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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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!
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 .
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 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.
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.
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 !
THIS IS GOING TO BE IMMENSE.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW SO PLEASEBUY TODAY AND AVOID JAZZ FOMO!
AN EXCITING MIX OF ESTABLISHED AND REFRESHING NEW JAZZ NAMES LIVE ON STAGE IN EAST LONDON
LIKE JAZZ? WE'RE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS.....SO GET IN TOUCH TO GET INVOLVED
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.