US-born, India-raised and London-based tabla player Sarathy Korwar has established himself as one of the most original and compelling voices in the UK jazz scene. He leads UPAJ Collective, has collaborated with the likes of Shabaka Hutchings, clarinettist Arun Ghosh and producer Hieroglyphic Being, as well as groups Penya and Ill Considered.
Jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth and the Brodsky Quartet first met nearly twenty years ago when they collaborated on a hugely successful song-writing project for Secondary School children nationwide, on behalf of the Contemporary Music Network. Since then they have relished opportunities to come together in a break from their usual performing schedules, growing their repertoire to make up this richly diverse set of songs from folk to rock, new works and of course the jazz classics for which Jacqui is so well known. Songs from Brodsky friends Elvis Costello, Sting, Diana Krall and Bjork sit beside new creations by Harvey Brough, Charlie Wood, John and Alec Dankworth as well as Jacqui herself, folk song settings by Britten and big tunes from Nelson Riddle, in colourful arrangements by the performers and their friends. A smorgasbord of moods and flavours.
Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents a sonic and visual tribute to Joe Harriott, the legendary free-form Jamaican jazz genius who settled in London in 1952 and went on to explore the sounds of the city and the musicians he met there to create his own characteristic style of jazz.
Without doubt the most celebrated gypsy jazz guitarist since Django Reinhardt and arguably the finest jazz guitarist in Europe right now, the Dutch Sinti Gypsy Stochelo Rosenberg has performed at the world's major jazz festivals.
Theon Cross is an award-winning tuba player and composer who not only redefines what can be done with his instrument but also transcends traditional genre conventions with his heady brew of low end theory combined with strains of ‘jazz,
John Law’s Congregation releases their latest album, CONFIGURATION, on Ubuntu Music. Captivating, anthemic melodies, mixed with powerful rhythms and grooves of subtle electronic soundscapes.
Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra are joined by one of London Unwrapped’s Artists in Residence, the composer, band-leader and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi for a special new London Unwrapped collaboration with members of her SEED Ensemble.