Jazz In The Round

Barrier-Busting Music With Jazz On 3 Presenter Jez Nelson.

Mon 28 Sep to Mon 30 Nov

Jazz In The Round



Every last Monday of the month we gather together some of the finest musicians we can find and throw them together in a barrier busting night with Jazz on 3 presenter Jez Nelson. 


DJ set in the bar with Jez Nelson and Chris Phillips from 6pm

First Band hits the main space at 8pm sharp


Noel Langley's Edentide Ensemble

Binker & Moses

On The Slide


Noel Langley's set for Jazz in The Round will be the first opportunity to hear music from the album Edentide performed live and re-imagined for the six-piece Edentide Ensemble.

Trumpet player Noel Langley released his debut album, Edentide, to great critical acclaim in 2014 following 30 years as a session musician. He has played for artists as diverse as Radiohead, Lou Reed, Hermeto Pascoal, Liza Minnelli, Graham Fitkin and Loose Tubes.

Noel will be joined by the virtuoso harpist Ruth Wall, pianist Alcyona Mick, Keith Fairbairn on vibraphone and percussion, Charlie Pyne on bass and the extraordinary Asaf Sirkis on drums.

In an exploration of the material they will collectively breathe life into this very personal music for the first time.

Langley’s debut has been a long time coming, but, ye Gods, it’s spectacular now it’s here.” – Andy Robson, Jazzwise Magazine.

Edentide is a brilliant synthesis of orchestration and improvisation. It is just purely phenomenal music, an entirely unique creation built out of equal parts imagination, courage and craft.” – Matthew E White, recording artist/producer, Spacebomb Records.


Binker and Moses are tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd - two of the most exciting young jazz musicians on the London jazz scene.

Originally meeting through double bassist/educator Gary Crosby’s Tomorrow’s Warriors jazz development programme, they have played together in various large and small format groups including recording and touring extensively as members of Zara McFarlane’s band.

Dem Ones is their debut recording as a duo, and has its roots in experiments between sound-checks and gigs while on the road with McFarlane. Over time these initial ideas and jams have become templates for improvisation, and with their echoes of late period Coltrane and Charles Lloyd, are as listenable and memorable as they are full of invention, passion and surprise.

All the tracks on the recording were performed in the live room at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studio and recorded direct to Gearbox's vintage Studer 1/4" tape machine next door.


On The Slide is the reformation of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra trombone band formerly known as Bone Structure. 

Run by Chris Valentine, On The Slide is formed by some of the finest young jazz musicians in the country and has an extensive library of swinging standards and originals, all written for the band by both past and present members. 

Making their debut appearance at Jazz In The Round, the band is pleased to announce that Jessica Radcliffe will be joining them on vocals alongside the trombones of Chris Valentine, Tom Dunnett, Owen Dawson, Maddie Dowdeswell and James Buckle and in the rhythm section Chris Eldred (piano), Nick Fitch (guitar), Joe Downard (bass) and David Dyson (drums).

Tickets £12 (free to Cockpit Supporters Of Sound)



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“Jazz in the UK is growing: Free music, electronica, more mainstream things, dance music and big bands. excellent players coming out of colleges and great things rising up from underground scenes. Plus we're still lucky to be able to hear great legends of UK jazz who started out in the 60's as well as new artists just finding their feet. We want to mix all of this.” Jez Nelson


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

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


Later 2015 lineup TBC includes:

Iain Ballamy, Steve Williamson, Sam Eagles Qt, Ashley Henry trio, Nick Smart, Moss Freed's Let's Spin, Marc Cary Focus Trio, Rob Luft band

Keep your jazz juices flowing with this video from the first ever JAZZ IN THE ROUND.

For The Cockpit, Jazz In The Round has reinvented an iconic event.
Forty years ago Humprey Burton broadcast T. Rex, among others, from the iconic seventies theatre off Marylebone’s Lisson Grove as part of the London Weekend Television Music In The Round series (Video p.1 - Video p.2). 

For those that were at the Phronesis recording a while back , you may see yourself here in this delightful trailer


Jez Nelson, everyone at The Cockpit, Sean Corby, Chris Phillips, everyone at Somethin Else and Richard Wyatt wish to thank all of  you for joining is in completing a 3rd year of JAZZ IN THE ROUND.


For tickets call The Cockpit box office on: 020 7258 2925 (lines open 10.30am-6pm, Mon to Sat), or click the link. Please have your credit or debit card details handy when you call. 
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We do not post out tickets. Once you have booked and paid, you can collect your tickets on the night, on the door. Please arrive in good time - and bring proof of concessionary status if applicable, a note of your online booking reference number (or a print-out of your confirmation) or the card you paid with if you booked over the phone.

Box Office for ticket collection and purchase closes at 9pm sharp.

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