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    • The London Jazz Festival is broadcast exclusively by BBC Radio 3 Live music and the arts 90-93FM, on DAB Digital Radio, Digital TV and online at bbc.co.uk/radio3
    • WELCOME TO THE 2009 LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL Jazz assumes many forms as the first jazz mainstream is represented decade of the century draws to an in depth, complemented by the end. This year’s London Jazz Festival myriad musical directions taken by in association with BBC Radio 3 musicians across the world – whether offers an all-embracing programme from Cuba or Poland, Estonia or – and if the extraordinary diversity Argentina, or from an ever-surprising of jazz is one touchstone for the scene in the UK. Festival, the city itself provides another. This year the Festival Commissions, collaborations, spreads through London as never premieres and residencies form a before, taking the music far and cornerstone of a Festival that delights wide and reaching out to audiences in the imagination and creative spirit of all ages and backgrounds, in of today’s jazz. Bill Frisell and Mike venues large and small. Gibbs joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a landmark new piece The stylistic and geographical for BBC Radio 3 is one example, but, spread of the Festival is well reflected all through the Festival, there is the by the extraordinary diversity of sound of the new, the unexpected vocal music that connects with jazz and the innovative. today. Jazz Voice opens proceedings with a heady night of vocal contrasts The Festival would be nothing at the Barbican and leads into a without a wealth of partnerships series of performances that range – with funders, sponsors, from the peerless Cleo Laine to venues, producers, the musicians the Brazilian warmth of Gilberto themselves, and, of course, the Gil and also includes the stunning audiences all playing crucial roles. vocal gymnastics of Naturally 7 and We’d like to offer our thanks to the Cleveland Watkiss. organisations featured on the cover and on page 59, as well as those who The sheer enjoyment of singing have contributed to individual events. runs through the Festival’s learning and participation programme too, The Festival continues to reflect and whether through Southbank Centre’s stimulate a continuing dialogue over Voicelab project, or beatboxing the future of jazz – demonstrating at North London’s artsdepot. The that this is an art form in Festival continues to open windows exceptionally good health, whether into jazz; through workshops and celebrating its rich traditions, or family events, live interviews with key probing the future through successive Festival artists, a huge programme new generations. At its heart lies a of free music across the city and by profound respect for history and inviting hundreds of young people to a questioning spirit that maintains attend major Festival concerts. the music’s cutting edge – and you can find all this and more in the ten Headed up by the timeless Sonny action-packed days of the London Rollins, the great African-American Jazz Festival.
    • Behind The Scenes ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The London Jazz Festival is two-fold: we produce our own To find out more visit us online at is produced by Serious in association with BBC Radio 3. events such as the Festival opening celebration Jazz Voice, as well as serious.org.uk using our skills to meet the needs Serious is an established innovator, of partners, such as Youth Music, producing live jazz, international the BBC, VSO and Paul Hamlyn and new music events. We act as a Foundation. catalyst, creating the conditions to inspire diverse artists and audiences Our passion for music extends well and shaping unforgettable beyond the concert hall. We have an experiences. Working with partners extensive learning and participation across the UK and internationally, we programme (which you can read present and produce a huge variety more about on pages 50 and 51) Image credit of concerts, tours and special events. and we are committed to developing Melody Gardot at last year’s Jazz Voice. Our work as a creative producer musicians and composers. © Akin Falope ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– design iwantdesign.co.uk
    • Contents –––––––––––––––––––––– Find your way Friday 13 Nov 6–10 around the –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Festival Saturday 14 Nov 11–15 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sunday 15 Nov 16–21 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Monday 16 Nov 22–25 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tuesday 17 Nov 26–28 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wednesday 18 Nov 29–31 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Thursday 19 Nov 33–37 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Friday 20 Nov 38–40 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Useful Saturday 21 Nov 41–44 Key –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Symbols –––––––––––––––––––––– FREE Watch out for the Sunday 22 Nov 45–47 Festival’s extensive Jazz for Free Programme ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––– Something for the Festival Residency 49 Stefano Bollani FAMILY whole family –––––––––––––––––––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BBC Radio 3 is recording a range of events across the Festival for broadcast, Beyond Concerts 50 indicated by the red 3 Learning and Participation – for the latest on ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– broadcast details visit bbc.co.uk/radio3 –––––––––––––––––––––– Venues & Booking 52 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Festival in Full 54 A day by day listing –––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    • FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER– – – – – – – ––––––––––––––––– John Scofield Photo : Ken Schles Yots Photo : Lisa Humphreys –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday FREE 6pm FREE Royal Albert Hall Southbank Centre Café Consort Front Room YOTS LEAH GOUGH COOPER Affectionately known as ‘the punk A graduate of both Berklee and –––––––––––––––––––––––– Shirley Bassey of jazz’, Yots performs the New England Conservatoire, 7pm her own inimitable brand of Scots altoist Gough Cooper William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow irreverent jazz and swing standards. possesses quicksilver solo skills and FUMI OKIJI & compositional maturity beyond Part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ignite series STEFANO KALONARIS –––––––––––––––––––––––– her years. Playing angular M-Base Singer Okiji possesses a voice as 1pm style jazz-fusion, this is a promising FREE rich as molasses that takes in folk, Southbank Centre and original young voice on the Clore Ballroom jazz and blues, combining here with saxophone. JONATHAN GEYEVU Stefano Kalonaris’ Afro-Cuban and –––––––––––––––––––––––– Geyevu brings a distinctively Brazilian-influenced guitar. 6.15pm FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––– spacious, gracefully melodic Southbank Centre approach to the piano, combined Queen Elizabeth Hall 7pm Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya Ronnie Scott’s with a jazz-influenced singer/ JOHN SCOFIELD BOBBY HUTCHERSON songwriter style. The popular Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya QUARTET –––––––––––––––––––––––– series returns for a fourth year of Master vibraphonist Hutcherson 6pm Barbican FreeStage FREE informal but informative interviews carved an enviable reputation LOUISE GOLBEY with some of the stars of the London through the golden age of the Mixing cool urban beats and Jazz Festival in front of a lively legendary Blue Note label with sumptuous melodies with her audience of jazz fans. John Scofield jazz giants like Eric Dolphy, Jackie effortlessly soulful voice, Louise talks to Kevin Le Gendre about his McLean and Freddie Hubbard. His Golbey could well be the next big career to date from his days with hugely influential playing combines vocal star. She wowed crowds at Miles Davis and Billy Cobham to his fluid, harmonically advanced solos this year’s Glastonbury on the BBC current Piety Street Band. and a soulful bebop style. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Introducing stage with her hook- This event will be broadcast in laden songs, catch this rising star 7pm Jazz Line-Up on Sun 20 Dec The Forge, Camden while you can. LA DOLCE VITA A new monthly vintage night for all jive and swing dance lovers from this 40s and 50s dance and dinner club. A dance class at 7pm will be followed by music from Kai’s Cats at 8.30pm. 6 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • FRIDAY 13 Zoe Rahman Photo : SL Chai –––––––––––––––––––––––– IERE 7.30pm *PREM Guildhall School Music Hall CHRISTINE TOBIN Festival On The Move as part of Festival on the Move, & PHIL ROBSON a strand of programming that sees WITH GUILDHALL JAZZ ENSEMBLE ZOE RAHMAN musicians explore the breadth and Award-winning singer with a Rahman’s sparklingly virtuosic depth of the capital. winsomely beautiful voice and piano playing draws equally on a beguiling folk-influenced her profound sense of melody –––––––––––––––––––––––– approach to her music, Tobin Fri 13 Nov 7.30pm appears here with acclaimed jazz and her Bengali heritage to Charlton House, Greenwich guitarist Robson and the talented produce a highly personalised –––––––––––––––––––––––– style that’s won her both critical Guildhall Jazz Ensemble performing Sat 14 Nov 8pm and popular acclaim. Following The Red Hedgehog, Highgate new arrangements of her songs. –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– her Mercury-nominated album Sat 21 Nov 7.30pm 7.30pm Melting Pot with her mesmerising TARA, Earlsfield Croydon Clocktower Indian-influenced Where Rivers –––––––––––––––––––––––– DAVE MARKEE Meet, she combines all her & THE JAZZ COLLECTIVE influences here in a solo concert. Brass Jaw and Naturally 7 also take up the challenge – see pages 14 and Artists from the Croydon Jazz and You’ll be able to catch Rahman as 25 for details of their route around the Blues Festival introduce a musical she plays her way around the city Festival. history of jazz, including a new composition from trumpet player –––––––––––––––––––––––– Jon Cleary (B.B. King, Taj Mahal), Phil Singleton with a nine-piece 7.30pm legendary Meters bassist George band. Sample the sumptuous Southbank Centre sounds of Croydon bassist Dave Porter Jr. and drummer John Boutté. Queen Elizabeth Hall JOHN SCOFIELD’S This is feel-good music for the heart Markee and the Jazz Collective and PieTY STreeT BanD and the hips. hear music from Charles Mingus, + DENNIS ROLLINS VELOCITY TRIO Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Charismatic trombonist Rollins, Jazz guitar icon John Scofield, ex- Miles Davis and John Coltrane. renowned for his mix of high Miles Davis sideman and a serial calibre jazz chops and burning –––––––––––––––––––––––– collaborator with everyone from 7.30pm FREE funk, appears here with his new Charlton House, Greenwich Joe Lovano to Medeski, Martin and Hammond trio. Wood, returns to his roots for his ZOE RAHMAN latest blues-soaked project. His Piety Virtuosic pianist performs as part Street Band mixes soulful blues with of Festival on the Move – see above gospel and New Orleans style R&B. for details. He is joined by English keyboardist Part of Greenwich Jazz Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 7
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    • FRIDAY 13 –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Charlie Wright’s DANY NOEL BAND Havana-born drummer/vocalist Photo : Philip Tottenham Noel brings traditional Cuban Natalie Williams rhythms up-to-date with edgy fusion concepts in this explosive The spectacular opening celebration collaboration with countryman and of the London Jazz Festival focuses on drummer Julio Barretto plus Zhenya a century of song. The sumptuously Strigalev and Carlos Sarduy. arranged programme draws on significant anniversaries of jazz Presented by t Wo Music songs, films, singers and songwriters –––––––––––––––––––––––– RE *PREMIE down the decades. Guy Barker’s 8.30pm specially assembled London Jazz The Bull’s Head, Barnes 7.30pm Barbican Festival Orchestra showcases brand BACK DOOR TOO JAZZ VOICE new arrangements, highlighting the Way back in 1969, Back Door CELEBRATING A durability of these timeless works as emerged as a seminal exercise CENTURY OF SONG well as the stunning voices of an array in jazz-rock, a power trio that of stellar vocalists. combined the dexterity of jazz FEATURING and the rawness of the blues to CIBELLE “Magnificent entertainment. Backed by Guy devastating effect. Virtuoso bass KIRSTY ALMEIDA Barker’s terrific big band, one superb singer guitarist and founder member KURT ELLING after another came on stage.” NATALIE MERCHANT Colin Hodgkinson leads this The Daily Telegraph (Jazz Voice 2008) NATALIE WILLIAMS reincarnation of a fabulous band, ROACHFORD This concert will be broadcast in featuring saxophonist Rod Mason, SARAH JANE MORRIS Performance on 3 on Tue 17 Nov and drummer Paul Robinson – long SHEILA JORDAN associated with Nina Simone – taking the unmistakeable Back MUSICAL DIRECTOR Door sound into a new era. GUY BARKER –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Vortex 7.45pm 8pm GRAND UNION Southbank Centre artsdepot, North Finchley Long-established ensemble, led Purcell Room CLARE TEAL by composer/director Tony Haynes, ASTILLERO A popular and entertaining singer interweaves North Indian classical Buenos Aires’ hottest new tango who combines a natural charisma music, Bangladeshi folk songs, band brings incredible energy and rare wit with a magnificent Chinese music, jazz improvisation and excitement to this passionate voice, Teal has enjoyed chart success and Latin rhythms into new traditional music. This all-acoustic with her recent album Get Happy. forms. United by a belief in the group revel in raw, adrenalin-soaked Featuring upbeat originals and fresh transforming power of music, this emotion, adding a daring, youthful takes on jazz classics, Teal’s warm inspirational collective creates a edginess to create their own vision humour and joyful singing are a fusion of traditional sounds with of tango. winning combination live. a modern twist. Presented by Kapa Productions Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 9
    • FRIDAY 13 Aaron Parks –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm 9pm 9.30pm Café Oto Stratford Circus 606 Club TED DANIEL laDieS UnPlUGGeD FeaTUrinG DAVE LEWIS & MICHAEL MARCUS MS DYNAMITE + KATY B 1UP DUoloGY + + YOLANDA BROWN Berklee-trained tenorist Lewis Innovative US trumpet/clarinet + SHOLA AMA leads a rocking, grooving band twosome makes a rare UK visit, Three dynamic divas, and one that also showcases the soul voice augmented by two distinctive UK saxophonist, gather for a night of of ex-Morrissey Mullen singer Noel improvisers. Both Daniel and Marcus girl-powered neo-soul grooves. McCalla. have been free jazz movers and Mercury Prize-winning rapper Ms –––––––––––––––––––––––– shakers since the 70s; Daniel with Dynamite and singer Katy B bring 10.30pm FREE Andrew Cyrille, Archie Shepp and the attitude, while MOBO Jazz Ronnie Scott’s Sam Rivers, and Marcus with Jaki Award-winner Brown and acclaimed JAZZ ON 3 LAUNCH Byard and Sonny Simmons. Duology+ soulstress Ama add their cool sounds To mark the beginning of explore improv with a real sense of to this acoustic mix. the Festival, Radio 3 will be the jazz tradition, here combining with –––––––––––––––––––––––– broadcasting live from Ronnie’s with guitarist John Jasnoch and drummer 9.30pm performance previews from Festival Charlie Collins. Jazz Café artists and highlights of the week –––––––––––––––––––––––– NEW COOL COLLECTIVE ahead. This event is free but ticketed 9pm This barnstorming Dutch brass- – for more details of how to apply PizzaExpress Jazz Club led collective is one of the funkiest visit bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz AARON PARKS bands on the planet with their highly danceable sound. Here they play This event will be broadcast Astonishing new Blue Note-signed live in Jazz on 3 from 10.30pm talent Aaron Parks makes his London music from their new album Out –––––––––––––––––––––––– debut, showing the captivating Of Office that adds ska and 1960s Midnight sense of melody and compositional Quincy Jones-inspired lounge jazz PizzaExpress Jazz Club brilliance that made his stunning sounds to the mix. PIZZAEXPRESS JAM album Invisible Cinema a modern Late night hard-blowing jam classic. Effortlessly blending rock, session led by some of the city’s jazz and filmic themes, Parks is taking finest musicians. jazz in an exciting new direction. “Parks is a fast-rising star.” The Guardian 10 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER– – – – – – – ––––––––––––––––– Roberto Fonseca –––––––––––––––––––––––– 11am Southbank Centre / Spirit Level JOHN SURMAN MASTERCLASS –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– One of Britain’s most celebrated 2pm FREE 4pm FREE jazz musicians, multi-reed virtuoso Southbank Centre BBC Radio Theatre Surman talks about his amazing Clore Ballroom Broadcasting House career and demonstrates some of POLISH SHOWCASE JAZZ LINE-UP the secrets of the saxophone. Poland’s rich jazz history began in Jazz Line-Up brings the essence of –––––––––––––––––––––––– the 1940s and has since produced the Festival atmosphere to audiences 1pm FREE world renowned stars like Tomasz on air and in person, with a mix of Ray’s Jazz at Foyles Stanko and Leszek Mozdzer. This specially programmed live bands SHEILA JORDAN vibrant showcase presents some of and surprise guests. Hosted by A chance to hear a classic vocalist its finest young musicians including Radio 3’s Claire Martin, today’s up close and personal in this intimate precociously talented pianist Pawel programme features major Festival setting as a brief taste of her full live Kaczmarczyk, recently signed to guests trailing their performances show which plays the Royal Opera ACT, and vibrant improv vocalist later in the week. – see page 21 for House on Sun 15 Nov and the Bull’s Grzegorz Karnas. details. This event is free but ticketed Head in Barnes on Wed 18 Nov. – for more details of how to apply –––––––––––––––––––––––– RE –––––––––––––––––––––––– visit bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz *PREMIE IERE 2pm FREE 2.30pm *PREM MILY This event will be broadcast in FA Southbank Centre Barbican Jazz Line-Up on Sun 15 Nov Front Room JOHN HEGLEY WAY IN TO THE WAY OUT & THE POPTICIANS –––––––––––––––––––––––– an inTroDUCTion To JaZZ 4.45pm John Hegley & The Popticians FREE PreSenTeD BY JAY PHELPS & Barbican FreeStage MICHAEL MWENSO have created a special afternoon SAMAY Two of the country’s hottest emerging show, commissioned by the London Indo-fusion band Samay brings a jazz talents, Michael Mwenso and Jazz Festival for family audiences. fresh energy to the classic Shakti Jay Phelps, explore the history of They’ll be joined by Festival guests, sound with flamenco guitar lines, the music from the perspective of a and John promises to sing the odd pulsing tabla beats, funky bass, younger generation. From the early standard – the odder the better. sarod and saxophone melodies days of jazz in the deep south to the This show will run for approximately 1 hour brought together with danceable worldwide scene of today, Michael –––––––––––––––––––––––– rhythms and memorable tunes. and Jay will take you on a journey 3.45pm FREE through the years with infectious Barbican FreeStage enthusiasm, and using live and BRASS JAW recorded music to illustrate your way Stunning brass quartet perform in to the way out! as part of Festival on the Move – see page 14 for details. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 11
    • SATURDAY 14 Photo : J M Lubrano Mayra Andrade Sonny Rollins Photo : Jimmy Katz 7.30pm album Akokan (meaning ‘heart’ in Southbank Centre the Yoruba language) effortlessly Royal Festival Hall updates the Cuban jazz lineage. ROBERTO FONSECA + MAYRA ANDRADE “Sensuous, fresh, modern – Roberto A double bill for those who like Fonseca brings the piano dazzlingly their jazz Cuban style. The Buena to life.” The Daily Telegraph Vista Social Club piano prodigy – who made the daunting task of Cape Verdean singer Mayra –––––––––––––––––––––––– replacing the late great Ruben Andrade brings a sensual 6pm FREE Gonzalez look easy – Roberto sophistication to her energised Barbican FreeStage Fonseca has now emerged as take on Cuban music. Her multi- LIAM NOBLE TRIO a fully fledged solo artist. His layered music embraces Brazilian Liam Noble’s 21st century take on irresistible mix of euphoric energy inflections, funky basslines and Dave Brubeck’s Time Out celebrates and sparkling, melodically flamenco guitars to create a heady the 50th anniversary of the release of charged music, from his latest mix of sounds. an iconic jazz recording – adding a characteristically spiky twist to Take 5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –––––––––––––––––––––––– and Blue Rondo a la Turk. 6.30pm FREE 7.30pm & 10.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– Royal Academy of Arts PizzaExpress Jazz Club 6pm FREE BRASS JAW KURT ELLING Southbank Centre Part of Festival on the Move – DeDiCaTeD To YoU Front Room see page 14 for details. THe MUSiC oF ColTrane DISCOVER POLISH JAZZ –––––––––––––––––––––––– anD HarTMan Following on from this afternoon’s One of the most distinctive male 7pm showcase in the Clore Ballroom, Ronnie Scott’s singers in jazz today, Elling’s the editor of Poland’s Jazz Forum BOBBY HUTCHERSON extraordinary command and magazine, Pawel Brodowski, talks QUARTET timbre has been likened to that of about the past, present and future of Also plays Fri 13 Nov – a Stradivarius. Tonight’s exclusive jazz in Poland. see page 6 for details. performance marks the launch of Elling’s new album with master saxophonist Ernie Watts paying tribute to John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman’s classic record. Elling is in a class of his own. 12 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SATURDAY 14 Tomasz Stanko –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall TOMASZ STANKO QUINTET + METIER Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has been at the forefront of the European jazz scene for over 40 years. His obliquely beautiful tone encapsulates a spacious approach to everything from folk to free jazz, best heard on his many fine albums for ECM. Here he presents his new Scandinavian quintet that adds –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– electric bass and guitar to create 7.30pm 7.30pm a tougher, edgier sound palette. Vortex Barbican Performing darkly cinematic music FRESH FROM EUROPE SONNY ROLLINS from Swedish playwright Lars An extended programme that The original saxophone colossus Noren’s play Terminal 7, alongside brings together a series of fresh is back once again at the London other mysterious and evocative new faces from across the continent. Jazz Festival. Sonny Rollins is one music, this marks a new creative Alban Darche’s French trio arrives of the true giants of jazz, ranking chapter for one of Europe’s most at the Vortex as part of Zoom!, an alongside Coleman Hawkins, Lester compelling jazz artists. His latest initiative connecting a number of Young and John Coltrane as one of album Dark Eyes is out in the autumn. established collectives throughout the all-time great tenor saxophonists. Europe. They are joined from Estonia A Rollins concert is a whirlwind tour- “Stanko remains a fascinating, mysterious pioneer of a unique kind by UMA – an unconventionally de-force of improvisation, reaching of east European jazz.” The Guardian beautiful combination of guitar, remarkable heights of imagination trumpet and the rarely-heard corno and energy, with headlong Metier are proof positive that da caccia. The completely original bebop, achingly lyrical ballads, Ireland is bursting with world-class sound of Paolo Angeli’s Sardinian and infectiously funky calypsos, musicians, here playing richly guitar creates unclassifiable music, all receiving the irresistible Rollins textured originals full of jagged suspended between free jazz, folk treatment. rhythmic dynamics and edgy noise and minimal pop and the bill is harmonies. completed by a group led by Polish This concert will be broadcast in vocalist Grzegorz Karnas. Jazz on 3 on Mon 16 Nov Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 13
    • SATURDAY 14 Photo : Calum Morrell Brass Jaw Abram Wilson –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Southbank Centre Purcell Room WORLD SANGUINE REPORT + TRIO VD Part demonic vaudeville, part psychotic big band, raggedly brilliant singer Andrew Plummer leads his lopsided jazz noir project. Festival On The Move –––––––––––––––––––––––– Sat 14 Nov 3.45pm Loaded with visceral tales from the BRASS JAW FREE Barbican FreeStage dark side of life, love and death, –––––––––––––––––––––––– World Sanguine Report features Get on the Festival trail with Sat 14 Nov 6.30pm some of the UK’s finest musicians this feisty four piece who are Royal Academy of Arts creating the perfect gothic making serious waves with their –––––––––––––––––––––––– unconventional and energetic Sun 15 Nov 1pm atmosphere for Plummer’s songs artsdepot, North Finchley and black-hearted humour. approach. Describing themselves –––––––––––––––––––––––– as “a cappella horns”, Brass Jaw A rollercoaster ride of drum Sun 15 Nov 5pm is comprised of four of Scotland’s Theatre Royal Stratford East pyrotechnics, warped thrash most exciting young players – Ryan –––––––––––––––––––––––– metal guitar and vocalised sax Quigley (trumpet) and the three Mon 16 Nov 1pm squalls, trioVD create a radical saxophones of Paul Towndrow, Rose Theatre, Kingston new interface between jazz and Konrad Wiszniewski and Allon –––––––––––––––––––––––– unrelenting math-rock. Tonight’s Beauvoisin. Mon 16 Nov 6pm concert marks the release of their Ray’s Jazz at Foyles “This is brass with class.” –––––––––––––––––––––––– first – and eagerly anticipated – The Evening Standard debut recording, Fill It Up With Ghosts. Catch them in venues across London –––––––––––––––––––––––– as they play as part of Festival on Naturally 7 and Zoe Rahman also take 8pm up the challenge – see pages 25 and 7 the Move, a strand of programming Charlie Wright’s for details of their route they will be that sees bands explore the breadth taking around the Festival. REGGIE WASHINGTON and depth of the capital. Bassist Reggie Washington (Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Me’shell –––––––––––––––––––––––– evocative narrative texts with a Ndegéocello) leads his own 8pm suitably diverse range of musical groove-heavy band through a head- artsdepot, North Finchley styles that encompass blues, jazz spinning mix of funky fusion, rap, AMIT CHAUDHURI and rock, all spiced with classical blues and reggae, with help from For his latest album This Is Not and traditional Indian melodies blazing guitarist Jef Lee Johnson. Fusion, acclaimed novelist and and rhythms. Presented by t Wo Music musician Chaudhuri blends his 14 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SATURDAY 14 Kurt Elling Chris Sharkey from Trio VD –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm 9pm POSK Chats Palace, Hackney MAGDALENA REISING DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT & THe BlUe CaFÉ JaZZ enSeMBle GROUP Alluring jazz singer Reising and her “Her sinewy guitar fronts a sparse –––––––––––––––––––––––– band the Blue Café Jazz Ensemble trio – with beatnik spoken-word 8pm will perform a collection of jazz injections from Sarah P, they stretch The Albany, Deptford arrangements of poems. out like a psychedelic 1960s blues ABRAM WILSON QUARTET –––––––––––––––––––––––– band, but take the blind leaps of New Orleans-born London- 9pm faith of improvisers”, Stewart Lee based trumpeter Wilson is a Greenwichwest in the Sunday Times. The night dynamic presence with his deep Community & Arts Centre is completed by Deirdre’s guitar understanding of the blues roots CLAUDE DEPPA duet with Kathy Dyson, where they of jazz combined with sparkling A leading exponent of African jazz celebrate the spirit of the great technique and an innately hip sense who has worked with such legends American guitarist Emily Remler. of melody. Here he combines his as Miriam Makeba, Tony Allen and –––––––––––––––––––––––– African-American heritage with Manu Dibango, genre-hopping 9.30pm powerful musical narratives to create trumpeter Deppa is at home playing 606 Club his own pan-cultural mix of old- jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban and even SAXOPHONE SUMMIT meets-new jazz. chamber jazz styles. Live, it’s that Three generations of hard bop –––––––––––––––––––––––– irresistible dance pulse that turns masters convene for a good- 8pm even his jazziest tune into a feast natured ‘cutting session’ with the The Red Hedgehog, Highgate for the heart and the hips. world renowned Charlie Parker- ZOE RAHMAN Part of Greenwich Jazz inspired altoist Peter King leading Virtuosic pianist performs as part –––––––––––––––––––––––– the charge, alongside Ed Jones and of Festival on the Move – see page 9pm Frank Walden. They are joined by 7 for details. Oliver’s, Greenwich acclaimed pianist Gareth Williams –––––––––––––––––––––––– PHRONESIS and his trio. 8.30pm This exciting piano trio – led by –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bull’s Head, Barnes Danish double bass sensation 10.30pm KATRIONA TAYLOR SEXTET Jasper Høiby – combine molten PizzaExpress Jazz Club Sonorous vocal-led jazz from grooves and luminous melodic KURT ELLING singer Katriona Taylor, joined by DeDiCaTeD To YoU themes. This is a young group saxophonist Jean Toussaint and THe MUSiC oF ColTrane very much in the ascendant. anD HarTMan flamenco guitarist Guille Hill. Part of Greenwich Jazz Also plays at 7.30pm – see page 12 for details. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 15
    • SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Phronesis –––––––––––––––––––––––– contributing new repertoire and 1pm new ideas to the big band tradition. –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bull’s Head, Barnes This latest edition is making a very 10.30am MIKE FINNEGAN’S FREE VoCal ParTY big impact indeed – led by Daniel Southbank Centre Front Room Vocal-led standards and swinging Yvinec, it includes many of this VOICELAB JAZZ DAY big band arrangements under the generation’s movers and shakers Inspired by some of the world’s leadership of singer and musical in a French jazz scene that’s packed great singers featured in this year’s director Finnegan. with burgeoning talent. This marks Festival, this day-long event offers –––––––––––––––––––––––– the ensemble’s first visit to the UK in the opportunity for participants to 1pm many years, with two performances deepen their understanding of the 606 Club (1.30pm and 6pm) of the music from jazz voice. All proficient singers 606 CLUB BIG BAND their highly rated collaboration with welcome: for more details email The 606’s all-star big band, regularly Robert Wyatt, featuring sumptuous voicelab@southbankcentre.co.uk featuring the likes of saxophonist and innovative arrangements of Voicelab is a Southbank Centre initiative Mornington Lockett, bassist Laurence pieces by the great composer Cottle, drummer Ian Thomas and and songwriter. supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation –––––––––––––––––––––––– London’s finest brass players, 11am perform stylish arrangements of –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Forge, Camden modern jazz classics. 2pm NICK RAMM –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Forge, Camden Pianist Nick Ramm’s CV includes 1pm NIKKI ILES performances with Tom Jones, Jack Spice of Life Renowned pianist Iles has worked Bruce, The Cinematic Orchestra, LjC with the cream of the UK jazz scene and Matthew Herbert. Here he plays The fresh sounding London Jazz throughout her distinguished and an imaginative solo set that takes in Collective have a playfulness award-winning career, including everything from Herbie Hancock to reminiscent of big band collective Norma Winstone and Kenny Elton John and all points in between. Loose Tubes. Drawing on both Wheeler. She appears here with –––––––––––––––––––––––– past and present jazz styles this her fine trio in the first of a two-part 1pm FREE adventurous young band features Sunday residency at The Forge. artsdepot, North Finchley many of the capital’s rising jazz stars. –––––––––––––––––––––––– BRASS JAW –––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Stunning brass quartet perform 1.30pm FREE Vortex as part of Festival on the Move – Barbican FreeStage LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA see page 14 for details. ORCHESTRE NATIONAL The LJO re-launch their Vortex DE JAZZ residency, the Vortex Sessions, at the THe MUSiC oF roBerT WYaTT Festival. Featuring Scott Stroman, The Orchestre National de Jazz Noel Langley, Pete Hurt, Henry has become one of the landmark Lowther, Martin Hathaway, Paul institutions in French music, with a Clarvis and many more. succession of key composer/leaders 16 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SUNDAY 15 –––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Royal Opera House SHEILA JORDAN WiTH BRIAN KELLOCK TRIO “Quiet please, unique expert at work” said John Fordham of The Photo : C.Taylor Crothers Lenny White Guardian of Sheila Jordan. The Chick Corea quintessential jazz singer, Jordan Stanley Clarke provides a direct link with the heady 3pm & 7.30pm fusion drummer Lenny White, this days of bebop and cool: born in Barbican band remains in vital and fiery 1928, she sang with Charlie Parker CHICK COREA, STANLEY form. Multi-Grammy Award winning and remains one of the treasured CLARKE & LENNY WHITE banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck will originals of jazz, bringing a PoWer oF THree “chemistry of innocence and laconic + BELA FLECK present his new trio of bass guitar demon Victor Wooten and brother worldliness” to her art. AND THE FLECKTONES Legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea Reggie Wooten on percussion, Accompanied here by a brilliant returns to the Festival with a trio take performing their own ‘blu-bop’ trio led by Brian Kellock, “Scotland’s on Return to Forever. Featuring bass style that mixes funk, fusion and finest jazz pianist and probably one hero Stanley Clarke and ace bluegrass to dazzling effect. Corea of the best anywhere.” The Observer. and Fleck will combine for a spectacular closing jam at the end –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– of each concert. 3pm FREE 4.30pm Southbank Centre Spice of Life Clore Ballroom ROSS STANLEY ORGAN TRIO 3 HoUrS WiTH looP Driving organ grooves from PHRONESIS + SAM –––––––––––––––––––––––– the ‘burnin’ Ross featuring the CROCKATT QUARTET + BLINK 3.30pm FREE contemporary guitar sound of The Loop Collective draws together The Albany, Deptford ARUN GHOSH Mark McKnight. an astonishing variety of creative –––––––––––––––––––––––– jazz musicians, all striving to create Join the charismatic clarinetist and composer Arun Ghosh and 5pm FREE quality and imaginative sounds Theatre Royal and ideas. special guests for an afternoon of Stratford East aural experimentation and sonic BRASS JAW Phronesis play music from their latest explorations. Featuring singer- Stunning brass quartet perform album Green Delay that blends songwriter Julia Biel, songstress as part of Festival on the Move – Jasper Høiby’s pin-sharp bass lines Amira Kheir and new collaborations see page 14 for details. and pianist Ivo Neame’s shimmering with Jenny Adejayan, Liran Donin –––––––––––––––––––––––– voicings to stunning effect. and Rastko Rasic. 6pm FREE Award-winning tenorist Sam Southbank Centre Front Room Crockatt’s warm tone and inviting Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya melodies update the classic jazz VIJAY IYER quartet. Pianist Vijay Iyer talks to Kevin Le Blink – pianist Alcyona Mick, Gendre about his own forward- saxophonist Robin Fincker and looking approach to contemporary percussionist Paul Clarvis – create jazz from his Asian-American roots. a dynamic array of sounds that This event will be broadcast in swing from free improv to all-out Jazz Line-Up on Sun 10 Jan 2010 kinetic riffing. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 17
    • SUNDAY 15 Photo : Jessica Chornesky Robert Glasper Melody Gardot Photo : Shervin Lainez –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm FREE 7.30pm Barbican FreeStage Barbican ORCHESTRE NATIONAL CHICK COREA, STANLEY –––––––––––––––––––––––– DE JAZZ CLARKE & LENNY WHITE 7.30pm A second performance from this PoWer oF THree Southbank Centre sensational French ensemble – + BELA FLECK AND Queen Elizabeth Hall see page 16 for details. THE FLECKTONES ROBERT GLASPER & BILAL –––––––––––––––––––––––– A second performance of + STONEPHACE 6pm this outstanding double bill – Hip hop-influenced pianist Glasper Notting Hill Arts Club see page 17 for details. follows the likes of McCoy Tyner RADIO GAGARIN –––––––––––––––––––––––– and Herbie Hancock as the Blue A night of genre-busting bands 7.30pm Note label’s latest piano star to with enthralling Indo-Mancunian Southbank Centre push the classic trio format into Royal Festival Hall clarinetist Arun Ghosh topping uncharted territory. A loose-limbed MELODY GARDOT the bill with his urban beats and and expressive soloist, Glasper Gardot’s smouldering voice is hypnotic Bengali folk themes in a incorporates fractured and insistent perfect for her soul-drenched distinctly 21st century cultural mash melodic loops in his heavily rhythmic take on the blues, with a hint of up. There’s also ska-meets-klezmer style. Tonight he is joined by regular jazz steeped in the coolness of the troupe Stetl Superstars and Russian collaborator and hip hop star Bilal. midnight hour. Performing songs blues band Trotsky’s Talkin’ Blooze “Glasper unfailingly gets the from her two best-selling albums Buro, plus DJs and film projections. feeling right. The music is direct, Worrisome Heart and My One And –––––––––––––––––––––––– forceful, inventive and accessible.” Only Thrill, Gardot weaves emotion 6.30pm FREE New York Magazine Southbank Centre and melody into a seductive sound Clore Ballroom of her own. Opening the evening is Stonephace: VOICELAB lauded free jazz/Working Week “A triumphant performance by a singer- A performance from the participants songwriter who is becoming one of the saxophonist Larry Stabbins is joined of a day-long event inspired by major talents of our time. Her singing by Portishead guitarist Adrian vocalists performing in the Festival. had a sotto voce quality that was simply Utley to play across a beat-laden mesmerising.” The Times soundscape created by Krzysztof Voicelab is a Southbank Centre initiative supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation Oktalski and Helm DeVegas, with immersive, highly danceable results. 18 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 19
    • SUNDAY 15 Vijay Iyer –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Southbank Centre / Purcell Room VIJAY IYER + LESZEK MOZDZER Innovative pianist Iyer has brought a thoughtful, farsighted approach to bear on contemporary jazz. The son of Indian immigrants, he is grounded in the American jazz lexicon. Mixing complex Indian polyrhythmic beat cycles, quicksilver improvisation –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– and spider-webbing lyricism, he’s 7.30pm 7.30pm FREE created a unique sound world that Theatre Royal Stratford East BBC Radio Theatre the Chicago Tribune attributed to his NATURALLY 7 Broadcasting House “keyboard prowess and epic vision”. Naturally 7 bring together gospel, DISCOVERING MUSIC Recently signed to leading German doo-wop, beatboxing and soulful Jazz writer and broadcaster Alyn label ACT he embarks on a new R&B, and call the results ‘vocal play’ Shipton presents this fascinating chapter in his creative journey. - their astonishingly versatile voices exploration of 1930s jazz icon provide not just the lyrics, melodies Benny Goodman through discussion The first half of this concert features and harmonies, but every musical and performance of two central a beautifully balanced, delicate instrument in every spectacular works: Aaron Copland’s Clarinet duet between leading Polish pianist performance. Concerto, written for Goodman, and Mozdzer – best known for his Malcolm Arnold’s Clarinet Concerto impressionistic, classically trained “This really is a band to see live, as their style – and long-standing musical warmth and sense of fun had the crowd No. 2, which was dedicated to him. Featuring performances of partner and pre-eminent Swedish literally on their feet in the ‘seating-only’ venue.” AllGigs.co.uk musical passages by internationally bassist Lars Danielsson. renowned clarinetist Julian Bliss and Part of Festival on the Move – –––––––––––––––––––––––– the Trinity College of Music Chamber see page 25 for more information. 8pm Orchestra. This event is free but –––––––––––––––––––––––– Charlie Wright’s ticketed – for more details of how to 7.30pm EMILE PARISIEN QUARTET Spice of Life apply visit bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz Saxophonist Parisien has already This event will be broadcast in FROY AAGRE worked with leading lights of the Discovering Music on Sun 13 Dec Having appeared with Kenny French scene including Michel Portal, –––––––––––––––––––––––– Wheeler at last year’s Festival, Jacky Terrasson, Yaron Herman and 7.30pm Frøy Aagre is back to wow more The Dysart Arms, Richmond Paco Sery. A sparky, contemporary listeners with her expressive JOHN HORLER & TONY COE player, he combines free jazz and original compositions. Veteran jazz pianist Horler, whose lyrical phrasing with dynamic results. career includes work with Zoot Sims, Presented by t Wo Music Al Cohn and Art Farmer, lines up with esteemed clarinetist/tenorist Coe to play modern jazz standards. 20 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SUNDAY 15 Gretchen Parlato –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bull’s Head, Barnes 8pm 8pm DON WELLER BIG BAND Green Note, Camden PizzaExpress Jazz Club One of Europe’s leading tenor TRISH CLOWES’ TANGENT GRETCHEN PARLATO saxophonists, Weller leads this hard + NEON BALLROOM Since winning the Thelonious Monk driving mainstream-into-modern big Saxophonist Clowes – a recent International Jazz Vocal competition band with his own swaggering, full- Royal Academy graduate where she in 2004, Parlato has been called bodied playing. studied with Iain Ballamy – leads this “magical” by Herbie Hancock, while –––––––––––––––––––––––– dynamic ensemble through densely Wayne Shorter commented “there’s 8.30pm harmonic Wayne Shorter-inspired no one out there like Gretchen.” 606 Club originals featuring vibes and cello. Her blend of beguiling vocalese IAN SHAW Propulsive and edgy Neon Ballroom and sophisticated, softly dancing Shaw’s impeccable taste and features rising stars Tom Challenger melodies marks her out as a star in technique combine on a richly on saxophone and Huw White the making. diverse repertoire that includes on keyboards. An open mic jam –––––––––––––––––––––––– little-known jazz gems and stirring session follows. 8pm Joni Mitchell covers. –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Rose & Crown, Walthamstow –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm E17 JAZZ LARGE ENSEMBLE 8.30pm Ronnie Scott’s Members of this East London Vortex RONNIE SCOTT’S E17 jazz collective join forces for MOPOMOSO BLUES EXPERIENCE a specially commissioned suite London’s oldest established Blues Experience guitarist Tony by pianist Liam Noble, showcasing night of free improv returns Remy, known for his work with the vast and varied talents of some to the Vortex with a packed everyone from The Jazz Crusaders of the city’s most creative jazz international cast – amongst to Tom Jones, unleashes his blistering musicians. them, Mopomoso founder and blues and funky guitar work with a guitarist John Russell, saxophonist top-notch band. Simon Picard, percussionist Roger –––––––––––––––––––––––– Turner, pianist Alex Maguire, 8pm Swiss pianist Claudia Binder and Ronnie Scott’s – Upstairs Bologna’s Trio Filari Farrinopo, JAZZ VERSE JUKEBOX plus electronics artists Lawrence Jumoke Fashola presents jazz Casserley and Adam Linson. and poetry. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 21
    • MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Marcus Roberts 1pm FREE Rose Theatre, Kingston 6pm Ray’s Jazz at Foyles BRASS JAW Stunning brass quartet perform as part of Festival on the Move – –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– see page 14 for details 7.30pm 7.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– Southbank Centre Southbank Centre 6pm FREE Royal Festival Hall Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre NATURALLY 7 BRANFORD MARSALIS Front Room + VOICELAB FEATURING QUARTET Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya IAN SHAW + ROBERT MITCHELL 3io BRANFORD MARSALIS Growing out of the a cappella With an extraordinary command of Great saxophonist and lively tradition of groups such as Take 6, the tenor and soprano saxophone, personality, Branford talks to Julian Naturally 7 take the classic close- Branford Marsalis has brought Joseph about a career that stretches harmony gospel style to stratospheric a fierce intelligence and fluidity from his work with Miles Davis via new highs. Mixing beatboxing, to the instrument’s post-Coltrane Sting through chamber music and on basslines and uncanny instrumental lineage. By absorbing Coltrane’s to his own stunning quartet. imitation with rap and hook-laden methodology along with classical This event will be broadcast in soul, pop and jazz, this is a vocal music performances, Marsalis and Jazz Line-Up on Sun 17 Jan 2010 group in a league of its own. his music have increasingly grown –––––––––––––––––––––––– in stature. With both latest album A group of singers from Southbank 7pm Metamorphosen and its predecessor Centre’s Voicelab initiative, having Ronnie Scott’s Braggtown among his strongest joined forces with Ian Shaw MIGUEL ZENON works to date, Marsalis and band before Bobby McFerrin’s concert Puerto Rican-born altoist Zenon burst are a thrilling prospect live. at Meltdown, now take their on to the international jazz scene “Hearing the Branford Marsalis Quartet collaboration much further, and play to great acclaim in 2002, winning up close is like experiencing a force of the first half of this mainstage concert. countless critics’ polls and prizes, nature.” Seattle Times and working with luminaries like Part of Festival on the Move – Pianist Mitchell leads his propulsive Charlie Haden and Steve Coleman. see page 25 for more information. trio through his own complex yet An energetic player, he brings vitality Voicelab is a Southbank Centre initiative catchy originals laced with his and excitement to the post-bop idiom. supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation dazzling virtuosic solos. Their debut “Zenon is a meticulous cultivator album won Best Jazz Album in Gilles of subtly shaded tonal delicacies.” Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 09. The Guardian 22 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • MONDAY 16 Lukas Ligeti Photo : Chris Woltman –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Southbank Centre Purcell Room LUKAS LIGETI Viennese percussionist Ligeti has absorbed the rhythmic language of the Ivory Coast, Egypt and Zimbabwe – as well as collaborating with leftfield US jazz men Elliott Sharp, Roy Nathanson and George Lewis. Here he creates his own hybrid mix of western compositional styles, edgy improv and pulsating rhythms, presenting a selection of his work for solo electronic marimba which reveal an inspiring new take on the dialogue between African and western music, achieved through ingenious use of –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– sampling and music technology. 7.30pm 7.30pm Wigmore Hall Charlie Wright’s “This is remarkable music. A globally minded, technologically adept, MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO HEIDI VOGEL BAND technically sophisticated composer who Marcus Roberts remains a singular + BRIAN EDWARDS also happens to be a virtuoso performer figure in the pantheon of great Singing sensation Vogel – who’s and accomplished improviser.” American jazz pianists, with his appeared on recordings with the Los Angeles Times ability to straddle both jazz and Brand New Heavies and Isaac –––––––––––––––––––––––– classical idioms with equal brilliance. Hayes – brings a deeply sensual 8pm Renowned for his commanding sophistication to her harmonically Green Note, Camden performances of Gershwin, rich Brazilian-tinged music. TWELVES TRIO Roberts’ combination of dazzling Saxophonist Brian Edwards will + SHABAKA HUTCHINGS & SEB ROCHFORD improvisation and complex written play with his band before leading a jam session. Melding spiky post-jazz melodic music is mesmerising. His Oscar fragments to frenetic bass and Peterson-esque virtuosity, steeped Presented by t Wo Music drum rhythms, this guitar and in the gospel and bebop traditions, sax-led quartet delivers catchy makes him a truly compelling artist hooks and folk-informed melodies. in any context. A rare chance to Support comes from the fearless experience a completely acoustic improvising duo of brilliant drummer performance in the intimate setting Rochford and clarinetist/saxophonist of Wigmore Hall. Hutchings who create beat-laden, hypnotic loops. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 23
    • The LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL Natalie Williams (pictured) is involved in this year’s Take Five just continues to get bigger and initiative, the artist development scheme for emerging jazz musicians better, and this year is no exception. produced by Serious and supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS Arts Council England is proud to have funded Foundation for new music (PRSF) the Festival since it began in 1992, and we are with additional support from Arts Council England and the pleased that our sustained investment has Musicians Benevolent Fund. allowed it to develop into one of the major Artist development is a key area international jazz events. of Serious' activity supported by Arts Council England. For 10 days, the Festival will bring world class Natalie Williams is performing as and emerging talent to the capital, bringing great part of Jazz Voice, the Festival’s opening night gala concert at the performances to wider audiences in venues Barbican on Friday 13 November. across the city. This sits at the heart of Arts Natalie will also be performing at Spice of Life on Wednesday 18 Council's main aim - great art for everyone. November. Moira Sinclair Executive Director of Arts Council England, London www.artscouncil.org.uk Photo Philip Tottenham
    • MONDAY 16 Naturally 7 –––––––––––––––––––––––– Festival On The Move 8.30pm NATURALLY 7 606 Club LIANE CARROLL “Naturally 7 have taken a cappella singing to places it’s never been Multi award-winning singer/pianist before. The rhythmic and harmonic Liane Carroll brings a captivating richness they produce - using only personalised approach to bear on their voices - is jaw-droppingly –––––––––––––––––––––––– her impassioned, blues informed impressive, and their musicality 8.30pm vocals that are “...swinging like hell is phenomenal. This is one of the PizzaExpress Jazz Club one minute, brutally expressive and must-see performances of all time.” CYMINOLOGY heartbreakingly tender the next... Brian Eno Led by mesmeric Iranian-German utterly brilliant.” Time Out singer Cymin Samawatie, this ECM- –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– signed, international band (boasting 9pm Sun 15 Nov 7.30pm The Oxford Theatre Royal Stratford East Indian, German and French –––––––––––––––––––––––– nationals), produces an aptly multi- HANS KOLLER BIG BAND Mon 16 Nov 7.30pm faceted sound. Delicate, intricate, A driving force on the European Southbank Centre passionate and utterly entrancing, jazz scene, pianist/composer Royal Festival Hall their intercultural virtuosity Koller leads this heavyweight band –––––––––––––––––––––––– seamlessly combines jazz and featuring many of today’s leading Sun 22 Nov 7.30pm indigenous styles into a transcendent players – including Phil Robson, Fairfield, Croydon Jeff Williams, Mark Nightingale, –––––––––––––––––––––––– whole. Following an impressive debut in March, the London Jazz Finn Peters and Robin Fincker – Catch this amazing vocal group performing engaging, intricately in venues across the city as part Festival is delighted to bring the group back to the UK. woven compositions packed with of Festival on the Move. –––––––––––––––––––––––– slow burning intensity. –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Bull’s Head, Barnes 11pm Vortex HOT PIANOS Ronnie Scott’s DUNAJSKA KAPELYE Breakneck boogie woogie night RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM This fiery gypsy jazz band, led by with pianists Ben Waters and Axel The late night jams at Ronnie’s are Polish violin virtuoso Piotr Jordan, Zwingenberger backed by a high bound to be Soho’s place to hang unleash their exuberant crowd- calibre band featuring saxophone after hours. Hosted by vocalist/ pleasing take on Eastern European aces Derek Nash and Willy Garnett. trombonist Michael Mwenso, these and traditional jazz laced with sessions run from Mon 16 through stunning high-wire improvisation. to Thu 19 and you never know which Described by Time Out as “extreme, Festival guests might drop in. virtuoso Balkan gypsy jazz” this is fast and furious musical fun. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 25
    • TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Carla Bley –––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Ray’s Jazz at Foyles KIRAN AHLUWALIA Before her Purcell Room concert tonight, a short set from Kiran Ahluwalia “A stunning singer and rising international star” Village –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Voice, NY. 7pm 7.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– Ronnie Scott’s Southbank Centre 6pm FREE REGINA CARTER Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre CARLA BLEY Always mesmerising live, Front Room & THe loST CHorDS Detroit-born violinist Carter’s Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya + JULIAN SIEGEL TRIO CARLA BLEY spellbinding playing is a stylistic One of the most distinguished of Revered as one of jazz’s most history lesson in her instrument’s contemporary jazz composers, Carla progressive composers and place in music, as she effortlessly Bley makes a long overdue return performers, Bley talks to Jez Nelson combines fiery improvisational to London as bandleader. Featuring about a life in music that stretches fluency with classical, Latin and long-term associates Steve Swallow back to the 60s, the seminal African influences. and Andy Sheppard, the Lost Chords Escalator Over the Hill recording Also plays Wed 18 Nov. quartet plays her meticulously and her acclaimed big band and –––––––––––––––––––––––– crafted and witty music to perfection. small band music. 7pm FREE From her epic Escalator over the Hill Blackheath Halls and arrangements for the Liberation “Carla Bley’s work occupies a unique place in jazz, her compositional voice REBIRTH OF THE COOL Music Orchestra, through a career unlike anyone else’s. Those with their Jazz and hip hop share many that has embraced bands small ears open will hear how perfectly original similarities, both in terms of historical and large, chamber ensemble and and wonderful it is.” development and the spirit of their collaborations with Robert Wyatt Downbeat Magazine musical styles. This project will team and Nick Mason, Bley continues to This event will be broadcast in up some of London’s most talented create music that absorbs, enchants Jazz on 3 on Mon 23 Nov young jazz and hip hop musicians and delights. with established artists, creating a multimedia show that tells the story Imaginative UK multi-reedist Julian of these genres through live musical Siegel leads his highly charged trio performance. that features stunning US rhythm section bassist Greg Cohen and Part of Greenwich Jazz drummer Joey Baron. This concert will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 23 Nov 26 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • TUESDAY 17 Photo : George Whiteside Kiran Ahluwalia Regina Carter Photo : Keith Sirchio –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm FREE 7.30pm Blackheath Halls 606 Club LIANE CARROLL FEMI TEMOWO & BRIAN KELLOCK Guitarist Temowo, best known + TRINITY QUINTET for his dazzling displays with –––––––––––––––––––––––– This inspired pairing of impassioned saxophonist Soweto Kinch, award-winning singer Carroll and 7.45pm performs fast-fingered post-bop Southbank Centre Scottish pianist Kellock produced that embraces Afro-beat, classical Purcell Room musical sparks on their recent album themes and beyond. KIRAN AHLUWALIA Live At The Lampie. From exuberant – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – The yearning of ghazal and the swingers like Love For Sale, to bluesy, 7.30pm longing of fado combine in Kiran world-weary ballads like Alfie, they ICA Ahluwalia’s mesmerising voice. are a double act to be cherished. STEVE NOBLE & ALEX WARD Winner of this year’s Songlines + SEB ROCHFORD & Newcomer Award, they said of her Carroll and Kellock will be preceded PAMELIA KURSTIN by some of the freshest jazz talent new album Wanderlust, “she creates A freewheeling night of high wire an intoxicating world of heightened around. The Trinity Quintet presents improv from two powerful off-kilter some of Trinity College of Music’s emotions.” Expect something very drum-fuelled duos. Lauded freeform special from her first British concert finest fourth year students – catch drum master Steve Noble battles them now before they embark on with her band. with clarinetist Alex Ward, while their professional careers. Polar Bear drum supremo Seb Rochford makes otherworldly sounds Part of Greenwich Jazz with extraordinary theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 27
    • TUESDAY 17 Zem Audu Ian Shaw Photo : Bob Barkany –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm The Green Man TONY COE QUARTET –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Kicking off a series of gigs, curated 8.30pm 9.30pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club Jazz Café by the Worshipful Company of IAN SHAW OMAR PUENTE Musicians, that pay tribute to the Award-winning vocalist Shaw’s Mesmerising Cuban electric violinist great albums first released in 1959 – immaculate technique and stunning Puente mixes a boundless classical Kind of Blue, Giant Steps, Time Out vocal range are heightened by technique with Caribbean heart – Tony Coe tips his hat to some of his his ability to reinvent well worn and soul and fiery jazz-informed favourite tunes from the classic era. standards, choice covers by the likes improvisation. Here launching his Presented by of Joni Mitchell and witty originals debut album From There To Here. Worshipful Company of Musicians that reveal his depths as a first rate Presented by Como No & Destin-E –––––––––––––––––––––––– songsmith. –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– Green Note, Camden 10.30pm 8.30pm 606 Club CENTRE-LINE The Bull’s Head, Barnes Hard hitting quartet featuring multi- ZEM AUDU SAX APPEAL Astonishingly talented tenorist Audu reedist Russell van den Berg playing Long running fusion and jazz edgy modern jazz, with snaking has been making waves with his fast, funk band led by Jools Holland fluid solos and robustly warm tone. fusion guitar lines from Jez Franks. saxophonist Derek Nash, Sax –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Appeal combines intricate horn 11pm 8.30pm charts, funky grooves and high- Vortex Ronnie Scott’s octane solos to great effect. RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM JIM HART’S GEMINI Jim Hart is one of the emerging –––––––––––––––––––––––– See page 25 for details. 8.30pm talents of today’s UK scene. He Zigfrid Von Underbelly brings a high-energy approach to JANEK GWIZDALA GROUP the vibes that is steeped in melody Intricate fusion spiked with drum and a dazzling technique. His group and bass grooves from this bass Gemini, featuring Ivo Neame and guitar ace and a fired-up virtuoso Jasper Høiby perform rhythmically band that also features drum star charged music from their new album, Jojo Mayer. Narrada, launched tonight. Presented by t Wo Music “Outstanding…a stunning performance from the rhythmically poised Hart.” Financial Times 28 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Fiona Bevan –––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday FREE Royal Albert Hall Café Consort BRANCO STOYSIN TRIO Fleet-fingered guitarist Stoysin draws on myriad Balkan and Latin jazz styles to create his own lyrical, warm-hearted fusion sound. –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ignite series 6pm 7pm FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––– Southbank Centre Ronnie Scott’s 1pm FREE Front Room REGINA CARTER Ray’s Jazz at Foyles JaZZ liBrarY Also plays Tue 17 Nov – CLARA SANABRAS JOHN SURMAN see page 26 for details. & HARVEY BROUGH John Surman’s musical world –––––––––––––––––––––––– An intimate taster set, from eclectic encompasses acoustic jazz at 7.30pm multi-instrumentalist Sanabras and the highest international level, Barbican highly acclaimed composer Brough, chamber music and a creative use THE BLIND BOYS of pan-global jazz sounds that can of electronics. Surman discusses his OF ALABAMA be heard in full at their Purcell Room great career with Alyn Shipton. + ALLEN TOUSSAINT concert tonight. Allen Toussaint has been a This event will be broadcast in –––––––––––––––––––––––– Jazz Library on Sat 21 Nov songwriter/producer/pianist 3pm extraordinaire with everyone from –––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bull’s Head, Barnes Fats Domino to Dr John and Elvis SHEILA JORDAN 6pm FREE Barbican FreeStage Costello; he personifies the New MASTERCLASS JACK PESCOD & THE Orleans musical heritage. Post- Revered talent Sheila Jordan – BARCODE TRIO Hurricane Katrina, Toussaint’s herself taught by Lennie Tristano place in the pantheon of popular Exciting young piano quartet and Charles Mingus and influenced music has been consolidated, his whose original compositions mix by Charlie Parker – passes on some creative fires burning once more hook filled melodies with a vivid of her wisdom to a new generation. on his excellent new album Bright harmonic sense. An extraordinary chance to learn Mississippi. Stirring vocal group The from a lifetime of experience, “Their music recalls the party groovism of Ramsey Lewis, the lighter side of Keith Blind Boys Of Alabama, still led by which will precede an evening founder Jimmy Carter some 68 years Jarrett and the pop-crossover fizz of performance by Jordan and the Esbjorn Svensson.” The Guardian after they first formed, are enjoying Brian Kellock Trio – see page 31. a latter day revival that’s won them Grammy Awards four years in a row. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 29
    • WEDNESDAY 18 Clara Sanabras Photo : Kevin Summers –––––––––––––––––––––––– RE 7.30pm*PREMIE Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall JOHN SURMAN CeleBraTeS 65 YearS Join John Surman in a special concert to celebrate his 65th birthday, including the European premiere of his new project Brewster’s Rooster, just released on ECM. The album sees the great saxophonist/composer return to a fully jazz-orientated sound and this Festival special will feature an exclusive international line-up of guitarist John Abercrombie, powerhouse drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Drew Gress, –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– providing a one-off opportunity to 7.30pm 7.45pm hear this group play together. The 606 Club Southbank Centre first half of the concert features IAIN BALLAMY’S ANORAK Purcell Room Surman’s delicately atmospheric solo Tenor/soprano saxophonist Ballamy CLARA SANABRAS reeds-and-electronics explorations, has lent his sublime, airy tone to & THe real loWDoWn and a duet with long-term + ALEXIA GARDNER recordings and performances collaborator, the consummate singer Multi-instrumentalist Sanabras hails with Gil Evans, Hermeto Pascoal Karin Krog. from Barcelona, but has absorbed and Django Bates, here leading a huge range of influences from “Surman’s voice remains distinct, his brilliantly witty ‘straight ahead’ her work with Natacha Atlas and but there’s little doubt that fans have quartet. been clamouring for a return to more Theatre Of Voices alongside –––––––––––––––––––––––– straightforward jazz territory and medieval and modern classical 7.30pm Brewster’s Rooster does just that.” The Forge, Camden forms. She appears here with vibrant All About Jazz violinist Dylan Bates and her band, KAI HOFFMAN, GILL This concert will be broadcast in MANLY & SARAH MOULE including composer Harvey Brough. Jazz Line-Up on Sun 13 Dec Three dynamic jazz divas unite for Singer Alexia Gardner performs an uplifting night of infectious swing material from her new album and sassy standards featuring the Chasing Hope, moving from Cole honeyed tones of Kai Hoffman, Porter’s Love For Sale to Seal’s Love powerful blues of Gill Manly and Divine, all accompanied by pianist Fran Landesman-inspired delicacy and songwriter Alex Webb and of Sarah Moule. bassist Gary Crosby. 30 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • WEDNESDAY 18 –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Charlie Wright’s DOMINIQUE DI PIAZZA TRIO Rare London show from this Theo Bard spectacular electric bassist (of John McLaughlin and Biréli Lagrène fame), Di Piazza brings his own flamenco-flavoured originals in a bass/guitar/drums trio to the capital. Presented by t Wo music –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Vortex 8pm 8.30pm THEO BARD + FIONA BEVAN Kings Place PizzaExpress Jazz Club + JONATHAN GEYEVU STEFANO BOLLANI TRIO TODD GORDON VorTeX ToUr eaST Part of the Stefano Bollani residency TriBUTe To JoHnnY MerCer Following their successful at Kings Place – see page 49 for Scotland’s top jazz singers Carol appearances at the eclectic East details. Kidd and Todd Gordon bring classy festival earlier this year, these –––––––––––––––––––––––– delivery and exquisite timing to bear burgeoning talents from the worlds 8pm on gems from the Johnny Mercer of folk, jazz, soul and hip hop The Green Man songbook including One for My reunite at the Vortex. Catch these MARTIN SHAW QUINTET Baby, Moon River and The Summer captivating new voices from the stars Demonstrating his affection for Miles Wind, on what would have been the of tomorrow. Davis’ Kind of Blue, Shaw gives a night of Mercer’s 100th birthday. –––––––––––––––––––––––– personal take on some of its tracks – 8.30pm and much more besides. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Charlton House, Greenwich Presented by 8.30pm JAZZMOSS Worshipful Company of Musicians The Bull’s Head, Barnes Jazzmoss features Kaz Kasozi –––––––––––––––––––––––– SHEILA JORDAN (piano), Louisa Le Marchand 8pm WiTH BRIAN KELLOCK TRIO (vocals), Liran Donin (bass) and three Spice of Life Known for her stunning technique of the UK’s most respected players NATALIE WILLIAMS + EMMA and bebop prowess, Jordan’s – Art Themen (saxophones), Henry SMITH + ANITA WARDELL concert is preceded by an afternoon Lowther (trumpet), Trevor Tomkins Three of London’s most masterclass before she joins Scots (drums). Haunting melodies and accomplished jazz vocalists present pianist Kellock and his trio for a evocative lyrics with soloing of the an evening of vocal jazz sure to full live set, bringing to Barnes the highest order. include soulful flourishes from group she plays with at Royal Opera Part of Greenwich Jazz Williams, swinging style from Smith House earlier in the Festival – see –––––––––––––––––––––––– and sparkling improvisation from page 17 for details. Don’t miss the 10.30pm Wardell. opportunity to see one of the finest 606 Club –––––––––––––––––––––––– jazz vocalists of any era. KIT DOWNES TRIO 8pm “Jordan has a way of drawing crowds Award-winning pianist Downes The Orange Tree, Richmond up close, so that it becomes all but BLINK performs his distinctive classical, impossible not to tune in to her.” FeaTUrinG CHriS BiSCoe folk and modern jazz originals The Guardian This acclaimed trio perform with his own talented trio. fractured melodic jazz led by –––––––––––––––––––––––– pianist Alcyona Mick, and for this 11pm Ronnie Scott’s performance are joined by fine RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM multi-reedist Chris Biscoe. See page 25 for details. Presented by Way Out West Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 31
    • JAZ Z IN THE CITY CITY INN WESTMINSTER Visit our Millbank Lounge, the sleek, vibrant and seductive bar, providing a perfect backdrop for the mellow sounds of jazz. 2 LIVE JAZZ SETS FROM TAMMY WEIS & ALEX STEWART WITH SPECIAL GUEST SUE RICHARDSON 19 November 2009 6.30pm and 8.30pm Millbank Lounge, City Inn Westminster EXCLUSIVE JAZZ FESTIVAL OFFER From 13 - 22 November, enjoy a selected sharing * dish and classic cocktail for only £9.95! * Su b je c t t o a v a ila bilit y . Te rms and condi tions apply. P l ea s e v is it www . c it yinn . c om/te rmsa ndconditions. CITY INN WESTMINSTER 30 John Islip Street London SW1P 4DD T: +44 (0)20 7932 4700 PART OF CITY INN E: millbank.lounge@cityinn.com
    • THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Bill Frisell Photo : Jimmy Katz –––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm FREE Barbican FreeStage FRINGE MAGNETIC Adventurous trumpeter Rory Simmons leads this fusion-edged group that draws on everything from Tim Berne’s Bloodcount to Messiaen in densely written, intensely polyrhythmic originals. –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm FREE 6pm FREE 6pm FREE Southbank Centre Barbican Southbank Centre Front Room Fountain Room Clore Ballroom Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya TAKE FIVE LAUNCH KINETIKA BLOCO SHEILA JORDAN Take Five is the unique professional Exuberant procession, elaborate Sheila Jordan has a fascinating development programme designed costumes, passionate music - the life-story: she started performing as to give some of the UK’s most young performers of Kinetika Bloco a teenager in the 1940s, has known creative young jazz musicians will take the Festival by storm. many of the jazz greats over seven the opportunity to take time out to Brass, strings, percussion, dance, decades, married Charlie Parker’s develop their craft. Now in its sixth flashes of colour and streaks of pianist Duke Jordan, composed, edition, this successful scheme has virtuoso exuberance combine in a and taught jazz singing – all the nurtured much of the country’s roof-raising extravaganza with a while performing and recording. emerging talent, some of whom will decidedly London edge. An amazing chance to hear Jordan speak at tonight’s launch. An open –––––––––––––––––––––––– talk to Julian Joseph about her invitation is extended to anyone 6.30pm FREE extraordinary musical world. who wants to hear past participants City Inn Westminster Arun Ghosh, Nathaniel Facey and TAMMY WEIS, This event will be broadcast in ALEX STEWART Jazz Line-Up on Sun 24 Jan 2010 Dave Stapleton talk about their experiences on Take Five as well as & SUE RICHARDSON –––––––––––––––––––––––– Described by Time Out as “the real 6pm their blossoming careers. FREE deal”, Canadian singer Tammy Weis Ray’s Jazz at Foyles Take Five is a Jerwood Charitable Foundation and matches her spellbinding vocals JULIET KELLY PRS Foundation initiative produced by Serious, that also receives support from The Musicians with immaculate timing and tasteful Honey-voiced jazz and soul singer Benevolent Fund and Arts Council England. repertoire. She’s joined here by Kelly performs a short set of artfully talented Manchester-based singer reworked soul and pop classics Alex Stewart, and singer/trumpeter – you can hear her full set at the Sue Richardson, all accompanied by PizzaExpress Jazz Club on Sat 21 Nov. pianist/songwriter Alex Webb. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 33
    • THURSDAY 19 Gilberto Gil Cleveland Watkiss Photo : Derek Richards –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Morelenbaum and his son Bem –––––––––––––––––––––––– Ronnie Scott’s RE 7.30pm*PREMIE Gil on guitar and percussion for a CHARLIE HUNTER Southbank Centre delicate acoustic project exploring Hunter’s approach on his Queen Elizabeth Hall his extensive catalogue of over 50 custom 8-string guitar sees him CLEVELAND WATKISS AT 50 albums. With four decades of simultaneously play funky basslines Cleveland Watkiss hits the half music to choose from, a natural and tricky lead guitar parts to century, in a journey through a charisma and magnetic stage head-spinning effect. Yet for all the remarkable career that’s taken in presence, Gil remains a unique virtuosity involved, he’s a one-man seminal bands like Jazz Train and the musical figure today. groove machine on everything from original Jazz Warriors, experiments Latin workouts to hard swinging jazz. with reggae and electronica, collaborations with Goldie and Also plays Fri 20 Nov. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Talvin Singh, Nikki Yeoh and Julian –––––––––––––––––––––––– IERE 7.30pm *PREM Joseph – whatever the context, 7pm Barbican his music is a joyous celebration The Forge, Camden BILL FRISELL, MIKE GIBBS & of the timeless art of jazz singing. MICHAEL MWENSO THE BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Cleveland re-visits all this and more The hippest hepcat in town, multi- Guitar guru Bill Frisell has long instrumentalist and charismatic in the course of an evening of been an idiosyncratic creative force, reunion and discovery with a host of singer Mwenso brings exuberant slipping easily from luminescent energy and humour to everything friends old and new, including some modern jazz to his recent Americana- very special guests, and augmented he plays, from classic swing to tinged groups, and paying soul and funk. He’s as dapper as with specially created visuals. memorable tributes to both John –––––––––––––––––––––––– he is dynamic. Lennon and silent film star Buster –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Keaton. For this project, composer/ Royal Academy of Music 7.30pm arranger Mike Gibbs recreates Duke’s Hall Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall Frisell’s memorable music for the ROYAL ACADEMY GILBERTO GIL BBC Symphony Orchestra. A chance OF MUSIC BIG BAND One of the driving forces of the to hear the intricate beauty of Frisell’s The Royal Academy of Music is Tropicalia musical revolution, work on a grand scale. Music by proud to honour the music of three singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil’s Copland and Ives sets the scene for fine jazz composers – Pete Hurt, potent music reshaped Brazilian this BBC Radio 3 commission. Henry Lowther and Pete Saberton – music with rock/reggae rhythms as part of its Contemporary British This concert will be broadcast in and politically charged lyrics set to Jazz Composer concert series. In Afternoon on 3 on Tue 24 Nov exquisite melodies. Here he’s joined this evening’s concert a cross section by acclaimed cellist Jaques of their past and new works will be performed featuring the composers themselves as guest soloists. 34 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • THURSDAY 19 Bright Size Gypsies –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm The Green Man ANDY PANAYI QUINTET Worshipful Company of Musicians Medalists Andy Panayi, Steve Brown, Leon Greening and Mark Nightingale team up with bassist Dave Chamberlain to perform tracks –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– by Coltrane, Rollins and Monk – 7.30pm 7.45pm and some 2009 originals as well. The Red Hedgehog, Highgate Southbank Centre / Purcell Room Presented by JOHN LAW GIULIA Y LOS TELLARINI Worshipful Company of Musicians Law’s precise, highly nuanced + SIMON HARRIS & THE –––––––––––––––––––––––– playing is perfectly suited to his BRIGHT SIZE GYPSIES 8pm own compelling originals and Giulia Y Los Tellarini’s gorgeous The Venue @ George IV, unusual standards – a chance to song Barcelona was selected Turnham Green hear a beautiful solo concert in personally by Woody Allen as the SPECIAL PROVIDENCE + THE BRIDGE an intimate setting. title music for his film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The group’s music Guitar-led Budapest-based four- –––––––––––––––––––––––– traverses French chanson, jazz, piece Special Providence draw 7.30pm Guildhall School Music Hall tango and Latin boleros, highlighted on the frenetic style of Mike Stern GUILDHALL JAZZ ALUMNI by Giulia Tellarini’s beautiful vocals. and Tribal Tech to create their own The latest generation of Guildhall Inspired by the music of Django electrified jazz sound. Support graduates have since gone on to Reinhardt, The Bright Size Gypsies comes from The Bridge who become British jazz stars in their own perform an infectious blend of quirky combine sophisticated charts right. Tonight’s concert will feature material, funked up gypsy guitar with funky grooves. many familiar faces from both Loop and a healthy portion of masterfully Presented by Bolygomusic Productions and F-ire collectives reunited at the reworked classics by artists from –––––––––––––––––––––––– college for a special concert. Schubert to Michael Jackson. 8pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– Spice of Life 7.45pm DENYS BAPTISTE QUARTET FREE The Dysart Arms, Richmond Saxophonist and Mercury Prize WILL BUTTERWORTH nominee Denys Baptiste returns to Gifted young pianist Butterworth the classic quartet format, blending combines classical virtuosity and indigenous Caribbean and African lyrical contemporary touches that rhythms with fast-paced American reference Keith Jarrett and Brad post-bop themes. Mehldau on classic standards and originals. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 35
    • THURSDAY 19 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Kings Place STEFANO BOLLANI TRIO & ENRICO RAVA Part of the Stefano Bollani residency at Kings Place – see page 49 for details. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm 606 Club NIGEL KENNEDY Kennedy’s virtuoso brilliance is fuelled by a risk-taking flair that adds passionate spontaneity to everything he plays: wild Hendrix tunes, fiery gypsy jazz or J.S.Bach. Having sat in at this intimate jazz club he returns for a rare show with his acclaimed Polish jazz group. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Vortex JOEL HARRISON Guitarist/composer Harrison matches his highly original guitar technique with an anarchic set of influences that effortlessly combine folk, chamber music, Indian, African and Americana into his own simmering sound. Here he explores 70s fusion with a dynamic 21st century twist with works from his latest album Urban Myths. This concert will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 30 Nov ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club MIKE JANISCH Mike Janisch has made a big impact on the UK scene since his arrival in 2005 playing with the cream of the local scene as well as stars like Joe Lovano, Roy Hargrove and Dianne Reeves. He also leads his own band TransAtlantic Collective, who tonight perform material from their debut album Traveling Song. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Bull’s Head, Barnes BECKI BIGGINS British Grammy-nominated saxophonist/singer Biggins has already scored a hit on the US jazz charts with her Hardcastle 5 album. She performs here with a fine band, featuring saxophonist Malcolm Edmondson.
    • THURSDAY 19 Get The Blessing Nigel Kennedy Photo : Chris Steele-Perkins –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm 8.30pm Lauderdale House Charlie Wright’s CAROL GRIMES JONATHAN GEE TRIO A key figure in the 1960s progressive Monk-influenced UK piano virtuoso –––––––––––––––––––––––– jazz-rock scene, vocalist Grimes (and occasional singer) Gee is joined 9.30pm has since explored everything from here by a hard hitting US rhythm Jazz Café Joni Mitchell to Nick Cave via Miles team of bassist Joseph Lepore and GET THE BLESSING Davis and her own high-spirited drummer Nasheet Waits, previously + TAYLOR McFERRIN originals. Here she pays tribute to heard in London with Andrew Hill This biting post-jazz quartet was Max Roach-collaborator, singer/ and Fred Hersch, for some high- formed by bassist/producer Jim songwriter Oscar Brown Jnr. in her spirited contemporary trio jazz. Barr and drummer Clive Deamer, own forthright and passionate style. better known for their work with Presented by t Wo music iconic leftfield rock band Portishead. –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Upping the ante with their feisty 8.30pm FREE 9.30pm City Inn Westminster second album Bugs In Amber, their Cargo TAMMY WEIS, Ornette Coleman-meets-grunge BUILD AN ARK ALEX STEWART bass-horns-drums attack is nothing Freewheeling LA-based folk-jazz & SUE RICHARDSON short of stunning live. collective, Build an Ark combine Also plays at 6.30pm – see page cosmic washes of sound and lush Brooklynite Taylor McFerrin 33 for details. jazz harmony with expansive reinvents hip hop with his maverick –––––––––––––––––––––––– choral voices and soulful vocals. one-man-band show that mixes 8.30pm The Rose & Crown, Walthamstow This multi-talented band performs live beatboxing, samples, Fender SOLSTICE music from their third album Love Rhodes, synths and samples. A new project featuring ethereal- and features exceptional Pharaoh –––––––––––––––––––––––– voiced jazz singer Brigitte Beraha Sanders vocalist Dwight Trible 11pm alongside legendary 70s Detroit Ronnie Scott’s performing harmonically rich folk singer Phil Ranelin. RONNIE’S JAZZ JAM and classical tinged jazz tracks. See page 25 for details. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 37
    • FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Dave Holland –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– IERE Midday FREE 7.30pm *PREM Royal Albert Hall Southbank Centre Café Consort Queen Elizabeth Hall GEORGIA MANCIO DAVE HOLLAND, CHRIS Mancio performs her beguiling POTTER, JASON MORAN blend of Brazilian sambas and & ERIC HARLAND bossas, alongside vocalised oVerTone QUarTeT + DAVID JEAN-BAPTISTE modern classics from Chick Corea ClarineT CoUnCil and Pat Metheny. Composer/bandleader/bassist “With a pleasingly winsome delivery Dave Holland has been a vital and a wonderful feel for real jazz and –––––––––––––––––––––––– and progressive figure across four classy ballads.” Time Out 6pm FREE Southbank Centre decades of jazz and here provides Part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ignite series Front Room the pulse for a specially formed –––––––––––––––––––––––– TRINITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE quartet, featuring fellow heavy hitters 1pm FREE The culmination of an intensive tenor luminary Chris Potter, Monk- Ray’s Jazz at Foyles workshop programme led by Alan influenced piano tyro Jason Moran SIMON HARRIS & Barnes, this hard hitting ensemble and phenomenal drummer Eric THE BRIGHT SIZE GYPSIES performs a special concert of Benny Harland. This will be a masterclass This colourful sextet plays a short, Goodman’s big band music. This of quicksilver improvising and energised set of their irreverent performance is part of a feature on profoundly melodic jazz. Django-meets-Jacko style gypsy- Benny Goodman celebrating the Extraordinary clarinetist, basset-horn jazz prior to their full concert at 100th year of his birth that continues player and composer Jean-Baptiste artsdepot tomorrow. with tonight’s Purcell Room concert. brings together a new clarinet –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– quartet especially for the Festival. 1pm FREE 7pm Southbank Centre As Jean-Baptiste himself says Ronnie Scott’s Clore Ballroom “it’s a modern day representation CHARLIE HUNTER TROYKA Also plays Thu 19 Nov – of music that identifies with jazz Described by Time Out as “King and improvisation, classical and see page 34 for details. Crimson for the iPod generation” contemporary, groove, folk and world this is dynamic and dangerous music.” Expect something special at guitar ‘n’ Hammond-fuelled neo- this premiere performance. prog jazz from three super-talented, This concert will be broadcast in frighteningly young musicians. Jazz Line-Up on Sun 27 Dec Troyka blend intensely funky rhythms with twisted catchy tunes. 38 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • FRIDAY 20 Gerald Clayton Madeleine Peyroux –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm FREE The Dysart Arms, Richmond CERI EVANS The soulful MOBO Award-winning pianist plays a sophisticated four movement jazz sonata that tracks the roots of modern jazz; the –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– first movement begins with Duke IERE 7.30pm 7.45pm *PREM Ellington, the second movement Southbank Centre Southbank Centre / Purcell Room takes in classics by John Coltrane, Royal Festival Hall ALAN BARNES with Thelonious Monk’s spiky MADELEINE PEYROUX FiVe TakeS on BennY GooDMan standards in the third movement. + GERALD CLAYTON TRIO The original King Of Swing, The final part is made up of Evans’ Madeleine Peyroux’s recent run clarinetist Benny Goodman was own crafted originals. of albums has yielded a series a household name in America –––––––––––––––––––––––– of modern vocal classics. Full of during the 1930s and this bona 8pm eloquently timed takes from diverse fide star of the Jazz Age would Kings Place sources such as Josephine Baker have celebrated his 100th birthday STEFANO BOLLANI and Elliott Smith, coupled with her this year. So it’s apt that our own & ANTONELLO SALIS smouldering originals and all sealed multi-reed master Alan Barnes Part of the Stefano Bollani with her beguiling smoky toned should assemble an all-star band residency at Kings Place – voice. Magical. – including fellow reedsmen Andy see page 49 for details. Rising star pianist Clayton has Panayi and Tony Coe – to pay a –––––––––––––––––––––––– made a big impact as a sideman heartfelt tribute to this pioneering 8pm exponent of the clarinet. Charlie Wright’s to the likes of Roy Hargrove and –––––––––––––––––––––––– ZHENYA STRIGALEV Diana Krall. Now a compelling 7.45pm + BELLATRIX & THE BOXETTES solo artist, here he plays his own The Green Man A double bill featuring fiery percussive, insistently melodic, STAN SULZMANN QUARTET modern jazz from altoist Strigalev trio-based originals. Versatile tenor and soprano and his angular new band, plus saxophonist Sulzmann focuses a set from a mesmerising all-girl a on the early works of the original capella group who mix soul-jazz saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins. harmonies with beatboxing. Presented by Presented by t Wo music Worshipful Company of Musicians Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 39
    • FRIDAY 20 Helge Lien Photo : Christian Mordre –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm The Pheasantry, Chelsea The Bull’s Head, Barnes Jazz Café MICHAEL WOLLNY ART THEMEN POLAR BEAR + FINN PETERS Exciting horn-led hard bop sextet + ZED-U + TROYKA Two exciting solo sets from featuring fiery veteran tenor Drummer Seb Rochford’s Mercury imaginative German piano star saxophonist Themen, fellow Prize-nominated Polar Bear headline Wollny, one third of acclaimed trio saxophonist Dutchman Benjamin this night of post-jazz mavericks with [em], and award-winning UK flautist Herman and superb trumpeter Guy their vital blend of off-kilter melodies, Peters, both performing their latest Barker, all backed by a high class wild electronics and jagged rhythms. solo works. trio led by pianist Dave Newton with Zed-U and Troyka bring dub-tronica –––––––––––––––––––––––– Geoff Gascoyne and Sebastiaan and neo-prog to this mix of new jazz 8.30pm De Krom. sounds from today’s generation of Vortex –––––––––––––––––––––––– young Brits including rising stars LED BIB 9pm Shabaka Hutchings and Kit Downes. Nominated for this year’s prestigious PizzaExpress Jazz Club –––––––––––––––––––––––– Mercury Music Prize for their HELGE LIEN 9.30pm incendiary fourth album Sensible This band shot to international 606 Club Shoes, drummer Mark Holub’s acclaim with last year’s remarkable SAMARA scorching post-jazz unit mix breakout album Hello Troll. In spite Six-piece Latin jazz group Samara punk, funk and surreal swing with of its irreverent title, the album are led by 606 proprietor and coruscating twin alto saxes, surging signalled the arrival of a sparkling altoist/flautist Steve Rubie. He brings Fender Rhodes and riotous basslines. new trio with their own bold, darkly together a top notch band that melodic sound world. The word is includes alluring Brazilian singer out that this is a band to watch. Liliana Chachian and keyboardist Neil Angilley. Take your dance shoes This concert will be broadcast in Jazz on 3 on Mon 7 Dec and samba the night away. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Midnight PizzaExpress Jazz Club PIZZAEXPRESS JAM Late night hard-blowing jam session led by some of the city’s finest musicians. 40 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Jay Phelps Photo : Emile Holba –––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm FREE Ray’s Jazz at Foyles 4pm Barbican FreeStage –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– FEMI TEMOWO 2pm FREE 3pm FREE Guitarist Temowo is best known for Barbican FreeStage Southbank Centre his work alongside award-winning JAY PHELPS Clore Ballroom saxophonist Soweto Kinch. Here with Rising star trumpeter Jay Phelps JAZZ LINE-UP his own band he mixes a dizzying (best known for his work with For the second of Radio 3’s Jazz array of styles from fast bop, angular Empirical) unleashes his forward- Line-Up’s live recordings from the fusion and African themes with looking new band of gifted young Festival, presenter Claire Martin effortless virtuosity. players including powerful tenorist introduces the best of British. Shabaka Hutchings and bassist Saxophonist Jason Yarde gives us Femi Temowo has been supported by Escalator, Karl Rasheed-Abel on fresh and a sneak preview of his duo with the pioneering talent plan from Arts Council England, East. forthright new material. pianist Andrew McCormack; rising –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– star Kit Downes presents his trio 2pm 2pm and David Jean-Baptiste introduces Southbank Centre Southbank Centre his new clarinet quartet following Purcell Room Queen Elizabeth Hall their premiere last night at Queen BONNIE GREER GWILYM SIMCOCK Elizabeth Hall. 48 – DaViS MeeTS GreCo & THE VOICE PROJECT Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Gwilym Simcock is emerging as one This concert will be broadcast in Jazz Line-Up on Sun 22 Nov Bonnie Greer traces the story of of the finest players of his generation, –––––––––––––––––––––––– the extraordinary liaison between name checked by no less than Chick 4.30pm the young Miles Davis and Juliette Corea as a “genius”. This is the FREE Southbank Centre Greco, at the point where the new London premiere of an uplifting Front Room musical world of bebop brushed choral work, I Prefer the Gorgeous DAVE MILLIGAN TRIO with the culture of Boris Vian, Freedom, that effortlessly blends Scottish pianist Milligan’s trio Sartre and the existentialists, using classical and jazz themes into a has been making wonderful spoken word and music to evoke sonorous whole and was originally contemporary jazz for over ten a remarkable meeting of old and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich years with a compelling blend of new worlds. Festival for the 100-piece community lyrical melody, tight group interplay “There was such an unusual harmony choir The Voice Project. The concert and an engaging musical wit, about the man, the instrument, the sound will open with a short set from featuring bassist Tom Lyle and – it was pretty shattering.” Simcock’s new group. drummer Tom Bancroft. Juliette Greco This concert will be broadcast in The Choir on Sun 27 Dec Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 41
    • SATURDAY 21 Esperanza Spalding Cleo Laine & John Dankworth –––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm FREE Southbank Centre Front Room –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– COLIN STEELE QUINTET *PREMIE RE 6.30pm FREE 7.30pm Trumpeter Steele has always Kings Place Southbank Centre embraced his native Scotland’s Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya Royal Festival Hall rich folk traditions and seamlessly STEFANO BOLLANI CLEO LAINE, JOHN integrated them into a modern jazz Part of Stefano Bollani’s residency DANKWORTH & FRIENDS setting. An internationally recognised at Kings Place – see page 49 for aCCenTUaTe THe PoSiTiVe virtuoso, here he leads his own fiery, details. The first couple of the British jazz multi award-winning quintet. –––––––––––––––––––––––– aristocracy, both Dame Cleo and 7pm Sir John’s illustrious careers have –––––––––––––––––––––––– Ronnie Scott’s played a vital role in developing 6pm ESPERANZA SPALDING jazz’s popular and enduring FREE Southbank Centre “Simply sensational. Dancing in white appeal over five decades of musical Clore Ballroom stilettos and Afro-crowned like a excellence. Accentuate the Positive KIT DOWNES TRIO young Roberta Flack, she proved a celebrates their massive international As prolific as he is talented, sweet-voiced balladeer, funky scat- success, reflecting a body of work pianist Kit Downes (also a member singer, seriously gifted songwriter and that includes over a hundred of loud jazz trio Troyka) leads his dazzling double-bassist.” The Evening albums featuring Laine, alongside own acoustic trio with bassist Standard. Expect more of the same Dankworth’s vast achievements as Calum Gourlay and drummer from this 24-year-old who is making a revered composer/conductor and James Maddren. serious waves in the jazz world. saxophonist. Performing solo, duo, –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– with string quartet and a full choir as 6pm FREE 7.30pm well as featuring their regular band, Barbican FreeStage TARA, Earlsfield join the London Jazz Festival to pay ROY NATHANSON’S ZOE RAHMAN tribute to two of Britain’s greatest SoTTo VoCe FeaTUrinG Virtuosic pianist performs as jazz stars. NAPOLEON MADDOX part of Festival on the Move – A short set from Roy Nathanson’s see page 7 for details. band who play the Vortex on Sun 22 Nov – an irreverent mix of modern leftfield jazz and spoken word with a sting in the tail from beatboxer and rapper Napoleon Maddox. 42 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SATURDAY Photo : Hans Fredrik Asbjornsen 21 Tord Gustavsen Ensemble Christine Tobin Photo : Bob Barkany –––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Southbank Centre Purcell Room MIKE MARAN CHeT Baker: a FUnnY ValenTine Acclaimed writer/musician and –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– storyteller Mike Maran brings his 7.30pm 7.30pm hit production to the Festival: an Southbank Centre The Forge, Camden evocation of the troubled genius Queen Elizabeth Hall EMPIRICAL of Chet Baker’s life. The mood TORD GUSTAVSEN ENSEMBLE Bursting onto the UK jazz scene is heightened by superb Scottish + JASON YARDE two years ago with the stunning & ANDREW McCORMACK musicians Colin Steele (trumpet) and eponymous debut album, this Dave Milligan (piano), who weave Tord Gustavsen Ensemble has sparkling young band return to Baker’s haunting music around emerged as a quietly bewitching the fray with a new line up and an Maran’s compelling narrative. (and best-selling) new star trio intricately wrought new album Out with three highly lyrical albums for “Maran’s enthusiasm and contagious joy ‘n’ In. Led by superb saxophonist ECM. His new quartet adds the in spreading the word, and the music Nathaniel Facey and powered by provided by two genuine jazz talents significant presence of saxophonist inventive drummer Shaney Forbes, lifted the show out of the ordinary and Tore Brunborg to drummer Jarle this is top-notch neo-bop. made it something magical with each Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen. revelation.” The Scotsman –––––––––––––––––––––––– Brunborg is a long-admired figure 7.30pm in Norwegian jazz who adds PizzaExpress Jazz Club –––––––––––––––––––––––– a ‘Nordic’ tone and distinctive CHRISTINE TOBIN 8pm folk sensibility to Gustavsen’s WinTer CHerrieS Kings Place mesmerising melodies. Bewitching folk-influenced jazz STEFANO BOLLANI’S Multi-talented UK saxophonist/ singer Tobin has been hailed as I VISIONARI composer Yarde and BBC Jazz “a jewel of the London jazz scene” Part of Stefano Bollani’s residency Award-winning pianist Andrew by The Guardian. Here she performs at Kings Place – see page 49 for McCormack launch their first an eclectic set of romantic standards details. duo recording with a set of richly and finely spun originals from her harmonic new music. forthcoming album Winter Cherries as well as favourites from her back catalogue. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 43
    • SATURDAY 21 Giulia Y Los Tellarini –––––––––––––––––––––––– virtuosity of maverick keyboardist –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Matthew Bourne to explosive effect. 9pm artsdepot, North Finchley Jazz Café Saxophone/keys/drums power trio GIULIA Y LOS TELLARINI HAMEL The Golden Age of Steam take prog- + SIMON HARRIS & Charismatic Dutch singer Wouter THE BRIGHT SIZE GYPSIES jazz in freewheeling new directions while the acclaimed Twelves Trio’s Hamel mixes suave Beach Boys-esque After their Purcell Room concert harmonies and pounding rock beats minimalist bass-sax-drums sound is Giulia Y Los Tellarini, the band with swinging jazz funk grooves. post-jazz with fiery heart and soul. behind the title music for Vicky –––––––––––––––––––––––– Cristina Barcelona, blends French 8.30pm –––––––––––––––––––––––– chanson, tango, jazz and Latin The Bull’s Head, Barnes boleros with Mediterranean 9.30pm PETER KING 606 Club warmth. The night opens with a set Peter King has been a significant ALEX GARNETT of Django-inspired jazz and swing figure in the history of jazz in Britain JaZZ aMBaSSaDorS from Simon Harris & The Bright since he emerged in the 1950s. An Fiery hard bop altoist Garnett, Size Gypsies. alto saxophonist who makes a direct whose work includes stints with –––––––––––––––––––––––– link with the music of Charlie Parker Van Morrison, Jools Holland and 8pm and the jazz of today, with a fluid Paul Weller, leads this feisty two- Charlie Wright’s and freewheeling style that never horn front line alongside storming FLY Mark TUrner, larrY ceases to rivet audiences, whether Australian tenorist Brandon Allen. GrenaDier & JeFF BallarD playing at breakneck bebop speed, Expect virtuoso solos and hard- US dream team trio of much lauded or exploring the lyrical depths of swinging grooves. warm-toned tenorist Mark Turner ballad artistry. –––––––––––––––––––––––– with rhythm section of fine bassist –––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Larry Grenadier and fiery drummer 8.30pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club Jeff Ballard, who have variously POSK JULIET KELLY worked with Brad Mehldau, Pat THE STARS OF POLISH JAZZ Honey-voiced Kelly sings her way Metheny and Chick Corea. Here Polish guitarist Jarek Smietana into the night with her alluring playing dynamic, beautifully poised is a poll-winning jazz star in his confessional originals and her music from their recent ECM album homeland. Here he performs his jazzified take on Soul II Soul’s Back Sky & Country. fusion-edged jazz with special guests To Life creating the perfect late night joining in the fast-fingered fun. soundtrack. This concert will be broadcast in –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Jazz on 3 on Mon 11 Jan 2010 Midnight 9pm Presented by t Wo music Oliver’s, Greenwich Vortex –––––––––––––––––––––––– SAM CROWE GROUP PAULA RAE GIBSON 8.30pm Crowe matches his brilliance at the Singer/multi-media artist Paula Rae Vortex keyboard with vibrant composing Gibson combines haunting vocals DAVE KANE’S RABBIT skills and an ear for a good tune. His and witty, deeply personal lyrics set PROJECT + THE GOLDEN AGE talented band features the beautiful against a stark electronic backdrop OF STEAM + TWELVES TRIO soprano sax work of Adam Waldman created by DJ/producer Dan Black. Bassist Kane leads a new quintet and a powerful rhythm section. This concert will be performed whose debut record on Edition Part of Greenwich Jazz completely in the dark, heightening combines his frenetic freeform the intense, sensual experience of approach with the feverish Gibson’s music. 44 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER –––––––––––––––––––––––– Napoleon Maddox –––––––––––––––––––––––– 11am The Forge, Camden TOM CAWLEY SOLO Leader of Curios – Best Band at last year’s BBC Jazz Awards – Tom Cawley is a highly sought-after pianist/composer who has recently been working with the likes of Jack DeJohnette, Peter Gabriel and Eric –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Alexander. Drawing on romantic 1pm 3pm FREE classical music as much as modern The Bull’s Head, Barnes Charlton House, Greenwich jazz, Cawley’s compositions are THIRTEEN THIRTEEN LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA melodic, fiery, serene and intense. MOCKINGBIRD LANE A large ensemble with a rich history, Catch him here in an intimate solo set. Cuban jazz sounds from this under the baton of composer Scott –––––––––––––––––––––––– masterful 13-piece band featuring Stroman LJO perform rousing, 1pm FAMILY FREE leading London-based conguero angular, contemporary jazz that artsdepot, Roberto Pla, saxophone great bristles with energy. North Finchley Don Weller and trumpeter Steve Part of Greenwich Jazz NAPOLEON MADDOX Waterman. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Spanning the worlds of jazz and –––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm hip hop Maddox has worked with 2pm Southbank Centre FREE Archie Shepp, Oliver Lake, Karsh The Forge, Camden Clore Ballroom Kale, Roy Nathanson and Burnt NIKKI ILES TROUBLE TUNE Sugar, creating an original mix of The second of a two-part Sunday Taking influence from Tortoise hip hop and acoustic jazz, from residency at The Forge – see – appearing later in the Royal Duke Ellington to Outkast. page 16 for details. Festival Hall – this specially curated –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– afternoon of live music and visuals 1pm 2pm FREE explores the territories between 606 Club Barbican FreeStage jazz and experimental music, subtle 606 GOSPEL GROUP GIULIA VALLE GROUP electronica and dubstep. The A special lunchtime constitutional The first of two contrasting bands Ballroom space will be transformed blast of gospel-fuelled refreshment from a burgeoning contemporary into a meeting ground for live from this ten-piece choir. Catalan jazz scene. Bassist Giulia collaboration, DJ’s and digital art. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Valle leads a quintet that’s strong 1pm on shifting rhythms and melodic Spice of Life structure, as well as shades of STEVE TAYLOR BIG BAND Catalonian traditional music. A thunderous, hard-swinging big band tribute to the great drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 45
    • SUNDAY 22 Marucs Miller –––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm FREE –––––––––––––––––––––––– Miller was Miles Davis’ right hand Barbican FreeStage 7.30pm man for the last nine years of MARC AYZA Quaker Meeting House, oFFerinG the trumpeter’s life. With a band Walthamstow featuring rising trumpeter star Jazz from Catalunya continues CARLOS LOPEZ-REAL with Marc Ayza; one of the most & SRI M. BALACHANDER Christian Scott, he pays homage sought-after drummers in Spain, A fascinating duet between to Miles and their crowning Ayza probes the interface between consumate saxophonist Lopez-Real achievement together, Tutu. A jazz and hip hop, with echoes of the and mridangam (a South Indian landmark album that blended cool dance beats of the favela and the hand drum) master Balachander funk, blues and cinematic themes, barrio adding to the mix. who interweave labyrinthine it’s a perfect summation of Miller’s –––––––––––––––––––––––– saxophone melodies around iconic writing style and Miles’ 4.30pm dazzling Indian polyrhythms to parched, haunting trumpet sound. Spice of Life stunning effect. Mercurial drummer, keyboardist SEBASTIAAN DE –––––––––––––––––––––––– and composer Gary Husband (of KROM QUARTET 7.30pm Level 42 and John McLaughlin fame) Best known for his work with Jamie Vortex leads his vigorous Drive quartet Cullum, De Krom plays here with his ROY NATHANSON’S that delivers a white hot blast of fine new Belgian jazz quartet The SoTTo VoCe FeaTUrinG NAPOLEON MADDOX propulsive contemporary jazz, Jazz Hood. full of molten grooves. –––––––––––––––––––––––– Roy Nathanson, co-founder of the –––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Jazz Passengers and collaborator FREE with Elvis Costello and Debbie Harry, 7.30pm Barbican FreeStage Southbank Centre DOG SOUP leads this subtle yet surprising group. Royal Festival Hall Trumpeter Robbie Robson leads With a devil-may-care combination TORTOISE this phenomenal young band that of familiar jazz sounds, funky Since their formation in 1990 these use Miles Davis’ groundbreaking grooves, free improv and vocal maverick Chicago natives have album Bitches Brew as inspiration to gymnastics from beatboxer Maddox, remained a vital and ever changing create their own contemporary mix the results are never less than musical force to be reckoned with. of smouldering electronica, loops compelling. Subverting the predictable indie and effects and highly atmospheric –––––––––––––––––––––––– rock blueprint they add a heavy live playing. 7.30pm dose of Krautrock, electronica, Barbican jazz improvisation and sprawling, MARCUS MILLER TUTU reViSiTeD – boundary-shattering song forms. THe MUSiC oF MileS DaViS They return with their latest FeaTUrinG CHriSTian SCoTT opus Beacons of Ancestorship, + GARY HUSBAND’S DRIVE that reaffirms their restless Bass guitar hero, composer, experimentalism. producer and ‘Superman of Soul’ 46 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • SUNDAY 22 Tortoise –––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Ronnie Scott’s –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– RONNIE SCOTT’S 7.30pm 8pm Fairfield, Croydon Charlie Wright’s JAZZ ORCHESTRA NATURALLY 7 REBECCA MARTIN The unstoppable swing of Pete Long Described as “jaw-droppingly Guitarist and vocalist Martin’s and his big band play the closing impressive” by The Independent approach to songwriting combines night of the Festival at Ronnie’s. and “dazzling” by The Guardian, elegant harmonies with her –––––––––––––––––––––––– this group is a must-see. Naturally 7 thoughtful lyrics. She makes her 8.30pm 606 come to Croydon bringing together London debut with a heavyweight LAURENCE COTTLE BIG BAND gospel, doo-wop, beatboxing and band that combines the immense WiTH CLAIRE MARTIN soulful R&B – with astonishing results. talents of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Laurence Cottle’s Pastorius-inspired Django Bates alongside Larry bass provides the fuel for a This is their third Festival appearance Grenadier and Jeff Ballard. turbo-charged big band that also as part of Festival on the Move – see page 25 for more details. Presented by t Wo music highlights his arranging talent. Claire –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– Martin’s assured and beguiling voice 7.30pm 8pm adds to this barnstorming ensemble. The Dysart Arms, Richmond PizzaExpress Jazz Club –––––––––––––––––––––––– JONATHAN GEE TRIO JULIA BIEL 8.30pm Monk-influenced UK piano virtuoso Bewitching singer Biel rose to great The Bull’s Head, Barnes (and occasional singer) Gee is joined acclaim for her soulful, acoustic ANTONIO FORCIONE here by hard hitting US rhythm team approach on her sensual debut Guitarist Forcione showcases his for some high-spirited contemporary album Not Alone. Here she launches pan-global influences to dazzling trio jazz including drummer Nasheet her new album that features her effect, bringing an effortless Waits, known for his dynamic breathlessly beautiful vocals and charisma and enthusiasm to playing with Jason Moran and the quietly unfolding melodies. everything he plays. late Andrew Hill. “Her mesmerising voice and magnetic –––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––– stage presence should encourage many to 11pm 7.30pm follow where she leads.” The Guardian Vortex Spice of Life –––––––––––––––––––––––– SLEEPTHIEF DIMITRI VASSILAKIS 8pm A finely poised trio of acclaimed & THe Greek GanG Ronnie Scott’s – Upstairs warm-toned German saxophonist Saxophonist Dimitri Vassilakis is a LONDON TAP JAM Ingrid Laubrock, UK pianist Liam dynamic live performer. His high- Irrepressible and extrovert tap Noble and US drummer Tom Rainey, flying style full of impassioned lines dance impro. this group explore fluid, freely and impeccable technique, fires his improvised music with both delicacy exciting young band. and power. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 47
    • Kings Place series – this year, the farsighted, This is followed on Friday 20 a lonDon JaZZ FeSTiVal boundary-shattering artistic vision November by a veritable firework reSiDenCY of maverick Italian piano maestro display of high-wire improv, Bollani’s ECM STAR STEFANO BOLLANI Stefano Bollani. A child prodigy, solo piano flights complemented PlaYS FoUr niGHTS Bollani left home to pursue his by a duet with exuberant Italian aT kinGS PlaCe dream of playing music aged just accordionist Antonello Salis. –––––––––––––––––––––––– 15, with encouragement from his Wed 18 Nov 8pm mentor, trumpeter Enrico Rava. Now The residency concludes in suitably STEFANO BOLLANI TRIO rousing fashion on Saturday 21 36, Bollani’s mercurial skills see –––––––––––––––––––––––– him combine irrepressible humour, November with Bollani’s expansive Thu 19 Nov 8pm sextet I Visionari, revealing the true vaudevillian showmanship and STEFANO BOLLANI TRIO breadth of his musical universe. jaw-dropping technique with wild & ENRICO RAVA imagination. A one-off opportunity to savour the –––––––––––––––––––––––– Fri 20 Nov 8pm He takes up residence for four vast stylistic range of an artist who STEFANO BOLLANI exclusive concerts that explore his was awarded European Musician of & ANTONELLO SALIS separate but simultaneous creative the Year in 2007 was named as one , –––––––––––––––––––––––– paths. of the five most important musicans Sat 21 Nov 6.30pm of 2007 by All About Jazz, alongside Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya Opening with the trio that features on Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman STEFANO BOLLANI his latest ECM CD Stone in the Water, – and this year won the prestigious –––––––––––––––––––––––– Bollani and the Danish bass’n’drum Paul Acket Award at the Northsea Sat 21 Nov 8pm team of Jesper Bodilsen and Morten Jazz Festival. STEFANO BOLLANI’S Lund combine freewheeling jazz with I VISIONARI a quirky musical wit. “Playful, cerebral and virtuosic –––––––––––––––––––––––– in equal measures.” Mojo Following the resounding success The same trio will then reunite of last year’s Scene Norway at with old friend and highly creative the Festival, the state of the art trumpeter Enrico Rava on Thursday surroundings of Kings Place once 19 November for a lithe quartet again play host to a Festival concert. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 49
    • Beyond Concerts Barbican Education The London Jazz Festival has a long standing relationship with the The London Jazz Barbican, not only programming Festival recognises great performances but also collaborating on learning and the value of offering participation programmes. Working opportunities for people in partnership with Barbican (especially young Education, this year Festival artists will be delivering inspirational people) to engage with workshops to young people from its activity on a variety schools throughout the 10 Olympic of levels. For this year’s Gateway boroughs. Festival we are working with musicians that are exceptional performers, –––––––––––––––––––––––––– and dedicated music educators, to lead a Returning with range of participatory Music Depot Cleveland Watkiss activities across London Working with US rapper and As part of his 50th birthday that will reach hundreds beatboxer Napoleon Maddox celebrations, jazz vocalist Cleveland of young people. alongside talented UK jazz Watkiss returns to Rushmore musicians, Music Depot explores Primary School in Hackney, where improvisation and music creation he was once a student. The school For Festival goers within the context of jazz and rap, and its teachers were influential in more generally, there creating a dialogue between the developing his love of music and is the ever popular two genres in fun, creative and choice of career. pre-concert talk series 100% participatory workshops for young people in Barnet throughout As a thank you to the school, Hear Me Talkin’ To October half-term. Cleveland will be running vocal Ya, masterclasses with workshops with some of its pupils, leading jazz musicians, Mon 26 – Fri 30 Oct who will join him as part of his Aimed at 11–16 year olds Queen Elizabeth Hall performance such as John Surman To book 020 8369 5454 on 19 November – see page 34. and Sheila Jordan, and interactive family Napoleon will then be appearing at artsdepot on Sun 22 Nov, where you friendly concerts with can expect to see some of the work Napoleon Maddox and achieved during the workshops – John Hegley. see page 45. For more information about our Learning and Participation work contact education@serious.org.uk 50 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • The Write Stuff New Audiences The Write Stuff – our intensive jazz Each year the London Jazz Festival is journalism initiative for new writers proud to be able to offer subsidised – will be running again this year tickets to hundreds of young people in partnership with Jazzwise. Now from schools and community groups in its 7th year, it opens up fantastic across London who would not opportunities for people interested in normally have access to the arts. writing to get professional guidance If you work with a group that could in music journalism. Former ‘Write benefit from this programme and Stuffers’ have gone on to work would like to be included in future for The Guardian, Jazzwise, opportunities, email Allaboutjazz.com, Jazz on 3 Jazz It Up! education@serious.org.uk and more. London Jazz Festival is working with –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Reviews and articles will be NUMU, the safe music networking available to read on both the site developed alongside Musical Greenwich Jazz Festival and Jazzwise websites. See Futures, to showcase and share young jazzwisemagazine.com/writestuff people’s jazz performances and As part of this year’s Festival, we for more information. compositions as part of the Festival’s are working with partners across Beyond Concerts programme. Young Greenwich to bring the Festival spirit people involved in Festival projects to the borough. Activities include will have access to the site to share workshops in schools with Greenwich music and write blogs of their Music Services, masterclasses with –––––––––––––––––––––––––– experiences on the Festival ‘label’. students from Trinity College of Music Schools can join NUMU for FREE and Alan Barnes working with Trinity Sounds of the at www.numu.org.uk/whatnext Jazz Ensemble on a project inspired World – Samay by the legendary Benny Goodman that will culminate in a performance In partnership with THAMES (Tower on Fri 20 Nov at Southbank Centre – –––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hamlets Arts and Music Education see page 39. Service), Sounds of the World is Young & Serious a participatory project aimed at inspiring young people to develop Young & Serious offers 17 – 25-year- both their musical ear and musical olds the opportunity to learn more talent through jazz and world music. about the music industry, meet Incorporating percussion, voice and musicians, encounter other like instruments from around the world, minded individuals, and most this will be an exciting journey into importantly to share ideas and views. genres and styles, hosted by diverse Throughout the Festival Y&S will ensemble Samay. be reviewing performances for our Festival blog and will also be involved Samay will also be appearing on in behind the scenes marketing, the Barbican FreeStage on Sat 14 photography and production. Nov – see page 11. Check out the Y&S top ten list of things to see in the Festival at londonjazzfestival.org.uk/learning- participation/young-serious Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 51
    • Venues Transport & Key Booking UG Underground OG Overground DL DLR –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– THE ALBANY CHARLIE WRIGHT’S GREENWICHWEST LAUDERDALE HOUSE Douglas Way SE8 45 Pitfield St N1 COMMUNITY Highgate Hill N6 OG New Cross & Deptford UG Old Street & ARTS CENTRE UG Archway 020 8692 4446 0844 447 1000 141 Greenwich High Rd SE10 020 8348 8716 thealbany.org.uk charliewrights.com DL Greenwich lauderdalehouse.co.uk –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– 020 8858 9497 –––––––––––––––––– ARTSDEPOT CHARLTON HOUSE greenwichwest.org.uk NOTTING HILL 5 Nether St N12 Charlton Rd SE7 –––––––––––––––––– ARTS CLUB UG West Finchley OG Charlton THE GREEN MAN* 21 Notting Hill Gate W11 & Woodside Park 020 8858 9497 383 Euston Rd NW1 UG Notting Hill Gate 020 8369 5454 –––––––––––––––––– UG Great Portland St nottinghillartsclub.com artsdepot.co.uk CHATS PALACE 020 7387 6977 –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– 42 – 44 Brooksby’s Walk E9 –––––––––––––––––– OLIVER’S BARBICAN UG Homerton GREEN NOTE 9 Nevada St SE10 Silk St EC2 chatspalace.com 106 Parkway NW1 OG Greenwich UG Barbican & Moorgate –––––––––––––––––– UG Camden Town 020 8858 5855 0844 848 4495 CITY INN 020 7485 9899 –––––––––––––––––– barbican.org.uk/jazz09 WESTMINSTER* greennote.co.uk THE ORANGE TREE –––––––––––––––––– 30 John Islip St SW1 –––––––––––––––––– 45 Kew Rd Richmond TW9 BLACKHEATH HALLS UG Pimlico GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF UG Richmond 23 Lee Rd SE3 020 7630 1000 MUSIC AND DRAMA 020 8940 0944 UG & DL Lewisham cityinn.com Silk St EC2 orangetreerichmond.co.uk OG Blackheath –––––––––––––––––– UG Barbican / Moorgate –––––––––––––––––– 020 8463 0100 CROYDON 020 7638 8891 THE OXFORD* blackheathhalls.com CLOCKTOWER barbican.org.uk 256 Kentish Town Rd NW5 –––––––––––––––––– Katharine St CR9 –––––––––––––––––– UG Kentish Town BBC RADIO THEATRE OG East Croydon ICA 020 7485 53521 BBC BROADCASTING 020 8253 1030 The Mall SW1 theoxfordnw5.co.uk HOUSE croydonclocktower.org.uk UG & OG Charing Cross –––––––––––––––––– Portland Place W1 –––––––––––––––––– 020 7930 3647 THE PHEASANTRY UG Oxford Circus THE DYSART ARMS ica.org.uk 152 King’s Rd SW3 0370 901 1227 135 Petersham Rd TW10 –––––––––––––––––– UG Sloane Square UG Richmond –––––––––––––––––– JAZZ CAFÉ 0845 6027 017 THE BULLS HEAD* 07967 481625 5 Parkway NW1 pizzaexpresslive.com 373 Lonsdale Rd SW13 thedysartarms.co.uk UG Camden Town –––––––––––––––––– OG Barnes Bridge –––––––––––––––––– 084 4847 2514 PIZZAEXPRESS 020 8876 5241 FAIRFIELD jazzcafe.co.uk JAZZ CLUB thebullshead.com Park Lane CR9 –––––––––––––––––– 10 Dean St W1 OG East Croydon –––––––––––––––––– KINGS PLACE UG Tottenham Court Road CAFÉ OTO 020 8688 9291 90 York Way N1 0845 6027 017 18 – 22 Ashwin St E8 fairfield.co.uk UG Kings Cross pizzaexpresslive.com OG Dalston Kingsland –––––––––––––––––– 020 7520 1490 –––––––––––––––––– cafeoto.co.uk THE FORGE kingsplace.co.uk POSK –––––––––––––––––– 3 – 7 Delancey St NW1 238 – 246 King St W6 CARGO** UG Camden Town & UG Ravenscourt Park 83 Rivington St EC2 Mornington Crescent jazzcafe@posk.org UG Old Street 020 7838 7808 jazzcafeposk.co.uk cargo-london.com forgevenue.org 52 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • Working across the whole of London is a Venues key aim for the Mayor’s Office at the GLA. & Thanks to their support, the Festival will Booking take jazz to more of the city than ever before. –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– * NO ADVANCE QUAKER MEETING ROYAL ACADEMY TARA BOOKINGS HOUSE OF MUSIC 356 Garratt Lane SW18 1A Jewel Rd London E17 Marylebone Rd NW1 OG Earlsfield ** ADVANCE UG Walthamstow UG Regents Park & 020 8333 4457 BOOKINGS e17jazz@googlemail.com Baker Street tara-arts.com –––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––– ONLINE ONLY 020 7873 7300 RAY’S JAZZ AT FOYLES ram.ac.uk/events THEATRE ROYAL The times shown for concert 113 – 119 Charing Cross Rd –––––––––––––––––– STRATFORD EAST venues are when the WC2 ROYAL ALBERT HALL Gerry Raffles Square E15 UG Tottenham Court Road performance begins. Kensington Gore SW7 UG & OG Stratford 020 7440 3205 UG South Kensington 020 8534 0310 The times shown for clubs foyles.co.uk 0845 401 5045 stratfordeast.com are a good indication of when –––––––––––––––––– royalalberthall.com –––––––––––––––––– you can expect the music to THE RED HEDGEHOG –––––––––––––––––– THE VENUE 255 – 257 Archway Rd N6 ROYAL OPERA HOUSE @ GEORGE IV begin, but remember that the UG Highgate Covent Garden WC2 185 Chiswick High Rd W4 doors usually open earlier – so 020 8348 5050 UG Covent Garden UG Turnham Green get there early if you want a theredhedgehog.co.uk 020 7304 4000 01628 782730 good seat. –––––––––––––––––– royalopera.org –––––––––––––––––– RONNIE SCOTT’S –––––––––––––––––– VORTEX About two-thirds of the shows in 47 Frith St Soho W1 SOUTHBANK CENTRE 11 Gillett St N16 the Festival sell out in advance, UG Tottenham Court Road • Royal Festival Hall OG Dalston Kingsland so we strongly recommend 020 7439 0747 • Queen Elizabeth Hall 020 7254 4097 advance bookings. ronniescotts.co.uk • Purcell Room vortexjazz.co.uk –––––––––––––––––– • The Clore Ballroom –––––––––––––––––– The right is reserved to alter THE ROSE & CROWN at Royal Festival Hall WIGMORE HALL the advertised programme. 53 Hoe St E17 • The Front Room at 36 Wigmore St W1 The programme goes to press UG Walthamstow Central Queen Elizabeth Hall UG Oxford Circus in August, so there are always e17jazz@googlemail.com • Spirit Level at Royal a few changes during 020 7935 2141 roseandcrowntheatrepub. Festival Hall wigmore-hall.org.uk the autumn. Please check webeden.co.uk Belvedere Rd SE1 –––––––––––––––––– londonjazzfestival.org.uk UG Waterloo & Embankment –––––––––––––––––– WILLIAM MORRIS for updates. ROSE THEATRE 0871 663 2500 GALLERY 24 – 26 High St KT1 southbankcentre.co.uk Lloyd Park E17 Calls to venue box offices using OG Kingston –––––––––––––––––– UG Walthamstow 0870 numbers wil be charged 0871 230 1552 SPICE OF LIFE 020 8496 4390 at 10p/min from landlines. rosetheatrekingston.co.uk 6 Moor St W1 walthamforest.gov.uk/ UG Leicester Square Costs from other providers –––––––––––––––––– william-morris and mobiles may vary. ROYAL ACADEMY 020 7739 3025 –––––––––––––––––– OF ARTS spiceoflifesoho.com ZIGFRID VON Some of the smaller venues –––––––––––––––––– Burlington House UNDERBELLY* have limited facilities for people Piccadilly W1 STRATFORD CIRCUS 11 Hoxton Square N1 Theatre Square E15 with disabilities – please consult UG Piccadilly Circus UG Old Street UG & OG Stratford artsline.org.uk, and check with & Green Park zigfrid.com 0844 357 2625 the venue before booking. If you 0844 209 1919 –––––––––––––––––– stratford-circus.com don’t feel you are treated well Please quote LJF 606 CLUB when booking 90 Lots Rd SW10 by any venue, please e-mail royalacademy.org.uk UG Fulham Broadway sorcha.hunter@serious.org.uk 020 7352 5953 as soon as possible, so that we 606club.co.uk can try and put things right for other people. Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 53
    • Festival– In –Full – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –––––––––– ––– ––––– Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, see event listing for details / HMTTY Hear me Talkin’ To Ya FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER Venue Page ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday Yots Royal Albert Hall / Café Consort p.6 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Jonathon Geyevu Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.6 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Louise Golbey Barbican FreeStage p.6 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Leah Gough Cooper Southbank Centre / Front Room p.6 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.15pm HMTTY – John Scofield Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.6 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Fumi Okiji & Stefano Kalonaris William Morris Gallery p.6 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Bobby Hutcherson Ronnie Scott’s p.6 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm La Dolce Vita The Forge p.6 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm John Scofield + Dennis Rollins Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.7 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E 7.30pm Christine Tobin & Phil Robson with Guildhall Jazz Ensemble Guildhall School of Music & Drama p.7 REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – *P– – – – – – – – 7.30pm Dave Markee & The Jazz Collective Croydon Clocktower p.7 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Zoe Rahman Charlton House p.7 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E 7.30pm Jazz Voice: Celebrating a Century of Song Barbican p.9 REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – *P– – – – – – – – 7.45pm Astillero Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.9 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Clare Teal artsdepot p.9 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Dany Noel Band Charlie Wright’s p.9 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Back Door Too The Bull’s Head p.9 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Grand Union Vortex p.9 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ted Daniel & Michael Marcus Café Oto p.10 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Aaron Parks PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.10 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Ms Dynamite + Katy B + Yolanda Brown + Shola Ama Stratford Circus p.10 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm New Cool Collective Jazz Café p.10 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Dave Lewis 606 Club p.10 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Jazz on 3 Launch Ronnie Scott’s p.10 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midnight PizzaExpress Jam PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.10 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11am John Surman Masterclass Southbank Centre / Spirit Level p.11 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Sheila Jordan Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.11 FREE – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –E 2pm Way In To The Way Out: Jay Phelps & Michael Mwenso Southbank Centre / Front Room p.11 FREE REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –*P – – – – – 2pm Polish Showcase Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.11 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E 2.30pm John Hegley & The Popticians Barbican p.11 FAMILY *PREMIER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.45pm Brass Jaw Barbican FreeStage p.11 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Jazz Line-Up BBC Radio Theatre / Broadcasting House p.11 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.45pm Samay Barbican FreeStage p.11 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Liam Noble Barbican FreeStage p.12 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Discover Polish Jazz Southbank Centre / Front Room p.12 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.30pm Brass Jaw Royal Academy of Arts p.12 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Bobby Hutcherson Ronnie Scott’s p.12 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Roberto Fonseca + Mayra Andrade Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.12 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Kurt Elling PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.12 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Fresh From Europe Vortex p.13 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Sonny Rollins Barbican p.13 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Tomasz Stanko + Metier Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.13 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm World Sanguine Report + trioVD Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.14 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Reggie Washington Charlie Wright’s p.14 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Amit Chaudhuri artsdepot p.14 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Abram Wilson The Albany p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Zoe Rahman The Red Hedgehog p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Katriona Taylor The Bull’s Head p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Magdalena Reising POSK p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Claude Deppa Greenwichwest Community & Arts Centre p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Phronesis Oliver’s p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Deirdre Cartwright Chats Palace p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Saxophone Summit 606 Club p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Kurt Elling PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.15 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 54 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Festival In Full SUNDAY 15 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30am Voicelab Jazz Day Southbank Centre / Front Room p.16 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11am Nick Ramm The Forge p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Brass Jaw artsdepot p.16 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Mike Finnegan The Bull’s Head p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm 606 Club Big Band 606 Club p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm LjC Spice of Life p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1.30pm Orchestre National De Jazz Barbican FreeStage p.16 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Nikki Iles The Forge p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm London Jazz Orchestra Vortex p.16 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White Barbican p.17 + Bela Fleck and the Flecktones ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Phronesis + Sam Crockatt + Blink Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.17 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3.30pm Arun Ghosh The Albany p.17 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Sheila Jordan Royal Opera House p.17 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.30pm Ross Stanley Spice of Life p.17 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5pm Brass Jaw Theatre Royal Stratford East p.17 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm HMTTY Vijay Iyer Southbank Centre / Front Room p.17 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Orchestre National De Jazz Barbican FreeStage p.19 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Radio Gagarin Notting Hill Arts Club p.19 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.30pm Voicelab Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.19 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White Barbican p.19 + Bela Fleck and the Flecktones ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Melody Gardot Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.19 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Robert Glasper & Bilal + Stonephace Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.19 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Naturally 7 Theatre Royal Stratford East p.20 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Frøy Aagre Spice of Life p.20 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Discovering Music BBC Radio Theatre / Broadcasting House p.20 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm John Horler & Tony Coe The Dysart Arms p.20 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Vijay Iyer + Leszek Mozdzer Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.20 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Emile Parisien Charlie Wright’s p.20 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Trish Clowes’ Tangent + Neon Ballroom Green Note p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Ronnie Scott’s Blues Experience Ronnie Scott’s p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Jazz Verse Jukebox Ronnie Scott’s – Upstairs p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Gretchen Parlato PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm E17 Jazz Large Ensemble The Rose & Crown p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Don Weller Big Band The Bull’s Head p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ian Shaw 606 Club p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Mopomoso Vortex p.21 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Brass Jaw Rose Theatre p.22 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Brass Jaw Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.22 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm HMTTY Branford Marsalis Southbank Centre / Front Room p.22 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Miguel Zenon Ronnie Scott’s p.22 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Naturally 7 + Voicelab featuring Ian Shaw Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.22 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Branford Marsalis + Robert Mitchell Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.22 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Marcus Roberts Wigmore Hall p.23 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Heidi Vogel + Brian Edwards Charlie Wright’s p.23 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Lukas Ligeti Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.23 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Twelves Trio + Shabaka Hutchings & Seb Rochford Green Note p.23 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Dunajska Kapelye Vortex p.25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Cyminology PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Hot Pianos The Bull’s Head p.25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Liane Carroll 606 Club p.25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Hans Koller Big Band The Oxford p.25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Ronnie’s Jazz Jam Ronnie Scott’s p.25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 55
    • Festival– In –Full – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –––––––––– ––– ––––– TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Kiran Ahluwalia Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.26 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm HMTTY Carla Bley Southbank Centre / Front Room p.26 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Regina Carter Ronnie Scott’s p.26 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Rebirth of the Cool Blackheath Halls p.26 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Carla Bley + Julian Siegel Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.26 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Liane Carroll & Brian Kellock + Trinity Quintet Blackheath Halls p.27 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Femi Temowo 606 Club p.27 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Steve Noble & Alex Ward + Seb Rochford & Pamelia Kurstin ICA p.27 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Kiran Ahluwalia Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.27 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Tony Coe The Green Man p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Centre-Line Green Note p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jim Hart Vortex p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Ian Shaw PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Sax Appeal The Bull’s Head p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Janek Gwizdala Zigfrid Von Underbelly p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Omar Puente Jazz Café p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Zem Audu 606 Club p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Ronnie’s Jazz Jam Ronnie Scott’s p.28 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday Branco Stoysin Royal Albert Hall / Café Consort p.29 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Clara Sanabras & Harvey Brough Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.29 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Sheila Jordan Masterclass The Bull’s Head p.29 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Jazz Library: John Surman Southbank Centre / Front Room p.29 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Jack Pescod Barbican FreeStage p.29 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Regina Carter Ronnie Scott’s p.29 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm The Blind Boys of Alabama + Allen Toussaint Barbican p.29 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E 7.30pm John Surman Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.30 REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – *P– – – – – – – – 7.30pm Iain Ballamy 606 Club p.30 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Kai Hoffman, Gill Manly & Sarah Moule The Forge p.30 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Clara Sanabras + Alexia Gardner Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.30 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Stefano Bollani Kings Place p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Martin Shaw The Green Man p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Natalie Williams + Emma Smith + Anita Wardell Spice of Life p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Blink The Orange Tree p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Todd Gordon PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Sheila Jordan The Bull’s Head p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Dominique Di Piazza Charlie Wright’s p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Theo Bard + Fiona Bevan + Jonathan Geyevu Vortex p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jazzmoss Charlton House p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Kit Downes 606 Club p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Ronnie’s Jazz Jam Ronnie Scott’s p.31 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 56 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Festival In Full THURSDAY 19 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Fringe Magnetic Barbican FreeStage p.33 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm HMTTY Sheila Jordan Southbank Centre / Front Room p.33 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Juliet Kelly Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.33 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Take Five Launch Barbican / Fountain Room p.33 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Kinetika Bloco Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.33 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.30pm Tammy Weis, Alex Stewart & Sue Richardson City Inn Westminster p.33 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Charlie Hunter Ronnie Scott’s p.34 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Michael Mwenso The Forge p.34 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Gilberto Gil Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.34 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –E – – – 7.30pm Bill Frisell, Mike Gibbs & The BBC Symphony Orchestra Barbican p.34 REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –*P – – – – E – – – – 7.30pm Cleveland Watkiss Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.34 REM IER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –*P – – – – – – – – 7.30pm Royal Academy of Music Big Band Royal Academy of Music / Duke’s Hall p.34 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm John Law The Red Hedgehog p.35 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Guildhall Jazz Alumni Guildhall School of Music & Drama p.35 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Giulia Y Los Tellarini + Simon Harris Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.35 & The Bright Size Gypsies ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Will Butterworth The Dysart Arms p.35 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Andy Panayi The Green Man p.35 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Special Providence + The Bridge The Venue @ George IV p.35 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Denys Baptiste Spice of Life p.35 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Stefano Bollani + Enrico Rava Kings Place p.36 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Nigel Kennedy 606 Club p.36 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Joel Harrison Vortex p.36 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Mike Janisch PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.36 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Becki Biggins The Bull’s Head p.36 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Carol Grimes Lauderdale House p.37 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Tammy Weis, Alex Stewart & Sue Richardson City Inn Westminster p.37 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Solstice The Rose & Crown p.37 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Jonathan Gee Charlie Wright’s p.37 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Build An Ark Cargo p.37 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Get the Blessing + Taylor McFerrin Jazz Café p.37 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Ronnie’s Jazz Jam Ronnie Scott’s p.37 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midday Georgia Mancio Royal Albert Hall / Café Consort p.38 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Simon Harris & The Bright Size Gypsies Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.38 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Troyka Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.38 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Trinity Jazz Ensemble Southbank Centre / Front Room p.38 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Charlie Hunter Ronnie Scott’s p.38 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –E – – – R 7.30pm Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Jason Moran & Eric Harland + David Jean-Baptiste Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.38 *PREMIE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Madeleine Peyroux + Gerald Clayton Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.39 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –E – – – 7.45pm Alan Barnes Royal Festival Hall / Purcell Room p.39 REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –*P – – – – – – – – 7.45pm Stan Sulzmann The Green Man p.39 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Ceri Evans The Dysart Arms p.39 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Stefano Bollani & Antonello Salis Kings Place p.39 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Zhenya Strigalev + Bellatrix & the Boxettes Charlie Wright’s p.39 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Michael Wollny + Finn Peters The Pheasantry p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Led Bib Vortex p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Art Themen The Bull’s Head p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Helge Lien PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Polar Bear + Zed-U + Troyka Jazz Café p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Samara 606 Club p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midnight PizzaExpress Jam PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.40 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 57
    • Festival– In –Full – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –––––––––– ––– ––––– SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Femi Temowo Ray’s Jazz at Foyles p.41 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Bonnie Greer Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.41 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Jay Phelps Barbican FreeStage p.41 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Gwilym Simcock Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.41 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Jazz Line-Up Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.41 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Femi Temowo Barbican FreeStage p.41 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.30pm Dave Milligan Southbank Centre / Front Room p.41 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Colin Steele Southbank Centre / Front Room p.42 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Kit Downes Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.42 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Roy Nathanson Barbican FreeStage p.42 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6.30pm HMTTY Stefano Bollani Kings Place p.42 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7pm Esperanza Spalding Ronnie Scott’s p.42 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Zoe Rahman TARA p.42 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E 7.30pm Cleo Laine, John Dankworth & Friends Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.42 REMIER – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – *P– – – – – – – – 7.30pm Tord Gustavsen + Jason Yarde & Andrew McCormack Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall p.43 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Empirical The Forge p.43 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Christine Tobin PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.43 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.45pm Mike Maran Southbank Centre / Purcell Room p.43 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Stefano Bollani Kings Place p.43 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Giulia Y Los Tellarini + Simon Harris artsdepot p.44 & The Bright Size Gyspies ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Fly Charlie Wright’s p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Rabbit Project + The Golden Age of Steam + Twelves Trio Vortex p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Peter King The Bull’s Head p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm The Stars of Polish Jazz POSK p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Sam Crowe Oliver’s p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9pm Hamel Jazz Café p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 9.30pm Alex Garnett 606 Club p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 10.30pm Juliet Kelly PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midnight Paula Rae Gibson Vortex p.44 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11am Tom Cawley The Forge p.45 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Napoleon Maddox artsdepot p.45 FAMILY / FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm 606 Gospel Group 606 Club p.45 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Steve Taylor Big Band Spice of Life p.45 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1pm Thirteen Thirteen Mockingbird Lane The Bull’s Head p.45 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Nikki Iles The Forge p.45 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2pm Giulia Valle Barbican FreeStage p.45 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm London Jazz Orchestra Charlton House p.45 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 3pm Trouble Tune Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom p.45 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4pm Marc Ayza Barbican FreeStage p.46 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 4.30pm Sebastiaan De Krom Spice of Life p.46 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 6pm Dog Soup Barbican FreeStage p.46 FREE ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Carlos Lopez-Real + Sri M. Balachander Quaker Meeting House p.46 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Roy Nathanson Vortex p.46 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Marcus Miller + Gary Husband Barbican p.46 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Tortoise Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall p.46 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Naturally 7 Fairfield p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Jonathan Gee The Dysart Arms p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 7.30pm Dimitri Vassilakis Spice of Life p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Rebecca Martin Charlie Wright’s p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Julia Biel PizzaExpress Jazz Club p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm London Tap Jam Ronnie Scott’s – Upstairs p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8pm Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra Ronnie Scott’s p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Laurence Cottle Big Band 606 Club p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 8.30pm Antonio Forcione The Bull’s Head p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 11pm Sleepthief Vortex p.47 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 58 Full details at londonjazzfestival.org.uk
    • Festival Supporters Authentic –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Festival is made possible as a result of the support of the many organisations credited on the front cover Sicilian and against individual concert listings. Restaurant London Jazz Festival is pleased to be part of POLSKA! YEAR, which comprises over 200 projects presenting with Live Music the most interesting achievements of Polish culture to the UK audience. POLSKA! YEAR is a joint initiative by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The cultural CAPONATA programme is coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Ristorante, Osteria & Bar Institute, which is responsible for the promotion of Polish culture abroad. To find out more visit PolskaYear.pl –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– We would also like to acknowledge the PRS Foundation’s support which has contributed towards the many British artists performing across the Festival. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A number of UK-based artists appearing in the Festival have taken part in Take Five, a professional development initiative supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, PRS Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund and Arts Council England. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– In addition, we would like to thank the following: –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The London Jazz Festival is proud to be a member of the Europe Jazz Network and the International Jazz Festival Organisation. 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden NW1 7NL –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Keep in touch with the Festival at londonjazzfestival.org.uk 020 7387 5959 where you can join our mailing list. www.caponatacamden.co.uk
    • Festival highlights on BBC Radio 3 NOVEMBER 2009 DECEMBER 2009 13 Jazz on 3, 10.30pm 7 Jazz on 3, 11.15pm Live from Ronnie Scott’s, Jez Nelson introduces Helge Lien Trio at Pizza Express Jazz Club a stellar line-up of artists appearing at this year’s (See 20 Nov, p.40) Festival (See p.10) 13 Discovering Music, 5.00pm 14 Jazz Library, 4.00pm Alyn Shipton introduces classic work associated Dame Cleo Laine talks to Alyn Shipton about her with Benny Goodman at the BBC Radio Theatre life and recordings (See 15 Nov, p.20) 15 Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm A range of artists from across the Festival perform John Surman at Southbank Centre’s Queen at the BBC Radio Theatre (See 14 Nov, p.11) Elizabeth Hall (See 18 Nov, p.30) 16 Jazz on 3, 11.15pm 20 Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm Tomasz Stanko at Southbank Centre’s Queen Kevin Le Gendre talks to John Scofield at Elizabeth Hall (See 14 Nov, p.13) Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (See 13 Nov, p.6) 17 Performance on 3, 7.00pm Jazz Voice, the star-studded opening concert of the 27 The Choir, 6.30pm London Jazz Festival at the Barbican Gwilym Simcock's choral project ‘I Prefer the (See 13 Nov, p.9) Gorgeous Freedom’ at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall (See 21 Nov, p.41) 21 Jazz Library, 4.00pm Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm Alyn Shipton interviews saxophonist John Surman at Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Jason Moran Southbank Centre’s Front Room (See 18 Nov, p.29) & Eric Harland at Southbank Centre’s Queen 22 Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm Elizabeth Hall (See 20 Nov, p.38) A range of artists from across the Festival perform at Southbank Centre’s Clore Ballroom JANUARY 2010 (See 21 Nov, p.41) 10 Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm 23 Jazz on 3, 11.15pm Kevin Le Gendre in conversation with pianist Carla Bley at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth and composer Vijay Iyer, recorded at Southbank Hall (See 17 Nov, p.26) Centre’s Front Room (See 15 Nov, p.17) 24 Afternoon on 3, 2.00pm 11 Jazz on 3, 11.15pm Bill Frisell, Mike Gibbs and the BBC Symphony FLY: Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Orchestra at the Barbican (See 19 Nov, p.34) Jeff Ballard at Charlie Wright’s (See 21 Nov, p.44) 30 Jazz on 3, 11.15pm 17 Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm Joel Harrison at the Vortex (See 19 Nov, p.36) Julian Joseph in conversation with saxophonist Branford Marsalis at Southbank Centre’s Front Room (See 16 Nov, p.22) MORE JAZZ ON RADIO 3 24 Jazz Line-Up, 11.30pm Jazz Library Sat 4.00pm – 5.00pm Julian Joseph talks to vocalist Sheila Jordan at Jazz Record Requests Sat 5.00pm – 6.00pm Southbank Centre’s Front Room (See 19 Nov, p.33) Jazz Line-up Sun 11.30pm – 1.00am Jazz on 3 Mon 11.15pm – 1.00am bbc.co.uk/radio3