Byron Wallen & Clara Sanabras in concert. THURSDAY 1ST MAY 2014
Byron “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive”
“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.
THURSDAY 1ST MAY 2014
TICKETS: £10.00 / £8 ADV / £6 concessions.
To pre-book ring 020 7242 1979
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Georges Bloomsbury,
Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury
WC1A2SR.ESSENTIAL 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 email@example.com http://
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. http://
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. http://
“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.”
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
Tickets £10 at the door, £8 advance booking, £6 concession For tickets rings 020 7242 1976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Sona Jobarteh (Kora/Cello) and Waka Hasegawa (piano),
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.
Sona Jobarteh – Female Kora Virtuoso | Composer | Producer
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.
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