London Jazz Festival Gigs 2016

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I’ve got a bunch of fun things happening at the LJF this year…

On Monday 14th I’m at I’klectic, a lovely venue in Waterloo,  with Dee Byrne’s band Entropi, and also with a new project Dee and Cath Roberts have put together, a big band called the LUMEkestra

On Tuesday 15th I’m playing in a new trio with the wonderful cornet player Kirk Knuffke, who’s over from New York with Matt Wilson’s band.  We’ll be playing trio with Mark Sanders, an early set at the Vortex Downstairs (the bar below the  main venue), one set from 6pmish

On Thursday 17th at 2pm I’m part of a free event combining a talk by Professor Mark Smith (University of South Carolina) on Jazz and Everyday Aesthetics with a performance by the Mike Fletcher Trio (with me and Jeff Williams), taking place at the University of Westminster

And finally – an album launch!  I’m about to release a duo CD called ‘Of Tides’, with the amazing pianist Achim Kaufmann.  Recorded live at the Vortex in Dec 2014, it’s been a little while in the works but we’ll be launching it, back at the Vortex on Sunday 20th at 7.30pm (a double bill with the Camilla George Quartet)