Jazz Diary \\ Brilliant things happening in London this May

2nd May 2019

Gigs, workshops, club nights and releases are amongst our picks of the most exciting dates for the month of May. This isn’t an extensive listing of events; this is our handpicked selection of the unmissable. Call your nearest and dearests and make some plans. 

Sarathy Korwar reveals details of his second studio album ‘More Arriving’

The UK Jazz scene makes connections with India’s incredible hip-hop scene on new album ‘More Arriving’. It’s coming out on Leaf label this Summer and leading tune ‘Mumbay’ is available to listen to right now. Read more about the release here

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Kandace Springs at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

2-4 May

Inspired by Jazz greats like Billie Holiday as well as modern soul, Kandace Springs brings her charismatic live show to prestigious Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club for a three night run. 

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Bradley Zero brings together live Jazz and DJs to one of London’s best club spaces

3 May

Continuing his ambitious 12 week residency at XOYO, Rhythm Section’s own Bradley Zero has programmed an incredible collection of live shows, bringing together club DJs and top-rated live Jazz artists. On 3 May, Yazz Ahmed and Ishmael Ensemble take centre stage for the live side of things, whilst Tash LC and Shy One can be found in The Basement and Green Room afterwards. Can’t make it? Catch Tash LC and Shy One at Love Supreme Jazz Festival this Summer

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Women In Jazz begin their DJ workshops at Giant Steps

14 May

Following their hugely successful radio workshops at Worldwide FM, rising powerhouse platform Women In Jazz team up with Ruby Savage for a 3 week series of DJ workshops. Despite the name of their platform, they take submissions from people any gender – they’re now closed for this round, but there’s rumours of more workshops to be announced soon. 

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Elliot Galvin hosts the launch for his album ‘Modern Times’

15 May

The Brunel Museum in South East London will be where eccentric and innovative keys player Elliot Galvin celebrates his album launch this May, with support from saxophonist Binker Golding. 

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We celebrate Ms Lauryn Hill’s outstanding album in the Supreme Standards podcast

Ahead of Ms Lauryn Hill’s headline appearance at Love Supreme Jazz Festival this Summer, we’ve put together a pod of appreciation with features from some super special guests. Subscribe via Entale or your favourite podcast platform to hear it first. 

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Kooky Brainfeeder artist Louis Cole returns to The Jazz Cafe

16 May

His videos feature surprising cameos, his live shows are part comedy and his songs aren’t to be taken too seriously except – they’re kind of brilliant?! If you haven’t seen Louis Cole live, it’s a ‘bucket list for 2019’ item. Go. 

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Jazz-tinged DJs bring a new night ‘London’s Face’ to the LGBTQ+ London scene

17 May

The Chateau is South London’s premiere queer space for provocative and intriguing programming, making ‘London’s Face’ the perfect addition to their May schedule. Tina Edwards plays a mix of Jazz, house and underground left-field pop gems. Meanwhile, guest DJ Papaoul (Worldwide FM) drops some hot Latin numbers. It aims to be a pioneering night for growing an LGBTQ+ presence in the London Jazz scene. 

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Rising guitarist and vocalist Jelly Cleaver drops her debut album 

21 May 

As a member of Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline, Jelly Cleaver is following in the mentored footsteps of Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia and Sheila Maurice-Grey. ‘The Dream Jazz Manifesto’ is a promising debut that will peak the interest of Esperanza Spalding fans especially. 

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Szun Waves come together for a rare UK show on an amazing sound system

29 May

Being split between Australia and the UK, it’s not often that the members of Szun Waves perform together live. At Five Miles on 29 May, Luke Abbot, Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet) and Laurence Pike (PVT) will change that, with support from Bristol producer Kayla Painter who puts on an alluring AV show. Tickets are moving fast

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