30pm Jovino Santos Neto

The Bull’s Head

p.44

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Down to the Bone

9pm

James Morton

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.44

9pm

100 years of jazz in 99 minutes

Boisdale

p.44

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9.30pm Samara

606 Club

p.44

10.30pm Nublu in London

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.44

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.44

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Julie Dexter

SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 11am

Robert Glasper: Masterclass

Southbank Centre / Level 5, Function Room

p.45

11am

Shane Forbes: Workshop

Southbank Centre / Level 6, St Paul’s Pavilion

p.45

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De Jongens Driest

Eltham Town Centre

p.45

FR EE

2pm

De Jongens Driest

National Maritime Museum

p.45

FR EE

2pm

Abram Wilson: Jazz for Toddlers

Discover

p.45

FAMILY

2pm

Adventures in Sound

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.45

FR EE

3pm

Fringe Magnetic

Kings Place

p.32

3pm

SNJO featuring Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.46

3pm

Portico Quartet

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.46

4pm

Jazz Line-Up

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.46

FR EE

7pm

De Jongens Driest

The Vortex

p.45

FR EE

7pm

Tim Whitehead

Royal Academy of Arts

p.46

7pm

A Portrait of Jaco Pastorius

Ronnie Scott’s

p.46

Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall

p.47

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Tara

p.47

7.30pm Jacqui Dankworth

artsdepot

p.47

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Spice of Life

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Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.47

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Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.45

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Sam Crowe

Oliver’s

p.48

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8pm

Beats & Pieces

Kings Place

p.32

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8pm

Ivo Neame + Alcyona Mick + Sam Crockatt

The Forge

p.48

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8pm

PELbO + Karma

Kings Place

p.32

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The Necks

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Bishopsgate Institute

p.48

The Vortex

p.48

8.30pm Bambus City

Charlie Wright’s

p.48

8.30pm Tia Fuller

The Bull’s Head

p.48

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9pm

Sarah Jane Morris

Boisdale

p.48

9pm

Jef Neve & Pascal Schumacher

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.48

9pm

Soothsayers

Hideaway

p.48

9.30pm Saxophone Summit

606 Club

p.48

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SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 11am

Nathaniel Facey: Workshop

Southbank Centre / Level 5, Function Room

p.49

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Duck Baker

artsdepot

p.49

FR EE

1pm

Gareth Lockrane Big Band

Spice of Life

p.49

1pm

Battle of the University Big Bands

The Bull’s Head

p.49

606 Club

p.49

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1.30pm 606 Club Big Band

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1.30pm Seb Pipe

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.49

2pm

Big Sing

Barbican / Garden Room

p.49

2pm

E17 Jazz Ensemble

Walthamstow Cricket Club

p.49

2pm

Stu Brown: Twisted Toons

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.50

FAMILY

3pm

NYJOS & Mike Walker

Barbican Freestage

p.50

FR EE

3pm

F-IRE collective

Southbank Centre / The Clore Ballroom

p.50

FR EE

3pm

London Jazz Orchestra

The Vortex

p.50

3.30pm SNJO & Arild Andersen

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.50

4.30pm World Service Project

Barbican Freestage

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FR EE

6pm

East London Creative Jazz Orchestra

Barbican Freestage

p.51

FR EE

6pm

Phronesis: Soundbank

Southbank Centre / The Front Room

p.51

FR EE

7pm

Natalie Williams

Ronnie Scott’s

p.51

7pm

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Mopomoso

The Vortex

p.51

7.30pm Ed Puddick Big Band

Spice of Life

p.51

7.30pm Will Butterworth

The Dysart Arms

p.51

7.30pm Attab Haddad

The Forge

p.51

7.30pm Bill Frisell + NeWt

Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall

p.52

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Baltic

p.52

7.45pm Lucian Ban + Trevor Watts & Veryan Weston

Southbank Centre / Purcell Room

p.52

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Hermeto Pascoal

Barbican

8pm

Ian Shaw & Sarah Jane Morris

Hideaway

p.53

8pm

Tia Fuller

Pizza Express Jazz Club

p.53

8pm

Hans Koller + Tom Taylor

North London Tavern

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The Salisbury

p.53

8.30pm Liane Carroll

606 Club

p.53

8.30pm Hannes Riepler

Charlie Wright’s

p.53

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p.53

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Outhouse Ruhabi

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DOWNLOAD THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL’S FREE MOBILE APP For your pocket-sized event guide available on iPhone and Android

• Find out what’s going on near you • Use the favourites feature to build your own personalised schedule • Navigate the city and Festival using the integrated maps and location-based search • Post stories and photos and view them on the app and Festival website in real-time

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The Festival is produced by ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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The Festival is only possible as a result of the support of our many partners and funders ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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In addition to the organisations listed, we would also like to thank the following for their support of performances in the Festival ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Hamilton de Holanda is performing at the Festival thanks to support from the Rio de Janeiro State Culture Secretariat. This marks the developing relationship between the Olympic host cities of London and Rio de Janeiro and is part of a wider cultural programme to showcase Rio’s creative talent.

FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS

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EMBASSY OF ICELAND LONDON

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We would also like to acknowledge our partners who are presenting work across the Festival ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2 for the Road Productions at Jazz Cafe (Sanseverino) and Royal Festival Hall (Emir Kusturica) • Basho Music at St James’ Piccadilly • Birmingham Jazz at Barbican Freestage • Bolygo Music Productions at Barfly, George IV and Jazz Cafe (PB Underground) • E17 Jazz at Walthamstow Cricket Club • Loop Collective • F-IRE Collective at The Clore Ballroom • Nava Arts UK at Purcell Room (Kayhan Kalhor) • Soundcrash at Scala • Way Out West at The Orange Tree • Worshipful Company of Musicians at The Green Man ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The London Jazz Festival is proud to be a member of the Europe Jazz Network and the International Jazz Festivals Organization ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Festival is organised by London International Jazz Festival Ltd, a not-for-profit company.

The Festival relies on support from a wide range of organisations and provides creative solutions to business needs through sponsorship packages, corporate entertaining opportunities, employee engagement initiatives and through our extensive Learning & Participation work. To find out more, please contact Diana Spiegelberg on (+44) 020 7324 1880 or email diana.spiegelberg@serious.org.uk.

FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS

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