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FRI 9 – SUN 18 NOVEMBER 2012 londonjazzfestival.org.uk bbc.co.uk/radio3


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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Welcome Friday 9 Saturday 10 Sunday 11 Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Sunday 18 Venues & Booking Beyond Concerts Festival In Full A Day By Day Guide Festival Supporters

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Jazz for Free

FAMILY

Something for the whole family

TALK

Talking Jazz

DO

Get Involved Jazz in the New Europe

See p.38 for details

BBC Radio 3 is recording a range of events across the Festival for broadcast, indicated by the red 3 – for the latest on broadcast details visit bbc.co.uk/radio3

Contents


Upcoming events in 2012...

WAYNE SHORTER

Thu 1 Nov Birmingham Town Hall 0121 345 0600

JACK DE JOHNETTE*

Tue 13 Nov Manchester RNCM 0161 907 5555 Wed 14 Nov Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms 0113 243 9999 Thu 15 Nov Cambridge Corn Exchange (plus Trio Libero) 01223 357851 Tue 20 Nov Birmingham Adrian Boult Hall 0121 780 3333 Wed 21 Nov Gateshead The Sage Gateshead (plus Polar Bear) 0191 443 4661

and into 2013...

AHMAD JAMAL

Fri 8 Feb London Barbican 020 7638 8891

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

Sat 23 Mar London Barbican 020 7638 8891

GATESHEAD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 Fri 5 – Sun 7 Apr thesagegateshead.org

EUROPEAN JAZZ FESTIVAL AT DISNEYLAND PARIS 2013 Fri 19 – Sun 21 Apr greatdays.co.uk

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

Fri 15 – Sun 24 Nov londonjazzfestival.org.uk *Plays London Jazz Festival 2012 – see brochure for details

For the latest news, competitions and special offers sign up to our e-list at serious.org.uk


05 The London Jazz Festival – London’s biggest city-wide music festival – is back once again, ready to fill every nook and cranny of the capital with live music for 10 days. The Festival brings together established stars and emerging talent in a programme that’s made up of large-scale concerts, intimate club gigs, premieres, talks, masterclasses, familyfriendly shows, workshops and a wealth of free events.

At the centre of the Festival sits a hub of learning and participation activity, involving artists, audiences, local schools and communities.

Since it began the Festival has consistently shone a spotlight on the creativity and artistic excellence of European jazz artists. This year is no exception, as the Festival presents Jazz in the New Europe, a brand new programming strand for 2012, which sees stalwarts of the European scene rub shoulders with emerging artists in a specially created programme of commissions, new collaborations and club nights. This series sits amidst a wealth of other music reflecting the riches of the European jazz scene and the extraordinary range of jazz from right across the UK also plays a crucial part.

For more information, competitions, special offers and the latest news join us online at londonjazzfestival.org.uk, and find us at twitter.com/ londonjazzfest and facebook.com/ londonjazzfestival.

Alongside their 21st century counterparts, the Festival celebrates the work of a gifted generation of British jazz composers, many of whom emerged during the 1960s when jazz in Europe began to create its own response to the American masters.

BBC Radio 3 will broadcast over 40 hours of music, including live recordings and additional programming that reflects the spirit of the Festival, enabling you to relive the experience on air and online.

To find out more about Serious, who produce the Festival, visit us at serious.org.uk. Serious is one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. We produce events from major concerts, festivals, national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, artist development initiatives, conferences and specially commissioned events. Our city’s annual celebration of jazz continues to grow and grow, enabled by a strong network of relationships with artists, venues, producers and sponsors. These partnerships make the Festival what it is and we thank everyone for the part they play. Have a great Festival!

Welcome


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Friday 9 November

FESTIVAL ON THE MOVE

HYPERPOTAMUS

A one-man orchestra without the orchestra, Spanish multi-vocal solo artist Hyperpotamus produces music using only his voice, a few microphones and a loop pedal. After spending six months honing his craft in the underground tunnels of Madrid’s Metro system, he was playing in front of thousands of people all over Spain, and has since released two albums and toured worldwide. He’s fast developing a name in London for his “formidable display of multitracking and microphone fiendishness” (The Guardian). Be able to say you saw him first.

Phantom Limb by Tom Barnes

Hyperpotamus plays multiple gigs as part of Festival on the Move – a strand of the programme that takes concerts to interesting spaces across the capital.

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6pm | Fri 9 Nov | Kings Cross St Pancras Station/Lower Concourse 2pm | Sat 10 Nov | National Maritime Museum, Greenwich FREE Midday | Sun 11 Nov | artsdepot, North Finchley FREE 8pm | Mon 12 Nov | XOYO, Shoreditch (+ Snarky Puppy)

Barbican Freestage

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KAI HOFFMAN QUARTET

FREE

1pm

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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Singer Kai Hoffman presents her new quartet featuring Gunther Kurmayr (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums) with a programme that spans lightning-fast swing, 1960s style originals and her own take on the lyrics of poet Fran Landesman.

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6pm

Kings Cross St Pancras Station/ Lower Concourse

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VERNERI POHJOLA QUARTET

FREE

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HYPERPOTAMUS

CECILIA STALIN

6pm

FREE

6pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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Young Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola achieved international acclaim – and a five-star Guardian review – with last year’s Aurora album. The same paper described his recent follow-up, Ancient History, as “imaginative, beautifully executed contemporary jazz”.

The music of Sweden’s Cecilia Stalin takes in hip-hop, nu-jazz and swing. Her collaborative track ‘Waltz For Koop’ appeared on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s Match Point, and she has also worked with The Streets, The Cinematic Orchestra and Charles Tolliver’s Big Band. Here she presents her latest project, Step Like A Giant – a new take on the music of Coltrane. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SOPHIE HUNGER

7pm

Jazz Cafe, Camden

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Described by The Guardian as “Laura Marling, Beth Orton and Björk in one folk-rocking package”, Swiss singersongwriter Sophie Hunger has worked with Erik Truffaz and toured the United States with Madeleine Peyroux and Tinariwen. She showcases her brand new album 1983 at LJF.


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Friday 9 November

Ambrose Akinmusire

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ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT + Phantom Limb

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE QUINTET + Empirical

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

7.30pm

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Following a sold-out UK tour in May, The Robert Glasper Experiment return to London with their charttopping Blue Note album Black Radio, which “triumphantly plots a route for adventurous jazzers back into the musical mainstream” (Metro). Expect special guests to join an artist who has become a defining figure in today’s musical landscape. The opening set comes from Bristolbased sensation Phantom Limb who create a 21st century blend of soul and country that’s been compared to the Staple Singers fronting The Band. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

GUILDHALL JAZZ BAND With Nikki Iles 7.30pm

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

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Pianist/composer Nikki Iles, “one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, with a silvery touch and uncloying emotional warmth” (The Guardian) guests with the Guildhall Jazz Band, directed by Scott Stroman.

7.30pm

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Ambrose Akinmusire has been heralded as “a major creative figure in the making” (Jazzwise) and “comparable with some of the biggest names in African-American jazz, Miles Davis included” (The Guardian). Since the release of his debut Blue Note album When The Heart Emerges Glistening, he has played to packed houses at Ronnie Scott’s and across the UK, fast becoming one of the most striking figures on today’s jazz scene. “Empirical,” wrote John Fordham in a four-star Guardian review, “have become fascinating and fearless”. Featuring Tom Farmer, Nathaniel Facey, Lewis Wright and Shane Forbes, they bring their brand new strings project to LJF, joined by the internationally acclaimed Benyounes Quartet.

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HILDEGARD LEARNS TO FLY

7.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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Careering from music hall to concert hall, from Kurt Weill to Frank Zappa, this Swiss sextet is masterminded by singer Andreas Schaerer – described as a human incarnation of vaudeville theatre. The Swiss sextet hits London for the first time with a musical arsenal stretching from trombone to typewriter – “musical delirium” (Phare). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

AMIRA & BOJAN Z 7.30pm

artsdepot, North Finchley

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Award-winning French/Serbian pianist Bojan Z joins forces with Bosnia’s answer to Billie Holiday, singer-songwriter Amira, to turn the oral histories of Bosnia and Serbia inside out, performing innovative hybrids of Balkan music forms within the context of a tradition that’s hundreds of years old.


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EFG International and the London Jazz Festival have together created the EFG International Excellence Series, now in its fifth year – a programme of four world-class performances from some of the leading lights in jazz today.


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Tigran Hamasyan by Vahan Stepanyan

JAZZ VOICE FEATURING BRENDAN REILLY CLAIRE MARTIN GWYNETH HERBERT JUNIOR GISCOMBE NATALIE DUNCAN MUSICAL DIRECTOR GUY BARKER 7.30pm

Barbican

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The Festival’s signature openingnight gala returns once again with its epoch-spanning celebration of singing and song. Arranged, scored and conducted by Guy Barker, and backed by a 42-piece orchestra, this year’s extravaganza will draw on major anniversaries, birthdays and milestones that link the decades stretching back from 2012.

This event will be broadcast on Radio 3 from 7.30pm.

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TIGRAN HAMASYAN

7.30pm

Wigmore Hall

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Pianist Tigran Hamasyan has had eyebrows raising and jaws dropping worldwide. His unusual marriage of jazz and Armenian folk music has picked up high-profile fans including Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau and Herbie Hancock and has garnered a raft of critical acclaim. “Hamasyan stands out because he has something important and urgent to say.” ––The Telegraph


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Friday 9 November

Mara Carlyle by Lucy Pope

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MARA CARLYLE With Jon Snow + Robi Farkas & Brian Kellock 7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Mara Carlyle has a lovely voice and writes beautifully crafted songs. First recognised by Matthew Herbert, she recently released Floreat, a gorgeous album, which Uncut hailed “a unique and unequivocal triumph”. For this special concert, she’ll be joined on a few numbers by Channel 4 Broadcaster Jon Snow, whose enthusiasm for her music has evolved into a fascinating new musical collaboration. The first half brings together a special duo of Scottish pianist Brian Kellock and Hungarian violinist Robert Farkas, who have forged a telepathic partnership that transcends cultures, drawing inspiration from the classical and jazz traditions and the rich heritage of gypsy culture. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ROBERT MITCHELL & OMAR PUENTE 8pm

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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Pianist Robert Mitchell and Cuban violinist Omar Puente perform traditional Spanish songs, standards and original material, combining fiery improvisation with intricate lyrical melodies and sharp bursts of percussive dialogue.

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TERENCE BLANCHARD

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8pm

EXAMPLES OF TWELVES + BENTO BOX

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Green Note, Camden

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

A five-time Grammy winner with more than 50 film scores to his name, including his Golden Globe nominated score for Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard leads one of the hottest bands on today’s scene, combining the fire and soul of a clutch of great young players with his own dynamic power. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SECKOU KEITA + DJ Aj Kwame 8pm

Rich Mix, Shoreditch

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Seckou Keita is a contemporary master of the kora. Joined by a six piece band to perform from his latest album Mira, Seckou revisits the experiences that inspired him as a young musician in Senegal, celebrating a musical tradition that stretches back to the 13th century. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

GARETH LOCKRANE GROOVEYARD 8pm

The Forge, Camden

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The opening night of LJF at The Forge sees the launch of Grooveyard’s longawaited new album, The Strut. An organ combo for the 21st century, steeped in  the infectious funk of the classic soul jazz format, with new music from leader and “flute phenomenon” (Evening Standard) Gareth Lockrane.

8pm

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New trio Bento Box comprising Pete Wareham, Seb Rochford and Ben Hazleton explore the music of Ellington and Monk, plus Sam Rivers, Joe Henderson, and more. Riaan Vosloo’s Examples of Twelves, featuring Alex Bonney, James Allsopp, Nat Witts, Tim Giles and Kit Downes, blends jazz, classical, improv, dance and rock, shifting “from abstraction to grooves with an accomplished ease” (The Guardian). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DUNCAN EAGLES/ MARK PERRY QUINTET + BREACH  8pm

Spice of Life, Soho

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Saxophonist Duncan Eagles steps away from his Partikel project to present a new quintet with fellow recent graduate from Tomorrow’s Warriors’ development programme, trumpeter Mark Perry. This striking double-bill is completed with the London debut of Scottish organ trio Breach, whose recent album was described as “rousing and vibrant” (London Jazz).


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Friday 9 November Emilia Mårtensson & Barry Green

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BUSHMAN’S REVENGE + ALBATROSH + SYNKOKE

PETER BRÖTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET

IMAANI + MARY PEARCE

The Vortex, Dalston

Cafe OTO, Dalston

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606 Club, Fulham

8.30pm

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Bushman’s Revenge mix the energy of rock with the freedom of jazz in the most exciting and exhilarating ways. Jazzwise called their previous album on Rune Grammafon “insanely good”. Albatrosh are saxophonist André Roligheten and pianist Eyolf Dale. Both players are “formidable improvisers” (The Guardian), and pair structured compositions with improvisation, generating a “quirkily dynamic” soundworld. Completing this Norwegian triple bill, Synkoke build choir-like drones peppered with edgy saxophone and guitar interventions, stormy percussion, inventive bass and thrash-jazz sprints, playing “with a fearful intensity, as if their lives depended upon it” (The Jazz Mann). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SALENA JONES

8.30pm

The Pheasantry, Kings Road

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Salena Jones brings her delectable Sarah Vaughan-influenced vocals to bear on jazz, soul, blues and cabaret classics, combining a mighty stage presence with an effortless sense of swing. “Stunning… packs a soulful and emotional punch” ––Time Out Also on Sat 10.

8.30pm

Cafe OTO welcome back Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet – one of the great large ensembles in free improvisation. The group’s three day residency in 2011 for Peter’s 70th birthday was a highlight in the venue’s short history. Expect a series of fascinating small group sets and the full band, featuring improv heroes from both sides of the Atlantic, performing astonishing, transformative feats of collective free improvisation each night. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

MATT WATES SEXTET

8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Saxophonist Matt Wates leads his stylish quintet, “a seriously good band containing six of Britain’s finest jazz musicians, regardless of age or style” (The Observer), through music inspired by bands from the 1950s and 60s, such as Horace Silver and Art Blakey. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DOWN TO THE BONE

9pm

Hideaway, Streatham

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Infectious grooves, hooky riffs and head-nodding rhythms, as Down To The Bone present a night of first-rate jazz-funk. The dancing continues into the night, with band founder Stuart Wade taking to the decks when the live music finishes.

9.30pm

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Spectacular soul and R&B double bill featuring the soaring voices of Mary Pearce and Imaani. A combined track record that includes working with Incognito, Courtney Pine, The Streets, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor and Carleen Anderson speaks volumes about the sheer class of a duo that is sure to raise the roof of the 606. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

EMILIA MåRTENSSON

10.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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Swedish songstress Emilia Mårtensson and pianist Barry Green perform numbers by Paul Simon, Jacques Brel and Esbjörn Svensson from their acclaimed new album and so it goes. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JAZZ ON 3 LAUNCH

FREE

10.30pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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Jazz on 3’s Jez Nelson hosts a live broadcast from Ronnie Scott’s, featuring interviews and short sets from Festival artists. The event is free but tickets are essential. For more details on how to apply, visit bbc.co.uk/tickets/

This event will be broadcast live in Jazz on 3 from 11pm.


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Saturday 10 November

FEAST OF JAZZ FILM Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

The lives of three seminal jazz musicians are explored in three acclaimed films, all receiving their UK theatre premieres. Each screening is followed by the opportunity to meet the directors. One ticket buys entry to all three. BARBARA THOMPSON PLAYING AGAINST TIME 2pm

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Virtuoso saxophonist/composer Barbara Thompson has been a force on the European jazz scene for over four decades. Playing Against Time is a feature-length film, directed by Michael Dibb – an inspirational document of Barbara’s extraordinary struggle with Parkinson’s disease whilst maintaining her life as a creative artist.

SONNY ROLLINS BEYOND THE NOTES 5pm

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Dick Fontaine’s affectionately realised documentary, built around the explosive energy of Sonny’s 80th birthday concert in New York, makes imaginative use of archive material as well as extensive live footage to delve into the life and philosophy of an artist who singlehandedly personifies the post-war evolution of jazz.

Hyperpotamus

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MICHEL PETRUCCIANI

SEB ROCHFORD WORKSHOP

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Southbank Centre/Level 3 Function Room

8pm

Michael Radford’s eloquent tribute to the unquenchable spirit and legacy of the late French pianist Michel Petrucciani who, despite suffering from a genetic disease that stunted his growth and weakened his bones, played with astounding vigor and enthusiasm. One of today’s leading French pianists, Baptiste Trotignon, adds a solo tribute to a remarkable star of European jazz.

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11am

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Drummer Seb Rochford leads a workshop for young players looking to improve on their technique. A fantastic opportunity to pick up some tips from one of the UK’s best. Ages 11–16. Suitable for drummers of all levels. Bring own sticks. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.


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Saturday 10 November

JP3 Trio

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GREG OSBY & MICHAEL JANISCH MASTERCLASS

TALK

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2pm

4pm

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HYPERPOTAMUS

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Midday

Southbank Centre/Level 5 Function Room

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US jazz saxophonist Greg Osby and bassist Michael Janisch put a handful of jazz students from London’s conservatoires through their paces in a performance critique in front of a live audience. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

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NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

2pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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JAZZ LINE-UP

NYJO has been the springboard for the next generation of British jazz musicians for over 40 years. Performing compositions by a clutch of great British jazz composers, from Tubby Hayes, Joe Harriott and Stan Tracey, through to Nikki Iles and Tim Garland, this 25-strong band promise “superb big band jazz proudly showcasing the individual and collective talents of a unique institution in British musical life” (London Jazz). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 2pm

FREE

Cafe OTO, Dalston

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Adventures in Sound combines the expected and the unexpected, with formal sets running alongside spontaneous collaborations, duets and small groups, drawn from some of the UK and Europe’s top improvisers.

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

FREE

3.30pm

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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Kevin LeGendre hosts this edition of Jazz Line-Up, which includes the LJF debut of Oddarrang, alongside two surprise guest bands. This Finnish group meld influences from jazz, classical, world and postmodern rock music, and have drawn comparisons within the cool, moving expressionism of Nordic superstars Björk and Sigur Ros.

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ADVENTURES IN SOUND

FREE

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 11 Nov.

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FREE SCENE FRANCE ANNE PACEO TRIPHASE + STEPHANE BELMONDO QUARTET

4pm

Barbican Freestage

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JIVKO PETROV JAZZ TRIO

The Clapham Grand

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FREE WAY IN TO THE TALK WAY OUT: PART I AN INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ With Alexander Hawkins & Corey Mwamba

5.30pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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Composer/pianist Alexander Hawkins and vibes player Corey Mwamba discuss and debate their own perspective on the history of jazz, combining lively chat with excerpts from albums they’ve grown up listening to and occasional live interjections. In the first instalment, Alexander and Corey explore 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.

Fast-emerging French drummer Anne Paceo performs with pianist Leonardo Montana and bassist Joan Eche-Puig Part II on Sun 11 Nov. See p.18. from their latest album Triphase – a brilliant merging of three creative spirits, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FREE resonating with the sounds of Catalonia, ODDARRANG 6pm Brazil and Africa. Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

French trumpeter Stephane Belmondo’s connections are multiple, his inspiration varied, and his references far beyond the boundaries of any one genre. His quartet make their LJF debut performing from their 2011 Verve album The Same As It Never Was Before, “a fine album from a fine group of musicians” (allaboutjazz).

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This Finnish group meld influences from jazz, classical, world and postmodern rock music, and have drawn comparisons within the cool, moving expressionism of Nordic superstars Björk and Sigur Ros.


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Saturday 10 November

Melody Gardot

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MELODY GARDOT + Luisa Sobral 7.30pm

Barbican

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BYRON WALLEN With Oren Marshall ADVENTURES IN BRASS 7pm

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

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Byron Wallen “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpeters in the world” (Jazzwise) and Oren Marshall, a pioneer of the acoustic and electric tuba, join forces to explore the legacy of the brass tradition, journeying through fanfare clarion calls and meditative tone poems, via Latin and jazz. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

MAKOTO MEETS LAKATOS

7.30pm & 10.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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Makoto Kuriya is a distinctive and original artist who combines the inspiration of American jazz and fusion and the aesthetic of his native Japan. He is joined tonight for the first time by the versatile and much travelled Hungarian saxophonist Tony Lakatos.

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A WEEKEND WITH LUCINDA WILLIAMS 7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

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Lucinda Williams returns to London for the first time in three years to play two special concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. Inspired by jazz, blues and American music in all its forms, Lucinda Williams is one of the great singersongwriters. Each show will span all of the music she loves, and each show will be different. Backed by a sensational band, she’ll revisit all the aspects of American music that have fired up her career, and show her ability to turn the blues into something deeply personal, yet hugely powerful. Also on Sun 11 Nov.

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Melody Gardot has mastered the art of capturing mood and emotion. Building on the success of her two best-selling albums Worrisome Heart and My One And Only Thrill, Gardot performs from her new album The Absence. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CLAIRE MARTIN

7.30pm

Royal Opera House/Linbury Studio

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Jazz chanteuse Claire Martin returns to LJF performing material from her critically acclaimed new Linn album Too Much in Love to Care, which Jazz UK calls “an outstanding album from one of the finest jazz singers in the world today”. Backed by a stellar band, Martin will explore classics from the Great American Songbook, such as Gershwin’s ‘Embraceable You’. “The most gifted jazz singer this country has produced in twenty years” ––The Sunday Times


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Saturday 10 November Femi Temowo

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30 YEARS OF THE WESTBrOOK TRIO 8pm

Kings Place/Hall Two

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MICHAEL JANISCH & ARUAN ORITZ QUINTET With Greg Osby + Ruaridh Pattison 7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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This international collaboration returns to London for the release of their debut album Banned in London, recorded at a sold-out LJF show last year. Led by Aruan Ortiz and Michael Janisch, the quintet features saxophonist and special guest Greg Osby plus drummer Rudy Royston and award-winning Spanish trumpeter Raynald Colom. Support comes from Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year saxophonist Ruaridh Pattison, who brings his octet to LJF to perform creative reinterpretations of standards and his own dynamic originals.

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The longest established of all Mike Westbrook’s ensembles performs a selection of songs written by Kate and Mike Westbrook, including material from the Trio’s acclaimed album L’ascenseur/ The Lift, alongside songs by Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Saxophonist Chris Biscoe adds his individual voice to a wholly original trio. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

FEMI TEMOWO + ELISA CALEB GROUP 8pm

The Forge, Camden

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Versatile guitarist Femi Temowo, who plays with Soweto Kinch, delivers his mellifluous blend of Richard Bona-inspired vocals and bubbling acoustic guitar, while Elisa Caleb fuses jazz, gospel and folk, performing a combination of standards and inventive originals.

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J-SONICS

8pm

Spice of Life, Soho

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Blending nu-jazz, funk, soul and broken beats J-Sonics create a dynamic groovefuelled sound mixing up cool classics and melody-laden originals. The band features emerging tenor talent Matt Telfer, French guitarist Clement Regert and versatile bass guitarist Mike Flynn alongside driving percussion and drums, followed by a jam session.  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SALENA JONES

8.30pm

The Pheasantry, Kings Road

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Tommaso Starace Quartet

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MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO

8.30pm

The Vortex, Dalston

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He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the pianist has spent the past quarter century building a vast, rolling musical universe. He has done more than just about any other figure of his generation to uphold and advance a jazz aesthetic built upon free improvisation.

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

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DAVE NEWTON TRIO

8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Pianist/composer Dave Newton is a consummate improviser as well as accompanist of choice for an elite group of singers, including Marion Montgomery, Annie Ross and Claire Martin. His finely balanced trio features Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Steve Brown (drums). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

TOMMASO STARACE QUARTET CELEBRATING MICHEL PETRUCCIANI 8.30pm

POSK, Hammersmith

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Saxophonist Tommaso Starace celebrates the birth of the late French pianist Michel Petrucciani, in what would have been the year of his 60th birthday, alongside Frank Harrison, Laurence Cottle and Tommy Bradascio.

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PETER BRÖTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET 8.30pm

Cafe OTO, Dalston

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WOMEN IN JAZZ

9pm

Hideaway, Streatham

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Andrea Vicari and Janette Mason direct this all-female band featuring some of UK’s most talented female composers, arrangers and performers. Expect a fresh take on jazz and soul standards, alongside dynamic new material. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BAMBUS CITY STRUT

9pm

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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Fronted by powerful vocalist Sasha Patterson, the 11-piece Bambus City Strut mix jazz with funk, soul, reggae, rare groove and Latin breaks. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SAXOPHONE SUMMIT With Peter King 9.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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Peter King is internationally famed as a saxophonist who has created his own very personal response to the legacy of Charlie Parker. An unmissable opportunity to hear a jazz master lock horns with three kindred spirits in a feast for lovers of bebop.  

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THE LATE LATE SHOW

1am

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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The late night jams at Ronnie’s are bound to be Soho’s place to hang after hours and you never know which Festival artists might stop by. They run from 1am on Friday and Saturday, and from 11pm Mon–Thu.

Matthew Shipp by Rossetti


Rakka by Ville Koivisto

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10.30am

1.30pm

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RAGTIME WITH KEITH NICHOLS

Jazz Nursery, Southwark

Keith Nichols is a living encyclopaedia of classic jazz and a master of classic piano stylings, from Scott Joplin and James P Johnson to Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. A perfect way to spend your Sunday morning. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

FEMI TEMOWO WORKSHOP

DO

2pm

Barbican Freestage

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Spice of Life, Soho

In the first of two Festival tributes to the legacy of Michael Garrick, his trumpeter son Gabriel Garrick celebrates the quintessentially English jazz composer’s big band compositions. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

606 GOSPEL GROUP 1.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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11am

Southbank Centre/Level 5 Function Room

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Guitarist/composer Femi Temowo leads a workshop on learning to play jazz music without scores, focusing in particular on listening and communication. Ages 11–16. For all instrumentalists, grade 5 +. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

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HYPERPOTAMUS

GABRIEL GARRICK BIG BAND

FREE

This lunchtime show features the 606’s very own 10-piece gospel choir, with special guests, brought together by singer and choral director Tracey Campbell. Children are more than welcome for this family friendly show. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BRENDAN REILLY BIG SING

DO

FAMILY

2pm

Barbican/Garden Room

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Basement Jaxx singer Brendan Reilly leads a fun sing-along vocal workshop, designed for the whole family. Some singing experience welcome.

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Recommended for ages 12+. Approx 90 minutes.

Midday

artsdepot, North Finchley

DIS-ILLUSIONED

FREE

1pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Dis-illusioned are a group of talented young jazz musicians from Manchester; recent winners of the under 15 age category of Yamaha’s Jazz experience competition and one of eight ensembles from across the UK to perform at the Yamaha Jazz experience finals.

FREE SCENE FINLAND Black Motor + RAKKA + KUARA + Anna-Mari Kähärän Orkesteri

The Festival throws a spotlight on Finland with sets from four contrasting bands. Improvising trio Black Motor combine jazz with other genres including blues and Finnish folk. They have worked with Raoul Björkenheim, Iro Haarla and Peter Brötzmann, while their latest album was nominated for the Finnish version of a Grammy. New improvising quintet Rakka draw on influences ranging from Finnish folk music and old dance hall music, through to blues, gospel and jazz. They make their first LJF appearance around the release of their debut album. Finnish-Norwegian trio Kuara draw inspiration from Russian psalms and traditional Scandinavian folk songs, creating evolving soundscapes and contrasting stark textures with rich expression, performing from ECM album Kuára: Psalms and Folk Songs. Singer and composer Kähärän has won Finland’s prestigious Georgie Award, and the Finland Prize from the Ministry of Culture in recognition of an outstanding artistic career. With her all-star quartet she blends jazz, folk, pop and poetry.


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Sunday 11 November John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension

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BEATS & PIECES + ENSEMBLE DENADA 3pm & 7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Two of Europe’s radical young bands join forces in this unbeatable big band special. The award-winning 14-piece Beats & Pieces, “the true definition of Northern Soul” (Evening Standard) perform originals – plus the odd Radiohead cover – under the leadership of composer and arranger Ben Cottrell.

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FREE WAY IN TO THE TALK WAY OUT: PART II AN INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ With Alexander Hawkins & Corey Mwamba

7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

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Southbank Centre/The Front Room

In the second instalment of this lively discussion, Alexander and Corey continue to trail the history of jazz, from 1950s cool and hard bop into the politically charged avant-garde of the 60s and onto the genre defying world that is jazz in the 21st century.

DOM JAMES & THE DIXIE TICKLERS + PARIS WASHBOARD

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Jazz Nursery, Southwark

4pm

A WEEKEND WITH LUCINDA WILLIAMS

5.30pm

Norway’s Ensemble Denada, led by Helge Sunde set out “to achieve smallband dynamics with thrice the number of people”, and The Guardian described their recent Finding Nymo as “a cracker of a contemporary big-band album.”

TOWNSHIP COMETS

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Part I on Sat 10 Nov. See p.13.

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6pm

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A Journey Through Voice The Voicelab Jazz Day

FREE

6pm

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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The culmination of an intensive and fun day of singing workshops, as part of Southbank Centre’s popular Voicelab series. To find out how to get involved see p.65.

JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION + Arun Ghosh & The Twin Tenors 7.30pm

Barbican

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Playing on Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and forming the pioneering Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the groundbreaking Shakti, it is without hyperbole that The Guardian calls John McLaughlin “one of the few Europeans to divert the course of jazz history”. His work with The 4th Dimension puts him at the forefront of today’s electric jazz. Updating the rich lineage of the Indojazz sound with 21st century attitude and energy, Ghosh appears with his exciting live band, featuring Idris Rahman, Wayne Francis (saxophones), Neil Charles (bass) and Rastko Rasic (drums). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA

7.30pm

Hackney Empire Theatre

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Grand Union Orchestra celebrates its 30th anniversary at home in Hackney – a cultural melting pot reminiscent of New Orleans a century ago. “A truly syncretic blend in which it is impossible to say where one culture stops and another starts.” ––allaboutjazz


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CELEBRATING GIL EVANS

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Natalie Williams

7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Renowned for his recordings with Miles Davis in the 1950s and early 60s, Gil Evans transformed his musical palette in the 1970s by embracing the electric energy of rock music, memorably reinventing the music of Jimi Hendrix. Gil’s very first London concert was at the Southbank in 1978, and signalled a long and fruitful association with the British jazz scene. Paying tribute to Gil in the year of what would have been his 100th birthday, the superb Trinity College of Music Big Band and musical director Mark Lockheart explore the 70s and 80s repertoire of a musical svengali.

Sunday 11 November

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RANDOLPH MATTHEWS

7.30pm

The Forge, Camden

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Vocalist Randolph Matthews’ passionate, interactive live solo shows comprise song and improvised motion through ethnic beat-box styles, soulful melodies and loops. Randolph’s recent performances and collaborations have been alongside Cheikh Lo, Mulatu Astatke and Amp Fiddler. “If you get a chance to see him, grab it with both hands. You will come away with a huge grin, inspired and uplifted.” ––Jumoké Fashola, BBC London ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JULIA HÜLSMANN & TOM ARTHURS + BOURNE/DAVIS/KANE

7.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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In this one-off Festival collaboration, German pianist and ECM artist Julia Hülsmann, “the poet of German jazz” (The Times) joins forces with former BBC New Generation Artist Tom Arthurs, a trumpeter, flügelhorn player and composer, whose work spans large scale commissions for orchestra, rich and intimate chamber jazz, and highly experimental improvised music. Featuring Matthew Bourne (piano), Dave Kane (double bass) and Steve Davis (drums), this adventurous improvising trio break boundaries and challenge conventions, performing “music with wit and intelligence, heart and soul” (The Guardian). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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NATALIE WILLIAMS SOUL FAMILY

MATT ROBERTS BIG BAND With Julian Arguelles

8pm

Spice of Life, Soho

Hosted by soul singer Natalie Williams and her band, Soul Family offers the chance to catch some of the best R&B, soul and jazz musicians in the UK.

7.30pm

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Trumpeter and Dankworth Composition Prize winner Matt Roberts presents a number of original charts, alongside re-workings of choice numbers by Kenny Wheeler, Gil Evans and Dave Holland.

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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ALAN WILKINSON + AKODE 8pm

Cafe OTO, Dalston

Quentin Collins/ Brandon Allen Quartet

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KAZ SIMMONS

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8.30pm

ATTAB HADDAD + AMIRA KHEIR

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The Vortex, Dalston

Olivers, Greenwich

8.30pm

Vocalist/guitarist Kaz Simmons and Nerve-jangling intensity and smouldering her band featuring Will Bartlett (piano), dynamics, as powerhouse British baritone Riaan Vosloo (bass) and Tim Giles saxophonist Alan Wilkinson goes (drums) perform from their recent head-to-head with three of Norway’s album, Dandelions, as well as previewing brightest young free players: guitarist new material from her soon to be Kim Johannesen, bassist Ola Høyer and recorded fourth album. drummer Dag Erik Knedal Andersen. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Virtuoso oud player Attab Haddad draws on a wide range of influences from Middle Eastern and flamenco music to jazz. Sudanese singer Amira Kheir fuses African music with soul, jazz, Latin and hints of the Middle East.

DAMO SUZUKI & 23 SKIDOO + THREE TRAPPED TIGERS

8.30pm

9pm

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Village Underground, Shoreditch

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In the first of the Vuzz series at Village Underground, lead singer of Can and expatriate street poet Damo Suzuki joins up with 23 Skidoo – a band that “trailblazed much of what we take for granted now: a cut’n’paste sample culture audibly eating itself; white boys playing global funk rhythms; liberal application of metallic white noise and industrial ambience; sophisticated media-savvy imagery and political consciousness” (BBC Music). “The sound of imagination itself” (NME), Three Trapped Tigers come together as one futuristic explosion of sound, pushing the boundaries of instrumental noise-rock music. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LIANE CARROLL

8.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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Multi award-winning vocalist and pianist Liane Carroll brings her blues-tinged vocals, inventive piano playing and wicked sense of humour to the 606.

IAN SHAW & SACHAL VASANDANI

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QUENTIN COLLINS/ BRANDON ALLEN QUARTET

Hideaway, Streatham

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

Leading UK singer and pianist Ian Shaw is joined by Chicago’s red-hot vocal star Sachal Vasandani. Expect a transatlantic treat, exploring classic songbook material from both sides of the pond with wit and charm.

Quentin Collins (trumpet) and Brandon Allen (saxophone) lead this fiery quartet alongside Ross Stanley (organ) and Enzo Zirilli (drums), performing “unfussy but melodic hard bop, delivered with grace, but infused with zip and bristling with bustling energy” (London Jazz).

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MIKE FINNEGAN & DUNCAN LAMONT

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8.30pm

TOM CHALLENGER BRASS MASK

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Jazz Nursery, Southwark

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

Blues-edged Hammond organist and singer Mike Finnegan and tenor saxophonist Duncan Lamont join forces to perform classics from the Lamont songbook, following in the tradition of Kern, Gershwin and Ellington. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE BUTTON BAND

8.30pm

The Salisbury, Haringey 

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Led by guitarist Andy Button, The Button Band play lyrical jazz infused with folk and country influences, inspired by Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.

9.30pm

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Brass Mask is a horns and percussion octet, featuring Shabaka Hutchings, George Crowley, Alex Bonney and Rory Simmons among its ranks. The band will play new material, spanning a wide range of influences, from the marching band tradition of New Orleans to contemporary jazz, via hip hop and free improv. Followed by a jam session.


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Lucinda Williams

Sunday 11 November


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Monday 12 November Herbie Hancock by Douglas Kirkland

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NIKKI ILES TRIO

1.10pm

FREE

St James’s Piccadilly

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Featuring Nikki Iles (piano), Mick Hutton (bass) and Jeff Williams (drums), the trio perform from their recent Basho release Hush, a “lovely album that embraces both the mainstream and the contemporary and which captures Nikki Iles’ delicate strengths superbly” (The Jazz Man). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

HERBIE HANCOCK: PLUGGED IN SOLO EXPLORATIONS 7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

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Never one to stand still, Herbie Hancock returns to London for his first ever UK solo concert – a fascinating journey which travels between acoustic piano and electronic innovation, revisiting and re-shaping many of his best loved pieces (‘Canteloupe Island’, ‘Maiden Voyage’, ‘Watermelon Man’ and ‘Chameleon’) alongside music devised for this very special event. A welcome return for one of the most charismatic figures in jazz today. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

MICHAEL WOLLNY + IIRO RANTALA 7.30pm

St James’s Piccadilly

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Two contemporary piano giants, Germany’s Michael Wollny and Finland’s Iiro Rantala, perform solo in this double-bill celebrating the 20th anniversary of ACT Records. Young Polish violin phenomenon Adam Baldych will join Iiro Rantala on stage for a sensational finale.  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BILL FRISELL THE GREAT FLOOD 7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Guitarist Bill Frisell returns to LJF with a brand new suite of original music and evocative visuals by acclaimed artist Bill Morrison, based on the Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and the ensuing transformation of American society and music. 

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AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA CROSSING ROPER BAR 7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Paul Grabowsky leads the Australian Art Orchestra in a visionary exploration of the musical traditions of Australia’s first people. Crossing Roper Bar is a collaboration with the Young Wagilak Group of Arnhem Land, where music builds enduring bridges across culture, time and space. “At once solemn and energetic, reflective and frenetic, Crossing Roper Bar is a major musical statement.” ––The Australian

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Ravi Coltrane

8pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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With early recordings like Astral Weeks and Moondance as timeless landmarks in a career that stretches back into the early days of British rhythm and blues, Van Morrison is one of the defining songwriters and performers of the past halfcentury; a hugely influential figure whose music, infused with the spirit of jazz and soul, continues to rivet audiences.  Also on Tue 13.


Josh Arcoleo by Tim Dickeson

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JOSH ARCOLEO

8pm

The Forge, Camden

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“Sumptously sophisticated” is how Time Out described saxophonist Josh Arcoleo’s debut album, Beginnings. There’s a real buzz about this rising talent, who learnt his craft in the best possible way, on the road from the tender age of 16 with James Brown’s saxophonist, Pee Wee Ellis. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SNARKY PUPPY + Hyperpotamus 8pm

XOYO, Shoreditch

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The past two years have seen Snarky Puppy go from being an underground secret to a fast-emerging band on the international scene. Bringing a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition, their music ranges from raw funk and soul through to lyrical melodies and lush harmonies. In the band’s words this is “music to move the brain and booty.” Hyperpotamus plays as part of Festival on the Move. See p.6.

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BLACK TOP #5

8pm

Cafe OTO, Dalston

LJF SESSIONS @ RAY’S JAZZ

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Ray’s Jazz at Foyles, Soho

6pm

Swing by Ray’s Jazz in the heart of Soho every weekday evening throughout the Festival to catch free performances from LJF artists. The full programme of artists will be announced closer to time. Keep an eye on the LJF website for more information.

Saxophonist Steve Williamson, trumpeter Byron Wallen and vocalist Cleveland Watkiss join ‘Black Top’ founders Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson. The ‘Black Top’ series is dedicated to exploring the intersection of live instruments and technology of dub, reggae and dance floor. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JIM MULLEN & STAN SULZMANN TRIBUTE TO SONNY ROLLINS 8.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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Guitarist Jim Mullen and saxophonist Stan Sulzmann celebrate the music of the saxophone colossus. 


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THE IMAGINARY DELTA + BRASS MASK The Vortex, Dalston

Pianist Adam Fairhall re-imagines early jazz forms via a mixture of old and new idioms, acoustic instruments and new technologies. Samples from vintage recordings are used to invoke the past in a soundworld that is playful, haunting and evocative. Led by Tom Challenger, Brass Mask is a brand new horns and percussion only octet, citing a wide range of influences, from the marching bands of New Orleans, to contemporary jazz writing, to hip hop.

JOHN COGHLAN’S KING EARL BOOGIE BAND

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

Bebop rocks out at the Bull’s Head, with drummer and founding member of Status Quo.

KRISTIAN BORRING QUARTET

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

JASON REBELLO QUARTET + Partikel

Kristian Borring, “a guitarist of enormous technical ability who utilizes his considerable gifts thoughtfully and tastefully” (The Jazz Man) performs with his quartet, plus special guest, outstanding vibes player Jim Hart

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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THE LATE LATE SHOW

11pm Pianist Jason Rebello’s first recording Ronnie Scott’s, Soho was produced by Wayne Shorter – some – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – See p.16. respect there for a formidably talented pianist. Twenty years later, the promise is more than fulfilled, whether touring with Sting or Jeff Beck, or playing acoustic piano at the very highest level. He’s joined here by bassist Janek Gwizdala, drummer Louie Palmer and Snarky Puppy saxophonist Duncan Eagles, who also appears with Partikel, one of the most talked about new British bands, who “meld edgy New York style dynamism with multiple African, Latin and rock undercurrents” (Jazzwise).


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NAT BIRCHALL QUINTET + TALK IN COLOUR + CORINA PIATTI 7.30pm

Barfly, Camden

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Gilles Peterson has championed Nat Birchall’s cosmically powerful saxophone attack, which resonates with echoes of Pharaoh Sanders. In this triple bill, Birchall will share the stage with boundary-busting London five-piece Talk In Colour and Argentinian singersongwriter Corina Piatti, followed by a set from the Soul Jazz Records Sound System.

Jan Garbarek

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KONRAD WISZNIEWSKI & EUAN STEVENSON 7.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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FREE

6pm

Ray’s Jazz at Foyles, Soho

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: JAZZ IN THE NEW EUROPE

6pm

FREE TALK

Southbank Centre/Sunley Pavillion

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The first of two free public discussions FREE PSYLUS with international panels including 6pm leading writers, critics and artists. This Southbank Centre/The Front Room session digs into the story of how jazz –––––––––––––––––––––––– Jazz, hip hop and electronica infuse the in Europe has created its own identity music of a young five-piece band who’ve from the inspiration of the Africanbeen met with a strong reaction, despite American tradition, over the past half century. only recently having made their live debut. A Festival special programmed Part II on Sat 17 Nov. See p.46. and produced by Young & Serious, who are guaranteed to pick the names of the future. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski (Brass Jaw) and pianist-arranger Euan Stevenson pay tribute to Stan Getz’s classic 1961 saxophone ‘n’ strings album, Focus, featuring a combination of the original arrangements and new music from the leaders, described by Jazzwise as “a real triumph.” ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JAN GARBAREK GROUP With Trilok Gurtu 7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

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40 years after his ECM debut, Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek remains one of the most recognisable voices in jazz, his tone like warm breath floating in frosty air. His consummate quartet includes master percussionist Trilok Gurtu, a one-man percussion orchestra in his own right.


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Ravi coltrane

8pm

Tuesday 13 November

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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MITTERE

8pm

The Forge, Camden

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First ever performance from a new trio. Saxophonist Joe Wright joins forces with guitarist Alex Roth and percussionist J J Wheeler to explore a soundscape that veers between electric and acoustic with a real sense of adventure. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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WINSTONE/GESING/VENIER + IRO HAARLA QUINTET

TONY REMY + NATHANIEL FACEY

St James’s Piccadilly

606 Club, Fulham

Norma Winstone, “one of the glories of contemporary jazz”, (Jazz Journal) performs with pianist Glauco Venier and reed player Klaus Gesing from their latest ECM album Stories To Tell.

Empirical’s saxophonist Nathaniel Facey is firmly at the forefront of the scene with his exquisitely crafted modern jazz.

7.30pm

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At first known for arranging the music of her late husband Edward Vesala, pianist and harpist Iro Haarla is now acknowledged as one of Finland’s finest musicians, appearing here with her quintet featuring saxophonist Trygve Seim. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

8pm

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In contrast, Tony Remy’s blues-drenched, soulful guitar is the trademark of “one of our premier fusion guitarists” (Time Out) – as well as touring and recording with his own bands, he’s played with Annie Lennox, Herbie Hancock, US3 and Courtney Pine. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SHABAKA HUTCHINGS & BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

TOM MILLAR QUARTET + JAZZ FEST JAM SESSION

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

The Green Note, Camden

In this special one-off BBC Radio 3 commission, Shabaka Hutchings, saxophonist, composer and BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist, joins forces with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and his own group Sons of Kemet. The concert also features a rare performance of Friedrich Gulda’s landmark Cello Concerto, in an ambitious amalgamation of jazz, orchestral music and electronica.

Pianist Tom Millar leads his outstanding quartet featuring James Opstad (bass), Mike Clowes (drums) and Alex Roth (guitar). Expect strong melodies, intricate rhythmic grooves and creative free playing. A jam session follows at 10pm.

7.30pm

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CARMINHO

7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Carminho is Portugal’s brightest new star. Combining traditional fado songs with her own music and new arrangements of the work of Brazilian greats like Fernanda Maria and Vinicius de Moraes, she performs from her latest album Alma, described by Songlines as “beautifully translucent and stunning in its emotional charge”.

This event will be broadcast in World Routes on Sun 18 Nov.

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JIM MULLEN & STAN SULZMANN TRIBUTE TO SONNY ROLLINS 8.30 pm

The Green Man, Euston

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In the first of the Green Man’s two-night tribute to the seminal 1962 Sonny Rollins album The Bridge, guitarist Jim Mullen leads a fine quartet featuring guest saxophone star Stan Sulzmann, plus Enzo Zirilli and Steve Watts. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BAND

8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Trumpeter Tony Fisher leads his band in fulsome musical tribute to the legacy of the much loved composer/ trumpeter/broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton, hosted by Jeremy Hardy.


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Tuesday 13 November

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MAP + REDSHIFT + BILL MUDGE QUARTET 8.30pm

The Amersham Arms, New Cross

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New music from the SE Collective. MAP combine elements of New York’s Downtown scene with improv influences from this side of the pond.

Ayanna by Bumi Thomas

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8.30pm

9.45pm

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Redshift are a saxophone/bass/ drums trio, featuring Trish Clowes and performing playful and melodic compositions by all three members.

HANNES RIEPLER QUARTET AYANNA + ANDRE CANNIERE GROUP & GWYNETH HERBERT

Organist Bill Mudge’s Quartet tips its hat to two of the great hammond players, Larry Young and Dr Lonnie Smith.

Guitarist Hannes Riepler has his roots firmly established in the jazz tradition, but brings influences from rock, classic and folk music to bear on his melodic compositions, performing from his debut album The Brave, alongside Tom Challenger, Ryan Trebilock and Jon Scott. Riepler also features alongside trumpeter Andre Canniere, in “a promising blend of punchy Latin-funk, fusion guitar effects, loop-pattern pieces, sighing horn-led melodies” (The Guardian).

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KIT DOWNES QUINTET + BARBACANA 8.30pm

The Vortex, Dalston

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Both dark and detailed, colourful and chaotic, the Quintet is a new project from pianist and composer Kit Downes, with Calum Gourlay (bass), James Maddren (drums), Lucy Railton (cello) and James Allsopp (bass clarinet). Downes and Allsopp are also featured in Barbacana (a jazz shuttle project) – a new Anglo-French quartet, with “a constantly shifting dynamic spectrum, ranging from full-volume, rowdy sax blasts and singeing electric guitar to near-silence” (London Jazz).

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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ARCOLEO/CROWLEY/ FARMER/WILLIAMS

9pm

The Oxford, Kentish Town

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Two of the UK’s rising star saxophonists, Josh Arcoleo and George Crowley, lead a compelling collaborative quartet with Empirical bassist Tom Farmer and US drummer Jeff Williams (Stan Getz, Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz).

Royal Albert Hall/Elgar Room

The first non-American to win the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, Ayanna is paving the way for black folk music with her beguiling vocals and honey-sweet cello. Gwyneth Herbert is an artist who continues to redefine and defy expectations – a singer-songwriter with one foot in the jazz world and the other somewhere in the future. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE LATE LATE SHOW

11pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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Wednesday 14 November

Brad Mehldau by Michael Wilson

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS WITH ORPHY ROBINSON

DO FAMILY

To prove you are never too young to give jazz a try, join vibraphonist Orphy Robinson and early years specialist Hopal Romans at our Jazz for Toddlers workshops for 2–5 year olds, who must be accompanied by parents/carers. Expect lots of fun, music and movement, plus some ideas to take away with you and try at home. 2pm | Wed 14 Nov | artsdepot, North Finchley 2pm | Thu 15 Nov | Rich Mix, Shoreditch 2pm | Sat 17 Nov | Discover, Stratford 2pm | Sun 18 Nov | Kings Place, Kings Cross

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EMMA SMITH

FREE

1.10pm

St James’s Piccadilly

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Critically acclaimed young vocalist/ composer Emma Smith performs stunning new arrangements of works by Björk, Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, alongside her own sparkling originals, with string quartet and piano. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS WITH ORPHY ROBINSON

DO

FAMILY

artsdepot, North Finchley

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Ray’s Jazz at Foyles, Soho

6pm

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA FREE KURT ELLING & SHEILA TALK JORDAN 6pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-up on Sun 6 Jan 2013.

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DPZ QUINTET

FREE

6pm

Barbican Freestage

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2pm

LJF SESSIONS @ RAY’S JAZZ

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A vibrant new energy in French jazz, Thomas de Pourquery is a brilliant live performer, both as a singer and saxophonist. Visiting the UK for the first time, he brings his acclaimed DPZ Quintet featuring trombonist Daniel Zimmermann.

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JAZZ RECORD REQUESTS

FREE

6pm

Kings Place/St Pancras Room

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Alyn Shipton presents a special live edition of the legendary show Jazz Record Requests. There’ll be surprise guests and a chance for you to make your request in person and live on the radio. Tickets for the show are free and will be issued on a first-come-firstserved basis: just turn up on the day. Email jazz.record.requests@bbc.co.uk to make a request on the show.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Record Requests on Sat 17 Nov.

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BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO

7.30pm

Barbican

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“Brad Mehldau is the doyen of contemporary jazz pianists,” says The Guardian. He’s a renowned solo performer, who has also worked with artists as varied as Willie Nelson and Charlie Haden, but is perhaps at his finest when leading his trio, featuring Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier. They return to the Festival performing from their latest Nonesuch album Where Do You Start.


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HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA

FREE TALK

Hosted by popular names in British broadcasting, this popular free pre-concert talk series sees Festival artists speak about their life and career and answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday 14 November

KURT ELLING & SHEILA JORDAN 6pm | Wed 14 Nov | Southbank Centre/The Front Room

JACK DeJOHNETTE 6pm | Fri 16 Nov | Southbank Centre/The Front Room

CHICK COREA 7pm | Sat 17 Nov | Barbican

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BRASSROOTS + Mimika

KURT ELLING + SHEILA JORDAN

Rich Mix, Shoreditch

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

7.30pm

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Brassroots is an eight-piece powerhouse group of horns and drums, led by American trombonist Jerome Harper. Packed with boundless energy and a sense of invention, Brassroots catapults the brass band genre into the 21st century. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WADADA LEO SMITH & JOHN TILBURY 7.30pm

Bishopsgate Institute

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Trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist and composer Wadada Leo Smith and pianist John Tilbury have each been at the cutting edge of new music for more than half a century. These rare duo concerts reflect a dynamic between the old and new worlds – both artists share an extraordinary range of creative reference points, with Smith’s immersion in the culture of black America complementing Tilbury’s command of both composed and improvised musics.  

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7.30pm

TIM GARLAND KOREA MOVES + Christoph Stiefel Trio

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St James’s Piccadilly

Kurt Elling is one of the most distinctive male singers in jazz today. The label “heir to Sinatra” is a heavy one for any singer, but Kurt Elling wears it with ease,” says The Telegraph. Following his landmark Barbican concert last year, Elling returns to London with a consummate band that features long-standing collaborator, pianist Laurence Hobgood, playing from his new Concord album. Sheila Jordan’s career stretches back to the 1940s and the heady days of bebop. Mentored by Charlie Parker, and Blue Note’s first recorded jazz singer way back in 1962, Jordan has garnered legendary status. Earlier this year, she scooped a lifetime achievement award from the NEA Jazz Masters, adding to a string of accolades that verify her standing as one of the pioneers of her generation.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 6 Jan 2013.

7.30pm

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British saxophonist Tim Garland collaborates with a selection of South Korea’s finest musicians. Expect traditional and contemporary Korean sounds fused with jazz in a vibrant and celebratory rhythmic mix. Swiss pianist Christoph Stiefel’s trio, featuring Christoph Arne Huber (bass) and Kevin Chesham (drums), perform material from their recent Basho album Live. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SARAH JANE MORRIS CELLO SONGS 7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Famed for her association with The Communards in the mid-1980s, and infamous for a banned rendition of the classic ‘Me and Mrs Jones’, Sarah Jane Morris joins forces here with composer and cellist Enrico Melozzi to create a special programme of her songs and music by writers from Tom Waits to Tracy Chapman, scored for her voice, guitarist Dominic Miller and multiple cellos.


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HENRI TEXIER

8pm

Kings Place/Hall One

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A pillar of European jazz since the 1960s, bassist Henri Texier played as a teenager with the bop giants Bud Powell and Dexter Gordon, before venturing into the avant-garde world jazz of Don Cherry. By the 1980s, he was leading his own groups, producing a beguiling mix of jazz and ethnic musics that has become one of the hallmarks of his approach as player and composer, and has been a continuing inspiration to new generations. He returns to London to build a pan-European expanded band around his poised trio with saxophonist Sebastien Texier and drummer Louis Moutin, adding old and new friends to create a special Festival project in the spirit of Jazz in the New Europe. Check the website closer to time to find out who will appear as special guests.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 10 Dec.

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NIKKI ILES + ZOE RAHMAN 8pm

606 Club, Fulham

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Nikki Iles is a subtle and intriguing player, described by The Guardian as “one of the most refreshing and promising figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times”. A very different set is expected from Zoe Rahman, an equally remarkable pianist influenced by jazz, classical and Bengali music.

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MAYLIGHT + ODED KAFRI + THE DRuMACHINE PROJECT + RENU 8pm

George IV, Chiswick

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Jazz meets soul and electronica in the seven-piece Maylight, carrying echoes of MF Doom and Django Bates. Israeli drummer Oded Kafri follows, plus an eight-piece band led by multiinstrumentalist and composer Renu. Expect the sound of The Kinks and Serge Gainsbourg, via grand opera. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LOOP COLLECTIVE PRESENTS MIRROR + FYFE DANGERFIELD & RORY SIMMONS 8pm

The Forge, Camden

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Led by keyboardist and composer Dan Nicholls, Mirror run the gamut from barely audible to the all-out onslaught appropriate for an act inspired in part by mass media. Fyfe (of Guillemots fame) and Rory, meanwhile, make use of distressed tape extracts, woozy brass samples and improvised dialogue. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CELEBRATING EDDIE HARVEY WAY OUT WEST ALLSTARS 8pm

The Orange Tree, Richmond

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A birthday celebration of British jazz legend Eddie Harvey, featuring music written by members of Way Out West Collective including Kate Williams, Tim Whitehead, Pete Hurt, Chris Biscoe and Tony Woods, as well as new works by Harvey himself.

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VOCAL JAZZ SUMMIT TINA MAY, BRIGITTE BERAHA & EMILY DANKWORTH 8pm

Spice of Life, Soho

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Spice of Life’s annual songfest returns with Tina May, described by The Observer as “quite outstanding”, Brigitte Beraha who, in the words of Jazzwise, “really stands out from the crowd” and Emily Dankworth, the latest member of a supremely musical family to make her mark. The Barry Green Trio provides essential accompaniment. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

GRAHAM COLLIER RELOOK BBC Big Band and Guests

FREE

8pm

BBC Maida Vale Studios

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Graham Collier was a trailblazer, recognised as such by Gilles Peterson when he re-discovered the riches of 1960s Brit-jazz in his ‘Impressed’ reissue series. A key member of a seminal generation of British jazz composers in the 60s, Collier’s creative spirit continued until his untimely death in 2011. Tonight, members of the BBC Big Band are joined by some of Collier’s closest associates, including musical director for the night Geoff Warren, to celebrate the groundbreaking, composer and educator. Find out ticket information via bbc.co.uk/tickets/.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 25 Nov.


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8.30pm

8.30pm

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FRANK GRIFFITH BIG BAND

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

Featuring a host of UK jazz stalwarts, the Frank Griffith Big Band perform an eclectic mix of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Weill songs, arrangements of 1940s rhumbas and 60s lounge-core themes. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT With Pete Wareham + ACROBAT 8.30pm

The Amersham Arms, New Cross

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Described by The Guardian’s John Fordham as “a 21st Century Thelonious Monk”, pianist Arthur Lea leads a trio that includes Polar Bear/Acoustic Ladyland saxophonist Pete Wareham. Acrobat are a contemporary Hammond trio, offering playful interaction and a true ensemble feel. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

TAMMY WEIS

8.30pm

The Pheasantry, Kings Road

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“An engaging live performer with a Peggy Lee-sense of cool” (The Times), Tammy Weis sings a mix of classic jazz standards and beautifully crafted originals, with a vibrant sense of melody and swing. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LAURA JURD QUARTET

8.30pm

The Green Man, Euston

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Trumpeter Laura Jurd performs striking originals with a band of fast emerging young Brits; Elliot Galvin (piano) Conor Chaplin (electric bass) and Corrie Dick (drums).

Natalie Duncan by Simon Wisbey

WILL VINSON QUARTET

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

Will Vinson brings his all-star quartet to London, featuring guitarist Lage Lund (Maria Schneider, David Sanchez), bassist Matt Brewer (Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Antonio Sanchez) and drummer Clarence Penn (Dave Douglas, Adam Rogers). An explosive blast of New York downtown jazz. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DUNAJSKA KAPELYE GYPSY JAZZ 8.30pm

The Vortex, Dalston

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Led by the Polish jazz virtuoso Piotr Jordan, Dunajska Kapelye adds searing improvisation to traditional Gypsy and eastern European melodies, to serve up an evening of music that will put a “big, stupid grin on your face” (Metro). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SPEECH DEBELLE + SAMUEL YIRGA 9pm

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ROY’S BIG SMOKE FAMILY

9pm

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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Led by drummer Roy Pfeffer, this New Orleans-style funk act fill dancefloors wherever they go. Longstanding residents at Charlie Wright’s, they bring their hard grooving, horn-led, Metersstyle funk to LJF. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

NATALIE DUNCAN

9.45pm

Royal Albert Hall/Elgar Room

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A talented songwriter and a singer whose voice is richly resonant with soul Two years on from her Mercury Prizeand blues, she’s worked with drum’n’bass winning debut album Speech Therapy, star Goldie and dubstep act Magnetic South London rapper Speech Debelle Man, and comes to LJF on the wave delivers a follow-up album that packs a of her recently released debut Decca powerful punch. A celebration of female album, Devil in Me. power and identity, Freedom of Speech is “refreshingly outspoken and musically daring” (The Guardian). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Village Underground, Shoreditch

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Completing this Vuzz double bill, Dub Colossus pianist Samuel Yirga, the new generation of Ethiopian jazz, plays instantly addictive music from his debut solo Real World album Guzo.

THE LATE LATE SHOW

11pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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CELEBRATING MONK & TRANE IN THE JAZZ TRIO

Thursday 15 November, 8pm

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MARCUS ROBERTS RESIDENCY

Kings Place/Hall One

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For the last three years, the Kings Place residency has thrown a spotlight on artists rapidly emerging as key figures in 21st century jazz. This year, hot on the heels of two sold-out nights at Ronnie Scott’s, Marcus Roberts brings his consummate trio featuring Jason Marsalis and Rodney Jordan, joining forces with players from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Jazz Band (whose former members include Tim Garland, Jason Rebello and its current director Martin Hathaway), to explore the jazz tradition through the insight of a contemporary jazz master.  “A superb improviser with a considerable compositional gift” ––The Times

The Marcus Roberts trio captures the essence of the music of John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk, casting new light on the legacy of two startlingly original voices in the evolution of modern jazz.   “Equal partners with the same grasp of logic and spur-of-themoment thought.”

––Financial Times

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MARCUS ROBERTS – THE GENiuS OF MODERN PIANO

Friday 16 November, 8pm

Roberts frames his consummate individual skills in a fascinating story. Playing contrasting sets from solo to large ensemble, he’ll draw together standard repertoire with his own distinctively original compositions.      “We call Marcus the genius of the modern piano, because he is.” ––Wynton Marsalis

Marcus Roberts

NEW ORLEANS MEETS HARLEM

Saturday 17 November, 3pm In this look at two crucibles of jazz, Marcus Roberts will lead a series of small groups through the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Bud Powell and Earl Hines – three extraordinary characters, who had a massive influence on the stylistic shifts and balances of the music from the 1920s to the 50s. Morton as the composer, pianist and bandleader who transformed the spirit of New Orleans;  Hines as the whirlwind force who linked the world of Louis Armstrong with big band swing and the early days of bebop; and Powell, the troubled genius described as the Charlie Parker of the piano – a key figure in the development of modern jazz.      ––––––––––––––––––––––––

ROMANCE, SWING AND THE BLUES

Saturday 17 November, 8pm Marcus Roberts and big band explore the rich tapestry of the jazz and swing repertoire, with classics by Basie, Ellington and other defining figures of the big band tradition. The programme will also include original music from his own acclaimed suite, ‘Romance, Swing, and the Blues’, to provide a fitting climax to a residency that celebrates the vision of a contemporary jazz master. “I never plan to stop studying and sharing in the creation of great music.  When I play, I play for the people.” ––Marcus Roberts 


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Thursday 15 November Esperanza Spalding by Carlos Pericas

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LJF SESSIONS @ RAYS JAZZ

FREE

6pm

Rays Jazz at Foyles, Soho

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JAMES MORTON

7pm

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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Midday

4pm

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GEORGIA MANCIO QUARTET

FREE

Royal Albert Hall/Café Consort

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. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS WITH ORPHY ROBINSON

DO

FAMILY

2pm

Rich Mix, Shoreditch

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JAZZ PIANO WORKSHOP

FREE

Chappell, Bond Street

An opportunity to observe a two-hour jazz piano workshop led by James Pearson, during which a hand-picked selection of young pianists will delve deeper into the world of jazz improvisation, learning a host of hints and tips, to help them improve their technique and understanding of jazz. A fascinating insight for both participants and audiences. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SAM LEAK AQUARIUM

FREE

6pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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Led by pianist Sam Leak and featuring James Allsopp (saxophone/bass clarinet), Calum Gourlay (double bass) and Joshua Blackmore (drums), Aquarium play “poetic chamber jazz of a very high order” (MOJO Magazine), performing from their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, alongside brand new material.

Saxophonist James Morton headlines with his funk and New Orleansinspired Hammond organ quartet performing music specially written in response to ‘At the Water’s Edge’ the exhibition of images by iconic American photographer Ansel Adams. In addition, there will be performances from students of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and your ticket also grants access to the exhibition. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ESPERANZA SPALDING RADIO MUSIC SOCIETY 7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall  

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Last year saw Esperanza Spalding play two sell-out concerts at the Barbican with her delicate Chamber Music Society project. This year, she brings her driving, funk-influenced alter-ego to the fore with latest release Radio Music Society. “If Spalding can get rock audiences singing Wayne Shorter tunes, then she really has got a musical Midas touch that goes well beyond the confines of just being jazz’s next big thing.” ––Jazzwise


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WOODKID

7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall ––––––––––––––––––––––––

Woodkid is the stage name of acclaimed French film and music director Yoann Lemoine. Last year’s Iron EP and this spring’s Run Boy Run laid the groundwork for a series of spectacular shows, including a live broadcast from the top of the Eiffel Tower. This special London show heralds the release of his first album, The Golden Age. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

TRISH CLOWES PLAYS BARBARA THOMPSON + Testimoni 7.30pm

St James’s Piccadilly

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Saxophonist Trish Clowes and Tangent String Quartet, led by Thomas Gould, perform Barbara Thompson’s arrangements of Kurt Weill songs, alongside arrangements by Richard Rodney Bennett, John Dankworth, Mike Westbrook and Mike Gibbs. The strings also join Dutch pianist/ composer/vibrandoneon player Martin Fondse and trumpeter Eric Vloiemans to perform their gorgeous suite Testimoni. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

BEN CROSLAND BRASS GROUP

7.30pm

Lauderdale House, Highgate

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Bassist/composer Ben Crosland leads this eight-piece, featuring trumpeters  Martin Shaw and Steve Waterman, trombonists Mark Nightingale and Barnaby Dickinson, and pianist Steve Lodder performing from their 2011 release An Open Place, inspired by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Thursday 15 November

Gwyneth Herbert

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7.30pm

7.45pm

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CHAOS SEXTET

Spice of Life, Soho

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A young improvising ensemble containing key members of the ‘Chaos Collective’ – Laura Jurd (trumpet), Elliot Galvin (piano) and Corrie Dick (drums) – who have overseen an invigorating monthly programme of music at the Spice of Life, joined by vocalist Lauren Kinsella.

7.30pm

JAMES PEARSON & TOM CAWLEY A MUSICAL PROTRAIT OF OSCAR PETERSON

Trish Clowes by Emile Holba

BIG BAND OF THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL RADIO With Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw The Clapham Grand

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The highly acclaimed Bulgarian National Radio big band perform in the UK for the first time with special guest vocalists Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw.

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7.30pm

Chappell, Bond Street

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7.30pm & 10.30pm

Ronnie Scott’s house pianist and musical director James Pearson joins Curios pianist/composer Tom Cawley in a piano duet that’s sure to be a brilliant tour de force, inspired by the great Oscar Peterson. 

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CHARLES McPHERSON

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

A welcome return to London of a masterly saxophonist – a disciple of Charlie Parker who adds his own lyricism to the language of bebop – and who contributed essential sounds to the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood’s movie Bird. Also associated with the music of Charles Mingus, McPherson is bound to raise the Club’s roof with his eloquent and free-wheeling solo skills. Also on Fri 16 & Sat 17.

LIFE IS FOR LIVING: THE PEGGY LEE PROJECT With Gwyneth Herbert 7.30pm

artsdepot, North Finchley

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Backed by Alyn Shipton’s terrific Buck Clayton’s Legacy Band, vocalist extraordinaire Gwyneth Herbert fronts a fascinating exploration into the world of the inimitable Peggy Lee, whose tales of lost and found love have captivated generations.

FLAVIA COELHO

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

Flavia Coelho is a terrific young Brazilian singer, who’s made a huge impact across Europe with her new album Bossa Muffin. As the title suggests, she draws on the traditions of the samba and the bossa nova and the melodies of the forro from north-eastern Brazil, but she and her red hot band work in ragga and hip hop to create a stylish mix that takes the new Brazil to the world. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

KARIN KROG & BENGT HALLBERG 8pm

The Forge, Camden

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Described as “the doyen of Scandinavian pianists since the 1950s” (BBC Music), Sweden’s Bengt Hallberg played with Clifford Brown and Stan Getz. Decades later, he retains the deftly assured touch of a jazz original, whose occasional collaborations with singer Karin Krog – herself a massive presence in the evolution of jazz in Norway since the 60s – have been miniature masterpieces of European jazz. This very rare live performance marks the release of a much-admired new duet recording Cabin In the Sky. Also on Fri 16.


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LET SPIN + ALICE ZAWADZKI BAND 8pm

Green Note, Camden

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Let Spin feature the cream of contemporary genre-crossing bands, with members of Moss Project, Acoustic Ladyland, Led Bib and Beats & Pieces among their ranks. Vocalist and violinist Alice Zawadzki, meanwhile, is rooted in jazz and folk. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DEE DEE BRIDGeWATER

8pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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Dee Dee Bridgewater is a fantastic live performer. One of today’s leading female jazz vocal stars, she has worked with all the great instrumentalists, counting Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach and Roland Kirk among her list of collaborators. Her landmark portrayal of Billie Holiday in stage show ‘Lady Day’ saw her nominated for an Olivier Award. Two Grammy Awards later, she’s still going strong. Also on Fri 16 & Sat 17.

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sparkling originals, taking the listener “into a world brimming with glamour and sophistication” (Metro).

8pm

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NINEY THE OBSERVER + Soul Jazz Records Sound System XOYO, Shoreditch

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Niney The Observer – one of Jamaica’s most innovative and respected reggae artists – plays a special gig, backed by brothers Leroy “Mafia” Heywood and Dave “Fluxy” Heywood – one of the UK’s top-notch reggae rhythm sections. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Grammy Award-nominated Brit James Hunter, inspired by Ray Charles, James Brown and The 5 Royales, comes to LJF with his own brand of classy R&B.

8.30pm

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Like his predecessors Béla Bartòk and George Enescu, Romanian saxophonist Nicolas Simion draws on the reservoir of his Transylvanian native country for his compositions. Simion moves from the aggressive to the meditative, from lyrical to hot, all the while maintaining “a superb stage presence and a narrative gift as leader” (Jazzwise). With Duo Plus, multi-instrumentalists Jim Hart (drums/vibraphone) and Ivo Neame (piano/saxophone) build on a 12 year musical partnership as founding members of Loop Collective and collaborators in a number of different projects. Exploring the different textures that piano and saxophone with drums and vibraphone can create, they perform original music alongside new arrangements of standards.

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Kings Place/Hall One

One of Mali’s most exciting new stars returns to London as part of Vuzz, performing songs from her debut World Circuit album Fatou, “an enjoyable, impressive set” (The Guardian).

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Rich Mix, Shoreditch

8pm

8pm

Village Underground, Shoreditch

Hideaway, Streatham

“One of the best voices and best kept secrets in British soul and R&B” ––Van Morrison

MARCUS ROBERTS RESIDENCY CELEBRATING MONK & TRANE IN THE JAZZ TRIO

FATOUMATA DIAWARA

8.30pm

NICOLAS SIMION GROUP TRANSYLVANIAN JAZZ + IVO NEAME & JIM HART DUO PLUS

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JAMES HUNTER + CHRIS CORCORAN TRIO

8pm

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CLARE TEAL

8.30pm

The Pheasantry, Kings Road

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An acclaimed broadcaster, as well as one of the UK’s finest jazz singers, Clare Teal performs classics from the Great American Songbook, alongside

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KAI’S CATS

La Brocca, Stoke Newington

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Fronted by vocalist Kai Hoffman, Kai’s Cats promise night of vintage jazz, rhythm ‘n’ blues and jumpin’ jive, in the tradition of Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SHEILA JORDAN

8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Sheila Jordan’s career stretches back to the 1940s and the heady days of bebop. Mentored by Charlie Parker, studying with Charles Mingus, singing with George Russell and Steve Kuhn, and Blue Note’s first recorded jazz singer way back in 1962, Jordan has garnered legendary status, and remains a lasting influence on vocalists today. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DOUBLE TANDEM AB BAARS + KEN VANDERMARK + PAAL NILSSEN LOVE 8.30pm

The Vortex, Dalston

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Double Tandem is an international collaboration of three fiercely individual artists from Netherlands, the USA and Norway, as they find new ways to explore spontaneous sounds and narrative. A collage of contrasting perspectives on time and melody, their music explores sonic languages inspired by jazz and world cultures, tossing ideas into the air and reinventing them with the intelligence of master improvisers.


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MONOCLED MAN + IDENTITY PARADE + DRAW BY FOUR

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8.30pm

The Amersham Arms, New Cross

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Thursday 15 November

Fronted by trumpeter Rory Simmons, (Jamie Cullum, Friendly Fires), Monocled Man also feature Troyka’s Chris Montague and Jon Scott of Kairos 4Tet. Identity Parade blend the improvised and the scripted, lush harmony with manic atonality; expect everything from thrashy grooves to introspective soundscapes. Draw By Four mix groove-based originals with avantpop, although each member remains steeped in the jazz tradition. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

TINA MAY QUARTET With Andy Panayi 8.30pm

The Green Man, Euston

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In the second of the Green Man’s two-night tribute to the seminal 1962 Sonny Rollins album The Bridge, songstress Tina May is backed by Andy Panayi (saxophone), Tom Cawley (piano) and Mark Hodgson (bass). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JERRY BERGONZI QUARTET

8.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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US star Jerry Bergonzi began his career playing with Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano and John Scofield has since toured and recorded with Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, John Abercrombie and Bill Evans, among others. In Downbeat’s words, “his bold penetrating tone and furiously paced streams of notes make for a commanding voice indeed”. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

OREN MARSHALL THE CHARMING TRANSPORT BAND 9pm

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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Led by internationally renowned tuba virtuoso Oren Marshall and underpinned by three of Ghana’s finest master drummers, the Charming Transport Band blaze their way through raw funk, New Orleans stomp, Middle Eastern grooves and riotous jazz improvisation. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The LATE LATE SHOW

11pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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Sheila Jordan by Richard Leird


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Jazz in the New Europe Since its inception, the Festival has consistently shone a spotlight on the creativity and artistic excellence of European jazz artists. This year is no exception, with artists from throughout the continent – and especially Finland, France and Norway – making their way to London. Jazz in the New Europe brings a major initiative for 2012. With the support of a one-year grant from the Culture Programme of the European Union, the Festival has created Jazz in the New Europe, a special programme that builds out from our core activity, and brings seminal figures in the evolution of jazz in Europe over the past five decades together with emerging talent, in a series of new collaborations and commissions, club nights and panel sessions, extending throughout the city, and connecting with the UK’s vibrant jazz community. Look out for the

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brochure to see which events are part of this strand. Find out more at: londonjazzfestival.org.uk/jazzintheneweurope This work programme has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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JACK DAVIES FLEA CIRCUS

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FREE

Midday

Royal Albert Hall/Café Consort

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Friday 16 November

Led by trumpeter/composer Jack Davies, acoustic chamber group Flea Circus draws on the canon of European jazz and contemporary music, fusing composition and improvisation with intriguing results and an unusual line-up that includes bass and accordion. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

HENRY ARMBURG JENNINGS

FREE

1pm

Paco De Lucia

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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Since recording his debut album, Out of the Starting Blocks, at the age of 17, trumpeter Henry Armburg Jennings has gone on to establish himself as one of the most sought after trumpeters of his generation. His ferocious technique coupled with a true passion for jazz has led to Henry really making a name for himself on the UK jazz scene. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LIAM NOBLE

FREE

FREE TALK

6pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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This event will be broadcast in Jazz On 3 on Mon 19 Nov.

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ADRIANO ADEWALE

FREE

6pm

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St James’s Piccadilly

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A rare solo concert from pianist Liam Noble, “a writer of considerable idiomatic and emotional range” (Jazz Journal). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FREE

6pm

Ray’s Jazz at Foyles, Soho

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SID PEACOCK SURGE

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA JACK DeJOHNETTE

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

1.10pm

LJF SESSIONS @ RAY’S JAZZ

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FREE

6pm

Barbican Freestage

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Sid Peacock’s anarchic 16-piece big band, described as “exciting, uplifting, kaleidoscopic, disorientating, warm, funny, crazy n’all”, conjures the spirits of Frank Zappa, Carla Bley and Django Bates to create “inspiring, wildly creative music of avant-garde bite yet emotional weight” (The Independent).

Brazilian percussionist Adriano Adewale’s music evokes the spirit of carnival, performing an array of percussion instruments in extraordinary and surprising ways to create “exhilarating, uplifting, life affirming music from the planet via London” (thejazzman).

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PACO DE LUCIA

7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

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Paco De Lucia, the grand master of flamenco guitar, and its music’s greatest exponent, returns to London for the first time in two years. Though an undoubted virtuoso, Paco’s is above all music of passion. “You need a certain technique to be able to play,” explains the guitarist, “but the rest must come from your heart.” “One of the heroes of flamenco, deeply immersed in idiom, yet always willing to stray from the path.” ––The Guardian ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JACK DeJOHNETTE GROUP

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7.30pm

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SONNY ROLLINS

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

One of the finest jazz drummers of all time, Jack DeJohnette celebrates He’d worked with Miles Davis and his 70th birthday in fine style with a Bud Powell before he turned 20. And, terrific quintet that includes the brilliant with Coleman Hawkins as his idol reedsman Don Byron plus Marvin and Thelonious Monk as his mentor, Sewell, George Colligan and Jerome Theodore Walter Rollins went on to Harris. In a career that spans over half a establish himself as one of the finest century, he’s been the percussionist of tenor saxophone players of all time. A choice for a veritable who’s who of jazz near-legendary performance at the 2010 giants – Miles Davis, John Coltrane, London Jazz Festival proved that he still Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock plays with the imagination and vitality to name but a few – and he himself that helped turn jazz on its head in the received a coveted Jazz Masters Award 1950s and 1960s. earlier this year. Barbican

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This event will be broadcast in Jazz On 3 on Mon 19 Nov.


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OPEN SOULS + CIRCLE OF SOUND

St James’s Piccadilly

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7.30pm

Friday 16 November

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Following the success of his brilliant solo piano recording for ACT, Gwilym Simcock’s talents as a composer are at the forefront of a programme that explores the dynamic between the classical tradition and jazz from a quintessentially European perspective. The Sinfonia also perform Milhaud’s ground breaking exploration of African mythology, ‘La Creation du Monde’. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CHARLES McPHERSON

7.30 & 10.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho Sam Crowe

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GWILYM SIMCOCK & CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA

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7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

In this new collaboration, Ranjana Ghatak (Indian vocals) join forces with Jason Singh (beatboxer/sound artist) and Sebastian Rochford (drums), using Indian classical compositions and contemporary music as a basis for creating driving, improvised rhythms. Merging live music and specially created films, virtuoso sarod player Soumik Datta and British-Austrian percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberge come together to present a breathtaking journey through Indian and European music, moving “between drifting, atmospheric pieces which make use of ambient effects, and flurries of remarkable, high-speed playing” (The Guardian). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

KARIN KROG & BENGT HALLBERG 8pm

The Forge, Camden

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Friday 16 November

Open Souls

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JAZZPOSPOLITA

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8pm

LEGENDS OF JAZZ FUNK With Lonnie Liston Smith

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Hideaway, Streatham

POSK, Hammersmith

Since the release of their debut EP in 2010, Jazzpospolita have been on an upward trajectory, performing at Festivals across the globe, and touring for electronica stars Bonobo. They make their LJF debut at POSK.

8pm & 11pm

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MARCUS ROBERTS RESIDENCY THE GENIUS OF MODERN PIANO

Lonnie Liston Smith, bandmate of Pharaoh Sanders and Miles Davis and cosmic fusion pioneer, is joined by two other keyboard greats – Brian Jackson, musical partner of late great Gil Scott Heron, and Mark Adams, whose past collaborators include Ron Carter and Erykah Badu – and a high-octane onstage band.

Kings Place/Hall One

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DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

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8pm & 11pm

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TOMÁŠ LIŠKA INVISIBLE WORLD 8pm

Spice of Life, Soho

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Joined by Italian bandoneon player Daniele DiBonaventura and Czech acoustic guitar virtuoso David Dorůžka, awardwinning bassist Tomáš Liška performs compositions that evoke an absorbing and intimate atmosphere. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SOWETO KINCH

8pm

The Albany, Deptford

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Award-winning jazz and hip-hop star Soweto Kinch celebrates his new Dante-inspired studio album The Legend of Mike Smith, presenting a staged performance of live music, visuals and dance in collaboration with director and choreographer Jonzi D, which sees its protagonist – an emerging urban music star – doing battle with The Seven Deadly Sins. “A truly mouthwatering prospect.” ––The Arts Desk Also on Sat 17.

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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SAM CROWE GROUP + JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET 8pm

Green Note, Camden

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Sam Crowe’s compositions reflect his range of influences as a composer and improviser from Debussy to Keith Jarrett, through to his Bristol roots of Roni Size and Massive Attack and Jazzwise described his album Synaesthesia, as “an extremely impressive debut”. Jeff Williams, drummer with Stan Getz, Lee Konitz and Joe Lovano, completes the double bill. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LOOKS LIKE JAZZ + BUSTER PLAYS BUSTER 8.30pm

Chats Palace, Homerton

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A screening of Buster Keaton’s classic silent movie Sherlock Jr, with a live soundtrack by percussionist Buster Birch. Birch will also be joined by Deirdre Cartwright (guitar/loops), Alison Rayner (bass/loops) and Ann Robinson (VJ) to explore the meeting point between jazz and film.


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DIMITRI VASSILAKIS

8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Described by BBC Music Magazine as “a rhapsodic stylist of immense power and authority...revered as the Hellenic god of post modern expression”, Greek saxophonist Dimitri Vassilakis is a dynamic live performer. Joined here by an exciting band of Greek and British musicians, he brings his high-flying style to LJF. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

TOM STONE NONET

8.30pm

The Green Man, Euston

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Led by tenor saxophonist Tom Stone, “a fine young musician, arranger and bandleader carefully building his craft” (London Jazz), this versatile nine-piece brings together some of the most exciting young improvisers on the scene today. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT + PIXEL + ROLLER TRIO  8.30pm

The Vortex, Dalston

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World Service Project, the brainchild of keyboardist and composer Dave Morecroft, offer high-impact avant funk. Pixel don’t do pigeonholes: earthy and ethereal, wistful and aggressive, sensuous and pummelling, they mingle indie rock energy with post-bop improvisational ability. Roller Trio, the latest act to emerge from Leeds’ ever-fertile music scene, exist at the point where stonking riffs meet electronic soundscapes.

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NUBLU IN LONDON ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS

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8.30pm

FREE LIVE TO EUROPE IAIN BALLAMY’S ANORAK + ROBERT MITCHELL’S PANACEA

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Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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, rocketfuelled improv and genre-bending surprise. Following two storming nights at the 2011 Festival, Nublu is back, joined by Guillaume Perret and Chris Sharkey on the first night, and Orphy Robinson and Marc Ayza on the second. Both will be followed by a DJ set.

9.30pm

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An exclusive broadcast live across European radio stations. Iain Ballamy, one of the foremost saxophonists to have emerged in the UK during the 1980s, continues to probe new territory. Featuring pianist Gareth Williams, Anorak “carries off the neat trick of having one foot planted firmly in the past and another in the present” (The Times). Panacea, fronted by pianist Robert Mitchell, who “acknowledges ’70s soul as well as jazz and brings a singular personality to the fore” (BBC Music). 

Also on Sat 17.

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JULIAN ARGUELLES QUARTET

9pm

Con Cellar Bar, Camden

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One of the most respected and prolific saxophonists on the international scene, Julian Arguelles will be joined for this special performance by some of the most sought-after players of the next generation: Kit Downes (piano), Calum Gourlay (double bass) and James Maddren (drums). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SAMARA With Jandira Silva 9.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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Vibrant sextet Samara, led by 606 proprietor Steve Rubie, play sambainfluenced jazz, alongside Jandira Silva, one of the best Brazilian singers working in Europe.

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-up on Sun 2 Dec.

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OUTHOUSE + IMPERIAL QUARTET Midnight

The Vortex, Dalston

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Outhouse has established itself as one of the scene’s pioneering ensembles. Featuring Robin Fincker and Dave Smith, they play music “that moves easily and naturally between freedom and structure, grooves and urgent improvised scrabbles, fierce no-holdsbarred passages and gentle crooning” (London Jazz). The French-based Imperial Quartet constitutes two saxophones, double bass and drums and merges the jazz tradition with trance and rock ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE LATE LATE SHOW

1am

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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Jack DeJohnette


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Saturday 17 November

Neil Cowley Trio

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TRISH CLOWES WORKSHOP

DO

11am

Southbank Centre/Level 3 Function Room

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Saxophonist/composer Trish Clowes leads a workshop in developing melodies for improvisation and writing music, and looks at techniques for creating a strong tone and nimble fingers. Ages 11–16. Suitable for saxophonists, grade 5+. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

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JEREMY MONTEIRO MASTERCLASS

TALK

Midday

Southbank Centre/Spirit Level, Blue Room

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Pianist Jeremy Monteiro shares tips and techniques, offers a performance critique of a jazz ensemble from one of London’s conservatoires and invites questions from the audience. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

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NEIL COWLEY TRIO WITH THE GOLDSMITHS (BIG) STRINGS 2pm

Barbican

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In this one-off Festival special Neil Cowley joins forces with violinist/ arranger Julian Ferraretto and a 30-piece orchestra from Goldmiths College, bringing a new perspective to music from the trio’s highly acclaimed 2012 release, The Face of Mount Molehill, as well as material specially composed for the concert. “Worth testing out on a recalcitrant teen who thinks all jazz is as forbidding as Sanskrit.” ––Sunday Times

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 30 Dec.

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APOLLO SAXOPHONE QUARTET

2pm

The Forge, Camden

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The Apollo Saxophone Quartet has been commissioning exceptional new music for 27 years. Expect works by composers such as Django Bates and Barbara Thompson, plus a set of new music to accompany a quirky, bizarre and often hilarious selection of centuryold movies. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS WITH ORPHY ROBINSON

DO

FAMILY

2pm

Discover, Stratford

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JAZZ LINE-UP

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FREE

4pm

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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Claire Martin hosts this edition of Jazz Line-Up, featuring ex-Working Week star Larry Stabbins, who leads his band through visions of Coltrane, alongside a grooving rhythm section featuring vivacious pianist Zoe Rahman. Expect spiritual soul jazz with transcendental euphoria.

Saturday 17 November

This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 18 Nov.

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PUBLIC SEMINAR: JAZZ IN THE NEW EUROPE

4pm

FREE

TALK

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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This second public discussion takes stock of the current perception of Europe as a melting pot for contemporary jazz, and suggests an informed and imagined path for the future.

Chick Corea by C. Taylor Crothers

Part I on Tuesday 13 November. See p.25.

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TAKE FIVE: EUROPE LIVE

5.30pm

FREE

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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MICHAEL GARRICK: A TRIBUTE

3pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Michael Garrick seized the imagination of the UK jazz scene in the 1960s with a gift for ear-catching melody and a rare musical wit. A year after he passed away, his talented sons Gabriel and Chris Garrick, bring together some of the key players from his 60s bands – Dave Green, Art Themen and the poet Jeremy Robson – with a younger generation, including vibist Jim Hart, to celebrate the more intimate side of his musical output. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

MARCUS ROBERTS RESIDENCY NEW ORLEANS MEETS HARLEM

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STONEPHACE STABBINS

FREE

6pm

Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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Following their earlier Jazz Line-up set, ex-Working Week star Larry Stabbins, leads his band through visions of Coltrane in fearsome style, alongside a grooving rhythm section and vivacious pianist Zoe Rahman.

Juhani Aaltonen Quartet

FREE

6pm

Kings Place/Hall One

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Barbican Freestage

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Part of the Kings Place Residency. See p.32.

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The professional development scheme Take Five: Europe brings ten performers/composers from France, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the UK to create a set of brand new material, honed in workshops and performances across the continent.

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3pm

TOMMY EVANS ORCHESTRA

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FREE

Barbican Freestage

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Acclaimed British drummer/composer Tommy Evans presents The Green Seagull – a bold suite of music inspired by the life of his uncle, David Partridge. Performed by a 13-piece orchestra containing some of the top musicians from the north of England, this musical patchwork combines jazz, folk, Indian and classical music to create rich soundscapes, songs and hypnotic grooves.

Originally inspired by Coltrane’s Helsinki concerts of the early 1960s, flautist and saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen long ago developed a sound that is truly his own. LJF is proud to welcome a still-vital elder statesman of European jazz. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

HEAR ME TALKIN’ TO YA CHICK COREA

FREE TALK

7pm

Barbican

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This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-up on Sun 27 Jan 2013.


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CLARE CONNORS BIG, SMALL AND SIDEWAYS

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7pm

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

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Saturday 17 November

British violinist/composer Clare Connors has worked with David Byrne, Spiritualised, Dagmar Krause, Keith Tippett and Michael Nyman, and her music has been used in films across the world. She brings her own project for string trio to LJF, inspired by Carla Bley’s works for big band. Featuring Thomas Toms (violin) and Nick Cooper (cello), the trio will reinvent Bley’s distinctive orchestrations through the sounds of a small string ensemble, with dramatic effect. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

GET THE BLESSING

7pm

Jazz Cafe, Camden

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“The kind of band who makes jazz fans out of people who don’t expect to be” (The Guardian), Portishead-affiliated Get The Blessing perform from their 2012 Naim album OCDC, described as their “most multi faceted album yet with a growing compositional maturity augmented by increasingly imaginative arrangements and a well judged smattering of electronic fairy dust.” ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LESZEK MOZDZER  & RADIO.STRING.QUARTET.VIENNA 7.30pm

St James’s Piccadilly

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Composer/pianist Leszek Mozdzer, perhaps the greatest Polish jazz musician to emerge in the last decade, shares the stage with radio.string.quartet.vienna, who play from their acclaimed recent release Radio Dream, described by The Guardian as “a timely miniature masterpiece”, in this second double bill celebrating 20 years of ACT records. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

EGBERTO GISMONTI + John Law Trio

Rodriguez by Steve Adams

7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

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A welcome return to London for a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian culture. A virtuoso pianist/ guitarist and composer of an extraordinary body of music reflected in a long series of recordings for ECM, Gismonti’s solo performances meld uplifting, exuberant rhythms with heart-stopping melody. Pianist John Law, “a highly gifted maverick musician” (Alfred Brendel), takes the sound palette of the piano trio into new territory with his latest album Three Steps of the Gazelle, featuring the extraordinary percussive sounds of Asaf Sirkis and powerful bassist Youri Gouloubev.

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RODRIGUEZ

7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall

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Known for his classic songs ‘Sugar Man’ and ‘I Wonder’, Rodriguez spent years in the wilderness before the enthusiasms of people like David Holmes brought a whole new audience to his music. The film Searching For Sugar Man celebrates his extraordinary body of legendary songwriting. At the moment the brochure went to press, the London concert was sold out. But, in the meantime, we’ve added another date, which you’ll be able to book for by visiting serious.org.uk/rodriguez.


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Saturday 17 November Kairos 4tet

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MARCUS ROBERTS RESIDENCY ROMANCE, SWING & THE BLUES 8pm

Kings Place/Hall One

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CHARLES McPHERSON

7.30pm & 10.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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DIMITRI VASSILAKIS

7.30pm

artsdepot, North Finchley

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Described by BBC Music Magazine as “a rhapsodic stylist of immense power and authority...revered as the Hellenic god of post modern expression”, Greek saxophonist Dimitri Vassilakis is a dynamic live performer. Joined here by an exciting band of Greek and British musicians, he brings his high-flying style to LJF. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

PARALLEL: A TRIBUTE TO JOE HARRIOTT

7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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Under the directorship of Gary Crosby and Peter Edwards, the 11-piece Nu Civilisation Orchestra present a sonic and visual tribute to the Jamaican jazz genius, who settled in London in 1952. Parallel will explore the extraordinary story of Joe Harriott’s approach to group improvisation in the early 60s – a groundbreaking landmark in evolution of British jazz – through the eyes of today’s generation.

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GUILLAUME PERRET + trioVD + PUMA 8pm

Bishopsgate Institute

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Mixing progrock riffs and improvisation with powerful beats, French saxophonist Guillaume Perret operates between musical borders with restless energy and abandon. Vapourising 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.  Puma, the trio of guitarist Stian Westerhus, Oysten Moen (keyboards/ electronics) and drummer Gard Nilssen, create a collision of fiery improv, free rock and textures of electronic sound. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SEEDS OF CREATION

8pm

Spice of Life, Soho

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Seeds Of Creation offer a distinctive take on jazz, drawing on Arabic and Afro-blues influences. The six-piece create an absorbing, compulsively danceable sound, drawing on the Algerian roots of founder Seddik Zebiri.

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NOSTALGIA 77 + WORLD SANGUINE REPORT + THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM 8pm

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

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A killer triple bill inhabiting an urban jazz landscape and blurring the lines between jazz, skronk, psych and song. Amongst a cast of many, Andrew Plummer, James Allsopp, Matt Bourne, Kit Downes and Ruth Goller throw a sense of adventure into the mix. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

KAIROS 4TET With Omar + ERIC LEGNINI & EMILIA MåRTENSSON 8pm

Kings Place/Hall Two

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Fronted by saxophonist Adam Waldmann, and featuring Ivo Neame (piano), Jasper Høiby (bass) and Jon Scott (drums), MOBO Award-winners Kairos 4Tet generate a captivating blend of melodic beauty and pin sharp improvising. Joined for part of the set by British soul singer Omar, the band perform brand new material alongside music from their latest release Statement of Intent. Seizing the dance jazz gauntlet, keyboardist Eric Legnini creates an authentic blend of blues, funk and Blue Note styled jazz. Swedish singer Emilia Martensson joins the Legnini trio for the first time in this one-off Festival collaboration.


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 once again promises to be spectacular celebration of jazz, and can only reinforce London’s status as one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world. Moira Sinclair Executive Director, London Arts Council England artscouncil.org.uk

Tom Arthurs (pictured) is a participant in the first edition of Take Five: Europe; the artist development scheme for emerging jazz musicians produced by Serious and a range of partners in France, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland. Take Five: Europe is funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union, and, in the UK, is supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS For Music Foundation, with additional support from Arts Council England. Artist development is a key area of Serious' activity supported by Arts Council England. Tom will perform as part of Take Five: Europe Live in the Front Room at the Southbank Centre on Saturday 17 November. Here’ll you’ll see all 10 participants (two from each of the partner countries) in this year’s Take Five: Europe performing together as a thrilling tentet. Tom will also appear at Pizza Express Jazz Club on Sunday 11 November, performing with acclaimed German pianist Julia Hülsmann. Photo Emile Holba


Metheny, Frank Zappa) joins European

8.30pm

performing material from their latest album One Afternoon.

KEITH & JULIE quartet Quazamba to explore a rich TIPPETT + Jaak Sooäär & Liudas Mockūnas blend of electrics, groove and melody,

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CHICK COREA-CHRISTIAN McBRIDE-BRIAN BLADE

8pm

Barbican

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Chick Corea comes to LJF with bassist Christian McBride, a marquee name in his own right, and drummer Brian Blade. In a five-decade career, Chick Corea has proved himself a masterful acoustic musician as well as an acknowledged fusion pioneer. His 18 Grammy awards reflect his status as one of the most prominent jazz musicians of the last half-century.

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This event will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 27 Jan 2013.

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SAX ASSAULT

8pm

The Forge, Camden

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Saxophonist and composer Andy Scott comes to the Forge with rhythm section and a grand total of nine saxophones, drawing exquisite colours from sopranino to bass, in an intricate mix of classical and jazz influences

The Vortex, Dalston

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Keith and Julie Tippett are acknowledged as two of the most distinctive and original musicians in jazz and improvised music. In their fifth decade of marriage and making music together they perform an evening of spontaneous composition, the architecture being complete only when the last note has drifted into silence. Lithuanian multi-reeds player/composer Liudas Mockūnas conjures extraordinary sounds from the bass saxophone, performing a special duet with Estonian guitarist/free improviser Jaak Sooäär – an explosive mixture of free jazz and edgy interaction from the Baltic. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE GUEST STARS LIVE AND ON FILM 8.30pm

Chats Palace, Homerton

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A film documenting the success of 1980s Latin jazz ensemble The Guest Stars, followed by a performance from the original band, featuring Deirdre Cartwright (guitar), Josefina Cupido (drums/vocal), Laka Daisical (piano/ vocals), Linda da Mango (congas/ vocals), Alison Rayner (bass), and Ruthie Smith (sax/vocal). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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FEMMES FATALES SARAH MOULE QUARTET

8pm

POSK, Hammersmith

SOWETO KINCH

The Albany, Deptford

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DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

8pm & 11pm

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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NUBLU IN LONDON ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS 8.30pm

Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

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8.30pm

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Sarah Moule sings classic jazz numbers and contemporary songs written by the late American lyricist Fran Landesman with Simon Wallace (piano), Mick Hutton (bass) and Paul Cavaciuti (drums). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DAVE SAMUELS & QUAZAMBA 8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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Double Grammy Award-winning US vibraphone legend Dave Samuels (Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Pat

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GILLES PETERSON PRESENTS MALA IN CUBA 9pm

Brixton Electric

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Dubstep don Mala performs in the UK for the first time, bringing his new project recorded in Cuba along with some of the country’s finest musicians. With guest artists and DJ set from Gilles himself, this will run and run, long into the Brixton night. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WITHOUT WORDS TRIO

9pm

Oliver’s, Greenwich

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This new trio, featuring Dorian Ford (piano), Dominic Ashworth (guitar) and Lydian b Dhami perform dynamic arrangements of jazz standards, alongside original material. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

JAZZ TRUMPET LEGACY

9pm

The Hideaway

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The music of a legion of legendary trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw is reworked by the Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet with special guest Byron Wallen. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CHRIS GARRICK

9.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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A violinist of power and musicality, Chris Garrick takes his lead from Stephane Grappelli, Stuff Smith and Jean Luc Ponty, bringing the jazz violin storming into the 21st century. He brings his quartet featuring pianist Dave Gordon to LJF. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE LATE LATE SHOW

1am

Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

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Yaron Herman

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JOHN SURMAN

2pm

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall ––––––––––––––––––––––––

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11am

1.30pm

TOM CAWLEY WORKSHOP

DO

Southbank Centre/Level 5 Function Room

GARETH LOCKRANE BIG BAND

Spice of Life, Soho

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Flautist/bandleader Gareth Lockrane leads his storming big band, blending heavy grooves and luscious orchestrations to spectacular effect. In the words of London Jazz, “it’s something you have to hear, and much harder to put it into words.”

Midday

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Pianist/composer Tom Cawley leads a workshop aimed at improving technique and performance skills for keys players. Ages 11–16. Approx 90 mins. Booking essential.

BIANCA ROSE

FREE

artsdepot, North Finchley

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Singer-songwriter and ukulele player Bianca Rose intertwines soul and folk music, laced with delicate melodies and insightful lyrics. She performs material from her recently released EP No Fear Hear, produced by Femi Temowo.  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LAURENCE COTTLE BIG BAND

1.30pm

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Exceptional 16-piece big band led by Laurence Cottle, hailed by The Guardian as “one of the finest electric bass players this country has ever produced”.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BIG BAND

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The Bull’s Head, Barnes

2pm

1pm

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The first of two performances in The Bulls Head’s annual LJF big band spectacular, featuring a selection of Cambridge University’s finest emerging players.

Kings Place

This event will be broadcast in The Choir on Sun 30 Dec.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FAMILY JAZZ ALL STARS FAMILY FRIENDLY MATINEE

2pm

606 Club, Fulham

JAZZ FOR TODDLERS WITH ORPHY ROBINSON

Composer/multi-instrumentalist John Surman has been a leading figure in European jazz since the 1960s. For this special LJF performance, he plays a short solo set drawing from his new ECM album Saltash Bells, “full of buoyant, engaging lyricism” (The Guardian), followed by his new work ‘Lifelines’ – a joint commission between BBC Radio 3 and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival – featuring piano, saxophones and the Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir.

DO

FAMILY

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Southbank Centre/Purcell Room

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An all-star band featuring Natalie Williams (vocals), Nathaniel Facey (saxophone), Tom Cawley (piano), Robin Mullarkey (bass), Chris Higginbottom (drums), and Kevin Robinson (trumpet) offer their energetic take on some of the best loved jazz standards. Family Friendly Matinees are the perfect opportunity for young children and adults to go along to a concert together within a relaxed and inclusive environment.  Approx 60 mins, no interval.


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RONNIE SCOTT’S BIG BAND IN A DAY THE BEST OF

Sunday 18 November

3pm

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EFPI PRESENTS ALICE ZAWADZKI + SILENce BLOSSOMS

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Efpi, the Manchester umbrella group that gave us the Beats & Pieces Big Band, showcases vocalist/violinist Alice Zawadzki, who blurs boundaries between free improv and folk. Stockholm’s Silence Blossoms go even further: the missing link between Evan Parker and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ FREE

The NYJC Octet (hand picked from the 2012 Summer School) perform works by eight of the nation’s most talented young jazz players, shortlisted by the Watermill Jazz Young Composers Award 2012.

trioVD & EAST LONDON CREATIVE JAZZ ORCHESTRA 5.15pm

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Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning presents a performance from the East London Creative Jazz Orchestra; the culmination of a residency with the radical trioVD. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA INSPIRED BY GIL 4pm

The Vortex, Dalston

2pm

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Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom

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A special edition of Jazz on 3’s Jazz in the Round sessions transforms the Clore Ballroom with a fascinating series of artists, including Yaron Herman, who returns with his new quartet featuring Emile Parisien (saxophone), Stephane Kerecki (bass) and Ziv Ravitz (drums), performing from their new ACT album Alter Ego. This event will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 26 Nov.

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EMILIA MåRTENSSON BIG SING

NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COLLECTIVE

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The Forge, Camden

JAZZ IN THE ROUND FEATURING YARON HERMAN

Ronnie Scott’s Big Band in a Day gives young Londoners the opportunity to be mentored by the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, and perform on the main stage at the iconic venue. This “best of” edition brings together a group of participants from the last 12 months to play a one-off showcase at LJF. 4pm

2pm

FREE

Barbican Freestage

DO

FAMILY

2pm

Barbican/Garden Room

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Swedish songstress Emilia Mårtensson leads a fun sing-along vocal workshop, designed for the whole family. Some singing experience would be welcomed. Recommended for ages 12+. Approx 90 minutes.

In honour of Gil Evans’ 100th birthday, the resident London Jazz Orchestra presents a brand new set of pieces written by its composing members.

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC BIG BAND KENNY WHEELER: “THE LOST SCORES”

FREE

6pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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4pm

In celebration of the Academy’s recent acquisition of the Kenny Wheeler archive, the RAM Big Band plays some of the lesser known big band compositions and arrangements by the great writer.

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE BIG BAND

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

Two-time National Concert Band Festival Award-winners, the IC Big Band, made up of students at the Imperial College, complete The Bull’s Head’s annual LJF big band spectacular. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

DUNCAN HEINING & Alyn Shipton

FREE

TALK

4pm

Southbank Centre/The Front Room

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Broadcaster/historian Alyn Shipton leads a discussion and Q&A session with acclaimed author Duncan Heining on the subject of his new book, Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975.

NORAAY

FREE

6pm

Barbican Freestage

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“Noraay paints vivid pictures with her music to create a sound that has unexpected depth and reach” (Rita Ray). Combining neo-soul, R&B, hip hop and Arabic music, singer-songwriter Noraay comes to LJF with her new acoustic project Creation, featuring oud player and guitarist Stefanos Tsourelis.


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MULATU ASTATKE

7pm

KOKO, Camden

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Mulatu Astatke, the “father of Ethiojazz” brings his distinctive blend of pop, modern jazz, traditional Ethiopian music, Latin rhythms, Caribbean reggae, and Afro-funk to LJF. The first African student at Berklee College of Music, Mulatu went on to work with Duke Ellington, found a music school, and open his own club, shepherding in a golden age in Ethiopia’s pop and jazz circles and making a lasting mark on the tradition. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

THE ASIAN JAZZ ALL-STARS With Jeremy Monteiro 7.30pm

PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

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The Asian Jazz All Stars couple bluesy organ licks with Ravel-esque harmonies, creating kaleidoscopic soundscapes. The mastery of Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong meet in this continental supergroup, made up of Jeremy Monteiro (keyboards), Eugene Pao (guitar), Tots Tolentino (saxophone) and Chanutr Techatana (drums). ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

STUART McCALLUM

7.30pm

The Forge, Camden

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Guitarist Stuart McCallum has played with The Cinematic Orchestra and remixed Radiohead, but he’s also worked with musicians more obviously within the jazz tradition, from John Surman to Gwilym Simcock. His own music is rooted in memorable melodies, elegantly arranged and brushed with electronics. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

CHAOS ORCHESTRA

7.30pm

Spice of Life, Soho

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This hard-hitting, cross-genre big band prepares to takes the capital by storm with its LJF debut, performing original compositions by Mark Lockheart, Issie Barratt, Elliot Galvin, Laura Jurd and Simon Marsh.

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JIM HALL Trio + KENNY WHEELER BIG BAND 7.30pm

Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall

Sunday 18 November

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This special Festival double-bill celebrates two defining figures in contemporary jazz. In a career spanning nearly seven decades, “jazz’s greatest living guitarist” (Jazz Times) Jim Hall has worked with Sonny Rollins, Art Farmer, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ron Carter. Hall’s influence continues to shape the work of jazz’s top guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. Kenny Wheeler and one of the great big bands make a rare London appearance, performing from their latest CD – and the first recording for this band in 20 years – The Long Waiting. Originally written to commemorate Wheeler’s 80th birthday in January 2010, this music has never been performed in London.

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ARA DINKJIAN

7.45pm

Southbank Centre/Purcell Room  

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Ara Dinkjian is one of the world’s leading oud players. He is the founder of Night Ark, whose five albums mixed jazz with Armenian folk and whose hit Homecoming (Dinata Dinata) was performed at the 2004 Olympics. “Dinkjian shines as an instrumentalist, carrying the listener away in the unique musical world of this Armenian in America” ––Songlines magazine This event will be broadcast in World Routes on Fri 23 Nov.

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7.30pm

DAVID MURRAY BIG BAND & MACY GRAY STOMPING AND SINGIN’ THE BLUES + Jay Phelps Band

BARRY GREEN & DAVE GREEN With Alan Barnes

The Dysart Arms, Richmond

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Pianist Barry Green and bassist Dave Green are joined by the award-winning Alan Barnes, known for his work with Humphrey Lyttleton, Stan Tracey and John Dankworth, as well as for leading the Pizza Express Modern Jazz Sextet. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WORLD RUNNERS ORCHESTRA

7.30pm

Dugdale Centre, Enfield

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Led by drummer and producer Steve Taylor and singer-songwriter Josie Frater, the World Runners Orchestra, described by Time Out as “adventurous”, fuse Latin, jazz and world beats with vocalese.

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8pm

Barbican

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Hot on the heels of a performance to a packed crowd at Back2Black, Macy Gray joins saxophonist David Murray’s roaring big band in a blues-and-souldrenched set of covers – Metallica and Kanye West, Willie Dixon and James “Blood” Ulmer are all in there – and some from Macy herself. The release of Jay Phelps’ debut album Jay Walkin’ described as “sparkly swinging and coolly grooving” (The Guardian), marked steps into an acclaimed solo career, making the jump from talented newcomer to a dynamic leader in his own right.


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Sunday 18 November

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MARC LAFERRIÈRE QUARTET + ZHENYA STRIGALEV QUARTET

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Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton

8pm

The extraordinary life and music of Sidney Bechet provides the inspiration for a rare UK appearance from French saxophonist Marc Laferrière, in a double bill with London-based Russian saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev, who takes an unpredictable step away from free improv and fast-talking bebop, towards the mecca of New Orleans.

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8pm

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SARAH GILLESPIE & GILAD ATZMON 8pm

The Pheasantry, Kings Road

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Sarah Gillespie has achieved critical acclaim for mixing beat-poetry style lyrics with jazz, folk and Middle Eastern blues. She appears here with long-time collaborator and producer, saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

SUPERSILENT & JOHN PAUL JONES 8pm

Village Underground, Shoreditch

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Norway’s Supersilent have just one rule: no rehearsals. The presence of Led Zeppelin’s legendary multiinstrumentalist is sure to push them further, harder, wilder and freer, into previously uncharted zones of sound. A truly heavyweight collaboration completes the Vuzz series at Village Underground.

CYMANDE

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Back in the 1970s, Cymande were the Brit-jazz-funk band that set the bar high. Patrick Patterson and Steve Scipio took the grooves of the Caribbean and stateside funk to create a sound that made an international impact – the first UK band to play Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theatre. With the original members back on stage together for the first time in over three decades, this promises to be a real occasion. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Supersilent by Óscar García Suárez

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NYJO NONET

8.30pm

The Bull’s Head, Barnes

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NYJO has been the springboard for the next generation of British jazz musicians for over 40 years. This nonet, drawn from current members of NYJO, perform classics by Great American Songbook composer George Gershwin. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LIANE CARROLL

MOPOMOSO

8.30pm

The Vortex, Dalston

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8pm

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Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to free improvisation, have put together an extended concert with musicians from Spain, France, Norway and the UK. Featuring leading participants of the free improv scene in solo, duo and trio configurations, expect the sound of surprise to dominate this cavalcade of spontaneous musical creativity. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

LILLIAN BOUTTÉ

8.30pm

606 Club, Fulham

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US singer Lillian Boutté combines jazz, gospel and R&B in a high-energy, feel-good celebration of the music of New Orleans.

Hideaway, Streatham

Renowned for embracing the crowd with performances that simultaneously tug on the heart-strings and tickle the funny-bone, the singer and pianist hosts this intimate night, showcasing favourites from her latest album. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

HANS KOLLER CHASING THE UNICORN 8.30pm

The Salisbury, Haringey

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A rare outing for this stellar quartet featuring Paris-based tenor saxophonist Francois Theberge, New York drummer Jeff Williams, and trumpeter/bassist Percy Pursglove, led by pianist Hans Koller, a brilliant improvisor, who has worked with Evan Parker and Bill Frisell amongst many others.


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A MASTERPIECE RESTORED A MASTERPIECE RESTORED

A MASTERPIECE RESTORED

Our 38 Chamber Suites offer the utmost comfort and grandeur. All Chamber Suites offer guests • Exclusive access to The Chambers Club for breakfast, drinks and snacks across the day After years of devoted restoration, magnificent 245 bedroom • Butler Service • Dedicated VIP Eurostar Transferthe Service • Complimentary Male Wet Shave at St Pancras Renaissance Hotelreservations London offers its guests worldRestaurant Melogy Male Grooming • Priority table at The Gilberta Scott of grandeur, luxury and fantasy behind its fairytale red façade. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London NW1 2AR telephone: +44 (0)20 7841 3540 stpancrasrenaissance.co.uk stpancrasrenaissance.co.uk


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Venues and Booking

606 Club 90 Lots Rd SW10 Fulham Broadway/ Imperial Wharf 020 7352 5953

BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE 230 Bishopsgate EC2 Liverpool Street 020 7392 9200

CON CELLAR BAR ** 42 St Pancras Way NW1 Camden Road & Camden Town

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606club.com

bishopsgate.org.uk

concellarjazz.co.uk wegottickets.com

THE ALBANY Douglas Way SE8 Deptford/New Cross 020 8692 4446

THE BULL’S HEAD* 373 Lonsdale Rd SW13 Barnes Bridge 020 8876 5241

DISCOVER 383–387 High St E15 Stratford

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thealbany.org.uk

THE AMERSHAM ARMS 388 New Cross Road SE14 New Cross/ New Cross Gate 020 8469 1499 secollective.blogspot.com

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

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BARBICAN Silk St EC2 Barbican/Moorgate 020 7638 8891 barbican.org.uk

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

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BBC MAIDA VALE STUDIOS ** Delaware Rd W9 Warwick Avenue bbc.co.uk/tickets/

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BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN’S CLUB 42–44 Pollard St E2 Bethnal Green 0207 739 7170 workersplaytime.net

thebullshead.com

CAFE OTO ** 18–22 Ashwin St E8 Dalston Junction/ Dalston Kingsland cafeoto.co.uk

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CHAPPELL OF BOND STREET ** 152–160 Wardour St W1 Oxford Circus/ Tottenham Court Road

chappellofbondstreet.co.uk/ tickets

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Charlie Wright’s 45 Pitfield St N1 Old Street/ Shoreditch High St 020 7490 8345 charliewrights.com ticketweb.co.uk wegottickets.com

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CHAT’S PALACE ** 42–44 Brooksby’s Walk E9 Homerton blowthefuse.com wegottickets.com

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THE CLAPHAM GRAND 21–25 St John’s Hill SW11 Clapham Junction 0844 249 1000 claphamgrand.com eventim.co.uk/claphamgrand

020 8536 5555 discover.org.uk

DUGDALE CENTRE 39 London Road EN2 Enfield Town 020 8807 6680

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THE DYSART ARMS 135 Petersham Rd TW10 Richmond 07967 481 625 thedysartarms.co.uk

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FAIRFIELD HALLS Park Lane CR9 East Croydon 020 8688 9291 fairfield.co.uk

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THE FORGE 3–7 Delancey St NW1 Camden Town/ Mornington Crescent forgevenue.org

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FOYLES * 113–119 Charing Cross Rd WC2 020 7440 3205 Tottenham Court Rd foyles.co.uk

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GEORGE IV 185 High Road W4 Turnham Green georgeiv.co.uk

THE GREEN MAN * 383 Euston Rd NW1 Great Portland St/ Regent’s Park

greenmanjazz.blogspot.com

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GREEN NOTE 106 Parkway NW1 Camden Town 020 7485 9899 greennote.co.uk wegottickets.com

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Guildhall School of Music and DRAMA Silk St EC2 Barbican/Moorgate 020 7638 8891 gsmd.ac.uk/events

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HACKNEY EMPIRE 291 Mare Street E8 Hackney Central 020 8985 2424 hackneyempire.co.uk

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

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JAZZ CAFE ** 5 Parkway NW1 Camden Town

venues.meanfiddler.com/jazzcafe

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JAZZ NURSERY Arch 61, Ewer Street SE1 Southwark 020 7928 1225 jazznursery.com

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KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS * Euston Road NW1 Kings Cross St Pancras ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

KINGS PLACE 90 York Way N1 Kings Cross 020 7520 1490 kingsplace.co.uk


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Venues and Booking KOKO 1A Camden High St NW1 Mornington Crescent 0870 432 5527

POSK 238–246 King St W6 Ravenscourt Park 020 8741 1940

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koko.uk.com

LA BROCCA 273 West End Lane NW6 West Hampstead 020 7433 1989 labrocca.co.uk

wegottickets.com

RICH MIX 35–47 Bethnal Green Rd E1 Shoreditch High Street 020 7613 7498

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richmix.org.uk

lauderdalehouse.co.uk

RONNIE SCOTT’S 47 Frith St W1 Tottenham Court Rd 020 7439 0747

Lauderdale House Highgate Hill N6 Archway 020 8348 8716

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

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

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ronniescotts.co.uk

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS Burlington House W1 Piccadilly Circus/ Green Park 0844 209 0051 royalacademy.org.uk

Please quote LJF when booking

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THE ORANGE TREE 45 Kew Road TW9 Richmond (London) 020 8940 0944

ROYAL ALBERT HALL Cafe Consort/Elgar Room Kensington Gore SW7 South Kensington 0845 401 5045

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orangetreerichmond.co.uk

the oxford* 256 Kentish Town Rd NW5 Kentish Town theoxfordjazz.com

royalalberthall.com

Royal opera house Covent Garden WC2 Covent Garden 020 7304 4000

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roh.org.uk

pizzaexpresslive.com

THE SALISBURY 1 Grand Parade N4 Turnpike Lane 07745 723 355

THE PHEASANTRY 152 Kings Road SW3 Sloane Sq 0845 6027 017

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PIZZAEXPRESS Jazz Club 10 Dean St W1 Tottenham Court Road 0845 602 7017 pizzaexpresslive.com

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SOUTHBANK CENTRE • 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 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall • Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall • Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall • Sunley Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Rd SE1 Waterloo 0844 847 9910

southbankcentre.co.uk

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* NO ADVANCE BOOKINGS ** ADVANCE BOOKINGS ONLINE ONLY ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Transport Key

Underground Overground DLR ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Spice of Life 6 Moor St W1D Leicester Square 020 7739 3025

The times shown for concert venues are when the performance begins. The times shown for clubs are blog.spicejazz.co.uk a good indication of when ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ you can expect the music to ST JAMES’S PICCADILLY begin, but remember that the 197 Piccadilly W1J doors usually open earlier – Piccadilly Circus so get there early if you want 020 7724 2389 a good seat. About two-thirds jazzcds.co.uk of the shows in the Festival ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ sell out in advance, so we VILLAGE strongly recommend advance UNDERGROUND bookings. 54 Holywell Lane EC2A Shoreditch High Street The right is reserved to alter 020 7422 7505 the advertised programme. villageunderground.co.uk The programme goes to ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ press in August, so there are Vortex always a few changes during 11 Gillett St N16 the autumn. Please check Dalston Kingsland/ londonjazzfestival.org.uk for Dalston Junction updates. 020 7254 4097 vortexjazz.co.uk

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Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore St W1U Oxford Circus/Bond St 020 7935 2141 wigmore-hall.org.uk

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XOYO 32–37 Cowper St EC2 Old Street 020 7490 1198 xoyo.co.uk

Some of the smaller venues have limited facilities for people with disabilities – please check with the venue before booking. If you don’t feel you are treated well by any venue, please e-mail katie.baldwin@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 LJF programme.  As well as enjoying the great concerts on offer over 10 days, we encourage you to delve further into the music by getting involved. Our Beyond Concerts programme opens the door to music for all age groups, with opportunities to participate on a variety of levels, from jazz workshops for toddlers and for young people through to family-friendly events and the ever popular Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya series. 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 end up with performances, so check out the list of projects below to learn more. For information about our Learning & Participation programme contact learning@serious.org.uk

Reka

The Write Stuff

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Bosnian vocal sensation Amira hosts workshops for women attending artsdepot and Barnet Refugee Service’s Jasmine Group programme for asylum seeker and refugees during her stay. Amira wowed the group when she performed at artsdepot in 2011, so it is a pleasure to be able to bring her back this Festival to work with them. Amira performs with Bojan Z at artsdepot on Fri 9 Nov (see p.9).

Our intensive jazz journalism initiative for new writers, produced in partnership with Jazzwise magazine and based at Southbank Centre, returns for its celebratory 10th year, offering fantastic opportunities for writing enthusiasts to get professional guidance in music journalism from some of the industry’s leading names – Jon Newey, Kevin LeGendre and Mike Flynn. 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. 

Global Sounds ––––––––––––––––––––––––

In partnership with Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service, Serious has facilitated a fantastic music project, Global Sounds, in schools over the last three years, introducing young people to an incredible array of international artists. The final chapter of the project takes its inspiration from the east, with a vocal project in secondary schools led by beatboxer Jason Singh and vocalist Ranjana Ghatak. Join us for a lunchtime performance at Rich Mix on Wed 14 Nov at 1pm. Supported by City Bridge Trust

ArtsTrain

Transforming Young Lives Through ThePower Of Music ––––––––––––––––––––––––

This year the south-east London community music project ArtsTrain is hosting a Festival celebration at the Langley Park Concert Hall in Beckenham on Mon 12 Nov at 7pm featuring talented young people from across south east and outer London. The programme showcases a specially commissioned piece written by students at Langley Park and scored by James Yarde and Gawain Hewitt. The piece is inspired by ArtsTrain’s Patron, Soweto Kinch, whose latest project ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’ premieres at The Albany (p.41). For more info please email: keith.sykes@mytimeactive.org.uk or call 020 8323 1707.

See jazzwisemagazine.com for more information. 

Serious New Audiences ––––––––––––––––––––––––

Each year the London Jazz 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 learning@serious.org.uk

Young & Serious ––––––––––––––––––––––––

Our Young & Serious scheme offers 17–25 year olds the opportunity to learn 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 and post up photos and video clips at youngandserious.tumblr.com. On Tue 13 Nov, make sure you catch the Y&S curated free stage performance in the Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall (p.25).


Marcus Roberts Residency

Ronnie Scott’s Big Band in a Day

with Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The Best of

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Ronnie Scott’s Big Band in a Day gives young Londoners the opportunity to be mentored by the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, and perform on the main stage at the iconic venue. This “best of” edition brings together a group of participants from the last twelve months to play a one-off showcase at LJF.

Six-time winners of the BBC Big Band contest, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Jazz Band has performed with a host of international guest soloists, including Randy Brecker, David Liebman, Billy Cobham, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler and John Surman. This year, under the direction of Martin Hathaway, the Guildhall Jazz Band join the Marcus Roberts Trio in an intensive school residency leading to public performances at Kings Place on Fri 16 and Sat 17 Nov (p.32).

SOUTHBANK CENTRE: VOICELAB DAY ––––––––––––––––––––––––

An intensive and fun day of singing on Sun 11 Nov from 11am onwards, giving participants the opportunity to experience a range of vocal styles that stem from Brazilian, Portugese fado and north Indian singing, working towards an end of the day public performance in The Clore Ballroom. Open to all confident singers with the flexibility to quickly learn contrasting music. Book in advance to guarantee your place as numbers will be limited, by emailing voicelab@ southbankcentre.co.uk.

Next Generation Takes Over

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The next generation of emerging jazz musicians take the Freestage at the Barbican in an afternoon of largeensemble performances on Sun 18 Nov (p.52).

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National Youth Jazz Collective ––––––––––––––––––––––––

NYJC and Watermill Jazz proudly presents The NYJC Octet (hand picked from the 2012 NYJC Summer School), performing works by eight of the nation’s most talented young composers, shortlisted by the Watermill Jazz Young Composers Award 2012. Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and Youth Music.

East London Creative Jazz Orchestra residency ––––––––––––––––––––––––

trioVD (Chris Sharkey (guitar), Chris Bussey (drums) and Chris De Bezenac (saxophone)) have been described by Time Out as “earth – shattering, taking a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz”. In partnership with Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning, the trio deliver a residency with ELCJO Band Leader Paul Griffiths leading up to this year’s Festival, offering guidance and inspiration to young players from east London, who make up this unique creative Orchestra. They perform together on the Barbican Freestage as a finale to the Next Generation Takes Over series.

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Friday 9 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 1pm Kai Hoffman Quartet Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.6 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 6pm Hyperpotamus Kings Cross St Pancras Station/Lower Concourse p.6 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 6pm Verneri Pohjola Quartet Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.6 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 6pm Cecilia Stalin Barbican Freestage p.6 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Sophie Hunger Jazz Cafe p.6 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Robert Glasper Experiment + Phantom Limb Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.7 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Guildhall Jazz Band ft. Nikki Iles Guildhall School Of Music and Drama p.7 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet + Empirical Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.7 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Hildegard Learns To Fly PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.7 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Amira & Bojan Z artsdepot p.7 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Jazz Voice Barbican p.9 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Tigran Hamasyan Wigmore Hall p.9 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Mara Caryle + Robi Farkas & Brian Kellock Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Robert Mitchell & Omar Puente Charlie Wright’s p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Terence Blanchard Ronnie Scott’s p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Seckou Keita + DJ Aj Kwame Rich Mix p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Gareth Lockrane The Forge p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Examples Of Twelves + Bento Box Green Note p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Duncan Eagles/Mark Perry + Breach Spice Of Life p.10 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Bushman’s Revenge + Albatrosh + Synkoke The Vortex p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Salena Jones The Pheasantry, Kings Road p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Cafe OTO p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Matt Wates Sextet The Bull’s Head p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Down To The Bone Hideaway p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Imaani + Mary Pearce 606 Club p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Emilia Mårtensson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.11 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 10.30pm Jazz on 3 Launch Ronnie Scott’s p.11 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Saturday 10 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO 11am Seb Rochford Workshop Southbank Centre/Level 3 Function Room p.12 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TALK Midday Greg Osby & Michael Janisch Masterclass Southbank Centre/Level 5 Function Room p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Feast of Jazz Film: Barbara Thompson Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.12 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm National Youth Jazz Orchestra Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Adventures In Sound Cafe OTO p.13 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 2pm Hyperpotamus National Maritime Museum p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 3.30pm Jazz Line-Up Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 4pm Scene France Barbican Freestage p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Jivko Petrov Jazz Trio The Clapham Grand p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5pm Feast of Jazz Film: Sonny Rollins Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.12 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE TALK 5.30pm Way In To The Way Out: Part I Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 6pm Oddarrang Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.13 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Byron Wallen Royal Academy of Arts p.14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Makoto Meets Lakatos PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Lucinda Williams Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Melody Gardot + Luisa Sobral Barbican p.14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Claire Martin Royal Opera House/Linbury Studio p.14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Michael Janisch & Aruan Oritz Quintet + Ruaridh Patterson Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.15 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Feast of Jazz Film: Michel Petrucciani Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.12 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm 30 Years of The Westbrook Trio Kings Place/Hall Two p.15 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Femi Temowo + Elisa Caleb The Forge p.15 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm J-Sonics Spice Of Life p.15 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Salena Jones The Pheasantry, Kings Road p.15 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Matthew Shipp Trio The Vortex p.16


–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Dave Newton Trio The Bull’s Head p.16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Tommaso Starace Quartet POSK p.16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet Cafe OTO p.16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Women In Jazz Hideaway p.16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Bambus City Strut Charlie Wright’s p.16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Saxophone Summit ft. Peter King 606 Club p.16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Makoto Meets Lakatos PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.14 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1am The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Sunday 11 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30am Ragtime with Keith Nichols Jazz Nursery p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO 11am Femi Temowo Workshop Southbank Centre/Level 5 Function Room p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE Midday Hyperpotamus artsdepot p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 1pm Dis-illusioned The Bull’s Head p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.30pm Gabriel Garrick Big Band Spice Of Life p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.30pm 606 Gospel Group 606 Club p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO FAMILY 2pm Big Sing: Brendan Reilly Barbican/Garden Room p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 2pm Scene Finland Barbican Freestage p.17 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Beats & Pieces + Ensemble Denada Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Township Comets The Vortex p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE TALK 5.30pm Way In To The Way Out: Part II Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Dom James & The Dixie Ticklers + Paris Washboard Jazz Nursery p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 6pm Voicelab Jazz Day Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Lucinda Williams Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm John McLaughlin + Arun Ghosh Barbican p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Grand Union Orchestra Hackney Empire p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Celebrating Gil Evans Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.19 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Randolph Matthews The Forge p.19 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Tom Arthurs & Julia Hülsmann + Bourne/Davis/Kane PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.19 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Matt Roberts Big Band Spice Of Life p.19 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Beats & Pieces + Ensemble Denada Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.18 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Natalie Williams Soul Family Ronnie Scott’s p.19 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Alan Wilkinson + Akode Cafe OTO p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Damo Suzuki & 23 Skidoo + Three Trapped Tigers Village Underground p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Liane Carroll 606 Club p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Kaz Simmons Olivers p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ian Shaw & Sachal Vasandani Hideaway p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Mike Finnegan & Duncan Lamont The Bull’s Head p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Button Band The Salisbury p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Attab Haddad + Amira Kheir The Vortex p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet Charlie Wright’s p.20 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Brass Mask Jazz Nursery p.20 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Monday 12 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.10pm Nikki Iles Trio St James’s Piccadilly p.22 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm LJF Sessions @ Ray’s Jazz Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.23 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Herbie Hancock Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.22 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Michael Wollny + Iiro Rantala St James’s Piccadilly p.22 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Bill Frisell Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.22 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Australian Art Orchestra Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.22 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Ravi Coltrane Ronnie Scott’s p.22 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Josh Arcoleo The Forge p.23 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Snarky Puppy + Hyperpotamus XOYO p.23 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Black Top #5 Cafe OTO p.23


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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jim Mullen & Stan Sulzmann 606 Club p.23 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Imaginary Delta + Brass Mask The Vortex p.24 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm John Coghlan’s King Earl Boogie Band The Bull’s Head p.24 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jason Rebello Quartet + Partikel PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.24 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Kristian Borring Quartet Charlie Wright’s p.24 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.24 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Tuesday 13 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm LJF Sessions @ Ray’s Jazz Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.23 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Psylus Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.25 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE TALK 6pm Public Seminar: Jazz In The New Europe Southbank Centre/Sunley Pavillion p.25 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Nat Birchall Quintet + Talk In Colour + Corina Piatti Barfly p.25 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.25 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Jan Garbarek Group ft. Trilok Gurtu Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.25 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Winstone/Gesing/Venier + Iro Haarla Quintet St James’s Piccadilly p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Shabaka Hutchings & BBC Concert Orchestra Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Carminho Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Ravi Coltrane Ronnie Scott’s p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Mittere The Forge p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Tony Remy + Nathaniel Facey 606 Club p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Tom Millar Quartet + Jazz Fest Jam Session Green Note p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jim Mullen & Stan Sulzmann The Green Man p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Humphrey Lyttelton Band The Bull’s Head p.26 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Map + Redshift + Bill Mudge Quartet The Amersham Arms p.27 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Kit Downes Quintet + Barbacana The Vortex p.27 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Hannes Riepler Quartet + Andre Cannierè Group Charlie Wright’s p.27 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Arcoleo/Crowley/Farmer/Williams The Oxford p.27 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.45pm Ayanna & Gwyneth Herbert Royal Albert Hall/Elgar Room p.27 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Wednesday 14 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.10pm Emma Smith St James’s Piccadilly p.28 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO FAMILY 2pm Jazz For Toddlers artsdepot p.28 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm LJF Sessions @ Ray’s Jazz Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.23 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm HMTTY: Kurt Elling & Sheila Jordan Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.29 FREE TALK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm DPZ Quintet Barbican Freestage p.28 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Jazz Record Requests Kings Place/St Pancras Room p.28 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Brad Mehldau Trio Barbican p.28 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Brassroots + Mimika Rich Mix p.29 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Wadada Leo Smith & John Tilbury Bishopsgate Institute p.29 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Kurt Elling + Sheila Jordan Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.29 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Tim Garland + Christoph Stiefel Trio St James’s Piccadilly p.29 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Sarah Jane Morris Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.29 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Henri Texier Kings Place/Hall One p.30 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Niki Iles + Zoe Rahman 606 Club p.30 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Maylight + Oded Kafri + The Drumachine Project + Renu George IV p.30 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Mirror + Fyfe Dangerfield & Rory Simmons The Forge p.30 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Celebrating Eddie Harvey The Orange Tree p.30 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Vocal Jazz Summit Spice Of Life p.30 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Graham Collier: Relook BBC Maida Vale Studios p.30 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Frank Griffith Big Band The Bull’s Head p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Way That You Do It + ACROBAT The Amersham Arms p.31 ––––––––––––––���––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Tammy Weis The Pheasantry p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Laura Jurd Quartet The Green Man p.31


–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Will Vinson Quartet PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Dunajska Kapelye The Vortex p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Speech Debelle + Samuel Yirga Village Underground p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Roy’s Big Smoke Family Charlie Wright’s p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.45pm Natalie Duncan Royal Albert Hall/Elgar Room p.31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Thursday 15 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday Georgia Mancio Quartet Royal Albert Hall/Café Consort p.33 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO FAMILY 2pm Jazz For Toddlers Rich Mix p.28 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Jazz Piano Workshop Chappell p.33 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Sam Leak Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.33 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm LJF Sessions @ Ray’s Jazz Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.23 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm James Morton National Maritime Museum p.33 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Esperanza Spalding Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.33 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Woodkid Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.34 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Trish Clowes + Testimoni St James’s Piccadilly p.34 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Ben Crosland Brass Group Lauderdale House p.34 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Big Band Of The Bulgarian National Radio ft. Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw The Clapham Grand p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Charles McPherson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Chaos Sextet Spice Of Life p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm James Pearson & Tom Cawley Chappell p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm The Peggy Lee Project ft. Gwyneth Herbert artsdepot p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Flavia Coelho Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Karin Krog & Bengt Hallberg The Forge p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Alice Zawadzki Band + Let Spin Green Note p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Dee Dee Bridgewater Ronnie Scott’s p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Fatoumata Diawara Village Underground p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Niney The Observer + Soul Jazz Records Sound System XOYO p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Nicolas Simion Group + Ivo Neame & Jim Hart Rich Mix p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Marcus Roberts Residency Kings Place/Hall One p.32 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Clare Teal The Pheasantry p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm James Hunter + Chris Corcoran Trio Hideaway p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Kai’s Cats La Brocca p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Sheila Jordan The Bull’s Head p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ab Baars + Ken Vandermark + Paal Nilssen Love The Vortex p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Monocled Man + Identity Parade + Draw By Four The Amersham Arms p.37 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Tina May Quartet ft. Andy Panayi The Green Man p.37 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 606 Club p.37 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Oren Marshall Charlie Wright’s p.37 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Charles McPherson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Friday 16 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday Jack Davies Flea Circus Royal Albert Hall/Café Consort p.39 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Henry Armburg Jennings Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.39 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.10pm Liam Noble St James’s Piccadilly p.39 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm LJF Sessions @ Ray’s Jazz Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.23 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Sid Peacock Barbican Freestage p.39 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm HMTTY: Jack DeJohnnette Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.29 FREE TALK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Adriano Adewale Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.39 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Sonny Rollins Barbican p.39 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Paco De Lucia Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.39 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Jack DeJohnette Group Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.39


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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Gwilym Simcock & City Of London Sinfonia St James’s Piccadilly p.40 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Charles McPherson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Open Souls + Circle of Sound Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.40 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Karin Krog & Bengt Hallberg The Forge p.40 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Jazzpospolita POSK p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Marcus Roberts Residency Kings Place/Hall One p.32 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Tomáš Liška Spice Of Life p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Soweto Kinch The Albany p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Legends Of Jazz Funk Hideaway p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Dee Dee Bridgewater Ronnie Scott’s p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––���–––––––––––– 8pm Sam Crowe Group + Jeff Williams Quartet Green Note p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Looks Like Jazz + Buster Plays Buster Chats Palace p.41 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Dimitri Vassilakis The Bull’s Head p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Tom Stone Nonet The Green Man p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm World Service Project + Pixel + Roller Trio The Vortex p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions Charlie Wright’s p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Julian Arguelles Quartet Con Cellar Bar p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Samara 606 Club p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Live To Europe Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.42 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Charles McPherson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Legends Of Jazz Funk Hideaway p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Dee Dee Bridgewater Ronnie Scott’s p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midnight Outhouse + Imperial Quartet The Vortex p.42 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1am The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Saturday 17 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO 11am Trish Clowes Workshop Southbank Centre/Level 3 Function Room p.44 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday Jeremy Monteiro Masterclass Southbank Centre/Spirit Level, Blue Room p.44 TALK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Neil Cowley Trio With The Goldsmiths (Big) Strings Barbican p.44 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Apollo Saxophone Quartet The Forge p.44 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO FAMILY 2pm Jazz For Toddlers Discover p.44 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Michael Garrick: A Tribute Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.46 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Marcus Roberts Residency Kings Place/Hall One p.32 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.30pm Tommy Evans Orchestra Barbican Freestage p.46 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Jazz Line-Up Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.47 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Public Seminar: Jazz In The New Europe Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.46 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.30pm Take Five Europe Live Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.46 FREE TALK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Stonephace Stabbins Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.46 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Juhani Aaltonen Quartet Barbican Freestage p.46 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm HMTTY: Chick Corea Barbican p.29 FREE TALK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Clare Connors Royal Academy of Arts p.47 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Get The Blessing Jazz Cafe p.47 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Leszek Mozdzer & Radio.String.Quartet.Vienna St James’s Piccadilly p.47 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Egberto Gismonti + John Law Trio Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.47 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Rodriguez Southbank Centre/Royal Festival Hall p.47 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Charles McPherson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Dimitri Vassilakis artsdepot p.48 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Parallel: A Tribute To Joe Harriott Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.48 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Marcus Roberts Residency Kings Place/Hall One p.32 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Guillaume Perret + trioVD + PUMA Bishopsgate Institute p.48 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Seeds Of Creation Spice Of Life p.48 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Nostalgia 77 + World Sanguine Report + The Golden Age Of Steam Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club p.48 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Kairos 4tet + Eric Legnini & Emilia Mårtensson Kings Place/Hall Two p.48 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Chick Corea-Christian McBride-Brian Blade Barbican p.50


–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Sax Assault The Forge p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Soweto Kinch The Albany p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Dee Dee Bridgewater Ronnie Scott’s p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions Charlie Wright’s p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Keith & Julie Tippett + Jaak Sooäär & Liudas Mockūnas The Vortex p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Guest Stars: Live And On Film Chats Palace p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Sarah Moule Quartet POSK p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Dave Samuels & Quazamba The Bull’s Head p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Gilles Peterson Presents: Mala In Cuba Brixton Electric p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Without Words Trio Oliver’s p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Jazz Trumpet Legacy Hideaway p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Chris Garrick 606 Club p.50 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Charles McPherson PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.35 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Dee Dee Bridgewater Ronnie Scott’s p.36 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1am The Late Late Show Ronnie Scott’s p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Festival in Full

Sunday 18 November

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO 11am Tom Cawley Workshop Southbank Centre/Level 5 Function Room p.51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE Midday Bianca Rose artsdepot p.51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Cambridge University Big Band The Bull’s Head p.51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.30pm Gareth Lockrane Big Band Spice Of Life p.51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.30pm Laurence Cottle Big Band 606 Club p.51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Jazz For Toddlers Kings Place p.28 DO FAMILY –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm John Surman Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Family Friendly Matinee Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.51 FAMILY –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Alice Zawadzki + Silence Blossoms The Forge p.52 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Jazz in the Round ft. Yaron Herman Southbank Centre/The Clore Ballroom p.52 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DO FAMILY 2pm Big Sing: Emilia Mårtensson Barbican/Garden Room p.52 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Ronnie Scott’s Big Band In A Day Barbican Freestage p.52 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm National Youth Jazz Collective Barbican Freestage p.52 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm London Jazz Orchestra The Vortex p.52 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Imperial College Big Band The Bull’s Head p.52 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Duncan Heining & Alyn Shipton Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.52 FREE TALK –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5.15pm trioVD & East London Creative Jazz Orchestra Barbican Freestage p.52 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Kenny Wheeler: The Lost Scores Southbank Centre/The Front Room p.52 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Noraay Barbican Freestage p.52 FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Mulatu Astatke KOKO p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm The Asian Jazz All-Stars PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Stuart McCallum The Forge p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Chaos Orchestra Spice Of Life p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Jim Hall + Kenny Wheeler Big Band Southbank Centre/Queen Elizabeth Hall p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Barry Green & Dave Green The Dysart Arms p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm World Runners Orchestra Dugdale Centre p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Ara Dinkjian Southbank Centre/Purcell Room p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm David Murray Big Band & Macy Gray + Jay Phelps Barbican p.53 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Marc Laferrière Quartet + Zhenya Strigalev Quartet Charlie Wright’s p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Sarah Gillespie & Gilad Atzmon The Pheasantry p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Supersilent & John Paul Jones Village Underground p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Cymande Fairfield Halls p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Mopomoso The Vortex p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Lillian Boutté 606 Club p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm NYJO Nonet The Bull’s Head p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Liane Carroll Hideaway p.54 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Hans Koller The Salisbury p.54


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Festival Supporters ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Festival is produced by

Serious is one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music.  Thanks to the invaluable generosity of our many supporters: businesses, trusts and foundations and individual donors, we are able to continue to create new commissions, provide professional development for artists and build on our inspiring learning and participation programmes. We have established Serious Trust (registered charity no 114535) to extend our network of partners and the reach of our work with artists, young people and communities. If you’d like to get involved, please visit serious.org.uk/supportus ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The Festival is only possible as a result of the support of our many partners ––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Our Official Drinks Partners

Our Official Airline Partner

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

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We would like to acknowledge the following organisations

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Take Five: Europe brings together partners across Europe

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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 KOKO (Mulatu) and Barbican (Luisa Sobral) • Basho Records at St James’s Piccadilly • Bolgyo Music Productions at George IV and Pizza Express (Makoto meets Lakatos) • Brownswood Recordings at Brixton Electric • Guildhall School of Music and Drama at Kings Place (Marcus Roberts Residency) • Jazzlines at Barbican Freestage (Sid Peacock) • Kazum! at Purcell Room (Ara Dinkjian) • London Festival of Bulgarian Culture at Clapham Grand • Loop Collective at the Vortex • Mean Fiddler at Jazz Café • Royal Academy of Music at Front Room (Kenny Wheeler project) • Trinity College of Music at Queen Elizabeth Hall (Celebrating Gil Evans) • Way Out West at The Orange Tree • Worshipful Company of Musicians at The Green Man • Yamaha at Chappell of Bond Street • SE Collective at the Amersham Arms ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

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Broadcast diary bbc.co.uk/radio3 NOVEMBER 2012 5-9

In Tune, 4.30pm Radio 3’s drivetime programme with guests drawn from the artists appearing at the Festival.

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Radio 3 Live in Concert, 7.30pm Jazz Voice: Opening night jazz vocal extravaganza.

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Jazz on 3, 11pm Live from Ronnie Scott’s: Exclusive live performances from some of the most sought-after acts at the Festival.

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Jazz Record Requests, 5pm Listeners’ requests for tracks by festival artists.

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Jazz Line-Up, 11pm Join Kevin Le Gendre for a special edition of Jazz Line-Up from the Festival featuring interviews and performances from some great artists such as Oddarrang.

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Jazz on 3, 11.00pm Matthew Shipp Trio: Leading-edge contemporary jazz led by one of New York’s most exciting pianists.

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Jazz Line-Up, 11pm Graham Collier Tribute with the BBC Big Band and special guests conducted by Geoff Warren. 2012 would have marked the 75th birthday of the British bandleader and musician.

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Jazz on 3, 11pm Jez Nelson hosts an edition of his legendary monthly concert series Jazz In The Round featuring an eclectic line-up of musicians.

DECEMBER 2012 2

Live to Europe, 11.15pm A Jazz Line-Up showcase of British talent including Iain Ballamy’s Anorak and Roberto Mitchell’s Panacea going out live to Europe.

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Jazz on 3, 11pm Adventures in Sound: A series of exciting new collaborations, curated by Jazz On 3. Expect the unexpected.

12-16 Composer of the Week, 12pm & 6.30pm Donald Macleod explores the big band era through a host of different arrangers and bandleaders.

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Jazz on 3, 11pm Jez Nelson presents a new commission by veteran French composer and double bassist Henri Texier.

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Radio 3 Live in Concert, 7.30pm BBC Concert Orchestra with Shabaka Hutchings (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Jazz Artist).

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Jazz Record Requests, 5pm Listeners’ requests for tracks by festival artists.

Jazz Line-Up, 11pm Neil Cowley Trio with the Goldsmiths (Big) Strings: The hi-energy pianist and his trio are joined by a 30 piece string section.

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World Routes, 10pm Lucy Duran presents a concert with young Portuguese Fado singer Carminho.

The Choir, 5pm A major new work for men’s chorus by John Surman, commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

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Jazz Line-Up, 11pm Join Claire Martin for a special edition of Jazz Line-Up from the London Jazz Festival, featuring interviews and performances from top flight artists including Stonephace Stabbins with Zoe Rahman.

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Jazz on 3, 11pm Jack DeJohnette in a special concert to celebrate the legendary drummer’s 70th birthday.

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World on 3, 11pm Ara Dinkjian in session.

JANUARY 2013 6

Jazz Line-Up, 11pm Kurt Elling & Sheila Jordan: A very special concert recording from two of the leading jazz singers in the world.

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Jazz Line-Up, 11pm Chick Corea, Brian Blade & Christian McBride: Three of the world’s most inventive jazz musicians come together for what promises to be a very special concert.

Find out more and listen in HD sound at bbc.co.uk/radio3


London Jazz Festival 2012