WHO PLAYED AT JAZZ EAST 2019 MAIN STAGE

FAT-SUIT

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We're privileged to be hosting the new ALBUM LAUNCH from the UK's MULTI AWARD WINNING jazz, rock and folk fusion 9-piece and leading lights of the Scottish jazz scene.

TOMORROW'S WARRIORS FEMALE FRONTLINE

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ALEKSANDRA TOPCZEWSKA fronts the UK's numero uno womens jazz ensemble from the  AWARD WINNING &  internationally acclaimed TOMORROW'S WARRIORS



ROB LUFT QUARTET

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ROB LUFT's phenomenal guitar emenations, lead this top-notch quartet that justifies why he's the BBC'S NEW GENERATION JAZZ ARTIST for 2019-2021 

THE XHOSA COLE QUINTET ft JAY PHELPS

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Xhosa Cole the current BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year leads this immense five-peice featuring red-hot trumpeter  Jay Phelps, and takes a uniquely modern approach to the traditional BeBop mantra 


DAVE MANINGTON'S E17 SPIRIT OF '59 QUARTET

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World class bassman Dave Manington leads the E17 Jazz Quartet for this exciting 60 yr celebration of the worlds most influential jazz albums..think Mingus, Davis & Brubeck!

WILD CARD

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Take Clement Regert's rocking jazz guitar, the seamless, driving drums of Sophie Alloway & crazed Hammond organ of Andrew Noble this jazz powerhouse fuses afro, hardbop, Latin, rock & funk filling Ronnie Scott's EVERYTIME!

New Projects Debut at #Jazz East

Dee Byrne's Jazz Saxtronica

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 Sax improv guru Dee Byrne will be premiering an edgy mix of acoustic and electronic improvised music demo-ing  her versatility as one of the UK's foremost jazz musicians whilst showing off how Adolphe Sax's 19th Century woodwind horn can be coaxed into sounds using 21st Century tech  

The Sonus Jazz Quartet

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East meets West! Keysman Patrick Williams and percussionist Rupert Rathbone's  lead our very own Sonus Jazz Quartet with original sounds that transgress funk, fusion, rock and bepop to bring an exciting East London groove that you'd expect to hear on the US West Coast

WHO PLAYED JAZZ EAST 2019 FREE STAGE

Olli Martin Quintet

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Led by Olli Martin, one of the UK's busiest Trombonists, this exciting quintet cleverly creates an orchestral, big band sound that reflects power of jazz in a cinematic style.


RITTER+AMBUEHL

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Noga Ritter and Fabienne Ambuel's exciting  piano and voice blends, meld mountain calm, funky african rythyms and Middle Eastern romantics from Israel, Senegal and Switzerland to create an intimate yet surprisingly groove-laden jazz sound.

Sam Knight Quintet

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Local SaxMan, Sam Knight leads a band of world class professional jazz musicians, all hailing from the Royal Academy and the Guildhall School of Music.  SKQ's mix of original sax, trumpet and trombone sounds make for a great watch and a superb sound

The Maria Rehakova Trio

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Flautist Maria Rehakova's jazz folk fusion trio plays a breathtaking range of sounds influenced by her Slovakian heritage. Complimented by the deep haunting voice of the bass & the versatility of the piano, Rehakova's flute demonstrates how jazz blends calm yet energising music to keep things truly exciting

Lara Eidi Trio

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 Singer-songwriter and  vocalist Lara Eidi performs a varied set spanning jazz, folk, and world genres, delving into a fusion of her Lebanese-Canadian-Greek roots and delivered with the nuances of an improvisational artist, genre-bending with musical conversations between each musician 

"PERFECT JAZZ CLUB FEEL FOR LONDON'S HOTTEST NEW JAZZ FEST!"

JAZZ EAST : BALLROOM STAGE The Leytonstone Ballroom, Leytonstone, E11

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Buying a ticket grants access to our world-class Leytonstone Ballroom Stage, upstairs at the infamous The Red Lion Leytonstone.


Here you'll be privvy to watch performances from SEVEN of the UK's best live jazz acts and between each act, we've timed it so you can see FIVE more bands downstairs on our Free Stage....phew 13 bands in ONE day!

JAZZ EAST : COMMUNITY FREE STAGE @ The Red Lion Gastropub. Leytonstone, E11

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The Red Lion Stage is live from Midday to 5pm & without any purchase neccessary. However, the bar and restaurant will  of course be open so why not book a table!


 FIVE incredble locally-grown jazz acts will perform some amazing new sounds from across Waltham Forest and East London..... the RIGHT side of London!

#JazzEast - EAST LONDON'S ONE DAY INDOOR JAZZ FESTIVAL - 5th

VALUE FOR MONEY FROM THE UK's BRIGHTEST JAZZ STARS!

World class, home-grown live jazz music comes to East London at Jazz East, THE East London Jazz Festival.


The Ballroom Stage presents some of the UK's best known Jazz acts launching new albums, premiering newly penned material and piloting exciting and unique new projects, not yet seen before !


...and there's FREE MUSIC too from top-notch local jazz musicians on our family friendly Red Lion Community Free Stage .


ONE DAY.

ONE VENUE.

THIRTEEN BANDS.

WHAT DO WE DO

GROWING THE JAZZ CULTURE

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Our underlying ethos is to showcase the underpinning innovation, inventiveness, interpretation, inclusiveness and diversity that jazz culture has always and continues to represent.


Promoting  jazz music arts, culture, skills & entrepreneurship across East London, Essex... & beyond.


Working with performers, composers, producers, venues, funders and audiences to promote a jazz culture that champions a local, successful and sustainable bridge between the arts and local economic growth.

LIVE MUSIC EVENTS, RADIO SHOWS & PODCASTS

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Live jazz gigs, festivals, showcases, workshops  & masterclasses....keeping  jazz music live across the region.


Producing & presenting The Jazz East Radio Show on East London Radio.

Playing & reviewing new releases, oldies and goldies and some pretty cool interviews on East London's globally listened-to multi-cultural radio show.

A LOCAL LIVE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL THAT CREATES REAL & MEASURABLE LOCAL IMPACT

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The London Borough of Waltham Forest is the Mayor of London's first Borough of Culture for 2019 so we've chosen Leytonstone as our home to Jazz East.


Holding JazzEast in a respectfully restored, historic and tastefully regenerated  heritage ballroom, we aim to combine physical regeneration with our vision to deliver measurable and sustainable local social & economic impact. 


We take prode in investing in the delivery of a free-to-access local community engagement programme from any profits we may derive from the Jazz East festival. 

ABOUT JAZZ EAST 2019: EAST LONDON'S INAUGURAL ONE DAY INDOOR

Here we go......!

Jazz East is the UK's newest one day indoor music festival brought to you by The London East Jazz Network, East London &Essex's leading jazz promotion agency.


As jazz and improvised music re-makes its mark on the music world across the Capital,  Jazz East showcases this incredible music & culture with some of the UK's award winning rising stars alongside local talent and ones-to-watch in the future.


Jazz isn't just old, noisy , made-up or doobiedoobiedoo music....it crosses blues, afrobeat, classical, hip hop, house, R'nB, rock, funk and folk music so we've curated a mix of live musical performances that will interest, excite and re-imagine new and existing audiences that love watching good music created from the heart of its performers and composers.


This is our first year and we're super-proud to be hosting Jazz East at the uber-cool Leytonstone Ballroom, in Leytonstone, East London. Perfectly located for late -night transport and in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, London's Borough of Culture for 2019, we're determined to show the rest of London and the UK what a powerhouse in new music East London and Essex really is....and we want YOU to be part of  history and our exciting jazz story!


Welcome to JAZZ EAST : THE EAST LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL !

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THE LEYTONSTONE BALLROOM @ THE RED LION, HIGH ROAD, LEYTONST

JAZZ EAST IS PROUDLY PRESENTED BY

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GET INVOLVED IN JAZZ EAST 2020

A Festival to Remember

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THIS IS GOING TO BE IMMENSE.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW SO PLEASEBUY TODAY AND AVOID JAZZ FOMO!

We're Here for the Music

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AN EXCITING MIX OF  ESTABLISHED AND REFRESHING NEW JAZZ NAMES LIVE ON STAGE IN EAST LONDON

Become a Part of the Festival

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LIKE JAZZ? WE'RE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS.....SO GET IN TOUCH TO GET INVOLVED

 

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Occassional musings, rants, asks, cries for help & what management consultants apparently call "Thought Leadership" from inside the [often weird] head of Founding Festival Director, Mark Kass.