We’re beyond pleased to announce an all new season of Late Night Jazz, coming in January 2018. Jam packed with some of the most interesting jazz-infused sounds from across London. Without further ado, here are some of our highlights…
Snowpoet is the brainchild of writing duo Lauren Kinsella and Chris Hyson. Fusing ambient soundscapes with Bjork-like vocals, they bring a unique way of storytelling through melody harmony and rhythm.
Quartet -isq use jazz music as their starting point, before immersing their compositions in a world of other influences. Together they create a special musical world through effortlessly blending drums, piano and upright double-bass with blissful vocals.
Approved by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Iggy Pop, Vula Viel have been entrancing audiences on the London jazz scene and beyond for the past few years. Rhythm is at the group’s core, with band-leader Bex Burch playing the Gyil (a type of Ghanaian xylophone made of sacred lliga wood). The result is a sound that nods to both the afro-futurism of John Coltrane and the minimalism of Steve Reich.
Emma-Jean Thackray is an absolute talent. The multi-award winning multi-instrumentalist has been causing huge waves across London with her subtly layered, often-wonky sounding take on jazz. Having recently sold out popular jazz night Church of Sound, this show’s not to be missed.
Black Voices’ spell-bounding a-cappella sound has been captivating audiences around the globe for over 25 years. They’ll be bringing their unique and extensive repertoire to the Hall that covers traditional from African, Caribbean and English folk songs to jazz, gospel and pop, and we can’t wait!
Tori Handsley brings her blissful, harp-infused music to the Elgar Room, joined by drummer Moses Boyd and bassist Ruth Goller. A somewhat rarity in jazz music, Tori’s use of the harp nods to textures explored in the music of Dorothy Ashby. Her performance promises to be an absolute treat.
Nérija recently won newcomer of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, yet the experience across this uber-talented band extends years. The group return to the Elgar Room bringing their wealth of influences that cover jazz, afrobeat and hip hop into a fresh and exciting sound.