From London’s Vortex Jazz Club:
FRI 24 JAN • 20.00 • £12
Partisans have been thrilling audiences since its formation in 1996, often cited as godfathers of the ferocious “post-jazz” groups. Expect experimental jazz of the highest calibre tonight from Phil Robson (guitar), Julian Siegel (sax, bass clarinet), Gene Calderazzo (Drums) and Thaddeus Kelly (bass).
SUN 26 JAN • 20.00• £9 • MD
PHIL MEADOWS GROUP
Dubbed by BBC Radio 3‘s Jez Nelson as ‘a collection of rising stars on the British jazz scene’ Meadows’ clever episodic writing balances an eclectic range of contemporary influences, strong improvisational language, and wit. Combining soaring melodies, a collection of grooves and elements of the avant-guard the group showcases players from an important new wave of rising British talent, featuring acclaimed trumpeter Laura Jurd, pianist Elliot Galvin, bassist Conor Chaplin and drummer Simon Roth.
TUE 28 JAN – SAT 1 FEB
EVAN PARKER’S MIGHT I SUGGEST FESTIVAL
Back once again for a five-day jazz extravaganza, the extraordinary and truly inimitable Evan Parker brings us this fantastic festival featuring some of the best musicians around. The line-up this year focusses particularly on French musicians who Evan has personally selected and brought together for this legendary annual event. Tickets can be bought for each individual gig, or you can pick up a bargain with our three-day pass giving you entry to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s shows.
TUE 28 JAN • 20.00 • £12
Joelle Leandre, Alex Ward & Michel Doneda + John Russell & Roger Turner.
WED 29 JAN • 20.00 • £12
Christine Wodraschka, Mark Sanders & Guillaume Viltard
THU 30 JAN • 20.00 • £12
Tony Hymas Duo + Benoit Delbecq / Evan Parker
FRI 31 • 20.00 • £14
Trance Map with special guest Peter Evans
SAT 1 • 20.00 • £14
WHAHAY (Paul Rogers, Robin Fincker, Fabien Duscombs) + Paul Rogers and Guests