Jazz Diary \\ Fantastic things happening this June

3rd June 2019

The sun stays out till late and so should we – there’s plenty to see and hear in and around London this month. Here’s our picks. 

Reginald Omas Mamode IV launches his album

6 June

Partly recorded whilst in search of family roots on a journey to the Mascarene Islands, ‘Where We Going?’ is the new album from Reginald Omas Mamode IV. Celebrate the album launch at NT’s Loft alongside a line-up including Al Dobson Jr and IG Culture. 

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Alexis Blondel hits Liverpool with Anti Social Jazz Club

8 June

Promoters Anti Social Jazz Club are one of the platforms behind Liverpool’s fresh night, WAVERTREExLONDON. Following a ‘Make Some Space’ talk with author Emma Warren in the city two days before, the book’s central character, Alexis Blondel, takes to the decks for the first community dance at Smithdown Social Club. 

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The Oram Awards celebrate women in electronic music with a stellar line-up of artists

15 June

The Oram Awards, named after electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram, celebrates innovation in sound, music and related technologies. The event is free, with 2019’s six winners being gifted development bursaries from PRS Foundation. Stay for the show afterwards with former winners KleinLoraine James and Beatrice Dillon (DJ set).

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Five hours of fresh records from Tina Edwards

18 June

Returning to Spiritland on 13 June, Tina Edwards will be playing a selection of modern Jazz, chilled-out deep house and electronic music – listen out for some exclusive white labels, too. Listen to her last Spiritland set below with guest DJ Grandma Selecta. 

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PYJÆN, Brothers Testament, and Jelly Cleaver

18 June

Weekly event Woodburner is held in Dalston Eastern Curve Garden every Tuesday in the Summer, giving Londoners a rural festival feel in North London. On 18 June, South London’s PYJÆN, Brothers Testament, and Jelly Cleaver head North.

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Ms Lauryn Hill warms up for Love Supreme Jazz Festival at Blenheim Palace

21 June

Ahead of her headline appearance at Love Supreme, the hip-hop superstar brings ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ plus Fugees classics and new material to the Oxfordshire countryside. Special guests Laura Mvula and Mahalia support. 

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Nicola Cruz hits EartH

22 June

Inspiration from ancestral Latin American cosmology runs throughout ‘Siku’, Nicola Cruz’ latest album. Named after a wind instrument of Andean origin, hugely symbolic in ancestral rituals, the album is a deep exploration for the Ecuadorian music producer. Catch him at EartH, with support from Dreems

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