JULY 2018
A Portrait of Cannonball

This superb group traces the explosive music of Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley – a jazz giant in every sense - from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s. The repertoire includes Adderley brothers’ classics like ‘Things Are Getting Better’, ‘Del Sasser’, ‘Sack o’Woe’ and ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ as well as a guest vocal spot exploring Cannonball’s memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson. Cannonball Adderley died on August 8, 1975; 2018 would have been his 90th year. In 2016 the band’s vocalist Deelee Dubé was the first British winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Award.
Tickets £20/£15*

Camilla George

Camilla George is a MOBO-nominated saxophonist and star of acclaimed group Jazz Jamaica. Tonight she showcases material from her critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Isang’, as well as giving us a sneak peek into her upcoming recording, ‘The People could Fly’ which will be released this summer. Camilla has been dubbed “the Golden Girl of Jazz” by The Evening Standard and she brings with her a handpicked rhythm section featuring some of London’s finest young players, including bassist Daniel Casimir, winner of the 2016 Musicians’ Company Award. Camilla’s music is a fusion of African, Caribbean and modern jazz influences.
(not tenor as on printed flyer)
Tickets £20/£15*

Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble & Talinka

Popular saxophonist Gilad Atzmon presents a unique double bill, with the first set featuring his wife - vocalist and actor Tali Atzmon - in a band that merges folk, early music, jazz and tango. In the second set, Gilad’s Orient House Ensemble will play a mixture of their favourite pieces, recorded over the years since the band was formed in 2000. With the OHE’s characteristic blend of world jazz, bebop, and off-the-wall humour, this promises to be an unmissable evening.
Tickets £20/£15*

Freddie Gavita Quartet

Rising star Freddie Gavita won the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter of 2017, to cap off a great year including the release of his debut album, ‘Transient’. The record is a highly evocative collection of compositions written for his long-time collaborators making up tonight’s quartet. The music has scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing capturing a musical journey inspired by the travels and tales of Freddie’s life. “A talented trumpet prodigy” - John Walters (The Guardian).
Tickets £19/£14*

Winstone/Gesing/Venier – Songs for Films

2017 Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year Norma Winstone first formed a trio with Glauco Venier and Klaus Gesing in 2001 in Northern Italy. Norma realised that this was a group that had a very original sound which she wanted to develop and they went on to record with the prestigious ECM label and to receive a Grammy award nomination in 2008. Tonight’s concert adds special guest percussionist Helge Andreas Norbakken to the trio, and features the music of films including Amarcord, Il Postino and Romeo and Juliet.
Tickets £21/£16*