Every last Monday of the month we gather the finest musicians we can find and throw them together in a barrier busting night of contemporary music.
We also occasionally take those sounds to other places...
Doors 7pm, with DJs in the bar.
30TH JULY: LOKKHI TERRA meets DELE SOSIMI, GEORGE CROWLEY , FERGUS MCCREADIE TRIO
Kishon Khan’s Lokkhi Terra have been quietly establishing themselves as one of London’s more unusual heavyweight outfits. Included amongst the band members are London’s top Cuban musicians, adding their infectious rich musical history to the city’s melting pot. When the band wanted to explore Cuban links with another of their favourite traditions, Afrobeat, who better to bring in then one of the Afrobeat originators – maestro Dele Sosimi
Bringing together two Yoruba speaking musics - with different accents, from different sides of the Atlantic - Havana meets Lagos in London – A Cuban- Afrobeat-Experience. CUBAFROBEAT.
George Crowley is a saxophonist, clarinettist, composer and promoter based in London. As a performer he is active across a range of styles; whether infusing melodic through-composed writing with open, searching improv in his own Can of Worms, channelling fiery avant-parade ghosts in Brass Mask, weaving through the polyrhythmic Ghanaian trance of Vula Viel or exploring more traditional repertoire, Crowley's energy and expressive, warm saxophone sound mark him out as a musician who demands attention.
Hailing from Scotland, the Fergus McCreadie Trio compromises of Fergus McCreadie (piano), David Bowden (double bass), and Stephen Henderson (drums). Fresh off winning the Peter Wittingham Award for 2017 and being named one of Jazzwise's 'One to Watch,' McCreadie writes music that is rooted in jazz, but is also strongly influenced by the heritage of Scottish traditional music. The trio have recently been playing the major Scottish jazz festivals to much acclaim, and look forward to releasing their debut album later this year.
The trio's set will be recorded for broadcast on Jazz FM as part of our Arts Council funded scheme to support new and emerging artists.
24TH SEPTEMBER: Special Edition curated by LAURA JURD
28TH - 30TH SEPTEMBER: EMERGENCE FESTIVAL, HASTINGS
Jazz for a burgeoning music scene in a resurgent town. JAZZ IN THE ROUND is taking over this stunning Hastings venues for 3 days of Jazz.
Oh we do like to groove beside the seaside....
Line up includes: Denys Baptiste Quartet, Elliot Galvin, Jean Toussaint Young Lions, Arthur O'Hara Trio, Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet & Jamie Murray's Beat Replacement (Exact line ups subject to change)
Tickets: £12 per day or £25 for a weekend ticket which gets you into all three days (weekend tickets can only be purchased in advance)
29TH OCTOBER: JESSICA LAUREN QUARTET, JEAN TOUSSAINT, BROTHER'S TESTAMENT (TBC)
26TH NOVEMBER: CHRIS MONTAGUE QUARTET FEATURING KIT DOWNES, MICHAEL DE SOUZA TRIO (TBC)
JAZZ IN THE ROUND NEWS
The Cockpit has been awarded an ACE grant so we can record all the emerging artists that play with us at Jazz In The Round .
Take a bow all those who've contributed for free over the years to hold the space and get us here: Jez Nelson, Chris Phillips, Sean Corby, Alex Watson, Richard Wyatt, Steve Cropper, Gina Southgate.
Take a bow Nick Burkinyoung, Akilah Dale, Chris Lince, Deb Jones, Kat Gardner who make each and every event happen with zen quality . Take a bow The Audience; and Cockpit Supporters of Sound, dozens of whom have been to each and every gig for 7 years.
JiTR set out to provide an open event truly able to reflect and promote the brilliance, beauty and innovation of contemporary jazz in London and the stories of its fabulous musicians.
And we're doing it. So loud applause for all of us - In the round.
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Every month our artist in residence Gina Southgate paints the action as it happens. See her work on display in our foyer, view it on her website, and watch her at it live on the night.
Interested in perrfoming at Jazz In The Round? Email alex_j_watson [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Performing%20at%20Jazz%20in%20the%20round) (Alex) to get involved!