Jazz In The Round

Organised Noise With Jazz FM's Jez Nelson.

Mon 28 Oct 2019 to Mon 18 Nov 2019

Jazz In The Round

Bringing barrier busting sounds. 

Every month Jazz In The Round gathers at The Cockpit with 3 acts. 
Barrier busting Sounds. In The Round. 

The night consists of three acts.
The opening slot is dedicated to new and emerging artists. This is followed by a solo set, and then our main headliner. 

As part of our dedication to supporting new and emerging artists, we record their set.
This is then 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.


Binker Golding Quartet  |  Trish Clowes |  Opening Act TBC


Binker Golding is the saxophonist of the moment. A highly skilled musician, accomplished composer, and occasional conductor, Golding has performed with everyone from Moses Boyd and Yussef Dayes to Evan Parker and Denys Baptise. 'Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers' is his first quartet album, and typically, it goes against the grain. 
It constitutes a departure from Binker's more rhythm and riff-heavy collaboration with Moses Boyd as well as his avant-garde project with Elliott Galvin. With all compositions and arrangements by the band leader, there is a greater emphasis on harmonic and melodic development, harking back to the more through-composed jazz fusion of the 80s and 90s. Expect a contemporary twist in the form of London jazz scene heavyweights.
Joe Armon-Jones on piano, Daniel Casimir on double bass, and Sam Jones on drums. 

Binker explains the inspiration behind the material: 
"The album is about experiences I had throughout my teenage years & twenties. Its about remembering, forgetting, thinking you've forgotten & remembering again. It's about people & friends that you'll never see again & times that you can't go back to, so you have to settle for the memory of them instead, whilst holding on to some hope for the future". 


Saxophonist Trish Clowes has been described as “an improviser to be reckoned with” (Giovanni Russonello, Downbeat).
A BASCA British Composer Award winner and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Clowes has received critical acclaim for all five of her releases for Basho Records. Her band MY IRIS - with Chris Montague (guitar), Ross Stanley (piano & Hammond organ) and James Maddren (drums) - have been hailed as “the jazz of the future” (Augsburger Allgemeine).
Performances include the Barbican, Toronto Jazz Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Celtic Connections, Women in (e)motion Festival (Germany), National Opera House (Ireland), broadcasts for BBC 2 Proms Extra, BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen, and appearances with BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Recent commissions include writing for the BBC Concert Orchestra (BBC Radio 3), London Sinfonietta and Onyx Brass.


Jason Yarde & Acoutastic Bombastic

Here as part of the EFG London Film Festival


ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC is an ensemble formed out of a dream that saw a handful of musicians exploring an epic array on instruments in a vast room.

Now a reality it features some of the most marvellous multi-instrumentalist and musical mavericks the UK has to offer.





A Nu Sounds All Dayer

Emergence is a  new quarterly all dayer for musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences. 

Like Jazz In The Round, Emergence will happen in the round - only with the seats taken out. It offers a time and a space for players, artists and audiences to come together around a longer bill for a standing, dance-friendly all day event where people can meet, experiment and make the right mistakes.


Free Movement Ensemble (formerly Maddadam)  |  Zeñel | Jack Foster |  Toby Thompson | Ben Moon presents The Scroll      




Emergence happens in the round - and with the seats taken out. It offers a time and a space for players, artists and audiences to come together around a standing, dance-friendly all dayer event where we can meet, experiment and make the right mistakes. Come through.

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.

DATES: Sunday 30th June, Sunday 15th September , Saturday 23rd November

There will also be another EMERGENCE festival in Hastings in 2020.

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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 this year we are filling the stage with more musicians than ever before with Jason Yarde & Acoutastic Bombastic on Monday 18th November.


The festival runs 15th - 24th November. Have a look at their website for all the gigs across London. 




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.

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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!



£12 advance/£15 on the door