Our monthly session of barrier busting sounds, performed in-the-round.
All acts are subject to change
Monday 27 September, 8pm
Ms Maurice, also known as Sheila Maurice - Grey, is a London based trumpeter, vocalist and visual artist.
She brings a melange of influences from organic grooves, infused with 70s jazz and a touch of West African sonic seasoning - sounds heavily influenced by her London upbringing.
Central to Ms Maurice's music is her visual art practice through which she aims to question her 'identity' as well as what it means 'to misrepresent vs to be misrepresented.'
Her art provocatively explores the notion of ‘blackness’ and the hyper sexualisation of the black female body throughout history since the early 1800’s.
In particular she is interested in the visual history and facts known about ‘Blackface Minstrelsy’ and ‘The Hottentot Venus - Sarah Bartmann.’
Ms Maurice is also bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija, who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017 winner.
She has performed with the likes of SOLANGE, KANO on the ‘Jool’s Holland Show’ and ‘The Mercury Prize 2016,’ and features on Little SIMZ’s album ‘Stillness in Wonderland.’
With Sheila Maurice-Grey on trumpet, Artie Zaitz on guitar, Renato Paris on Synths and keys, Arthur Ohara on bass, and Benjamin Appiah on drums.
Xhosa Cole Trio
Monday 25 October, 8pm
“… Cole expressed a touchingly modest reverence towards his great forebears, but there’s absolutely nothing modest about his playing, which is madly inventive at every moment and remarkably individual for one so young.” – The Telegraph
Hailing from Birmingham, Xhosa Cole began playing tenor saxophone at a community music school run by the late, great sax player Andy Hamilton MBE.
In 2018 he was the recipient of the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award and has since performed alongside artists including Monty Alexander and Courtney Pine and as a soloist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He had the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues and events including the BBC Proms, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Ronnie Scotts; and In 2020 received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Newcomer as well as having been nominated for the Jazz FM Breakthrough act.
Emma Rawicz Quartet
Monday 29 November, 8pm
Emma Rawicz is a young saxophonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer already making her mark on the UK jazz scene, having performed her original music regularly both on the London scene as well as across the UK.
She has performed at EFG London Jazz Festival both with her quartet and as part of other bands, and is experienced in performing a wide range of musical genres. This includes traditional jazz, soul, modern and latin jazz and all types of jazz fusion, from rap to folk. She also spends a lot of her musical life composing and arranging, not only for her own ensembles but accepting commissions for others in a variety of formats, namely for festivals such as the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival and ensembles such as INTERCHANGE.
Emma studied both at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chetham's School of music and now conducts her career alongside her studies in jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. She is also part of NYJO, playing in their Jazz Orchestra and composing and playing in the Jazz Exchange Programme, as well as doing educational work as a NYJO Ambassador.
Emma enjoys a career of live gigs, composition, recording sessions and educational work, and is set to record her debut album later in 2021.
Her Quartet: Emma Rawicz on Saxophone, flute and vocals, Scottie Thompson on Keys, Hugo Piper on Bass, and Fin Genocky on Drums.
ON THE ROAD & FESTIVALS
Every year we are proud to be part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. In 2018 we spread our Jazz wings with gigs both here and at Kings Place. And in 2019 we filled the stage with more musicians than ever before with Jason Yarde & Acoutastic Bombastic.
This year we've pulled together an All Star line- up.
All star impro lineup
Friday 12 November, 8:00pm
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
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 what is happening across this year's festival.
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 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.
This year we also 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.
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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, or just come along and watch her live on the night.
(She's been painting along with lots of online jazz broadcasts too, both here and elsewhere. Check out her facebook page to see how brilliant she is, even with just a computer screen to work from!
Josephine Davies Trio, Will Glazer, Matthew Herd, Liam Noble, Beware Of The Bear, Daniel Casimir, Abbie FInn Trio
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.
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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.
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Take a bow The Audience; and Cockpit Supporters of Sound, dozens of whom have been to each and every gig for 7 years.
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