Jazz In The Round

Organised Noise With Jazz FM's Jez Nelson.

Mon 29 Jul 2019 to Mon 18 Nov 2019

Jazz In The Round

This event is part of: 

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. 

MONDAY 29TH JULY
SIRKIS/BIALAS IQ  | TOM CHALLENGER | CHRISTOS STYLIANIDES' QUINTET

    

 

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a collaboration between Israeli UK-resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gwilym Simcock, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie, Jacob Collier & The Asaf Sirkis Trio, and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas.
The quartet features London based, Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards (UK).

With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such a contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between. Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.

The quartet`s debut album `Come To Me` was released 2015 at the London Jazz Festival. The band`s upcoming album `Our New Earth`is will be released later this year on MoonJune Records label (U.S.A)
 

Asaf Sirkis: drums / konnakol / compositions
Sylwia Bialas: vocals / waterphone / compositions
Frank Harrison: piano, keyboards
Kevin Glasgow: electric bass

 
„The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet demonstrates how well a vocalist can work as the featured soloist in a quartet. Even better, they make you forget the instrumentation in the beauty and joy of the music they make.“
Mark Sullivan, All about Jazz website (USA)**** 
 

Tom Challenger is a Saxophonist, Composer, Educator, Band Leader and Sideman. He collaborates regularly with Kit Downes; co-leads the trio ‘Uncanny Valley’ with Phil Donkin (Bass) and Oli Steidle; Fofoulah (with whom he recently produced their second LP); and Dice Factory. He has recently collaborated with Lauren Kinsella, Charles Hayward, Hello Skinny, Robert Stillman, P.A. Tremblay and Agile Experiments. His latest recordings are two EP’s of solo material entitled ‘Dress’ and ‘Walls’.”

 

Based in London, Scottish trumpet player Christos Stylianides’ Quintet (CSV) is a group which focuses on the contemporary while still being able to draw from the tradition of improvised music. Taking inspiration from a range of different artists across many genres, the outfit merges elements of contemporary classical music, free improvisation, folk music, post rock and more. With an emphasis on original music, the band drifts between extremes of vehement improvisation and subtler moments of vulnerability, while leaving space for each members individual voice to come through and shape the music.

 

MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
TBC

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER
TBC

MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 
TBC
 

 


EMERGENCE 

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.

15TH SEPTEMBER 2019

23RD NOVEMBER 2019

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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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OTHER FESTIVALS

             

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.
Why not join us for 2019?

5TH - 7TH JULY 2019 
LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL
 

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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.
Watch this space for news of what we'll be doing at the 2019 festival. 

15TH - 24TH NOVEMBER 2019 
EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL
 

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MERCHANDISE

 
   

You can now purchase 2019 JAZZ IN THE ROUND calendars! 
£7 online or £6 if you buy in person. 

BUY HERE


SUPPORT

 
     

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.

 


 

TRANSIENT LIFE

 

 
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!
 
 
 

SUPPORTERS OF SOUND

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.

 


GINA SOUTHGATE

 

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.

 

 


JAZZ IN THE ROUND IS A BRAND OWNED & PRODUCED BY 

JAZZ IN THE ROUND IS SUPPORTED BY
                      

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!

 

 

 
Tickets:
£12 advance/£15 on the door