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Thu 30 September
“From time to time I stumble on a band that blows me away. The sound they’ve put down is perfect”
Craig Charles BBC Radio 2
"Riotus uplifting funk bursting at the seams, plus raw powerful vocals. Get on down to to the Coalminers immediately!"
The band features the brilliant singer Tommy Hare who has been burning a bright trail in the UK blues scene over the last few years. Sumudu has worked with the likes of Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, and most recently the iconic singer/songwriter Van Morrison has put her at the forefront of the UK female vocal scene.
The rest of the band is equally as impressive. Drummer / bandleader Pat Levett has played with Tim Minchin, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters) and the Ronnie Scott's All Stars, Vocalist / pianist Arthur Lea, includes work with the likes of Bootleg Brass and Soweto Kinch on a massive and eclectic cv. Saxophonist Ben Somers has performed with Dr John, Seal and Taylor Swift, guitarist Rob Updegraff has recently been performing and recording with Sony artist Alani and can be heard on Jamie Cullum’s latest album alongside Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula, bass player Spencer Brown has performed with the likes of Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes, Rebecca Ferguson and indie star Carl Barat.
Thu 7 October
The Sam Every Big Band are regarded as one of the top up and coming big bands in the country.
Led by arranger and conducter Sam Every, in the past year they have done two sold out nights a the prestigious Pizza Express jazz club in Soho, and have performed with british jazz vocal legend Sara Colman, and the award winning Scottish singer Luca Manning.
Sam Every is an arranger, drummer and songwriter based in London. Over the past year he was worked both as player and an arranger across the london scene, sharing the stage with the likes of Gareth Lockrane, Sara Colman, Dave Arch, Laurence Cottle and many more.
Thu 14 October
The Bruno D’Ambra Trio (featuring Emiliano Caroselli on drums and Jason Reyes on bass) have released their debut album Vesuviana and are finally bringing their music to live audiences with a show packed with hard-swinging interplay and melodic improvisations.
Originally from Italy, pianist and composer Bruno D’Ambra has been active on the UK music scene for the last 20 years. During this time, he’s forged a varied and successful career, performing and recording alongside household names (Jim Mullen, Tony Kofi, Nigel Price head up a long list)
His strong sense of melody, contemporary harmonic sensibility and a solid yet fresh rhythmic approach makes up his very individual sound. His versatility and musical sensitivity have made him much in-demand session musician across different genres, from jazz to pop.
EMILIANO CAROSELLI Drums
JASON REYES Double bass
BRUNO D'AMBRA Piano
TONY KOFI Alto sax
An exuberant debut - Jazzwise magazine
A gripping, warm-hearted showcase of Bruno's musicianship and skills as a composer - Mike Hobart, Financial Times jazz critic
A solid jazz piano trio - Jazzviews
Good things aplenty in Bruno D'Ambra Trio's breezy and accessible outing - Adrian Pallant, reviewer for Londonjazznews
A timeless and classic album - Tony Kofi, award-winning saxophonist
Thu 21 October
Dominic Ingham - Violin
Noah Stoneman - Piano
Will Sach - Bass
Luca Caruso - Drums
‘The ability of Dominic becomes immediately apparent as his violin skilfully soars above a slow burning groover’
Dominic Ingham is a British violinist, singer and composer who endeavours to combine violin techniques from his folk and classical background, in order to create a unique way of playing jazz violin.
He has performed in a broad range of musical contexts, including five piece collective Bonsai, Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet, Camila Meza’s Nectar Orchestra and indie rock band Blaenavon. He has toured extensively across the UK and Europe, playing at prestigious venues/festivals such as Ronnie Scotts, Love Supreme, Heaven, The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican and EFG London Jazz Festival.
In June 2020, Dominic has released his debut album ‘Role Models‘ which features album artwork by Dutch artist Claudia Hoejenbos. Dominic’s Quintet features Jonny Mansfield (winner of 2018 Kenny Wheeler Prize) on vibraphone, David Swan on piano, Will Sach on bass and Boz Martin-Jones on drums. They explore new musical spaces through this unusual line-up, as well as performing “modern day lullabies”.
Thu 28 October
"I have rarely seen musical passion greater than when Emily Francis took to the keys” - theboar.org
The Emily Francis Trio is one of the hottest acts on the UK jazz scene. Featuring Emily Francis (keyboards), Trevor Boxall (bass), and Jamie Murray (drums), the group’s fresh take on the piano trio format mixes influences from late 60s/70s electronic jazz, progressive rock and pop, Scandinavia, and the current New York scene, to create compositionally rich original music, with a strong emphasis on melody and groove.
The band will be playing brand new tunes from their eagerly anticipated album release LUMA, as well as old favourites. Their hard-hitting sound will be sure to keep you on your toes! Do not miss this!
EMILY FRANCIS (Keyboards)
TREVOR BOXAL (Bass)
JAMIE MURAY (Drums)
Fri 12 November
Wakey Blakey' is a new band playing the music of legendary drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers but with the lesser known sextet line up as exemplified by the stellar 1960s front-line of Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller and Wayne Shorter plus the powerhouse of pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Reggie Workman and Mr Blakey. This project demonstrates hard-bop with a frighteningly fresh feel; the music is wildly high-energy and unbelievably swinging. Featuring some of finest talent on the British Jazz scene: JAMES DAVISON trumpet, RORY INGHAM trombone, ALEX HITCHCOCK tenor sax, DESCHANEL GORDON piano, SAM QUINTANA bass & WILL CLEASBY drums.
JAMES DAVIDSON: Trumpet
RORY INGHAM: Trombone
HELENA KAY: Tenor Sax
DESCHANEL GORDON: Piano
SAM QUINTANA: Bass
WILL CLEASBY: Drums
Sat 13 November
SOPHIE ALLOWAY: Drums
CLEMENT REGERT: Guitar
ANDREW NOBLE: Hammond organ
GRAEME FLOWERS: Trumpet
BINKER GOLDING: Tenor Sax
CORINA KWAMI.: Guest singer
2x "Album of the week" ★★★★ Evening Standard
"A fine live act, full of treats..." ★★★★The Telegraph
"Excellent playing… Wild Card’s natural habitat is in live performance… raising the roof in the right club environment…Exciting stuff.”
The JazzMann ★★★★
"Un Groupe passionant!"
Alex Dutilh "France Musique"
"I love Wild Card"
NPR Atlanta 91.9FM (Aaron Cohen MD)
"Sounds great...grooves like crazy"
Russ Davis "Voice of America"
"My goodness me, phenomenal band, you gotta love these guys...very exciting and energetic "
Linley Hamilton BBC JAZZ WORLD
Critically acclaimed Clement Regert's Wild Card is a melting-pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms, Hard-bop and grooves with latin and jazz attitude.
For the London EFG London jazz Festival 2021 show they have gathered the "A team" which comprises of multi-awards winner saxophonist Binker Golding and virtuoso trumpeter Graeme Flowers all backed up by the core organ trio of Sophie Alloway on drums, Andy Noble on Hammond Organ, and French guitarist/band leader, Clement Regert. You can expect to hear their famous eclectic mix of Afro/Samba, swing and raw funk numbers.”
Special guest US songstress Corina Kwami will join them for a few tunes.
Sun 14 November Lunch
This sensational 19-piece British Big Band, led by the original writing and arranging of the brilliant jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane, return to SpiceJazz Soho for another spectacular Sunday Lunch time concert, after their two sold out previous concerts