Jazz Diary // Cool things happening in October

23rd October 2018

At the start of each month, you can rely on our Jazz Calender to highlight the unmissable. Looking outwards from the UK, here’s a bunch of cool things — releases, live shows, exhibitions and more — all happening in October.


Wha-what? Monthlong discount for Wah Wah 45s label 


All through October, Wah Wah 45s are giving fans 25% off all purchases via their Bandcamp page. Enter code treesgetnaked to cop a quarter off of new Soothsayers, Hunrosa or whatever else tickles your Autumnal fancy. 


Gondwana 10 VS Steamdown Orchestra, Camden, London

20 October

One night, one town, two huge shows; Collective Steamdown head north of the river with an orchestra of musicians to play at The Jazz Cafe. Meanwhile, down the road at the Roundhouse, Manchester label Gondwana celebrate their tenth birthday with a full day line up of live artists and DJs.


Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land, the British Library

1-21st October

The British Library is hosting an exhibition that marks seventy years since the Windrush brought hundreds of Caribbean migrants to London. Amongst others, discover Jamaican feminist poet Una Marson, who went on to become the first black woman to work at the BBC, and listen to Jazz and calypso from the Caribbean. October is Black History month; head to the exhibition before it ends its five month residency on 21 October.


Get tickets for Supreme Standards first live show

Available now

Tickets have been released for the first show in our monthly residency, featuring:

Cop yourself one on Dice. COMPLETE. 


Butcher Brown release live record, Camden Session

Available 12th October

Virginia based band Butcher Brown, headed up by drummer Corey Fonville, are releasing a four track record via London label, Gearbox Records. Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios, the four groove-laden tracks were cut directly in-house on to the lathe.



Kadhja Bonet plays her first UK show

21 October

LA soul siren Kadhja Bonet will play Borderline as part of her European tour. Check out her album Childqueen, a lucious, nostalgia-tipped record that equally pulls heart strings as it does inspire hazy filter daydreams and dancing.


MJAZZ Mondriaan Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands

12-13th October

For its second edition, the festival is highlighting “progressive and contemporary subcultures”. Expect an early showing of Makaya Mccraven’s ‘Universal Beings’, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Yazmin Lacey and Australian trio The Necks.

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