Jazz In The Round

Organised Noise With Jazz FM's Jez Nelson.

Mon 27 Mar to Mon 31 Jul

Jazz In The Round

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Every last Monday of the month we gather the finest musicians we can find and throw them together in a barrier busting night of contemporary music.

With Jez Nelson & Chris Phillips from Jazz FM.
£12 in advance/£15 on the door

Doors 7pm, with DJs in the bar. 

Headliner - Matthew Bourne's Moogmemory
Matthew Bourne is a true innovator at the keyboard, whose fearless and unpredictable music has permeated British Jazz at the highest level over the past decade. Whilst previous projects have ranged broken pianos, to improvisations around samples from The Simpsons – his latest offering Moogmemory (The Leaf Label, 2016) focuses in on an obsession with a certain 1982 synthesizer. 

The Memorymoog is an instrument that has been described like 'having six wild mustangs pulling a stagecoach' – an untameable beast – and one that Bourne couldn't resist further complicating by having over 1,300 component modifications performed to obsessive, scientific specification. 


Soloist - James Mainwaring (of Roller Trio) 
Saxophonist James Mainwaring, of the Mercury Prize nominated Roller Trio, joins for a special solo set – not to be missed.


Opening Band - Family Band 
(Tom Rivière double bass / Riley Stone-Lonergan tenor saxophone / Kim Macari trumpet / Steve Hanley drums)
Support this month comes from Family Band, a freewheeling powerhouse formed in Leeds, channelling the spirit of Ornette Coleman with fresh vigour.


Monday 24th April
Jez Nelson and Chris Philips present a night in tribute to one of Jazz's most mysterious and magnificent icons, Sun Ra. Celebrating the release of a brand new Sun Ra 7" vinyl on Gearbox records, the evening features music from:

 Where Pathways Meet
(James Mollison tenor / Axel Kaner-Lidstrom trumpet / Rosie Turton trombone / Mark Mollison guitar / Michael Shrimpling bass / Sam Jones drums / Jake Long drums)


Gilles Peterson in conversation about Sun Ra and his rare Ra vinyl collection


Alexander Hawkins Solo Piano Ra tribute: Irregular Galaxy


Plus a special 7pm screening of the Jez Nelson produced Sun Ra documentary "Space is the Place" (BBC 4)
Donations in aid of the Steve Reid foundation (stevereidfoundation.org).


Each month we are lucky  to have Steven Cropper taking photographs and capturing the magic that happens. 
Catch up on a back catalogue of Jazz In The Round events on his photography blog site Transient Life  where you can marvel at his  images and read his detailed summary of each show.  


For 100 quid you get free entry to 10 Jazz In The Round  shows...which saves £20 (or 6 beers)

Plus half price tickets to Jazz In The Round special events, contemporary chamber music, studio opera

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Every month our artist in residence Gina Southgate paints the action as it happens.

See her work on display in our foyer, view it on her website, and watch her at it live on the night.





Interested in perrfoming at Jazz In The Round? Email alex_j_watsonathotmail [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Performing%20at%20Jazz%20in%20the%20round) (Alex) to get involved!


£12 advance/£15 on the door