Dinosaur

Dinosaur

02 | 11 £15/£12 'Beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles' ★★★★★ The Guardian 'Jurd stretched critics and musicians' repertoire of superlatives with this sophisticated and technically awesome session – on memorable originals with folk and contemporary-classical connections, delivered with the assurance of a budding trumpet-improv original.' ★★★★ John Fordham, The Guardian

Three Step Manoeuvre Gareth Lochrane

Three Step Manoeuvre Gareth Lochrane

07 | 09 £6/£10 For this special gig at NextGenJazz Hidden Rooms Live, funk organ trio Three Step Manoeuvre team up with multi award winning flautist Gareth Lockrane for a gig of funk and soul jazz classics

Alex Hitchcock & Will Barry + Phil S

Alex Hitchcock & Will Barry + Phil S

05 | 10 £6/£10 ALEX HITCHCOCK/WILL BARRY Duo Graduates of the prestigious postgraduate jazz programme at the Royal Academy of Music, pianist Will Barry and saxophonist Alex Hitchcock share a musical history that goes back over ten years. THE PHIL STEVENSON ORGAN TRIO plays melodic funk, blues and improvisation. Influenced by artists such as The Meters, Eddie Harris and Jimi Hendrix, the band's aim is to explore the 1960s funk sound.

Ben Lee Quintet

Ben Lee Quintet

02 | 03 - £12 | £8 ‘For me the most eye catching soloist was Lee who played with power, precision and astonishing technical prowess as he explored the conventional range of his instrument and beyond…’ Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann The BEN LEE QUINTET plays eclectic music drawing on wide ranging influences from rock and funk through to experimental music and more. Featuring Chris Young on alto sax, Kieran McLeod on trombone, David Ferris on organ, Euan Palmer on drums and Ben Lee on guitar .....

Flying Machines

Flying Machines

06 | 04 - £15 | £12 "...alchemical infusions of jazz, prog, metal and pop make for a vibrant mix of the visceral and vertiginous, combining melody and soundscape to startling effect " Spencer Grady, Jazzwise FLYING MACHINES have become one of the UK's most talked about new bands, having released their debut album to critical acclaim in October 2016 - playing emotive and dramatic music, drawing upon influences as diverse as jazz, pop, progressive rock and metal to create an utterly .....

Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman

04 | 05 - £15 | £12 ‘…A stunning album..A thing of unsurpassed beauty. One of the most memorable collections of self-penned songs you'll hear this year’ ★★★★ ‘Recommended’ Peter Quinn, Jazzwise FINI BEARMAN is a London based singer, songwriter and composer. Her music melds influences as diverse as jazz, folk and contemporary music into an ‘arresting and uniquely personal‘ sound. Sometimes dealing with settings of poetry or pre-existing texts, and other times with original lyrics or ....

Mosaic

Mosaic

01 | 06 - £15 | £12 "Fascinating music in the field between ambient, jazz, rock and minimal" Rondo Magazine, Germany "This is a highly accomplished band-leading debut by Kenny Wheeler Prize-winner Ralph Wyld, strong in writing, textural detail and spiritual purpose." Jazzwise. Featuring critically-acclaimed young musicians, MOSAIC combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced with intense improvisation .....

Mode9

Mode9

06 | 07 - £5 Formed and fronted by Cambridge based vocalist Ollie Lepage-Dean, Mode9 features some of the regions most talented young jazz musicians, playing music with a refreshing fusion of neo-soul and jazz with just a hint of funk. Playing almost exclusively original compositions and arrangements written by Ollie himself and James Brady, Mode9 mixes smooth melodies and unique harmonies with a fiery horn section. Influences include Erykah Badu, Steely Dan and Jamie Cullum .....

Cesca

Cesca

03 | 08 - £5 Cesca are a modern jazz trio formed in 2014, with a line-up of electric guitar, drums and keyboards. The trio released a self-titled EP in September 2015 and is now emerging into the underground music scene in London. Cesca’s music takes influence from artists such as Tim Berne, Troyka and Phronesis, their sound encompassing a broad spectrum of intricate grooves, punchy melodies and dynamic bass lines. ​ Alex Wilson - Piano / Keyboards Ciaran Corr - Guitar Sam Jones - Drums

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Three Step Manoeuvre Gareth Lochrane

07 | 09 £6/£10 For this special gig at NextGenJazz Hidden Rooms Live, funk organ trio Three Step Manoeuvre team up with multi award winning flautist Gareth Lockrane for a gig of funk and soul jazz classics

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