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Iain Ballamy Quartet

Jazz at Kings Place

Listed between Chet Baker and Count Basie in Geoffrey Smiths BBC publication ‘100 Jazz greats’, Iain Ballamy has a rare and beautiful sound on the tenor saxophone, both captivating and instantly recognisable.

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Vula Viel

World / Songlines Encounters Festival

Described as ‘Ghanaian minimalism’, with the unassuming ability to blur the lines between atmospheres – Vula Viel’s sound may nod to Steve Reichian jazz, but influences don’t stop there.

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Karen McCarthy Woolf: Poetica Electronica

Jazz / Poetry & Lyrics

Join this celebrated poet and electronica fanatic as she shares a rare presentation of the poems and collaborations that explore the relationship between music and poetry in her work.

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A Daughter’s Geography

Jazz / Poetry & Lyrics

A rare celebration of poetry's Black foremothers set to genre-bending Jazz from members of Jazz FM Award winners Steam Down.

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Elftet

Jazz / Edition Records

Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet is an eleven-piece band playing ‘intricate but groove laden originals that appealed across generations’ (Jazzwise).

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The Jeanne Lee Project: Elaine Mitchener & Friends

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

Acclaimed vocalist, movement artist, composer and kindred spirit Elaine Mitchener presents this new Lee-inspired programme with a host of impressive collaborators.

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London Vocal Project Workshop

Learning / Venus Unwrapped

Come sing with the London Vocal Project in a workshop led by musical director and internationally recognised choir leader Pete Churchill.

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London Vocal Project with Norma Winstone & Nikki Iles

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

A collaboration uniting two iconic and vibrant ensembles; Nikki Iles’ The Printmakers featuring Norma Winstone and the London Vocal Project.

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Babelfish Album Launch

Jazz at Kings Place

This remarkable quartet launch their much-anticipated third album: a journey inside their favourite books through the vehicles of jazz, latin, classical, folk and improvised music. Co-Led by Brigitte Beraha, one of the most versatile and

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Stanley Jordan

Jazz / IGF Guitar Summit

A rare London appearance by Stanley Jordan, one of the world’s most distinctive jazz guitarists. Tonight he demonstrates his innovative ‘touch technique’ and other incredible skills.

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Edition Records presents Liam Noble

Jazz / Edition Records

With a brand new release The Long Game on Edition Records, Liam Noble moves into new sonic territory, teaming up with the iconic rhythm section from Polar Bear.

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Michael Janisch Band

Jazz / ‘Under 14s’ / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Michael Janisch has established himself as a tireless creative force across the developing international spheres of contemporary improvised and experimental music.

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Gwilym Simcock

Jazz / London Piano Festival

The celebrated British pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock presents music from his latest album Near and Now.

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Edition Records presents Kevin Hays & Lionel Loueke - Hope

Jazz / Edition Records

Pianist Kevin Hays and guitarist Lionel Loueke bring their phenomenal musical synergy to an inspired, spiritual exploration.

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Quercus

Folk at Kings Place

Quercus brings together three of the UK’s most creative, multi award winning musicians to create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life’s work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere.

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Kairos 4Tet featuring Emilia Mårtensson and Marc O’Reilly

Jazz at Kings Place

After a 3 year hiatus MOBO Award winning Kairos 4Tet return to present their 4th album, delving deeper in to the art of song.

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NYJO: Zodiac Suite

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra celebrates female contributions to jazz through history, including Laura Jurd’s reimagining of Mary Lou Williams’ 1945 Zodiac Suite.

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Blow the Fuse – Past, Present and Future with Alison Rayner Quintet, The Guest Stars and JFrisco

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

Blow the Fuse, an artist-led organisation formed in 1989 by jazz musicians Deirdre Cartwright and Alison Rayner, have been pioneers in raising awareness to gender issues in jazz.

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Terri Lyne Carrington: Artist in Residence

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

The resident artist at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival is Terri Lyne Carrington, the legendary American drummer, composer, singer, and producer who has worked with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding amongst others.

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Angel Bat Dawid

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

Only a few years after her emergence in Chicago's jazz & improvised music scene, composer, clarinettist, singer and spiritual jazz visionary Angel Bat Dawid is already a phenomenon in Chicago's avant-garde.

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Alice Zawadski and Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra

Jazz / Venus Unwrapped

This spectacular collaboration between Alice Zawadzki, Rob Luft, Fred Thomas, Misha Mullov-Abbado, and the Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra challenges and develops typical orchestral practices creating exceptional new music.

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Faraj Suleimann Quintet

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

After selling out at the EFG London Jazz Festival in 2018, renowned Palestinian composer and pianist Faraj Suleiman returns to the capital to play an exclusive quintet show. Born in a village in the upper

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Omar Puente and Friends

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Internationally-acclaimed Cuban violinist Omar Puente is performing a very special show in honour of his wife, campaigner Debbie Purdy who died in 2014.

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Battleship Potemkin Live Score

Jazz / EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Battleship Potemkin with live soundtrack created and played by Matt Calvert/Three Trapped Tigers and Jan Bang/Punkt, produced by Opera North.

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