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Sunday 22 June 2014

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme


Queen Elizabeth Hall

A Love Supreme is regularly voted one of the best jazz records of all time.

John Coltrane’s masterpiece is re-envisioned in a complete live performance, co-initiated by former Straight No Chaser publisher Paul Bradshaw with assistance from PRS for Music Foundation.

Arrangements by master flautist Rowland Sutherland incorporate instrumentation from different global, spiritual and cultural traditions.

Jazz Warrior Orphy Robinson is the project’s musical director, leading a stellar, 14-strong ensemble of UK musicians including Steve Williamson, Ade Egun Crispin Robinson, Nikki Yeoh, Ansuman Biswas and Shabaka Hutchings.




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For the 2013 London Jazz Festival we have also added some events & Concerts that we would also like recommend.

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Upcoming events & Concerts



Eclectic Electric London Jazz Festival Jam Session  19th November 2013
The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, East London (Pavillion Room upstairs).

Bring you An Eclectic Electric Improv Jam session with a difference.
Loop master Bassist Lawson joins Orphy & Cleveland in a no holds barred 21st century jam dedicated to exploring Sound, frequencies, Looping & Sampling.
Expect Aural journeys into the unknown.
Plus new cutting edge sounds from live bands
Renell Shaw/Michael Antoniou’s “UNIVERSAL MIND SYSTEMS” & PARSHMAUNE.
Jam session participants free entry..

Musicians who have always wanted to attend a jam session where electronics, Fx pedals etc are the order of the day this one is especially for you!

Pavilion Room at The Vibe Bar 91 – 95 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Tel no: 020 7247 3479
Doors 7pm Fee :£5.00




SONG DIASPORAS-Explores The Idea Of Taking The Music CW Grew Up With, (But Has NEVER Performed), And Putting A Fresh Spin On Them,Making The Familiar UnFamiliar, Using The Beauty Of The Moment In Improvisation, And Deep Exploration….Where FAURE meets MARLEY meets THE WHO meets GILBERTO GIL etc..meets Fresh New Compositions.             Performing Recent sold out shows in London,Wales,Spain, This CW Project Is Not To Be Missed.

Piano-Jonathan Gee,Bass-Larry Bartley,Drums-Ernesto Simpson.



Claude Deppa & the Azanian Diaspora Ensemble

Charlton House, Royal Greenwich
Charlton Road

The swaggering South African trumpeter Claude Deppa launches his new album, Azanian, is it I? in the Old Library of this beautiful Jacobean mansion house, Greenwich – a new departure that brings together exponents of high quality Afro/Caribbean jazz and spoken word from Martinique, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa.

For more information about this free event, please contact Global Fusion Music & Arts on  020 8858 9497.

Supported by Royal borough of Greenwich as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals and sponsored by: Global Fusion Music & Arts and Charlton Triangle Homes.




Across the day jazz legend Cleveland Watkiss has been leading an intensive Voicelab workshop, taking inspiration from the music of Duke Ellington.

Catch the results of this project as over 120 singers explode into voice across the Royal Festival Hall foyers, taking over the stage of The Clore Ballroom.

Described as the ‘best male jazz singer in Britain’ (Evening Standard), Watkiss is a virtuoso vocalist performing internationally across four decades, and a renowned music educator.

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall



Essentially Ellington



LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
SE1 8 XX

An extended programme that explores the legacy of a towering figure in jazz history, paying tribute to a composer and bandleader who exerted a massive influence over the evolution of 20th century music. Evocative, richly-textured, and orchestral in scope, the Duke’s sound ranges from heart-stopping melody to rocking blues.

4.30pm – afternoon panel session investigates the enduring resonance of a key member of the jazz aristocracy. Free.
6pm  Ellington the pianist is celebrated in a solo set from Martin Litton, one of this country’s finest exponents of ragtime and stride. Free.

7.30pm – In the Spirit of Duke
Scotland’s award-winning, internationally-acclaimed jazz orchestra, the SNJO, delivers an authentic Duke Ellington experience under the leadership of saxophonist Tommy Smith

Mark Lockheart’s Ellington in Anticipation is both complementary and contrasting – and shows just how deeply the Duke’s sonic world continues to inspire successive generations. A series of Ellington’s most characterful themes are deconstructed and re-arranged for an ensemble of London’s finest – Seb Rochford, Finn Peters amongst them.

10.30pm, post-concert 2013 london Jazz Festival special Essentially Eliington Duke Joint set by The Jazz Warriors International in house Djs Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss the award winning musicians  preside over the wheels of steel to remix the early Ellington big band sound for the 21st century. Free.




  • Serious Big Sing Residency with Carleen Anderson
Serious Big Sing Residency with Carleen Anderson

LONDON Southbank Centre / Clore Ballroom
Belvedere Road


EFG London Jazz Festival invites you to take part in a Serious Big Sing residency with 2013 Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year, soul and jazz singer Carleen Anderson.

To mark the celebration of our 21st birthday,  we have asked a number of artists performing at this year’s Festival to write new music for our ’21 Commissions’ series, including a new piece for choir written by Carleen Anderson.

The piece will explore the historical musical connection between the US and the UK over the past 100 years, demonstrating the sonic pastures of both countries. Join our special residency and learn this new song, plus arrangements of spirituals from the Fisk University Jubilee Singers archive, as chosen by Carleen, who’ll add her own unique contemporary twist.

Workshops take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November, leading to performances in the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 24 November.

For more information and to join the choir with Carleen, please contact

If you are unable to commit to a residency, why not attend one of our 90 minute Serious Big Sing workshops?  This year led by jazz vocalists Cecilia Stalin and Brendan Reilly.


  • Cinema: The Pan-African Festival of Algiers (aka Archie Shepp at Algiers)

Cinema: The Pan-African Festival of Algiers (aka Archie Shepp at Algiers)

LONDON: Barbican Cinema
Frobisher Auditorium 2, Barbican, Silk St

£6 – £11.50
+ Booking fee

A celebration of post-colonial African nations and a call for liberation for the rest of the continent, the 1969 Pan-African Cultural Festival brought a global spotlight to African culture and arts. Klein’s film captures the sense of jubilation in the moment with footage of speeches and legendary performances by jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp, and vocalists Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, among others.

(Certificate PG. France/Algeria 1969, William Klein, 120 min)


Louis and The Duke in London

Louis and The Duke in London

LONDON Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace

£18 – £32
+ Booking fee

In 1932 Louis Armstrong created a sensation when he appeared at the London Palladium and a year later Duke Ellington’s Famous Orchestra became the talk of the town when they topped the bill at the same venue. The music is recreated here by Keith Nichols and his Blue Devils and Enrico Tomasso’s Allstars. To fully conjure that magical moment, the bill includes tributes to some of the finest variety acts of 1933 including Nick Lumley as Max Miller. The evening is presented by Radio 2’s Russell Davies.


  • Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra
Attica Blues by Francis Vernhet
Archie Shepp Attica Blues Orchestra

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street

£20 – £35
+ Booking fee

The firebrand saxophonist’s seminal 1970s response to the civil rights struggle is recreated in a collision of African American musics – blues, spirituals, classic big band and free jazz. The powerful gospel and blues-charged voice of Amina Claudina Myers, master bassist Reggie Washington, and percussionist Famoudou Don Moye – the beating heart of the Art Ensemble of Chicago – are all featured alongside a big band and string quartet packed with leading French players including the brilliant trumpeter Stephane Belmondo and saxophonists Francois Theberge and Raphael Imbert.

Attica Blues Big Band:

Archie Shepp – sax/vocal
Amina Claudine Myers – choir/piano
Tom McClung – piano
Marion Rampal, Cécile McLorin Salvant – choir
Stéphane Belmondo, Izidor Leitinger, Quentin Ghomari, Olivier Miconi – trumpet
Sébastien Llado, Michael Ballue, Simon Sieger, Romain Morello – trombone
Reggie Washington – bass
Francois Théberge, Virgile Lefebvre – sax tenor
Raphaël Imbert, Olivier Chaussade – sax alto
Jean Philippe Scali – sax baryton
Famoudou Don Moye – drums
Louise Rosbach – cello
Antoine Carlier – alto
Steve Duong, Manon Tenoudji – violin
Pierre Durand – guitar




Sunday 24th November following on from the awesome turnout of musicians and audience at last months event.. Orphy Robinson Cleveland Watkiss, Claude Deppa and the Jazz Warriors International crew lead a very special last night of the London Jazz Festival Freestyle jam session,You never Know who will drop in to this Free Jazz, Avante Garde,Improv jam for the more open minded musician.
Paul Bradshaw of Straight no Chaser fame shall Dj provide the ridim & sounds around 2 sets of pure-live-free-style that pays homage to Sam Rivers’ legendary jam sessions covering music from the Archie Shepp, AACM ,St Louis group,Julius Hemphill, Cedric Brooks & The Divine Light, Gato Barbieri, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Black Arthur Blythe, Grachan Moncur III,
Orphy,Cleveland & Claude will build the live sessions … So, if you wanna play? Get there early and get your name down!
GATE FEE is a modest 5 quid… put it in the diary right now!
“Jazz is there & gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.” Keith Jarrett