Jazz Diary \\ Fantastic things happening this August

31st July 2019

August means roaming at a more leisurely pace. Don’t fight the heat, go find it. Here’s a few dates that we recommend for your calendar. 

Phil Ranelin & Tribe Renaissance hit Jazz Cafe

1 August 

Phil Ranelin, legendary trombonist, composer, arranger and co-founder of Tribe Records, comes to London this Summer. He’s been part of Los Angelos Jazz scene since the late 1970s, and has shared bills with Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp amongst others. Catch him performing with UK artists Ben Hadwen (saxophone), Robert Mitchell (piano), Neville Malcolm (upright bass), Moses Boyd (drums). 

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Sarathy Korwar performs at Rough Trade East

1 August

To mark the release of ‘More Arriving’ on 26 July, Sarathy Korwar will be performing live in-store, and signing records. Of the album, Sarathy says, “This is a modern brown record – the kind of record that a contemporary Indian living in the UK for the past 10 years would make. This is what Indian music sounds like to me right now, and that means incorporating multiple brown voices. If anyone has a problem with that, they should be questioning what they think Indian music should be.”

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Nérija reveal their debut album on Domino Records

2 August

Supergroup Nérija are about to drop their first collection of new music since the critically-acclaimed self-titled EP came out in 2016. Leading single ‘Riverfest’ is a luscious introduction to ‘Blume’. 

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See what’s happening at Visions Festival 

3-4 August

Based in various venues across London Fields, Visions festival returns with a line-up of diverse and innovative artists including Rina Mushonga, Nardeydey and Anna Meredith. 

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Europe’s biggest street party, Notting Hill Carnival

24-26 August

Every year since 1966, Notting Hill Carnival has been a phenomenal celebration. Having begun as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival with 500 people, it now attracts up to two million people who gather to celebrate Caribbean culture with music, food and glorious colour. 

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Five blokes – including Louis Moholo-Moholo 

29-30 August

South African elder Louis Moholo-Moholo has been a seminal figure since his Blue Note records in the 60s. Across two nights at Cafe Oto, the legendary drummer gathers Jason Yarde (saxophone), John Edwards (double bass), Alexander Hawkins (piano) and Shabaka Hutchings (saxophone) for some unforgettable live music. 

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