Friday, 7 November 2014

Jazz in North goes to London Jazz Festival...

The annual EFG London Jazz Festival kicks off officially next Friday (14th November) and runs until Sunday 23rd November. As ever, the programme is varied and expansive, featuring music from across the world, a balance of nationally and internationally renowned musicians, youth music initiatives and talks.

This year, the rich jazz scene in the North is well represented by a variety of performances throughout the festival. Dave Kane and Chris Sharkey both appear during the festival leading workshops and sessions designed to make improvised music accessible and appealing to young people, numerous LCoM alumni bring their groups to perform and Phil Meadows' Engines Orchestra debuts.

Below is a full list of events (full information can be found on the EFG London Jazz Festival website)

15th November

Dave Kane Workshop - Southbank Centre
Supersonics (Chris Sharkey, Petter Frost Fadnes & Stale Birkeland) - Purcell Room
Way In To The Way Out (Arun Ghosh & Zoe Rahman) - The Front Room, Southbank
Shiver (Chris Sharkey, Andy Champion & Joost Hendrickx) - Servant Jazz Quarters
Matt Roberts Biggish Band - Spice of Life

16th November

LOCUS (Kim Macari, Leah Gough-Cooper, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Sam Leak, Tom Wheatley, Jay Davis) - Front Room

18th November

The Weave - Spice of Life

19th November

Stoop Quintet (James Mainwaring, Jonathan Briggs, Dave Smyth, Chris Montague) - Front Room
Jesse Bannister - Pizza Express

22nd November

Phil Meadows' Engines Orchestra - King's Place
James Mainwaring - King's Place

23rd November

Eyes Shut Tight - The Forge

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