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Pouya Ehsaei presents Parasang ft. Marley Drummond, Kadialy Kouyate and Camilla George

Contemporary / London Unwrapped

A gathering of world-class musicians from around the globe, Parasang celebrates the different sounds present in London today. 

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The Vernon Spring + Ideophone

Contemporary / London Unwrapped

Lima Limo Records present a double celebration of new music from The Vernon Spring and new signing, Ideophone.

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Pouya Ehsaei presents Parasang ft. Hammadi Valdes and Yelfris Valdés

Contemporary / London Unwrapped

For the second iteration of the series, Pouya Ehsaei will be joined by Yelfris Valdés, a Cuban trumpeter taking inspirations from Yoruba traditions and Cuban and jazz music. Yelfris has collaborated with Sierra Maestra, Chucho Valdés, Moses Boyd, Kano and Ariwo. Hammadi Rencurrell Valdes a dynamic percussionist and musical director who has worked closely with legendary dancer, Carlos Acosta, for over a decade, and been involved in the production of seminal albums like “Irakere 30 años", and Chucho Valdés’ “New Conceptions”, which was awarded a Latin Grammy. Hammadi is also the co-founder of the Cuban-Iranian band Ariwo.

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Theon Cross [solo]

Jazz / London Unwrapped

Award-winning tuba player and composer who transcends traditional genre conventions with his heady brew of low-end theory combined with strains of jazz, dub, hip-hop, soca and grime.

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Laura Jurd & Huw Warren

Jazz / London Unwrapped

First outing for a new and exciting collaboration by two of the most eclectic free spirits in UK Jazz, Laura Jurd and Huw Warren.

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Ubuntu Music presents John Law’s Congregation: CONFIGURATION Album Launch

Jazz at Kings Place

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.

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Arooj Aftab

Contemporary / Luminate

Listed by NPR as one of the Top 100 Young Composers of today, Pakistani singer Arooj Aftab carries in her music a seasoned tranquility that inspires calm to whoever listens.

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Gwenifer Raymond

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

Hailing from the Welsh valleys, the guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Gwenifer Raymond brings her awe-inspiring musicality to the EFG London Jazz Festival.  

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Robocobra Quartet + Archipelago

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

An exciting EFG London Jazz Festival double-bill from the two bands; Robocobra Quartet, with their irrisesistable improvisation-soaked take on post-punk, and Newcastle trio Archipelago, presenting their genre-fusing sound.

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Irreversible Entanglements

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival and Kings Place are proud to present the biggest London headline show to date for Irreversible Entanglements, the liberation-oriented free jazz and spoken word collective formed by poet Camae Ayewa (aka

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Groove Baby presents: Groove Into the Woods

Family at Kings Place

Come on a jazz and funk fuelled family adventure into the deep dark woods. Specially designed for ages 3 - 7 and their grown-ups!

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Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates - Arts & Crafts

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates have travelled independent paths for the past forty years, each imparting purpose and direction to their craft, and in tonight’s concert they unite for the first time at the EFG

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Ichiko Aoba

Jazz / Luminate

Co-curated by Serious for EFG London Jazz Festival and Kings Place for Luminate, we welcome Japanese folk singer-songwriter Ichiko Aoba for a characteristically dream-inspired gig in Hall Two.

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Anthony Joseph & friends

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

Anthony Joseph is an award-winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. The author of four poetry collections and three novels – his 2018 novel Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon was shortlisted for

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Kaki King

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument.In 2015 Kaki launched The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, a ground-breaking multimedia performance that used her guitar as projection screen to explore the genesis of the instrument and her relationship to it as well as her own origin story. The show toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Turkey, Japan and Brazil, marking her first foray into multimedia.

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Arctic Ice Music 20:20

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

One of Europe's most accomplished and innovative artists, Terje Isungset marks 20 years of ice music with an international project that brings together artists with a long tradition of living in arctic conditions.

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The Necks

Contemporary / EFG London Jazz Festival

Forming in Sydney Australia in 1986, over the last 30 years The Necks have built an international reputation as masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation.

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Matt Calvert: Typewritten

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival

Jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Calvert showcases his entirely acoustic album, Typewritten, with a nine-piece ensemble of guitars, strings, drums, tuned percussion and keyboards.

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Pouya Ehsaei presents Parasang ft. Sarah Tandy, Wonky Logic and Afla Sackey

Contemporary / London Unwrapped

Joining Pouya Ehsaei for the third iteration of the series, Sarah Tandy is an inspiring bandleader and keyboard player whose compositions are steeped in the rich traditions of jazz whilst enthusiastically rupturing the confines of the genre. Afla Sackey, Ghanaian-born percussionist, vocalist and composer who started his creative life as a dancer with the Bukom Ensemble of Ghana, known for their infectious folk-driven rhythms. Afla’s elders soon recognised the musical potential of this youth and encouraged him with careful guidance and training. This provided the foundations upon which Sackey has developed his career in music and dance. Wonky Logic, aka Dwayne Kilvington, who is an upcoming force on the left-field hip-hop scene – blending soulful electronics with crunk beats.

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Aurora Orchestra with Cassie Kinoshi

Classical / London Unwrapped

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.

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Stochelo Rosenberg Trio

Jazz / IGF Guitar Summit

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.

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