The Jukebox Picks: Tashkezar
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Jukebox Picks: Tashkezar

Tashkezar

The London Jukebox presents...

Tashkezar are a seven-piece band based in London, playing upbeat originals and groovy reinterpretations of favourites from around the Mediterranean.
Their music has been featured on BBC’s Radio 6 Music and their charismatic performances have brought the house down at festivals and venues across the UK as well as in Cairo and Paris.

youtube.com/user/Tashkezar soundcloud.com/tashkezar

Tickets £10.00

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Munto Valdo
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Munto Valdo

Munto Valdo Sawa Blues

Good music travels fast so joins us for a beautiful evening that feels like the sunset. Come down to listen to the sensitive guitar playing and dreamy, voice with distinctively textured, self-created loops and rhythms of Sawa Blues. The music has an airy, poetic feel that’s a bit Brazilian, a bit Cape Verdean, while keeping a toe in the world of international busking folk.

After three years playing with Eko Roosevelt's band, Valdo formed his own group, the Muntu Band, later named Mulema (the heart), and began recording, and performing in concerts. In 2000, Corporation Francaise organized a national tour in which Valdo performed in 10 Cameroon cities. The same year, Cameroon sound engineer Gilbert Moodio played a recording of a Valdo concert to a French producer; after an audition, Valdo was encouraged to move to France.

On moving to Paris, Valdo lived in Belleville, associated with young musicians, and played in jam sessions and concerts in the bars of Rue Oberkampf and Place Chatelet, either solo or with his group. He also played with Manu Dibango, Alpha Blondy, Ali Farka Touré, Lokua Kanza, Cheick Tidianne Seck, Tony Allen, Rido Bayonne, Etienne Mbappe, Stephane & Lionel Belmondo and Richard Bona.

Valdo released his first album "Gods and Devils – Moiye Na Muititi", in 2005. Following its release, he toured Africa, Europe and Asia, playing festivals and concert halls including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), New Morning (Paris), Womad (Carceres, Charlton Park and Singapore), the Théâtre de la Petite Reine (Tbilisi), The Sage (Newcastle), Festival Plein Sud & Festival Africolor (France), and Fespam (Republic of the Congo).

In 2008, Valdo moved to live and work in London, and in 2010, he was the support act for Ladysmith Black Mambazo's UK tour.

Tickets £7.00(+Fee)

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The Sages ⽵林七贤
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Sages ⽵林七贤

The Sages ⽵林七贤

The Sages 

Genre: East Asian Traditional Folk/Indie Rock Fusion 

A little about the Band 

The Sages (⽵竹林林七贤) is a new world music fusion band project based in London that draws inspirations from different music elements throughout time and history. With the main focus on traditional East Asian music, the band mainly consists of young students currently studying at SOAS, University of London, as well as members of the SOAS Chinese Silk and Bamboo Ensemble. As a diverse cosmopolitan generation growing up under an age of globalisation and other social changes, the band aims to explore the concepts between “East” and “West”, cultural identity and musical “genres” through both original composition and adaption of traditional folk music. Since

the formation of the band in November 2017, The Sages has played at numerous venues and events such as the Oxford 2018 Chinese New Year Gala, Rich Mix main stage, Sounds of the World concert series in Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre, The Curious Arts Festival 2018 in Southampton, SOAS Graduation 2018, The Golden Hinde, and were recently featured on an episode of BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ presented by Katie Derham as well as ‘A World in London’ with DJ Ritu. 

Members:

Yijia Tu - Vocals, guitar, Mongolian throat singing 

Peadar Connolly-Davey - Autoharp, ocarina, hulusi, bawu, tin whistle, Tuvan throat singing 

Gregor Bauer - Chinese percussion, pipa 

Band from: London.

Advance Tickets £10

Ticket on the door £12

Book "Dinner & Live Music" on: www.TheLondonJukebox.com
Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com | Call the venue - 020 348 99 060.

Book as a group to be seated at the same table. Call the venue for more information.

Based on a first come served based.

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Ask An American
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Ask An American

Ask An American

The London Jukebox presents..

Ask American Series

Part two.

Be transported to New Orleans with this fiery musical troupe stomping out Country Blues from the Deep South on the cobbled streets of London.

Graham plays National Resophonic Guitar influenced by old Delta Blues players and Rebekah holds down the groove on Double Bass. Accompanied by swinging beats and a blaring horn section, this bold and bluesy six-piece breathe new life into old tunes.

Band Members

Graham Farnworth
Rebekah Robertson


£7.00 (+Fee)

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 Live Music Brunch: Alina Bzhezhinska
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Live Music Brunch: Alina Bzhezhinska

Alina Bzhezhinska

The London Jukebox presents...

Our beautiful Live Brunch with Alina Bzhezhinska Jazz Harpist

Alina Bzhezhinska is one of the most exciting and dynamic harpists based in the UK. Her imaginative programmes have established her reputation as a harpist of exceptional accomplishment. She has had the honour of playing at European Parliament, at the Queen’s 80th-birthday celebrations at Balmoral Castle and at the King of Thailand’s birthday celebrations in Bangkok.

Alina studied at the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland (Masters in Arts), and The University of Arizona, USA (Masters in Music Performance). She has performed with many major European orchestras including the Young World Symphony Orchestra, the National Opera in Warsaw and the Scottish Opera.

Continuing her career in London, Bzhezhinska has become one of the most innovative international jazz harpists. She has collaborated and recorded with leading jazz musicians: such as Django Bates, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Shabaka Hutchings. Alina’s London appearances include Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott's as well as LIVE performances on BBC Radio 3 and World Wide FM. Her duo with award-winning jazz vocalist Niki King performed as a support act for Gregory Porter.
She also performed at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival and the World Harp Congress in Sydney, Australia.

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet appeared at the London Jazz Festival 2017 in a triple bill performance along with Coltrane’ s specialist Denys Baptist and the legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. This project was nominated for JazzFM Award for best Live experience of the year.
Bzhezhinska has recorded a solo album called “Harp Recital” and appeared at recordings of American harp ensemble Harp Fusion and Wisniewski / Stevenson jazz group “New Focus”. Her jazz quartet album INSPIRATION was released to a high critical acclaim by Ubuntu Music in June 2018 .

Alina is a harp tutor at Goldsmiths University, London.

Website link - https://bit.ly/2RNjBqT

£5.00 (+Fee)

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Live Music Brunch: Kadialy Kouyate
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Live Music Brunch: Kadialy Kouyate

Live Music Brunch: Kadialy Kouyate

Feast your ears on our live music brunch, featuring our brand new Indian breakfast menu, BOTTOMLESS masala chai and some of London's most scintillating global talent.

On the 3rd of February we are joined by KADIALY KOUYATE.

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer-songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy’s mesmerizing kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles.Since his arrival in the UK Kadialy has played a significant part in enriching the London musical scene with his griot legacy.

He has been teaching the Kora at the Soas university of London for the last decade and he has also been involved in countless musical projects both as a collaborator and a session musician.With his Sound Archive, Kadialy Kouyate draws on his heritage and its traditional songs to create his own mesmerizing compositions, leading his fantastic band into the West African groove.“Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyaté showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice.” -Time Out London.

Kadialy has played: The Royal Festival Hall, The O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, House of Parliament during the bi-centenary of the slave trade, Art Centers, Theatres and Festivals, Woodstock with Afro Celt Sound System (to an audience of 750,000), European tours, Australia, North America. Radio and TV appearances: BBC Radio 3 ‘World Routes’; Charlie Gillett’s ‘World of Music; BBC World Service (Radio and Television) amongst others
REVIEWS OF NEW ALBUM NA KITABO“....ADMIRABLE SKILL AND PRECISION.

” – SONGLINES #125 –“SUCCESSFUL PIECE OF WEST AFRICAN AFRO-POP WITH A MESSAGE.” – TROPICALIDAD.BE
“Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyaté showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice.” -Time Out London.

Tickets £7.00 (+Fee)

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Ma'Grass: For Funk Sake
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Ma'Grass: For Funk Sake

Ma'Grass Najwa

The London Jukebox presents...

Toppings on Funk basics
Ma'Grass is an idea born from the mind of Italian multi-instrumentalist and music producer Matteo Grassi UK based since 2006.
His aim is to make a difference in people’s life by bringing fun, joy and uplifting rythms and melodies through his music and performances.
This lover of the 70’s era drew his inspiration from Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Sly and the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield.
His many collaborations include many artists from different horizons, active in the UK and European scenes including Gizelle Smith (Jalapeno Records), Curisity Killed The Cat (RCA Records), Aurora Dawn (singer of Alabama Three, Columbia/SME Records), Boom Yeah, etc.

In 2007, London and its exciting multicultural flavours and rythms stimulated his creativity, giving birth to new songs, mainly based on Old School Funk vibe.
Matteo Grassi along with dedicated musicians and friends created an eclectic mix of Jazzy, Afro, Funky, Latino, Ragga and Rock. Their music quickly became a cocktail of Western Culture music with a touch of Afro and Latin-Americano sounds, sprinkled with spices from Past, Present and Future.

Ma’Grass has had the privilege to gig all over London and throughout Europe, in France “Plein Feux Festival” opening for Ben l’Oncle Soul (2014), Italy and Germany. Within the past 3 years they made thousands of people shake their body in many popular venues and crowded events, performed at events like The Hackney Wicked Festival 2011 which involved all the street arts community of East London and they showcased in venues such as Passing Clouds, Hackney Picture House, Kensington Roof Gardens, Ritzy and many more.

Each member of the band, is part of a bigger collective of musicians who often play for the local communities and public events including charities for Africa, larger summer festivals, and TV shows (The Voice France).
Among their public appearances they count stages shared with artists like Peter Andre, Tony Momrelle (Incognito), Zion Train, Stormzy, etc.
And when they are not on stage they are either music teacher for children, entertainers in Alzheimer’s Centres.

The current band is formed of seven musicians: Matteo Grassi (Bass/Vocals), Najwa Ezzaher (vocals), Chris Lee Reynold (guitarist), Alessio Barelli (drummer), Gabriele Pribetti (saxophone), Brendan Musk (trumpet), Patrick Kenny (trombone).

Ma’Grass’ debut album called “Fingers in the Socket” was released in March 2013 and was featured in multiple compilations released worldwide: Funk BBQ (2013), Bar Sound Funk Martini” (2013), Funk Barsound Deluxe (2014) and It’s funky time! (2015).
Very soon they will be honoured to reveal to you their first EP of a series of three called “Soul Fire”. Stay posted @Ma’Grass and Keep it groovy, always!




Tickets £7.00 (+Fee)

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Rhythm & Rhymes: Corey P, Yossi Goodlink, George Pelham & Somie
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Rhythm & Rhymes: Corey P, Yossi Goodlink, George Pelham & Somie

Rhythm & Rhymes: Corey P, Yossi Goodlink, George Pelham & Somie

he London Jukebox presents...

Our first poetry & acoustic evening of the year featuring Corey P, Yossi Goodlink, George Pelham & Somie Singh Sidhu.

**It's cold outside! And we've got some of London's hottest up-and-coming talent and spiciest seekh kebabs on the bill - as a special treat.

The 5th of our rolling 'Rhythm & Rhymes’ series, featuring some of our favorite musicians and spoken word poets.
*We pay all of our artists, and work hard to select the best! So if you like what you hear, we still encourage you to give a small donation at the end of the night. All proceeds will go towards funding the next session.
Warm up, chill out, be inspired!

To featuring on one of these evenings please links to: bookings@thelondonjukebox.com

£5.00 (+Fee)

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Musicians of SOAS volume one: Victoria Major + Ailsa Mair Hughes + Soas Rebetiko Band
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Musicians of SOAS volume one: Victoria Major + Ailsa Mair Hughes + Soas Rebetiko Band

Musicians of SOAS volume one: Victoria Major + Ailsa Mair Hughes + Soas Rebetiko Band


The London Jukebox presents...


Musicians of Soas volume one: Victoria Major + Ailsa Mair Hughes + SOAS Rebetiko Band


‘Musicians of SOAS Sessions’ aims to bring the rare and intricate sounds that can be heard echoing through the halls of the School of Oriental and African Studies University - Where musicians the world over know about the niche and obscure availability of music to be learned played and enjoyed in SOAS.


We bring a selection of those sounds monthly to the Jukebox for the outer world to enjoy and share in - each month enjoying a plethora of extraordinary instruments, exciting compositions, and bohemian musicians - from the Middle East to Mali, and Europe to India a colonel array of music awaits you at the ‘Musicians of SOAS Series’.


Specific Event on March 6th:


This opening session of the ‘Musicians of SOAS Series’ draws on the character of the musical fabric of SOAS. Opening the evening with two solo acts, both creative original and like no other in their own right. Victoria displays unique storytelling music whilst Ailsa add’s a rarity to her compositions on the cello. The second part of the show highlights the vast variability and scope with one of staple music societies: The SOAS Rebetiko society who bring their Greek folk music from SOAS and play the world over.



Victoria Major: https://www.facebook.com/vic.TOR.ia.MAJOR.music/
Ailsa: https://www.facebook.com/RootsofWings/
SOAS Rebetiko Band: https://www.facebook.com/londonrebetiko/


Tickets: £8.00 (+Fee)

Tickets on the door:£10.00
Doors: 6.00PM
Showtime: 8.00PM

Book "Dinner & Live Music" on: www.TheLondonJukebox.com
Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com | Call the venue - 020 348 99 060.

Book as a group to be seated at the same table. Call the venue for more information.

Based on a first come served based.



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Sunday Night Jazz: Phoenician Blinds
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Night Jazz: Phoenician Blinds

Phoenician Blinds

Sunday night jazz @ The London Jukebox: the perfect way to wind down the weekend.
Phoenician Blinds are a London-based, jazz-leaning instrumental quartet with blends of straight-ahead jazz, hip-hop, and cinematic soundscapes.

It's the classic jazz quartet in a slightly different light. We work in an unusually organic way both live and in the studio, even in jazz terms. The tunes are mostly written at the piano and then brought to the studio where no one is given any musical guidelines, let alone any written music. We just roll and see what happens which gives the tunes a fresh feel and a sense that everyone really is meeting at the center.'

Influenced by the likes of Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Robert Glasper, and Avishai Cohen, this is music sure to make you groove and contemplate the essence of soulful music.

Band Members

Piano, Fender Rhodes / Tom Sochas
Tenor Saxophone / Julian Knapp
Bass / Oli Cross
Drums, Percussion / Filippo Giangrande

Tickets £10.00 (+Fee)

Music: https://bit.ly/2GQR0fh


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LOKKHI TERRA
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

LOKKHI TERRA

LOKKHI TERRA

The London Jukebox presents..

Lokkhi Terra With two Bangladeshi Vocalists.


Lokkhi Terra is a music project created by UK/Bangladeshi musician Kishon Khan - combining
Bangladeshi music traditions with those from Africa and Latin America - creating a sound that can truly be called "world music".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFffzBg7ouc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRKKIus4gkk


Genre

Bangla-Afro-Latin Jazz

Tickets £14.00 (+Fee)


Doors: 6.00PM
Show: 8.30PM


For table reservations:
Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com | Call venue - 020 348 99 060

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The Jukebox Picks: Hamid Ajbar CusCus Flamenco  with Alberto Funes and Irene la Serranilla
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Jukebox Picks: Hamid Ajbar CusCus Flamenco with Alberto Funes and Irene la Serranilla

Hamid Ajbar CusCus Flamenco with Alberto Funes and Irene la Serranilla

In the same way that the blend of couscous spices surround us with its exotic fragrance and exquisite flavour, CusCus-Flamenco´s music fills us with enchantment and mystery, sentiment and spirit. The profundity of the flamenco singing and Arab-Andalusian lyrical poetry in their purest form, accompanied by the beauty and passion of flamenco dance makes for an unforgettable and unique experience. CusCus Flamenco is a cultural encounter where art flows in its maximum capacity, bringing out the best of each tradition through a musical language that has neither barriers nor frontiers.

CusCus Flamenco is led by singer/violinist Hamid Ajbar, originally from Morocco, but based in Spain for over twenty years. He grew up in a musical environment in his hometown of Chefchaouen, which boasts a direct legacy of Andalusian music, transmitted through generations ever since the expulsion of the Muslims from Spain. He studied both Andalusian and Arab singing for over ten years and has won several prizes on a national level in Morocco for his singing. He has collaborated with some of the greatest flamenco artists including the late Paco de Lucia, Carmen Linares, Jose Merce, and El Lebrijano. He has taken part in several festivals in Mexico, Switzerland, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia and Spain, and is currently planning a UK tour for next year.


Alberto Funes is a flamenco singer from Granada who was one of the first to graduate in the Cristobal de Morales Conservatory of Seville under the modality of flamenco song. He continued his studies with El Pele, Paco Taranto, Marina Heredia and Calixto Sanchez, amongst others, and has taken part in many festivals and events worldwide, including the Flamencura Festival in Moscow, the Biennale in the Netherlands with "A Palo Seco" by Sara Cano, the Biennale in Rome, the International de la Musique Andalouse Almonastir (Tunisia) and others.


Irene La Serranilla was born in Madrid. From a young age, she studied flamenco dance and continued her studies in Granada and Seville, where she learned from some of the best masters, including Juan Amaya, La Farruca, Patricia Guerrero, La Moneta, and Manuel Liñan. She has been dancing in the best tablaos in Madrid and Granada for over eight years. Her style of dancing is both traditional and expressive, and she teaches flamenco dance in her own school in the traditional Albaycin quarter of Granada, placing the main focus of her classes on the comprehension of the language of flamenco as an art form, and also the pleasure of dancing.


CusCus Flamenco includes musicians from both cultures, including flamenco guitar (Lolo de la Encarna), violin (Fathi Ben Yakoub) percussion (Mouhssine Koraichi) qanun (Aziz Samsaoui) and flamenco dance. Dancers that have collaborated/are collaborating with CusCus Flamenco include Irene La Serranilla, Cristina Aguilera, Irene Rueda, Kika Quesada, and Eva Manzano.

Tickets (£12+Fee)

Doors: 6.00PM

Showtime: 8.30PM


For table reservations:Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com | Call venue - 020 348 99 060


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The Jukebox Picks: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Jukebox Picks: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

The London Jukebox Presents...

The Jukebox picks: Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu

Afrik Bawantu is a 10-piece handpicked funk orchestra formed in 2007 by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer, Afla Sackey. Their unique blend of vibrant African rhythms with fast, animated horn sections and heavy bass lines brings a whole new definition to the Afro-Funk genre and captivates audiences from all walks of life.

AfrikBawantu released their EP ‘Noko Hewon’ in February 2013 to huge critical acclaim, and have since been nominated in the World Music Network’s April charts.In 2014 their highly anticipated debut album ‘Life On The Street” shook up the new music scene due to gifted musicians and the unique and original style of Afla Sackey's compositions.

Colorful and groundbreaking, the energy spread by their music fills up the dance floor, building up their unmissable reputation.

EP Release: https://goo.gl/BS8z0ELP Release https://goo.gl/EkI2hP

Tickets in advance: £7(+Fee)
More on the door: £9.00

Doors: 6.00PM
Show: 8.30PM

For table reservations:
Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com | Call venue - 020 348 99 060

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 Sunday Night Jazz: Nim Quartet
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Night Jazz: Nim Quartet

Nim Quartet

NIM QUARTET’ is the project of London based bass player Nim Sadot who conjures up a magical mix of instrumental fusion jazz.

His debut album 'NIM QUARTET’ has been mixed and mastered by Nick Taylor at the 'Air Edel' Studios in London..
 
Originally from Israel,The talented newcomer has been working on his first album for over a year and has gathered an excellent selection of musicians from the London jazz scene that includes the likes of Hamish Balfour (Keys), Nick Walters (Trumpet), Laurie Lowe (Drums) and more
Nim has played with some of the top names in the jazz world including Harvey Mason (USA), Marlene (Japan,CBS,SONY), Snow Boy (UK), Makoto Kuriya (Japan) and Tony Lakatos (Hungary). 


"Nim Quartet' consists of a heady cocktail of international musicians making its mix of cultures one of the quartet’s many strengths. In the studio they have developed a sensational variety of sounds that easily translate into their pulsating live performances – creating fascination for the listener via an extraordinary density of sound, catchy melodies, and the culture of their musicianship. 'Nim Quartet' present fusion jazz in a dynamic new light!"
 
-Rhythm Passport


"Nim Quartet, who were performing their very first show and were well received by the audience thanks to theirblend of blue note-influenced, cool grooves and superbly musical playing'
 
-Drummer Magazine
£10.00 (+Fee)

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Waaju
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Waaju

Waaju

The London Jukebox presents...

Waaju are a London-based groove-centered world jazz ensemble that incapsulates influences from West African music, but with a specific focus on the music of Mali. The band plays the original music of drummer/percussionist Ben Brown which combines the exceptional spirit of the likes of Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen & Baba Sissoko with the spontaneity of jazz harmony & improvisation. The quintet brings the uniquely nuanced grooves of Wassoulou, ‘Desert Blues’ & other music styles into a jazz context - resulting in an undenialably energetic performance!

Waaju is:

Ben Brown - drums/percussion/compositions
Sam Rapley – tenor saxophone
Tal Janes – guitar
Joe Downard – bass
Ernesto Marichales – percussion



Tickets: £10.00
Doors: 6.00PM
Showtime: 8.30PM

Book "Dinner & Live Music" on: www.TheLondonJukebox.com
Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com | Call the venue - 020 348 99 060.

Book as a group to be seated at the same table. Call venue for more information. Based on a first come served based.

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Live Music Brunch: Awalé Biram Seck Trio
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Live Music Brunch: Awalé Biram Seck Trio

Live Music Brunch: Awalé Biram Seck Trio

A truly magical and uplifting cross-cultural collaboration, bringing together Afro-latin, Funk and Soul elements with a Senegalese twist.

Electrifying rhythmic explorations between drums and Senegalese sabar drums. The Horn section travels from Ethiojazz to Fania all stars seamlessly, while bright guitar lines interlock with catchy bass lines at the heart of the groove's foundation. A powerful combination to uplift everyone.

Awalé are back for 2018 after a year of writing and recording. They are eager to present a new musical flying object. Songs of peace and unity sang in Wollof by London based Senegalese Biram Seck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhlkPnJFc00

Doors Opening: 11:00 AM

Show Starting: 12.30PM

Tickets £10: (+fee)

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RODA DE CHORO with Alvorada and friends
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

RODA DE CHORO with Alvorada and friends

RODA DE CHORO with Alvorada and friends

Alvorada and friends host a 'roda de choro'. Choro is a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Brazil, which emerged in the late 19th century from a mixture of European harmony with African rhythm. A 'roda de choro' is the choro equivalent of a folk 'session', an informal gathering where people gather to play and listen to choro. All choro musicians and students are welcome to participate. 

Alvorada are known as the UK's leading choro group. They explore choro influences from all over Brazil, and play a range of classics, contemporary tunes and their own original compositions. They have played extensively in London and the UK, and have just recorded their debut album, due for release in Spring 2019.

Links:
www.facebook.com/choroalvorada
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcfqmdOZKhoePwNRVO5Bh5ykJoZxC09yD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM4rSdbgNlI&list=PLcfqmdOZKhoe16MnkivWsQeooO0-8O7F1&index=5&t=0s

£7.00

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Mario Bakuna and Edmundo Carneiro
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Mario Bakuna and Edmundo Carneiro

Mario Bakuna & Edmundo Carneiro

Where Rio meets Bahia. 

Where Bossa Nova meets Samba. 

Mario Bakuna is a London-based Brazilian composer, singer and guitar player, with over fifteen years of professional experience. 

Edmundo Carneiro is a Brazilian percussionist based in Paris for over 30 years, Edmundo Carneiro has toured over 66 countries and has worked with many accomplished international music figures.

Mario Bakuna and Edmundo Carneiro are delighted to release their new album 'Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia'. The album, recorded in Paris, is the culmination of the pair's anthropological exploration of Afro-Brazilian rhythms from 'Recôncavo baiano' teamed with the charm and subtlety of bossa nova. 

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Rum Buffalo
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Rum Buffalo

Rum Buffalo

The London Jukebox presents..

Rum Buffalo

forged from the streets of London, Rum Buffalo fuse authentic old-time swing with stomping hip-hop rhythms. Frantic and rich melodies, the most regal of renegades, this vaudevillian troop will put on a show you will never forget

With deep hip-hop rhythms coated in bass synths and infectious horns, Rum Buffalo have built an original sound through years of performing in the UK and around the world. Forged on the streets of London, the band kicked off on the city's underground scene, heavily influenced by theatrics and melody.


The band are back with their new single "Whisky On The Fire". this track is an example of Rum Buffalo's powerhouse sound and their punk blues vaudeville style. The band are now working on their debut album which is set to be released in September. Watch this space.


Genre

Swing / Surreal / Vaudeville /Experimental/hip-ho

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Valentines Party: Bollywood Romance with DJ Ritu
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Valentines Party: Bollywood Romance with DJ Ritu

Valentines Party: Bollywood Romance with DJ Ritu

The London Jukebox presents ...

A Valentines Day special: Bollywood Romance Party ❤️


Romance, fine dining, and music to spice up your Valentines Night! DJ Ritu will be providing a magical mix of Bollywood classics and world music ballads – the perfect soundtrack for a romantic evening.

❤️ Food will be served until 10.30pm: Choose from our delicious a la carte menu or a set meal on the day.

❤️ Bring your partner, lover, friends, family or just come and mingle.

❤️ Love is for everyone so everyone is invited.

Tickets in advance £5.00 | Tickets will be £7.00

Doors: 6.00PM
DJ: 8.30PM

For table reservations:
Email - reservations@thelondonjukebox.com
or
Call venue - 020 348 99 060

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Live Music Brunch: Fran & Flora
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Live Music Brunch: Fran & Flora

Feast your ears on our live music brunch, featuring our brand new Indian breakfast menu, BOTTOMLESS CHAI and some of London's most scintillating global talent. 

For our second weekend we are joined by FRAN & FLORA

Tickets just £5!

Described as ‘London’s best kept secret’ and ‘fiercely passionate’, (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction), string duo Fran & Flora is one of the most innovative emerging ensembles in the UK. Their outstanding musicianship combined with compelling arrangements have led to their selection as BBC Music Introducing Artists 2018 and rave reviews. Violinist Flora Curzon and folk/experimental cellist Francesca Ter-Berg captivate their audiences with exquisite, soulful tunes from across Eastern Europe which they have learnt from many great masters of the Klezmer and Roma traditions. Delicately navigating the question of authenticity the duo have spent years developing a sound which is simultaneously reverent to the traditions they have been studying and deeply personal. Fran & Flora embarked on this musical journey together following many years collaborating with groundbreaking artists including Talvin Singh (Mercury Prize Winner), Sam Lee & Friends (BBC Folk Award winner), Hejira, Dunajska Kapelye, the London Klezmer Quartet, Cosmo Sheldrake and Frank London(Klezmatics, US).

- A string duo bound for glory' - Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

- 'Playing that has the kind of quality that you couldn’t fake ' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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The Jukebox Picks : Joro Afrobeat
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Jukebox Picks : Joro Afrobeat

Joro Afrobeat

JUKEBOX PICKS: Our new regular Thursday night featuring an eclectic selection of our favourite up-and-coming world artists.

Tickets just £5!

JORO are a 10-piece high-energy afrobeat band from London who formed in early 2016. Comprised of a group of experienced musicians from different genres who share a love of afrobeat and afro-funk music. They mix the sounds of the legendary Fela Kuti with their own originals and modern afrobeat to produce music you can't help but dance to.

In August 2016 their version of the Fela Kuti classic Zombie was featured on US radio show, The Afrobeat Show with DJ Meredith.

JORO have played several shows in London in 2016, including playing at the sold-out launch party for Nelson & Friends latest album ‘Anandiangambo’ in December, and their own headline shows across the city.

Band Members:

Vocals - Fi HarveyTrumpet - Deanna WilhelmAlto Sax - Alex ShawTenor Sax - Nathan PigottBaritone Sax - Jason AlderKeys- David GyamfiGuitar - Will EarlBass - Gary HillPercussion - Dom ParrisDrums - Mike Perry

£5.00

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Sunday Night Jazz: The Cosimo Matassa Project
Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Night Jazz: The Cosimo Matassa Project

The Cosimo Matassa Project

Our first Sunday night jazz of the year with The Cosimo Matassa Project.

Transport yourself 60 years back in time and 3000 miles westwards with the sound of The Cosimo Matassa Project.

The Cosimo Matassa Project are a collective of musicians in London, UK, working to conjure up the unique rhythm ‘n’ blues flavours that emerged from New Orleans in the late 1940s and early 1950s. At the core of the band are pianist and arranger Al Dunn (Loudon Wainwright / Richard Thompson), singer and double bassist Dai Price (Dai & The Ramblers) and drummer Roy Pfeffer (The Big Smoke Family). They’re often joined by guest musicians from London’s rhythm ‘n’ blues scene, and members of our collective have played with the likes of Allen Toussaint, James Hunter and Van Morrison. Over the last couple of years the band have become a staple on the R’n’B circuit, gigging around London clubs and bars such as Nightjar in Old Street, Brasserie Zedel in Mayfair and Ronnie Scott’s in Soho.

The entire project is born out of respect for the artists who passed through Cosimo Matassa’s studios, a real love for the music and a desire to summon up the sheer joy that pervades all of Cosimo’s recordings. Playing tunes by well-known artists from that era such as Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner, the band also like to unearth lesser-known gems by the likes of Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Dave Bartholomew and Tami Lynn, as well as throwing in a few of their original songs.

Expect stylish horn licks, soulful vocals and classic tunes that are guaranteed to get the dancefloor heaving."

Like James Hunter before him, frontman Dai Price is a man to watch." Phil Alexander (Mojo magazine)

Tickets £7 (+Fee)

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Live Music Brunch: De Fuego
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Live Music Brunch: De Fuego

De Fuego

De Fuego is a award-winning Spanish guitar duo playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music.

With their fiery upbeat passionate sound and percussive guitar techniques they quickly created a buzz and reputation on the live scene, playing festivals across the U.K and establishing themselves as a world class in demand live act.


Major festivals include Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Sziget Fesztival (HU), Meadows in the Mountains (BU), Rumpus Festival, Vegfest London, Mau Waui, Boxmoor, to name a few, and renowned music venues such as Spice of Life (Soho, London), Green Note (Camden, London), The Ritzy (Brixton, London) as regular guests. De fuego has also headlined a number of UK festivals and performed across Europe including Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary.


De Fuego have received glowing reviews by many world music magazines, including Fatea Magazine, Songlines, F-roots and have hundreds of thousands of YouTube views with the support and following  of a loyal fan base. De Fuego have also released 2 albums (see links below) and about to release our new EP.


De Fuego - Hummingbird (Official Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRlQwYhIx90


De Fuego - Live at Rock Oyster Festival (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjNhxtMqFyM


De Fuego - Bluebird (1st album)

https://open.spotify.com/album/2Bi4bl9MV5X4qiw9CqU0yd


De Fuego - Davide (2nd album)

https://open.spotify.com/album/4qnHN0jycOWbSEMLl48hPT


"Edina's rhythm is spot on, steady and punchy, and Tony's lead is both fluid and crisp." Fatea Magazine


"De Fuego are just something else. Totally humble and unassuming as individuals, but don’t let this deceive you! From the second the first pluck hits the airwaves you’re swept away with their passion" efestivals.co.uk


"Their entertainment value can be likened to two polite boxers shadow-sparring or two tango dancers who have swallowed something and allowed their lower halves to go off and do the St. Vitus reel. This is spectacle" Songlines magazine


£5.00(+Fee

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Gypsy Flamenco: King Cassady
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Gypsy Flamenco: King Cassady

King Cassady

King Cassady, a rag tag band of Jazz Gypsies, are an up-and-coming, bartab-running, come-rain-or-come-sunning trio of buskers, bringing you their own blend of furious flamenco, jumping’ gypsy jazz and bopping’ beats.

Having cut their teeth on the streets of Camden, King Cassady capture what gets toes tapping and hips shaking. Now carving their way through London’s live circuit, this fiesta of foot stomping will kick off your Saturday night in style.

Whether it's mixing clubhouse classics with fervent Flamenco or jiving Gypsy jazz with thumpin' beats, their high octane Flamenco rhythms and pounding percussion will have you dancing like a maenad and drinking like Dionysus! Opa!

Youtube:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MQkYwaaHuI4https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6JOpYbvQt1ASoundcloud:https://m.soundcloud.com/search?q=king%20cassadyFacebook:https://m.facebook.com/kingcassadyInstagram:@kingcassadyband

Tickets £7.00 (+Fee)

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Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba

Bassekou Kouyate

is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa, and he has collaborated with many musicians in and outside of Mali, such as Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Taj Mahal, Damon Alban, Joachim Kühn…).

He rejoices in an unusual band formation, which includes three players of the n’goni, manifested in its differing tonal sizes and 2 percussionists (talking drum, Yabara, Calebasse). Completed by the fantastic singer Amy Sacko, the band performed already at major festival around the globe (e.g. Glastonbury, Roskilde, Fuji Rock Festival, North Sea jazz Festival, WOMAD). In 2013 the BBC chose Bassekou as “best African artist of the year”

“...we were swept along on a wave of urgent rhythms and improvisation” (London Jazz News)

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Sura Susso Live Music Brunch
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sura Susso Live Music Brunch

Sura Susso Live Music Brunch

The London Jukebox presents...

Sura Susso for a Live Music Brunch

Originally from the Gambia, Surahata "Sura" Susso was born into a griot family, a tradition that originates from West Africa and refers to cultural figures that carry knowledge and the regional identity of their communities through song, music and poetry. Sura is the son of Mamudou Susso, one of the finest living kora players, and Fatou Binta Cissokho, who was a gifted singer and percussionis. It is no surprise that this young man has talent. Sura fuses his traditional influences with new genres in order to promote his cultural roots and heritage, creating a truly unique and innovative sound. 

Sura came to the UK at the age of seventeen to tour as the percussionist in his brother’s band, The Seckou Keita Quintet. Tours with the quintet took them all around the world and provided an invaluable experience for Sura to be the professional musician he is today. He honours the role that his elder brother has played in supporting his musical journey. He stepped out in 2012 with the release of his debut album, Sila Kang. 

As a soloist, Sura has performed extensively around the world – In March 2012, he was honoured to be invited to play for her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, as part of the opening ceremony for the Central Manchester City hospitals. As well as performing solo, Sura has been involved in number of collaborations with other artists. He has taken part in more than five hundred shows in over thirty different countries spanning over every continent.


Tickets £9.00 (+Fee)

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LIVE MUSIC BRUNCH (The Sages 竹林七贤)
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

LIVE MUSIC BRUNCH (The Sages 竹林七贤)

Feast your ears on our first ever live music brunch, featuring our brand new Indian breakfast menu, BOTTOMLESS CHAI and some of London's most scintillating global talent. 

For our first weekend we are joined by THE SAGES 竹林七贤


Tickets just £5!

The Sages (⽵竹林林七贤) are a new world music fusion band project based in London that draws inspirations from different music elements throughout time and history. With the main focus on traditional East Asian music, the band mainly consists of young students currently studying at SOAS, University of London, as well as members of the SOAS Chinese Silk and Bamboo Ensemble. As a diverse cosmopolitan generation growing up under an age of globalisation and other social changes, the band aims to explore the concepts between “East” and “West”, cultural identity and musical “genres” through both original composition and adaption of traditional folk music. 

Since the formation of the band in November 2017, The Sages have played at numerous venues and events such as the Oxford 2018 Chinese New Year Gala, Rich Mix main stage, Sounds of the World concert series in Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre, The Curious Arts Festival 2018 in Southampton, SOAS Graduation 2018, The Golden Hinde, and were recently featured on an episode of BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ presented by Katie Derham as well as ‘A World in London’ with DJ Ritu. 

Members:

Yijia Tu - Vocals, guitar, Mongolian throat singing 

Peadar Connolly-Davey - Autoharp, ocarina, hulusi, bawu, tin whistle, Tuvan throat singing 

Gregor Bauer - Chinese percussion, pipa.

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Jyotsna Srikanth
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Jyotsna Srikanth

Jyotsna Srikanth

Hailing from Bangalore and now based in London, Jyotsna is Europe’s foremost Indian violinist. Her music illuminates Carnatic musical tradition in kaleidoscope colour. Approaching every musical interaction with a forward-thinking outlook and elastic expressivity, Jyotsna is just as likely be found reveling in raga rotations or jamming in free jazz, often marrying the two.

Jyotsna’s musical tutelage began at home guided by her mother, Ratna Srikantiah, a Carnatic vocalist and teacher. Dedicated from a young age, as a girl Jyotsna would practice for six hours daily and attend concerts in the evenings. At the age of six she saw violin legend Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan perform and was inspired to take up the string instrument, not looking back since. She trained under musical greats including R.R. Keshavamurthy and V.S. Narasimhan, making her professional debut at the age of nine.

Jyotsna went on to begin a successful career lending her talent to the film industry, playing on over two hundred South Indian cinematic soundtracks. Upon moving to London her work expanded to include television and festival engagements including work for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, WOMAD, BBC Proms and the Red Violin Festival. She also lectures in music, having delivered her discourse at the University of Cambridge and Liverpool University.


Currently Jyotsna enjoys a demanding career as an eminent solo musician. Her 2013 album Call of Bangalore (Riverboat Records) cemented her position as a ‘major instrumentalist of vision and imagination’ (fRoots) and ‘an extraordinary and versatile violinist’ (The Guardian).

2014 sees the release of Bangalore Dreams (United Sound). Bangalore Dreams is Jyotsna’s meditation on a theme of encounters; east meets west, ornamentation meets groove, India meets jazz. Her violin sings out vivid melodies and redolent ragas of her beloved Bangalore, twisted through with a strong jazz flavour.

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Garance & The Mitochondries
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Garance & The Mitochondries

Garance & The Mitochondries

The London Jukebox presents..

Garance and the Mitochondries (alternative experimental post musette folk)

London’s French extrovert Garance Louis has pulled out all the stops with her second album Balance L’Aurore, working with Portico Quartet producer Sonny Johns on a musical odyssey that showcases everything good in London’s live music scene. Her second album sees Garance come of age as an arranger and producer alongside her distinctive songwriting style.

Growing up in the independent 'Cinémaginaire' in the South of France, Garance ’s childhood was filled with the sights and sounds of the movies - transporting her around the world without leaving Perpignan. The sense of adventure and creativity is plain to hear on every track, referencing a joyful array of experiences from the last 2 years. Having busked her way across the world, through New Orleans, Brazil, Portugal, and Italy, she documented these adventures in songs about absurd abstraction, procrastination, star-crossed open relationships; intoxicating love and subsequent break-ups, and rebirth in the Amazonian forest.

With the backing of her avid support which helped her crowdfund over £5000 towards the album, Garance drew together some of London’s finest instrumentalists to make this record. The album features horn section masterminded by jazz legend Ewan Bleach, string arrangements by Fred Thomas, heavy synths by Dave Maric, tremolo guitar and full rhythm section. Every track has a rich and distinct orchestration, making the album a celebration of musical daring.

The album launch is on the 3rd May 2018 at the Total Refreshment Centre with East London promoter Woodburner - Garance will create an immersive, one-off show involving 15 musicians from the new record which is bound to be full of color.


Discographie:

EP : Tu crois que je crois 2013

LP: un puit qui fuit 2014

LP: Balance l’aurore 2018


Tickets: £5.00 (+Fee)

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Dele Sosimi Sextet + Mr Boogie (Soulsa/Shoreditch Radio) - NYE Party!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Dele Sosimi Sextet + Mr Boogie (Soulsa/Shoreditch Radio) - NYE Party!

Following his knockout performance with CUBAFROBEAT at the venue in November, Dele Sosimi is bringing some afrobeat funk back to the Jukebox dancefloor. 

Dele Sosimi, former keyboardist for Fela Kuti and now legendary UK afrobeat ambassador, plays an impeccable blend of Nigerian traditional music (including hi-life), African percussion, underpinning the jazz horns and solos from other instruments, garnished with rhythmic singing.

Mr Boogie (representative of Soulsa and Shoreditch radio) will be taking over after Dele's set and, true to his name, keeping us dancing into the early hours. 

Bring your moves, your grooves and your dancing shoes - we're bringing 2019 in with a beat. 

**Live music will kick off at 9:30pm**. 

Dinner service will go ahead as usual beforehand. If you'd like the full package, please make a table booking through: reservations@thelondonjukebox.com

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Olaf Keus Trio & DJ Çaravá
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Olaf Keus Trio & DJ Çaravá

Drummer Olaf Keus comes to London with a Trio lineup accompanied by Brazilian musicians:  Mario Bakuna on guitar and Matheus Nova on electric bass.

The Trio brings in its repertoire composers such as: Toninho Horta, Wayne Shorter, Tom Jobim, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Dorival Caymmi and Luiz Eça.


Olaf Keus is a master on the djembe, Cajon and a wide range of percussion instruments aside his fame on the the drumkit. Olaf has been playing on Dutch stages alongside Mario Bakuna for a number of years. Their Jukebox show will be their first together in England. 


Dj Çaravá - Brazilian based in Paris. Founder of the ‘Tropicaliente Party’, and also a well-known character in the Parisian night scene. Connected to poetry and rhythm, he proposes a journey that goes from Elis Regina's Samba Jazz tunes with turbocharged chords, to the ‘Samba Enredo’, to the Funk that has Tim Maia and Gerson King Kong as godfather, and the grooves of Brazilian and Latin music.

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Temperance - Carbone Tango Ensemble & Mariel Martínez
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Temperance - Carbone Tango Ensemble & Mariel Martínez

Mariel Martínez is one of the finest performers in the current tango scene. Her highly expressive and passionate vocals have the perfect companion in the hands of the Fabián Carbone Sextet; Carbone is a leading Argentine bandoneon player. 

Templanza is the duo's latest, gracefully elegant album, and is an impeccable example of exceptional tango craftsmanship. Mariel and Fabián recovered the original handwritten arrangements of the groundbreaking orchestra of the Golden Decade of the Argentine tango: the ensemble led by acclaimed bandoneonist and composer Anibal “Pichuco” Troilo.

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Zantogola - Gùndo Fara EP Launch
Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

Zantogola - Gùndo Fara EP Launch

Wahever Records in association with Alex Dayo Drumming School proudly presents Gùndo Fara, the debut EP by Zantogola

Inspired by the West African heritage of popular rhythms and songs, Zantogola are at the same time masters and explorers of the plenguedey music: a fusion between elements of mandingue, highlife and afrobeat with hip hop, reggae and jazz. 

The band mixes traditional African-percussions rhythms with brass, voices, guitars, balafons and ngonis to create contemporary, reflective, joyous and highly danceable songs. 

The Zantogola project was born in 2016 with the meeting of Alex Dayo and Matteo Boyero, and has grown up into a full scale band and human adventure. Among the members of the band there are musicians like Alai Sanfo, Hien Narcisse Moustique Piqué, Robert Goldsmith, David Kemp, Nick Onley, James MacPhail, Owain Arthur, Moussa Dembele and Shreya Rai. 

Alex Dayo is a drummer/percussionist from Burkina Faso, former musician of the Kouledafourou National Ballet and leader of Wountey, the band who initiated Plenguedey music. Alex moved to London in 2008 where he set up a drumming school. 
Shreya Rai is a 25 year old singer from Nepal. She is the main female singer for Zantogola, and also performs with other bands such as Namlo and Makindu (WAHEVER 004). She is a highly creative and dedicated artist, and a composer in her own right: look up her name for future releases. 
This EP also features some special guests: violinist John Garner, Rafael Anker on EVI (electro valve instrument), Togo Clément Palé on bass, Sophia Mogapi on snare/cymbals, Marta Badia Marin on background doundoun and Dabaiyah Fidel on backing vocal. 
Zantogola means “the greatest in everyone” and it’s the name of a character in Burkina Faso’s folklore. There are many tales of his extraordinary powers. He plays his percussion louder than anybody in the country, so loud that you could hear him from all the other villages. 

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Sunday Jazz: The Cosimo Matassa Project
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Jazz: The Cosimo Matassa Project

The Cosimo Matassa Project

Cosimo Matassa (1926 - 2014) started J&M Recording Studio in 1945 in the back room of his parents' shop at the junction of Rampart Street and Dumaine in New Orleans. His studios would see legends of R&B pass through their doors such as Little Richard, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Big Joe Turner.

In 2015, a group of musicians in London with a common love for early New Orleans R&B got together to pay homage to Cosimo Matassa and the music that came out of his studios. They thought it would be a lot of fun to transcribe some of the original arrangements from the era, then record the tracks using methods as close to Cosimo Matassa's working practices as they could manage.

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King Cassady
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

King Cassady

King Cassady, a rag tag band of Jazz Gypsies, are an up-and-coming, bartab-running, come-rain-or-come-sunning trio of buskers, bringing you their own blend of furious flamenco, jumping’ gypsy jazz and bopping’ beats.

Having cut their teeth on the streets of Camden, King Cassady capture what gets toes tapping and hips shaking. Now carving their way through London’s live circuit, this fiesta of foot stomping will kick off your Saturday night in style. Whether it's mixing clubhouse classics with fervent Flamenco or jiving Gypsy jazz with thumpin' beats, their high octane Flamenco rhythms and pounding percussion will have you dancing like a maenad and drinking like Dionysus! Opa!

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Boubacar Traoré
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Boubacar Traoré

Boubacar Traoré

Boubacar Traoré carries within him all the beauty of African blues. Only the voice of “Kar Kar” (a footballing nickname meaning “The Dribbler” given him by his friends, who also love the beautiful game) can blend Niger and Mississippi river alluvia with such moving authenticity. His unique, inimitable, self-taught guitar technique owes a great deal to his kora influences, but its shades and phrasing also suggest the great black bluesmen of the deep South: Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and others.

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Mojo Hand
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Mojo Hand

Mojo Hand

A fiery musical troupe stomping out Country Blues from the Deep South on the cobbled streets of London.

Graham plays National Resophonic Guitar influenced by old Delta Blues players and Rebekah holds down the groove on Double Bass. Accompanied by swinging beats and a blaring horn section, this bold and bluesy six-piece breathe new life into old tunes.

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 Ajimal & Laura James (with Austel)
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ajimal & Laura James (with Austel)

Two songwriters who present a distinguished, unique authenticity and warmth in their performances. Having both developed their expertise through years of touring, this show forms part of a joint UK tour. Expect to hear heartfelt, sensitive, and gentle yet powerful songs with elements of folk and pop music clear throughout. 

“Touches of Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley ring true, however AJIMAL sculpts an illimitable soundscape that is entirely his own.” (Crack in the Road).

“ Laura James has been long thought of as one of Cumbria's finest musical talents… She's turning heads and ears in the capital just as she always has done.” (Cumbria Today).

Support comes from Austel.

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Alvorada
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Alvorada

Alvorada

Celebrating 100 Years of Jacob do Bandolim (featuring Marco Ruviaro)

Alvorada are the UK’s leading performers of Choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Brazil. Choro emerged in the late 19th century as a mixture of European harmony with African rhythm, and can be considered the jazz of Brazil. 

For a special evening at London Jukebox, Alvorada will be inviting Marco Ruviaro to the stage to commemorate the centenary of Jacob do Bandolim, one of the most important composers of Choro. Jacob do Bandolim revitalised the genre in the 1960s, adding the rhythmic drive of samba and spiced-up harmony of jazz.

London-based band Alvorada explore influences from all over Brazil, playing choro with the irresistible swing of samba from the South and baião from the Northeast.

As well as playing classics from the Choro genre, Alvorada play original works revisiting the genre with influences from the UK. Alvorada have just finished recording their debut album, which will be released in Spring 2019. 

Marco Ruviaro is a mandolin player, guitarist and composer based in Italy. He has several Choro projects in different countries: Duo Baguá (Spain), New York Choro Duo (United States), Regional de Paris (France), Circolo Odeòn, Trio Desvairada and Choro de Rua (Italy). In 2014 Marco released his sixth album, “Acabou osossego...“, exclusively dedicated to his own compositions. Guest of many international Choro festivals and events, Marco Ruviaro is considered a virtuoso exponent of the genre. www.marcoruviaro.com

Marco will be joining Alvorada in their second set in the true spirit of the ‘Roda’, a Choro jam session traditionally performed around the table. 

Rachel Hayter - flute

Andrew Woolf - clarinet

Alua Nascimento - pandeiro

Jeremy Shaverin - cavaquinho

Luiz Morais - 7 string guitar &

Marco Ruviaro - mandolin

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Noga Ritter Quintet
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Noga Ritter Quintet

Noga Ritter Quintet

Originally from Israel, Noga Ritter is a singer-songwriter and workshop leader. Singing in Hebrew and English, Noga Ritter‘s music melds Afro grooves and jazz together with her new full 9 piece band, bringing together a wealth of London’s finest musicians. Her sincere and forceful lyrics depict a vast range of subjects and themes from personal experiences to political messages.

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King Cassady duo
Nov
25
12:00 AM00:00

King Cassady duo

King Cassady, a rag tag band of Jazz Gypsies, are an up-and-coming, bartab-running, come-rain-or-come-sunning trio of buskers, bringing you their own blend of furious flamenco, jumping’ gypsy jazz and bopping’ beats.

Having cut their teeth on the streets of Camden, King Cassady capture what gets toes tapping and hips shaking. Now carving their way through London’s live circuit, this fiesta of foot stomping will kick off your Saturday night in style. Whether it's mixing clubhouse classics with fervent Flamenco or jiving Gypsy jazz with thumpin' beats, their high octane Flamenco rhythms and pounding percussion will have you dancing like a maenad and drinking like Dionysus! Opa!


Instagram:
@kingcassadyband

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Don Kipper
Nov
24
12:00 AM00:00

Don Kipper

Don Kipper are a multi award-winning ensemble playing a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish and Greek Folk Musics to Romani music and Klezmer. While they attempt to root ourselves deeply in the traditions that surround them, they also like to bring these musical cultures together in innovative, exciting, and unusual ways that mirror London’s vibrant, cosmopolitan energy. 

"Together we'll make your brain think and your feet dance!”

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Cancelled- Tamikrest
Nov
17
12:00 AM00:00

Cancelled- Tamikrest

Tamikrest

Tamikrest means ‘crossing’ in the language of the Kel Tamashek, a traditionally nomadic Saharan people that are commonly referred to as the Tuareg. It is an apt name for a band that so successfully merges the values of their timeless culture with the sounds and visions they have encountered on a headlong journey to the concert stages and ipods of the world.

Echoes of dub, blues, psychedelia, funk and even art-rock are seamlessly weaved into Tamikrest’s increasingly individual take on the Tuareg musical tradition. Since the band has emerged onto the international scene in 2006 with their debut album ‘Adagh‘, they have been in constant motion, moving between the Sahara and Europe as though these places were next-door neighbours.

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