We are hyped to launch our huge series of events to celebrate our birthday in June, capping what has been an incredible couple of years of live music in our intimate surroundings. These seven shows perfectly demonstrate the wide variety of musical styles we are proud to have showcased since our reopening in May 2016.
Joining us for our week of celebrations, we have Yasmine Hamdan with her fusion of Middle-Eastern jazz, legendary afrobeat collective Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, Vels Trio and Laura Misch representing the bubbling UK jazz scene, as well as Kidkanevil presenting The Nujabes Experience for the hip hop heads.
Rounding up our epic week of shows we’ve got two very special club nights: DJ Maseo of iconic hip hop group De La Soul returns after his massive sell-out show earlier this year; whilst Damiano Von Erckert and Route 8 bring our week-long celebration to a close with a night of house and disco.
It has been an incredible few years for The Jazz Café, with the likes of Tom Misch, Princess Nokia, Shabaka Hutchings, Moses Boyd, Mulatu Astatke, Ata Kak, Roy Ayers, Nubya Garcia, Orchestra Baobab, Sun Ra, Yazz Ahmed, The Roots, Roy Hargrove, Billy Cobham, Nilufer Yanya and Jordan Rakei all gracing our stage. And with the UK jazz scene experiencing a massive resurgence of late, to have played host to some of the names who are breaking through has been a complete honour.
Our Night Thing and Soul City club nights every Friday and Saturday have gone from strength to strength. Holding things down in the booth we’ve had Dego, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Acid Arab, Red Greg, Nick The Record, Romare, Jamie 3:26, Andres and Gilles Peterson to name a few.
We’ve also had long-standing collaborations with Rhythm Section and NTS Radio, as well as new partnerships with Gal-dem, Jazz FM and Balamii which we are delighted to present over the next year.
The journey continues and we’re really excited about what the future holds, for full listings on what we’ve got coming up head to our website.
Tickets are on sale now for all of our birthday events, don’t miss out.
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