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ARQ Nov Showcase 2018

ARQ: Winners of ‘Jazz Ensemble of the Year’ 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Following their successful German tour in September, they play UK dates this month and release a new album next year. Booking for 2019 now. ‘Inventive, vibrantly colourful and unfailingly melodic, possessed of a strong sense of narrative and cinematic quality’.

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STEEL PAN: Mark Cherrie has top notch credentials having performed with Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, The Drifters, Paul Young etc - and is on a mission to de-worldify the image of the steel pan by proving that it can be a serious jazz instrument.Soon touring new album 'Joining the Dots' - with generous support from The Arts Council of England with the cream of UK jazzers expect to hear virtuosic jazz performed with joy and panache.

Wendy Kirkland Showcase October 2018

VOX/PIANO:"Mellow and stylish" Clive Davis, Sunday Times. With the generous support of The Arts Council of England Wendy Kirkland and her band are spreading the gospel of her acclaimed album PIANO DIVAS to delighted audiences. With more dates in 2019 Wendy and her crew are keen to add more and welcome all enquiries.

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DRUMS: Lifelike is the much admired live album recorded @ The Vortex - Jazzwise's 4-star rating and praise for "...a superb Williams band in flight." Jeff Williams has been linked to iconic names: Joe Lovano, Stan Getz, Dave Liebman, Ted Curson and Lee Konitz to name a few. Living in both London & Upcoming gigs include his London Jazz Festival gig @ Pizza Express, Soho 25 November.

Hexagonal Nov 2018 Showcase

COLLECTIVE: This newly-formed band of heavy hitters pay tribute to the late Bheki Mseleku pairing his music with that of pianist-composer, McCoy Tyner.

Emily Saunders London Jazz Festival 2018

VOX: Recommended by JazzFm, Emily Saunders “UK’s Queen of Jazz fusion” brings Latin-infused driving grooves combined with a vocal prowess and captivating presence to The Twickenham Exchange during LJF.

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TRUMPET: Expat Canadian trumpeter performs music from his 2 albums released this year on the Ropeadope label and then opens it up to a jam. Should be THE late night vibe of the festival

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GROOVY AND SOULFUL: According to Steve Wright @ Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club "...a fantastic, very accomplished bunch of musicians..." and having charted on the UK Soul Chart Tristan is very handily sponsored by Jazz Promotion Network and Dutch Performing Art's 'Going Dutch' programme.

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PIANO: Swedish virtuoso Anders Helmerson melds progressive rock, Latin jazz and fusion in lauded new album 'Quantum House Project' released Sat 3rd Nov @ Pizza Express Soho, 1-4. Free entry & free 1st glass of prosecco!

Eddie Parker 2018 LJF

ENSEMBLE: "Loose Tubes flautist Eddie Parker and his unique ensemble celebrates and transforms the music of Claude Debussy. Radio 3 broadcast.

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VENUE: The Cellar Bar, Hemel Hempstead features Coolsville - an homage to Rickie Lee Jones performed by some of London's top jazz musicians.

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COMPOSER-LED ENSEMBLE: Loz Speyer’s Time Zone will be performing live in Dalston during LJF , 20 November with a preview of their new album “Cuban Counterpoint” set for release in Spring 2019 on Spherical Records and welcome all booking enquiries.

My Chelsea

VENUE: My Chelsea presents THE SESSIONS featuring hot ensembles led by the likes of trumpeter Jay Phelps and other top London cats. With it's plush surroundings and tasty cocktails there's no better place for a sophisticated hang.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN / WEBSITES: Skilfully applying the 'less is more' principle designer Pritpal Ajimal produces elegant, edgy designs.

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