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Fred Hersch Trio + ”The Genius of Eddie Jefferson” featuring Allan Harris
7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
A select member of jazz’ piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the genre’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator, and recording artist.
Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. In this special act, Harris will pay tribute to legendary Pittsburgh vocalist, Eddie Jefferson, who is widely recognized as one the forefathers of jazz vocalese.
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The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra with Hubert Laws
Explore the global evolution of jazz as the SJMO and guest flutist Hubert Laws perform original arrangements of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald alongside contemporary big band pieces.
Twenty years since they first came to London, the nineteen-piece orchestra are back with new artistic director Charlie Young and a host of accomplished jazz musicians including vocalist Delores King Williams.
Like the orchestra itself, Hubert Laws is a rare visitor to London. He made his name with a string of great albums for the legendary CTI label and played with Gil Scott-Heron at the time of ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’. He’s come to be regarded as one of the great jazz flutists and was recently celebrated by an NEA Jazz Masters Award.
7:30 pm Performance at Milton Court, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS – https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/the-smithsonian-jazz-masterworks-orchestra-with-hubert-laws
THE NEXT BIG SING WITH THE SMITHSONIAN JAZZ MASTERWORKS ORCHESTRA
Stratford Circus Arts Center, Theatre Square, Stratford, London
Sunday 7 April 2019 Doors 6.15pm |
TICKETS Pay what you can at stratford-circus.com | 020 8279 1080
This event is part of Youth Music’s Give a Gig and all proceeds will be donated to Youth Music. A national charity investing in music-making projects that help children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically.
LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL with Diego Figueiredo, Emilio Solla, Chuchito Valdés
Friday, April 26, 2019 7:30 p.m. &
Saturday, April 27, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo is a virtuoso with an infectious, joyful feeling that will leave you amazed and happy. GRAMMY Award-nominated, Argentina-born, and New York-based pianist and composer Emilio Solla, brings his style of tango to this triple bill.
Included on the stage for the Latin Jazz Festival is Cuban pianist, composer, and arranger Chuchito Valdés. He represents a third-generation Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés, and grandfather, Bebo Valdés.
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Booker T. Jones
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. He pushed the genre’s boundaries with his hits on Stax, refined it to its essence, and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.
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