Jazz In The Round

Organised Noise With Jazz FM's Jez Nelson.

Mon 27 Jan 2020 to Mon 27 Jul 2020

Jazz In The Round

Barrier busting Sounds. In The Round. 

Every month, Jazz In The Round gathers at The Cockpit with 3 acts. 

The opening slot is dedicated to new and emerging artists and is followed by a solo set, and then our main headliner. 

As part of our dedication to supporting new and emerging artists, we record the opening set for broadcast, two Sundays later, on Jez Nelson's Sunday night show on Jazz Fm. 

You can listen to past sets and subscribe on Youtube & SoundCloud.

Monday 27th January 

Martin Speake’s Charukesi, Deidre Cartwright, Twospeak


For over 20 years in addition to his other groups, Martin Speake has had various projects exploring his interest in Indian/Arabic/Turkish music and blending it with his Jazz sensibilities.
Charukesi features Alyson Cawley on tenor saxophone, Mike De Souza on guitar and Will Glaser on drums and percussion alongside the leader's alto saxophone and compositions.

The music reflects his interest in improvising with rhythm and melody rather than harmony and is groove based and trance like.

Melodic framework of Ragas taken from Indian tradition and rhythmic cycles from the Arabic and Turkish musical world are combined to make an original sound featuring 3 generations of 
players bringing their own unique interpretations to the whole.

Youtube link to promo video


TwoSpeak’s sound is a volatile amalgamation of rhythmic intricacy and powerful melody. This London based band uses adventurous compositions as a springboard into poignant and searching improvisations, which represent the diverse musical personalities of the group. The seed of each composition is written in accordance with specific compositional devices that are informed by the bands devotion to internal and extraneous musical cultures.

Bandleader, composer and saxophonist Ronan Perrett, Drums Ben Brown, Guitar Ben Lee

2020 Dates
24th February, 30th March, 27th April, 25th May, 29th June, 27th July




Emergence is a new all dayer for musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences. Like Jazz In The Round, Emergence happens in the round - but we often take the seats out!
It's a space for artists and audiences to come together for a standing, dance-friendly event where people can meet, experiment and make the right mistakes.

And in 2020 Emergence is going on the road.. Join the Jazz In The Round mailing list below to stay in the loop. 

NEXT: EMERGENCE #4 > HASTINGS EDITION 23rd - 26 April 2020     



We debuted at Love Supreme Festival in 2017.
In 2018 year our stage was bigger, brighter, and became the go-to place for a late night hang.
2019 was the best yet.
See you in 2020? Tickets are now on sale! Visit the Love Supreme website for more details. 

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. 

Have a look at their website for more ino 




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.





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!


For 100 quid you get free entry to 10 Jazz In The Round  shows...which saves £20 (or 6 beers). Plus you get deals on tickets to Jazz In The Round special events.

Save money, support new music at The Cockpit and try something new.Go on. You know you want to. Click here.




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!



£12 advance/£15 on the door