From London’s Vortex:
SUN 15 • 20.00 • £8 • MD
Mopomoso’s end of year improvisorama has become a focal point for musicians to play in a series of short sets; to meet old friends and to make new ones. Audiences will get a chance to experience a wide range of music from a formidable line-up of players, including: Ross Lambert, Kay Grant, Charlie Collins, Beatrix Ward-Fernandez, Rachel Musson, Daniel Thompson, Benedict Taylor, Dave Tucker, Maggie Nicols, Matt Hutchinson, Harry Gilonis, Anthony Donovan, Matt Chilton, Seth Bennet, Alice Eldridge and John Russell.
TUE 17 • 20.00 • £11
IVO NEAME QUINTET
The Ivo Neame Quintet features some of the most unique and creative musicians working in the UK, with Ivo leading on sax and piano, Jasper Hoiby on bass, Jim Hart on vibes, Tori Freestone on sax/flute and Dave Hamblett on drums. Their ability to improvise with subtlety and reckless abandon in equal measure results in music that is fresh, uncompromising and brimming with energy.
WED 18• 20.00 • £8
CHAOS COLLECTIVE presents: X MARKS THE SPOT
A semi-improvised production brought to you by Pop-Up Circus and Chaos Collective
X Marks the Spot includes: an animated set created in real time by Pop-Up Circus artists; sketches written by Chris O’Shea and Joe Murgatroyd; and a soundtrack featuring the Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band and fantastic improvising musicians Mark Sanders (drums), Lauren Kinsella (voice), Elliot Galvin (piano), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Raph Clarkson (trombone), Tom McCredie (double bass) and Simon Roth (drums).
THU 19 + FRI 20 • 20.00 • £15 / £25 (2-night pass)
Alex Von Schlippenbach’s Trio with Evan Parker and Paul Lovens brings together three of the godfathers of European free jazz. They’ve incredibly maintained momentum, integrity and a staggering level of consistency in over 40 years of playing together.