"You've been making the wrong mistakes" Thelonious Monk
For the last few months we've been broadcasting our Jazz In The Round gigs online. Garages and living rooms on Facebook, streamed sets from bedrooms and studios, then last month, back at The Cockpit with a full stage but empty seats.
We're now able to have a few of you in, so for the September gig we are inviting you to, if you fancy it, come and be part of a socially distanced studio audience.
No pressure though. We'll still be making the whole gig available online.
Monday 28 September, 8pm
ANDREW ASANTE QUINTET
Andrew Asante (piano and compositions), Tom Ridout (tenor sax and recorder), Cameron Barnett (double bass), Annor Asamoah (percussion), Sam Every (drums).
Pianist and composer Andrew Asante was born and raised in Ghana where he learned and performed African and gospel music. Moving to London in 2000, he was introduced to new styles of music including European contemporary jazz and classical music. He graduated with a BA in Jazz from Middlesex University in 2010, and received his MMus in Jazz from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2018. During his higher education years, Asante was under the supervision of renowned jazz musicians such as Nikki Iles, Chris Batchelor, Rob Townsend, Stuart Hall, Gareth Williams, Malcolm Edmondson, Barry Green, Barak Schmool, Scott Stroman and Laura Roberts (Classical piano) to name a few. He also attended masterclasses from John Taylor, Barry Harris and Mike Walker. He has performed and recorded at clubs and festivals including The Barbican, The Vortex, Charlie Wrights, The Jazz Cafe and The 606 Club.
Asante’s career has led him to perform in international venues and festivals in Düsseldorf, Berlin, Amsterdam, Italy, Cologne and Aachen. He has also appeared on different television networks such as TBN and Faith TV.
He has worked with ‘The Girls Play Jazz’ project, an educational program encouraging and supporting girls and young women in the field of jazz music.
Unknown, which was produced by Asante, is his debut album of original music, following his previous single release The Journey in 2015.
A snippet from Unknown, The Andrew Asante Quintet's new album, now available on digital platforms.
As we're not back to the full format of the live show, and as there can't be many of you here, we've altered the structure and price of the tickets, and made it cheaper to come with a pal.
And huge apologies if you saw some different pricing anywhere on your travels to this point. It's been a huge learning curve for us as we try and make this accessible for you and viable for us. So please bear with us!
Watch from home: £5:00
This broadcast will go out from 8pm the following day, and is available 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.
Terms of Sale
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.
Watching In The Venue:
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.
A link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the broadcast, so you can tune in. The broadcast will stay live and available to view for 28 days from the original braodcast date.
"Music is the human soul, without the fear" - Ornette Coleman.
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ON THE ROAD & FESTIVALS
2020 has sadly seen festivals big and small be cancelled. But they will return bigger and brighter. And we will be there.
Emergence is a new all dayer for musicians, sonic artists, producers, cross-arts collaborators and audiences that we hold 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.
Emergence was due to go back to St Mary In The Castle in Hastings, where it all began. It's on hold for now, but we'll be back in Hastings soon!
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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.
Sadly we won'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 more details and to join their mailing list.
LONDON JAZZ 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. 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 .
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.
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!
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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
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