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 their Venus Unwrapped series, in what will be her first EFG London Jazz festival appearance since 2016.
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.
Terri Lyne Carrington Social Science Community ‘Waiting Game’ – Line-Up TBA
7pm £25 plus savers
The composition ‘Waiting Game’ 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 taking its title from this track, carries on the essence of speaking out about the social issues with a spirit of hope.
Terri Lyne Carrington Social Science Community ‘Experiments in’
9pm £25 plus savers
Social Science is an experiment and platform for interactions with musicians sharing a common language and bringing in their differences. In this second show of the evening, Terri Lyne Carrington invites some of the most exciting musicians from the British jazz scene, for a fresh and stimulating musical experience.
Emma-Jean Thackray. Repped by Gilles Peterson, RBMA, Sounds of The Universe and many more, rising mega-talent Emma-Jean Thackray excels as a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, bandleader and DJ.
Soweto Kinch. Celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic, award-winning alto-saxophonist and hip-hop MC, Soweto Kinch has scored for Jonzi-D and collaborated with artists as diverse as Goldie, Akala and Ms Dynamite.
TrueMendous. The Birmingham rapper and lyricist intertwines the art of storytelling with ear clenching wordplay, bizarre punch lines and detailed poetry. ‘One to watch out for’ Akil the MC from Hiphops Legendary crew, Jurassic 5.
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.