Jazz In The Round... At Yours & Ours


Mon 26 Apr 2021 to Mon 28 Jun 2021

Jazz In The Round... At Yours & Ours

This event is part of: 


Our monthly session of barrier busting sounds, performed in-the-round. 

We're currently braodcasting all our gigs LIVE ONLINE and then leaving them available to watch ON DEMAND for 28 days. 

We'll have you back with us when we can. Until then, get comfy and enjoy the show from your device of choice. 







Monday 26 April 8:00pm

Beware of the Bear is the brainchild of multi-award winning UK saxophonist Phil Meadows. Recognised as one of the most distinctive, creative and talented musicians in Europe; his music is inspired by global sounds combining jazz elements with classical, hip-hop, electronica, contemporary music and more. With the world divided, Beware of the Bear highlight the importance of peace between people, respect for each other and brings you a performance of unity and positivity, highlighting important issues whilst celebrating the beauty of human kind.

The band name pays tribute to the great Brown Bear, an animal often featured in children’s tales as a friend and companion but in reality a deadly beast of nature with a killer instinct. Beware of the Bear draw direct comparison to key public and political figures, stating that; not everybody who's warm and cuddly are the way they appear to be!

Beware of the Bear have already toured the UK twice under the Phil Meadows Project name. However, since these dates the band have been working closely with electronic artist Nick Tyson (Gentleman's Dub Club/XOA) and producer Mikko Gordon (Thom Yorke/Matthew Herbert), creating a palette of soundscapes and synths to interact with them on stage. The line-up of the band showcases an important wave of British talent uniting four musicians born out of London’s creative South-East London scene. As the gig takes flight you’ll be transported through Meadows’ stories by soaring melodies, atmospheric soundscapes and head-nodding grooves with the bands new sound tipping influence towards GoGo Penguin, Portico Quartet, Donny McCaslin, Bill Laurance and more.

Live Band: Phil Meadows - Sax/electronics // Michael De Souza - Guitar // Joe Downard - Bass // Jay Davis - Drums.

Broadcast LIVE ONLINE + available to watch ON DEMAND until 24 May 



Monday 28 June 

Monday 26 July 

Monday 27 September
Monday 25 October
Monday 29 November 

All Shows will be LIVE ON STAGE + Broadcast LIVE ONLINE + available to watch ON DEMAND 

And there's no show in May because we're going to be by the sea in Bexhill with EMERGENCE!

All acts are subject to change





The shows will always happen. It's just that some times you can come in and join us, and some times you can't.

Different ticketing options will be made available depending on where we're at.

All shows will be broadcast LIVE ONLINE from the theatre and be available to watch ON DEMAND for 28 days. So whatever the state of play, your sofa becomes a front row seat.



Watch from home £5:00
This broadcast will be streamed LIVE from the venue. It will then remain available to watch for 28 days. 


Single seat: £10:00
This is a single allocated seat, placed with a two seat gap on either side.

Bubble seat for two: £18:00
This is two allocated seats, placed together, with a two seat space on either side.

Bubble seat for three: £26:00
This is three allocated seats, placed together, with a two seat space on either side.

Bubble seat for four: £32:00
This is four allocated seats, placed together, with a two seat space on either side.

And all ticket revenue and additional donations go towards paying all of our participating artists. 


"You've been making the wrong mistakes"  Thelonious Monk 




Tickets are sold in advance only, and will go off-sale at 7:30pm on the day of the show. There will be no door sales available.

All audience members must wears masks unless sitting down with a drink.

Drinks will be served in the auditorium and via table service in the bar /out on the street afterwards.

Audience MUST arrive at least 20 minutes early.

For more information on how things work, have a look at our dedicated Covid:19 page. 


Prior to arrival: You and your group must not have tested positive or be showing symptoms of Covid-19, nor have come into contact with someone who has tested positive within 14 days prior to your visit of The Cockpit.
If you or someone in your group starts to show symptoms of Covid-19 while you are at The Cockpit you are to tell a member of staff present and leave immediately.

COVID House Rules: Do not enter The Cockpit if you are at all ill. If you feel ill while you are here, let us know, and go home.
Please follow all signage. It is current and up to date.
Wash your hands frequently. Use hand sanitiser after you’ve touched anything in the building including yourself.

Essential reading before you attend a performance at The Cockpit: COVID House Rules & Coming to See a Show (don't panic, they're short)


"Music is the human soul, without the fear" - Ornette Coleman.   

Interested in performing at Jazz In The Round? Email Alex to get involved!



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2020 sadly saw festivals cancelled. But they will return bigger and brighter. And we will be there. 



28 - 30 May 2021
De La Warr Pavillion, Bex Hill

Emergence is our series of events for musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences

This year we're heading back to the coast for four days with sets from Resonate, Spielzeug, STEAM DOWN, Hexagonal, Yadasofi, Mrisi, Laughta, ILL Considered, DJ Lioness, Queenie and Lioness.

Tickets on sale here.


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.

Sadly we didn't see you in 2020.
But 2021 will be the biggest and brightest we've ever done. See you all there!

Visit the Love Supreme website for tickets.


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 info and to stay up to date with what is happening with this year's festival. 




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 .

And we couldn't do it without our friend and a long time supporter of Jazz In The Round Loudwater Partners. We thank you. 

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!




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!



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, Josephine Davies Trio, Will Glazer, Matthew Herd, Liam Noble, 

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.





Interested in performing 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!




Online £5. In the venue from £10