Availabilities Fall / Winter 2018 & Spring 2019

Fall / Winter 2018
Spring 2019

Mingus Big Band
Oct/Nov 2018 and Spring 2019
Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band first performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in NYC.
The band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys.

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João Bosco Quartet
Spring 2019
"Two centuries of his country’s rhythms flow through the fingers of João Bosco, one of Brazil’s most fabled guitarists, singers and composers.
Now 70, he can stir up a whirlwind of speed and agility, breezing through tricky meters, harmonies and beats from all over Brazil..."

- New York Times, April 2017
Matthew Whitaker Trio
Nov 2-11 2018 & Spring 2019
17-year-old piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker has been playing since the age of 3 and has none other than Dr Lonnie Smith as his mentor. As seen on ‘Ellen’ and ‘The Today Show’.
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Cyrus Chestnut - Buster Williams - Lenny White
Spring 2019
After the success of their first album as a group, (Natural Essence, Highnote Records) this All-Star trio follows on with another European tour.
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Allan Harris: The Genius of Eddie Jefferson
(in coop with Bella Concerts) 
Nov 2018
Over the past 20 years, Allan has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era.
The Genius of Eddie Jefferson celebrates the creator of vocalese, where a singer puts words to an instrumental composition or solo.

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Dizzy Gillespie
All Star Big Band
March/April 2019
18 piece ensemble led by John Lee, Dizzy's long-term bassist. The unique rhythms and well-loved melodies of Gillespie’s oeuvre of Cu-Bop,
plus the broader world of Latin-American music- the tunes that Dizzy would have been playing today.

Donald Harrison Quartet
Late Nov / Early Dec 2018
Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison exhibits a deep respect for the entire jazz tradition, having played and learned from such greats as Art Blakey & Roy Haynes.
To that strong tradition Harrison adds the influences of his own upbringing - New Orleans jazz and African culture.


UK-based artists available on request

London Community Gospel Choir

Tony Momrelle

Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly
celebrating 50 Years of Still Black, Still Proud