NEXUS One World Music

The Nexus/One World concerts are new experimental concerts on the 1st Thursday of each month
at the iconic church of St George’s Bloomsbury, featuring established musicians from diverse backgrounds
fusing improvised modern jazz and the classical avantgarde.
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Byron Wallen & Clara Sanabras in concert. THURSDAY 1ST MAY 2014
Byron “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive”
(Jazzwise Magazine).
“Byron’s always absorbing music
genuinely draws in the disparate
elements of African and Eastern cultures,
while retaining true jazz spirit … ”
Clara Sanabras “visionary… this is something
different, something special”
She accompanies herself on baroque
guitar, charango, Indian harmonium,
telecaster, mandolin,a collection
as varied as her background.Another special Nexus night at the iconic Bloomsbury church of St Georges.
In Solo and duet ByronWallen and ClaraSanabras two highly respected international artists.NEXUS / ONE WORLD MUSIC
TICKETS: £10.00 / £8 ADV / £6 concessions.
To pre-book ring 020 7242 1979
or email
St Georges Bloomsbury,
Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury april 2014ESSENTIAL SESSION… THESE POWER HOUSE WOMEN TAKE OVER @ NEXUS ST GEORGES                       BLOOMSBURY,  Thursday 3rd April-
Ayanna Witter Johnson – Cello/Voice + Filomena Campus – award winning Sardinian jazz vocalist, lyricist,                            theatre director/producer plus Special Guest from Berlin – Max Di Carlo Trumpet/Voice.
APRIL 3rd April – Doors 7.00pm. Admission £10 full price/£8 advance bookings/£6 concession.                                                      To pre-book ring 020 7242 1979 or email

APRIL Thursday 3 April 7.30pm Nexus Series The Jazz Warriors International & St George’s Bloomsbury present Ayanna Witter Johnson – Cello/voice After graduating from Trinity College of Music in London with a First Class Degree in Classical Composition and the Trinity Silver Award, participating in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme and becoming an Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre under the guidance of Nitin Sawhney, Ayanna sailed the seven seas and docked in New York City in 2009. The following year she became the only non-American to win Amateur Night Live at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC and in 2011, having won the Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund Scholarship, she completed a Masters of Music in Composition at the Manhattan School of Music. Returning to the UK, she recorded my debut EP Truthfully, and after supporting both Natty and Roberto Fonseca on their UK tours, was then nominated for her first MOBO Award in 2012. As well as recording her second EP Black Panther she has been invited by the incomparable sitarist, Anoushka Shankar, to be a featured vocalist and multi- instrumentalist on her world tour for the release of her seventh studio album ‘Traces of You’, featuring Norah Jones.

Filomena Campus – Voice Internationally renowned and award winning Sardinian jazz vocalist, lyricist, theatre director and producer, Filomena Campus lives in London and Berlin. She has toured and collaborated with top UK jazz musicians including Evan Parker, Guy Barker, Orphy Robinson, Byron Wallen, Cleveland Watkiss, Jean Toussaint, Huw Warren, Evan Parker, Paolo Fresu, Antonello Salis, Martin France, Antonio Forcione and the London Improvisers Orchestra. In 2013 she created her first international jazz festival: My Jazz Islands, in collaboration with Forma e Poesia nel Jazz in Cagliari (Sardinia) and Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho in London. In 2010 Filomena founded the ‘Filomena Campus Quartet’ in collaboration with long time collaborators Steve Lodder and Dudley Phillips. Their original project is called JESTER OF JAZZ , with music by Steve Lodder and Dudley Phillips and lyrics by Filomena Campus. Doors 7.00pm. Admission £10 full price/£8 advance bookings/£6 concession. To pre-book ring 020 7242 1979 or email

The Jazz Warriors International Presents
Nexus / One World music. Thursday 6th March 6.30pm
 Ayanna Witter Johnson & Shabak Hutchens.

“Cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson has to be heard to be believed. Her self-assured style blends a honey-sweet vocal delivery with bewitching cello-playing.”
Time Out

Shabaka Hutchings “A veritable cauldron of creativity… An emerging Brit-jazz rising star if ever there was one.”  –  Jazzwise
Winner of MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act 2013

The Jazz Warriors International announce the return of their Popular Nexus/One World music series.
Thursday 6th March 2014 6.30pm Nexus – One World Music at St Georges Bloomsbury,Bloomsbury Way WC1A 2SATickets £10 at the door, £8 advance booking, £6 concession For tickets rings 020 7242 1976 or email
The Jazz Warriors International Presents
Nexus / One World music. Thursday 7th November 6.30pm


The Jazz Warriors International announce the return of their Popular Nexus/One World music series with the last one for this year another special evening is promised.. Nexus The last one for this year another special evening is promised.. Thursday 7th November 6.30pm Nexus – One World Music at St Georges Bloomsbury,Bloomsbury Way WC1A 2SA

Tickets £10 at the door, £8 advance booking, £6 concession For tickets rings 020 7242 1976 or email Sona Jobarteh (Kora/Cello) and Waka Hasegawa (piano),
Troupe Collective,

Troupe Collective
Brought to life by dance, physical theatre and spoken word, Troupe’s commemorative concert features chamber works for voice, strings, flute and piano by Debussy, Kodaly, Handel, Gurney, Cage and Ives. Catherine Carter – voice, Jessie Maryon-Davies – piano, Sophie Rivlin – cello, Kate Wakeling – dance-



The pianist Waka Hasegawa will be performing the following programme.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor : Two pieces from Forest Scenes
Dvořák : Dumka and Furiant Op.12
Hilary Hilary Robinson 10.10.10
Rachmaninoff/Grainger 3rd Mov. of Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano concerto. 

The Undiscovered Piano Works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, recorded for the first time by Waka Hasegawa, is a compilation of piano pieces written in the 1900s that until now have lain undiscovered and unrecorded. Metropolis Recordings and Naxos of America are delighted to introduce this extraordinary body of work to the wider world.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London in 1875 and developed his extraordinary musical talent at an early stage. At the age of 15 he was admitted to the Royal College of Music where he studied violin. It was in response to a challenge from a lecturer that Coleridge-Taylor wrote one of his most remarkable piano works ‘Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast’. Unfortunately he sold the rights to this for 15 guineas before it had reached its full potential of being known the world over. This led to him spending the rest of his life writing bespoke light-entertainment pieces to make a living. He finally succumbed to pneumonia at the age of 37.

“…we’re indebted to Waka Hasegawa for her sensitive, very capable performances of this music, and the engineers give Coleridge-Taylor a chance to be heard at his best….So if the late-romantic piano repertoire of Dvořák, MacDowell, Paderewski, and the encores on those Stephen Hough piano albums is your kind of thing, give this a try and enjoy it. Pair it with a glass of wine.”

Brian Reinhart – Music-Web International

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Sona Jobarteh – Female Kora Virtuoso | Composer | Producer


She is the granddaughter of the master Griot Amadu Bansang Jobarteh and cousin to the celebrated Kora maestro Toumani Diabaté. As a multi- instrumentalist, singer, composer and producer Sona works with musicians from around the world. As a versatile artist Sona has collaborated as a singer, guitarist and Kora player with highly-respected musicians such as Cleveland Watkiss, Oumou Sangaré, Kasse Mady Diabaté, Toumani Diabaté, Sambou Suso, Juldeh Camara, and Damon Albarn. Sona is also a member of the African Classical Music Ensemble which tours worldwide under the leadership of composer Tunde Jegede. Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso from the prestigious West African Jobarteh Griot family, coming from a long line of hereditary musicians. Her new album is called “Fasiya”.

Thursday 4 July 2013

Doors 6.30pm, Starts 7.00pm

Nexus – One World Music



Tonights performance is a special 4th July concert with the American Independence celebrated and Lousi Armstrongs unofficial Birthday.  Three icons of Music in the UK join together to present their own unique musical response.

Django Bates – Piano/Tenor horn

Nikki Yeoh – Piano

Cleveland Watkiss – Vocals

Presenter – Bonnie Greer

Tickets: £10 at the door, £8 advance reservations, £6 concession.

Email: for reservations or phone 020 7242 1979

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