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 24TH JUNE
SNOWPOET, DAVE GREEN
Fusing together the writing duo of Lauren Kinsella and Chris Hyson, Snowpoet bring melody, form and poetry to a new setting.
Inspired in equal parts by artists such as Bjork, Sylvia Plath, Joni Mitchell, Phillip Larkin, EE Cummings,Tom Waits, Ólöf Arnalds and John Cage, the group explores the beauty of the song form in all its complexity.
Heavily influenced by alternative folk and indie genres, Snowpoet seek out new ways of storytellingthrough melody harmony and rhythm.
Dave Green started on tea-chest bass in local skiffle groups before buying his first double bass at fifteen. Local gigs followed, often with neighbour Charlie Watts and trumpeter Brian Jones.
Turning professional in 1963 he worked with Keith Ingham and with multi instrumentalist Pete Shade. He joined the Don Rendell Quintet in the December, and remained with until 1969, by which time it had become the Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet. In 1964 he worked with Benny Goodman on TV. In 1965 he joined Humphrey Lyttelton, remaining with the band for eighteen years, but managing to combine the work with playing with Stan Tracey, and accompanying many visiting American jazzmen.
He left Humph in 1983, but continued to work with Tracey into the 1990s. He also worked regularly with Michael Garrick and Henry Lowther, as well as leading his own group Fingers in 1980s.
He has worked and recorded with numerous groups in all styles of jazz. His list of credits would fill a book, but to list some of the musicians his Jimmy Blanton inspired playing has accompanied is essential, even in this small biography: Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Ruby Braff, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Pee Wee Russell, Kenny Davern, Peter King, Benny Carter, Sonny Rollins, Buck Clayton, Capt. John Handy, Barry Harris, Bob Wilber, Roland Kirk, Brian Lemon, Sweets Edison, Martin Taylor, Ken Peplowski, Warren Vache, Dick Wellstood and George Van Eps.
Add to this his tours with Charlie Watts Quintet to USA, Brazil and Japan, his being part of the Scott Hamilton Quartet for the last fifteen years and continuing to work with Alan Barnes, Henry Lowther, Gareth Williams and his own trio, and it's easy to see why he has become one of the most respected bass players in the world.
MONDAY 29TH JULY
MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER
MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
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.
SUNDAY 30TH JUNE
Presenting: JUNGLE BROWN + CLARA SERRA LOPEZ (LUDI'S EYE) + MA + JACK FOSTER (DJ)
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.
Why not join us for 2019?
5TH - 7TH JULY 2019
LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL
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
You can now purchase 2019 JAZZ IN THE ROUND calendars!
£7 online or £6 if you buy in person.
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.
SUPPORTERS OF SOUND
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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.
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