December 2021

29th November: Will Cleasby 

tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/528757

Will Cleasby – drums

Gareth Lockrane – flutes 

Noah Stoneman – piano 

Will Sach – double bass

Since arriving in London five years ago, Will Cleasby has quickly established himself as one of the scenes most exciting young talents. An integral member of a number of projects and bands including the Kansas Smittys House Band and Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory, tonight Cleasby is joined by the extraordinary Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Noah Stoneman (piano) and Will Sach (double bass). 

check out Cleasby, Sach and Stoneman playing in trio here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-6GfCzPtDs

6th December: Simon Woolf 

tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/532185

Simon Woolf – piano 

Oliver Wilby – tenor saxophone 

Martin Shaw – trumpet 

Matyas Hofecker – double bass 

Joe Dessaur – drums 

Simon Woolf is a lyrical multi-insrtumentalist in the tradition of his great idol, Red Mitchell. He has enjoyed long associations with leading UK jazz artists Andy Panayi, Mark Nightingale, Geoff Simkins, Dave Cliff, Peter Jacobsen, Bobby Wellins and been heard accompanying such US jazz greats as Benny Golson, Harry Allen, Grant Stewart, John Colianni, Ruby Braff, George van Eps & Howard Alden. He was featured alongside leading players from all over the world at the “Bass 2012” convention in Copenhagen and tonight he is joined in quintet by Oliver Wilby, Martin Shaw, Matyas Hofecker and Joe Dessaur to perform a selection of original compositions, and arrangements from the jazz cannon. 

13th December: Ruben Fox 

tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/532191

Ruben Fox – tenor saxophone 

Noah Stoneman – piano

Jack Garside – double bass 

Jason Brown – drums 

London Born, New York based saxophonist Ruben Fox is fast emerging as one of the most unique improvisational voices of his generation. Under the mentorship of such greats as George Coleman, Benny Golson and Wynton Marsalis (to name a few), Fox has rapidly risen to prominence, and recently released his debut album (introducing Ruben Fox) to critical acclaim. Widely recognised as one of Jazz’s most promising talents, tonight he reunites with an ensemble of long-time London based friends to perform selections from his album and arrangements from the jazz cannon. 

20th December: Georgia Mancio 

tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/532193

Georgia Mancio – voice 

Jo Caleb – guitar 

Dave Ohm – drums 

Multi award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. Her multi-lingual music references classic jazz and Latin alongside her own astonishing writing, always stamped with an unfailing emotional integrity. 

Earlier this year, Georgia released her 8th album, Quiet Is The Star, co-written with Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent, alongside the publication of their book of original songs. It follows their seminal Songbook (2017), launched at a sold out headline show at Ronnie Scott’s with subsequent performances across Europe and the US, including famed New York clubs Dizzy’s, Kitano and Mezzrow. 

She has won two years consecutively at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Best Vocalist (2021) and Best Album (2020) for Finding Home, co-produced with pianist/composer Kate Williams. She has also received several nominations at the British Jazz and Urban Music Awards. Other credits include: BBC Proms (soloist and UK Vocal Assembly choir member), Bobby McFerrin, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Bobby Wellins, Gwilym Simcock, Darius Brubeck, Pat Metheny (lyric approval) and her own festivals ReVoice! and Hang. 

“[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkableversatility” The Observer 4****“a warm, rich playful sound with intimate, hip phrasing and spot-on intonation…Mancio brings grace and wisdom to each song. Her lyric-writing is sophisticated and sensitive beyond her years” Jazz Wax