|Terri Lyne Carrington||Drums, composer, MD|
|Val Jeanty||electronics / DJ|
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.
She will be taking up residence over the first weekend of the festival in Kings Place, as part of our Venus Unwrapped series, in what will be her first EFG London Jazz festival appearance since 2016.
This early evening performance of the composition Waiting Game, which was was first performed in New York in 2017, when Terri Lyne Carrington revealed her then new project Social Science, taking its strength from the expression of protest. The new album, due in October, takes its title from this track and carries on the essence of speaking out about the social issues with a spirit of hope.
Her outfit, Social Science in her own words ‘… was born from a need to express the emotions and thoughts about where we are socially, historically, politically, and spiritually. This alternative jazz band reflects a contemporary/post-modern view on music’ . It is an eclectic stylistic blend, borrowing from jazz, indie rock, contemporary classical, hip hop, and free improvisation. It’s jazz for the eclectic listener, reflecting the musical and social atmosphere of today.
The new double album Waiting Game will be out 8 November on Motema Music.
Don’t miss Classic Album Sundays with Terri Lyne Carrington discussing Nina Simone’s Black Gold on Sun 17 Nov.
The 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival returns to Kings Place this November, along with an illustrious line-up of international artists.
Norwegian iconoclast, Jan Bang, returns with Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers) for a mesmerising musical presentation of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, while veteran Cuban violinist Omar Puente teams up with Courtney Pine, Alex Wilson and Dennis Rollins for a special tribute event.
Dan Tepfer brings his Yamaha Disklavier to the Hall One for an extraordinary improvisatory AV show, Natural Machines. Check the website for new announcements.