Jazz In The Round

Monthly Sounds

30 May

This event is part of: 


Monthly sessions of barrier busting sounds, performed in-the-round. 



Monday 30 May, 8:00pm


Justin Thurgur MANY FACES Album Launch
Featuring Dele Sosimi

+ Dominic Ingham Quintet


Justin Thurgur has been at the heart of the UK’s World Music scene for over twenty years, primarily through his collaborations with the Afrobeat maestro Dele Sosimi and with the pianist Kishon Khan. He has worked with the likes of Cuban giants Giraldo Piloto, Changuito and Julito Padron, with Nigerian drum legend Tony Allen, with Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project, which included Cheick-Tidiane Seck and Fatoumata Diawara, with Tony Kofi, Bukky Leo and The Selecter. He is perhaps most known as the trombonist from the multi- award winning ‘folk’ group Bellowhead. Their split in 2016 led to him forming his own band and releasing his debut album as a bandleader ‘No Confusion’. This album saw him returning to his roots, a deep passion for Jazz, but with heavy influences from the international music community he’s been immersed in since the mid-90’s.

This concert is celebrating the release of his new album ‘Many Faces’.

The album continues the musical journey which has defined Thurgur’s career; celebrating the coming together of different musical voices and the breaking down of borders.
It includes some of the leading African and Cuban artists currently in the UK, plus tracks written with Dele Sosimi and with two rising-star singers, Sahra Gure and Jade Pybus (the latter of whom will be featuring in this concert).

Justin Thurgur - Trombone 
Graeme Flowers - Trumpet
Simeon May - Tenor sax and bass clarinet 
Jade Pybus - Vocals
Kishon Khan - Piano, Rhodes and organ
Suman Joshi - Double bass
Pat Illingworth - Drums 

Plus Dele Sosimi - Piano, keys and vocals

Dominic Ingham is a violinist, singer and composer based in London, who combines violin techniques from his folk and classical background into playing a unique style of jazz violin.
He has spent the last two years touring with Bonsai, one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed young bands on the UK scene, but is now embarking upon a personal journey with his own quintet. 

Dominic Ingham - Violin 
Jonny Mansfield - Vibraphone
Miles Mindlin - Guitar
Will Sach - Bass
Jay Davis - Drums




Monday 27 June, 8:00pm

+ Rick Simpson solo set

The National Youth Jazz Exchange NYJX is a distinctive, new ensemble that brings together early-career artists from across the UK. Mentored by Orphy Robinson MBE, this unconventional collective of prodigious talent delivers a unique body of original material, developed during – and influenced by – the nationwide pandemic lockdowns. Expect an elaborate sonic patchwork of strings, reeds, drums, and washes of modular synthesis.

Rick is a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Jazz Club, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Vortex, The Bull’s Head, and he has appeared at larger UK venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room.
Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008 he has performed with musicians such as Christian Scott, Eric Harland, Joe Sanders, Michael Janisch, Ernesto Simpson, Martin Speake, Earl Burness Travis, Stan Sulzmann, Jeff Williams as well as younger musicians in London. Rick plays in the ensembles of Michael Janisch, Leo Richardson, Jay Phelps, Rory Simmons, Alice Leggett, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Andre Canniere, and Kristian Borring amongst others.



All acts are subject to change




On Sunday 13 March Jazz musicians came together to raise money for Ukraine.

Featuring Alina Bzhezhinska & HipHarpCollective, Tony Kofi, Vimala Rowe, Niki King, Neil Charles, Jo Harrop, Cleveland Watkiss, GéNIA and many more.

All proceeds and donations providing humanitarian support in Ukraine. It is now available to watch on demand here


Every year we are proud to be part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.  For 2021 we pulled together an All Star line- up with Emre Ramazanoglu (Drums/Davul), Rob Lewis (cello), Lewis Wright (Vibraphone), Ruth Goller (Bass), Idris Rahman (Saxophone)

Have a look at the EFG London Jazz Festival website for more info and to stay up to date with 2022


Three blissful days of music in the Lewes countryside.

We debuted with our own small stage at Love Supreme Festival in 2017. By 2018 year our stage was bigger, brighter, and became the go-to place for a late night hang. 2019 was the best yet.

Sadly we didn't see you in 2020 or 2021. But 2022 will be the biggest and brightest we've ever done. See you all there!

Visit the Love Supreme website for tickets and more information.


Emergence is Jazz In The Round's series of events for musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences. On our feet, in the round, throughout the year.
In 2021 we headed to the coast for a four day takeover of at The De La Warr Pavilion. With sets from Resonate, Spielzeug, STEAM DOWN, Hexagonal, Yadasofi, Mrisi, Laughta, ILL Considered, DJ Lioness, Queenie and Lioness.

Learn more about EMERGENCE here.




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We are returning to normal operation where ticket holders choose their own seats on admission to the auditorium. 

We also request that everyone wear a mask when moving around the building, wash their hands often and practice self-distancing.  We have reduced capacities to allow for this.

You and your bubble will be invited to choose a seat and self-distance yourselves from others.

We will be running a normal bar service with extra tables for your drinking comfort.


For more information on how things work, have a look at our dedicated Covid:19 page. 





Each month we are lucky to have Steven Cropper taking photographs, and capturing the magic that happens. 
Catch up on his work at www.transientlife.uk where you can marvel at his images!




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, or just come along and watch her live on the night.

At the beginning of 2022 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. 

Here is a film, narrated by Gina, celebrating all the incredible art she has created here over the last 10 years. 

By Sam Mathias Stanley

Drum solo by Moses Boyd. 







Black Top (Orphy Robinson & Pat Thomas), Stuart McCallum, Tomorrow's Warriors Junior Band, Tony Kofi's A Portrait of Cannonball, Rory Ingham, Chelsea Carmichael, Nikos Ziarkas, Ruth Goller's Skylla, Howl Quartet, XVNGO, Revival Room, Maria Christina Harper / Josephine Davies / Evan Jenkins, Pete Wareham

Josephine Davies Trio, Will Glazer, Matthew Herd, Liam Noble, Beware Of The Bear, Daniel Casimir, Abbie FInn Trio, Ms Maurice Grey, Xhosa Cole Trio, Isobella Burnham, Emma Rawicz Quintet, Caroline Kraabel.

Martin Speake’s Charukesi, Deidre Cartwright, Twospeak, Stan Sulzmann Quartet, Jonny Mansfield, Burnheart, Elliot Galvin, Laura Jurd, Alina Bzhezhinska, Tim Garland, James Beckwith, The Scientists, Yadasofi, Andrew Asante Quintet, Okumu, Herbert, Skinner, Rick Simpson.

Rory Simmons Septet, Sam Leak, Pyjaen, Roller Trio, Maurizio Ravalico, Tomasz Bura and the Scientists, Mark Kavuma Quartet, Alex Munk, Charlotte Keeffe Quartet, Preston Glasgow Lowe, Chiminyo, Meraki, Camilla George feat. Winston Clifford, Daniel Casimir & Al MacSween, Nikki Yeoh, Dee Byrne Entropi, Snowpoet, Dave Green, Jack Yardley Quintet, Sirkis/Bialaa IQ, Tom Challenger, Christos Stylianides’ Quintet, Mark Lockheart: Days on Earth, Tom Herbert, George Winstone, Binker Golding Quartet, Trish Clowes, Adam Woodcock's Meridian, Jason Yarde & ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC.

Yazz Ahmed, Sarah Tandy, Jamie Murray Beat Replacement, Ivo Neame Quartet, Ruth Goller, Serendip, Jay Phelps Quartet, Omar Puente, Phelan Burgoyne Trio, John Law's Congregation, James Beckwith, Mezcla, Steve Williamson Trio, Joy Ellis, Arthur O'Hara Trio, Ed Jones Quartet, Emma-Jean Thackray, Mikele Montolli Trio, Collective X, Chris Montague, Wonky Logic, Jay Phelps Quartet, Rob Luft Band, Jamie Murray Beat Replacement feat. Zhenya Strigalev, Bukky Leo & Black Egypt, Emma Jean Thackray, Sarah Tandy Band, Lokkhi Terra, George Crowley, Fergus McCredie Trio, Laura Jurd, Corrie Dick, J-Frisco, Jessica Lauren Quartet, Jean Toussaint Brother's Testament, Tony Kofi Wonky Logic String Ting, Chris Montague Quartet feat. Kit Downes, Kim Macari, Michael De Souza Trio.

Dinosaur, Jasper Høiby, Elliot Galvin / Mark Sanders duo, John Horler Trio feauring Norma Winstone and Quentin Collins, Esquivo, Matthew Bourne,James Mainwaring, Family Band, Where Pathways Meet, Alexander Hawkins, Alina Bzhezhinska - Inspired by Alive and John Coltrane, Cath Roberts, Daniel Casimir's 'Project M', Matt Ridley Quartet feat. Jason Yarde & John Turville, Adam Fairhall, Waaju, Olie Brice Quintet, Henry Lowther, Big Bad Wolf, Liam Noble/Tom Herbert/Seb Rochford Tom Hewson, Alex Hitchcock, Interchange, Sam Barnett.

Enemy feat. Kit Downes, Petter Eldh & James Maddren, Julie Kjaer, Bahla, Empirical, Django Bates, Orphy Robinson/Evan Parker, Jeff Williams, Jason Yarde -isq, Denys Baptiste Late Trane, Phillip Achille, Alex Munk, Geoff Eales' Transience, Femi Temowo, Skint, Stardust feat. Stan Sulzmann & Nikki IIles, Steve Noble, Vels Trio, Ant Law, Zoe Rahman, SEED, Tori Freestone Trio, Nikki Yeoh, Ezra Collective, Time Is A Blind Guide, Gina Southgate & Alan Tomlinson, Triforce, Chat!/Pulcinella, Tomorrows Warrior's Youth Orchestra led by Binker Golding and Gary Crosby, Tomorrow's Warriors String Ting, Alexander Hawkins-Elaine Mitchener Quartet, Michael Janisch, James Beckwith Trio.

Simon Purcell's Red Circle, Sam Dubois, Nerija, Gary Crosby Groundation, Rowland Sutherland, Sam Eagles Qt, Stickchops feat. Orphy Robinson, Anthony Kerr & Clark Tracy, Dave Pattman, Ashley Henry trio, Nick Smart, Alexander Hawkins, Moss Freed's Let's Spin, Marc Cary Focus Trio, Tori Handsley, Rob Luft band, Quentin Collins Quartet, John Etheridge, Camilla George Qt, Bunch of 5, Tunde Jegede, George Crowley's Can of Worms, Noel Langley, Edentide Ensemble, Binker & Moses On The Slide, Jean Toussaint Qt, Raymond MacDonald, Theon Cross Trio, Iain Ballamy Food, Grew & Watts, J Sonics.





Jazz In The Round has been awarded an ACE grant so we can record all the emerging artists that play with us at Jazz In The Round .

And we couldn't do it without our friend and a long time supporter of Jazz In The Round Loudwater Partners. We thank you. 

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.


Jazz In The Round is a Cockpit Production.

The Cockpit is supported City Of Westminster College, a part of United College Group


Interested in performing 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!