Jazz In The Round

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

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

Tickets £12 (free to Cockpit Supporters Of Sound)




Grew & Watts

J Sonics

​Originally a quartet, Food now features founder members Ballamy and Strønen who invite like-minded musicians to join them, using sound, space, texture, and contrast to create ever-changing moods and environments for true improvisation.

Combining acoustic elements including bells, blocks, gongs, lyrical saxophone, live sampling and drums, Food create moods ranging from minimalist to very turbulent.
Food has released seven albums, most recently Mercurial Balm for the ECM label. ECM also  Quiet Inlet in 2010.
Food has performed at numerous festivals and venues. Commissioned pieces include the chamber work Gold Acre for the BBC radio 3 featuring Arve Henriksen as soloist with the London Sinfonietta, which premiered at Kings Place, London.

Grew & Watts: are Stephen Grew on piano and Trevor Watts on soprano and alto saxophones. The duo have a special union: two different generations with two differing musical roots.
Although both working within total improvisation, Grew has earlier classical interests and Watts is a free Improvisation veteran, S.M.E and Amalgam who hails from a Jazz background and is possibly better known for his work in his Moire Music Drum Orchestra.

Their relatively new collaboration ranges from sheer rhythmic energy, to sparser, atmospheric soundscape and spontaneous joyful volatility!

"Deep, eclectic grooves!" — Bill Laurance, Snarky Puppy

J-Sonics is a six-piece collective who have emerged in the last two years as one of London’s hottest groove-driven jazz bands.

 Pushing the energy out front and building a formidable reputation as a compelling live act through regular appearances at London venues such as Pizza Express Jazz Club, Hideaway and  The Spice of Life, as well as storming appearances at the 2014 Love Supreme Jazz Festival, 2015 London Latin Jazz Festival and two opening weekend appearances at the 2012 and 2013 EFG London Jazz Festival.
Led by bass guitarist and composer Mike Flynn, J-Sonics features saxophonist Matt Telfer, trumpeter Andy Davies, guitarist and composer Clement Regert, drummer Gabor Dornyei and percussionist Jon Newey, all collaborating within an exciting mix of memorable originals and re- tooled jazz, Brazilian, Afro and rare-groove tunes.
Lyte Records is excited to release Different Orbits, the debut album set for release this November. The album brings together a fiery sax-trumpet front line that’s fuelled by imaginative guitar work, and a powerhouse bass, drums and percussion rhythm section.

Different Orbits was recorded in a single weekend, live and direct in Wax Studios in Dalston. The album launches on November 22nd at Jazz Cafe POSK, London.



We were very proud to be a part of this year's EFG London Jazz Festival.

We had sell out Jazz fairy tale MOLLY & THE OWL, a Free afternoon of improvisation in ADVENTURES IN SOUND, plus a night exploring the parallels between JAZZ & SURGERY in a Jazz in The Round Special with trauma surgeon and Professor of Surgical Education Roger Kneebone, Consultant Neurosurgeon Mark Wilson, pianist Liam Noble and drummer Ollie Howell with his SEXTET!





For 100 quid you get free entry to 10 Jazz In The Round  shows - saves £20 (or 6 beers) - plus half price tickets to Jazz In The Round special events, contemporary chamber music, studio opera plus free tickets to shows and a load of other stuff. Save money, support new music at The Cockpit and try something new.

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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. 
We do not charge booking fees either online or over the phone.
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.

For artist submissions, email Sean at  freedominstructureatyahoo [dot] co [dot] uk 
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