Pop-Up Circus Xmas Party

Posted: December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’ll be playing drums with the Pop-Up Circus Big Band for the Pop-Up Circus Xmas Party. The Big Band is playing arrangements by Kieran McLeod, Raph Clarkson, Nick Roth, Joe Murgatroyd and Daniela Gerstmann.

THURSDAY 18th DECEMBER
THE POP-UP CIRCUS XMAS PARTY
CAFE 1001, 91 BRICK LANE, LONDON E1 6QL 
Doors 7.30pm | £7 / £5 Advance

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Lineup:

Director: Andrew Oliver
Voice: Alice Zawadzki
Trumpets: Tom Walsh, Reuben Fowler, Mike Soper, James Davison
Trombones: Raph Clarkson, Caroline Hall, Kieran McLeod, Richard Foote
Woodwind: Rob Cope, Nick Roth, Will Scott, Alex Merritt, Alec Harper, Jon Petter
Piano: Elliot Galvin
Guitar: James Kitchman
Double Bass: Flo Moore
Drums: Simon Roth

Also on the night:

Live illustration and cartooning by Jessica Jane Charleston & Carol Isaacs
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Bespoke Christmas Merchandise made by Chloe Roach

London Jazz Festival Gigs

Posted: November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Stories @ Platform September

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Click here to listen to highlights from the trio’s set from Burghausen Jazz Festival 2014

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Details

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th August
Open 10am to 6pm
Performances at 12pm, 2.30pm & 5pm

Turner Contemporary
Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
01843 233 000

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Jazz and Improvised Music are artforms that have within them all the forces at work in humanity and the universe. They teach anyone who has the patience and willingness to listen about themselves and the world we all live in. If we musicians could talk about this and do the same through language, then we would. But we can’t, that’s why the world has always needed music, and in this country it’s the non-mainstream artforms like Jazz and Improvised music – both of which Jazz Services has provided invaluable support for – that most needs this support, if we are to continue to learn from culture.

What we need is more support to connect this music beyond its core audience, not less. Musicians do so much beyond writing, rehearsing, practising and performing music already. We need to encourage music lovers to do more, and to take a leaf out of mainland Europe’s book, and supplement bodies like Jazz Services with volunteer-run festivals, media, and concert series. We only have to look at what a great feeling of positivity and ownership there was from volunteers during the olympics to learn how important that is in society. BUT, at the core of this system, there must be people in full time employment to coordinate this, and this is where Jazz Services, and other organisations should exist, in my opinion – to create viable, sustainable opportunities and outlets for musicians to communicate to the wider audience.

I don’t know all the intricate details, but it has always seemed to me that Jazz Services is one of the rare funding bodies in the UK that keeps its administration costs as low as possible and focuses on providing a continual stream of small but invaluable funding to the musicians working so hard to bring their art to the rest of the country, through recording and touring their music. To see that disappear completely would be a travesty.

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STORY OF THE MOON POSTER

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