Emergence: Jazz + People + Art


Thu 1 Apr 2021 to Fri 30 Apr 2021

Emergence: Jazz + People + Art


A continuing series of live arts events produced & presented by The Cockpit /Jazz In The Round 


Music, Spoken Word, Dance, Artists, Open mic + More

  Co-created, co-curated and collective. For musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences.

We pulled the plug on our Emergence festival that was due to take place 23 - 26 April 2020 at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings

“Grey skies are just clouds passing over" - Duke Ellington.

But there's a silver lining...

We are now broadcasting live Jazz In The Round events from our space - and are even able to have a small socially distanced audience.

Plus we are busy programming the next Emergence festival for 2021. 

All updates are announced via our Jazz In The Round mailing list, via this page, and the Jazz In The Round page.
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So make sure you’re following.


@Emergencearts on Facebook & Instagram
@Jazzintheround on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

"Music is the human soul, without the fear" - Ornette Coleman.

We are inviting musicians, dance and spoken word artists to get involved.  As time goes on, we want to provide an opportunity for London Jazz to make connections, artistic, political or literary as well as purely musical wherever and with whoever it chooses to make them. Hit us up - emergenceatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence)


EMERGENCE in London happens on occasional weekend days throughout the year.  It offers a time and a space for players, artists and audiences to come together around a standing, dance-friendly afternoon/evening event where we can meet, experiment and make the right mistakes.

As London Jazz makes its way out into the world, The Cockpit wants to continue giving support to artists of all kinds who respond to this exciting new sound, wholly owned by the Londoners that make it.

Emergence grew out of The Cockpit's contemporary jazz programming. For seven years  Jazz In The Round has been proud to be part of London jazz, presenting, recording and broadcasting the stream of evolving talent supported superbly by initiatives like The Total Refreshment Centre, Jazz Refreshed, and running stages at Love Supreme, Kings Place and The Roundhouse.
Emergence is curated by Lyle Barton, Rachel Jackson, Dave wybrow and Alex Watson but the intention is for it to be self-propagating:  with input from as broad a range of people as possible: musicians (and anybody else)  are very welcome to suggest other artists, working in any art form, who might want to participate.

Our regular monthly Jazz In The Round sit-down gig will continue on the last Monday of every month where we will continue to record, film and find distribution opportunities for as many artists as we can. Emergence adds a looser, day long arts lab event over the year, with a periodic festival at St Mary in The Castle i Hastings.

Emergence Team 

lylebartonathotmail [dot] com (subject: Emergence) (Lyle Barton)  - Curator
katatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence) (Kat Gardner )- Marketing
Nick Burkinyoung - Sound
chrisatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Chris Lince) - Media
debatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence) (Deb Jones) - Production Management
financeatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Akilah Dale) - Finance
daveatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence) (Dave Wybrow) - Producer
Bridget Walsh - Socials

Contact:  Emergenceatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Emergence)