Apr
26
Thu
A Botanical Mixed Media Art Workshop: @ North London Bowling Club
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Botanical Mixed Media Art Classes at NLBC with Hazel Lopatkin Wallis.

Hazel will be running an exciting mixed media art class with a different focus and theme each 6 week term beginning with botanical art. You will develop formal art skills and explore painting, drawing and collage media surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the North London Bowls club on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Classes will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm each Thursday.

Beginners and experienced artists welcome as Hazel has taught art for almost 25 years and is able to break down learning to make art accessible for all. 

Alongside creating your own artwork, Hazel will connect your learning with the work of known artists.

Concession fees and drop in classes available. Please see www.hlwfineart.com

’40 Years In Jazz’ Clark Tracey Quintet Clark @ Lauderdale House
Apr 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

’40 Years In Jazz’  

Clark Tracey Quintet

Clark Tracey (drums), Sean Payne (alto sax), Alex Ridout (trumpet), Elliott Sansom (piano) & James Owston (bass)

8.30pm (doors open 8pm)

£12 / £10 concession / £7 student

concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)

buy tickets here

Winner of the Best Drummer at the 2017 British Jazz Award Clark Tracey has carved out a serious career for 40 years over and above being the son of his illustrious father Stan Tracey with whom he used to play; and whose legacy he keeps alive.

He has worked with many of the great American players, from Scott Hamilton and Johnny Griffin to Pharoah Sanders, as well as almost every leading British musician of the last thirty years.

Furthermore he has taken on the role of ‘mature mentor’ to many of the very many brilliant young players who seem to emerge on the jazz scene on a monthly basis. This is just such an exciting young group and they guarantee to deliver the hard bop message for which its leader is so revered

 

http://www.clarktracey.com

 

Watch the Quintet on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDRY0jaFjYE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85vSIgdoyfI

May
3
Thu
A Botanical Mixed Media Art Workshop: @ North London Bowling Club
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Botanical Mixed Media Art Classes at NLBC with Hazel Lopatkin Wallis.

Hazel will be running an exciting mixed media art class with a different focus and theme each 6 week term beginning with botanical art. You will develop formal art skills and explore painting, drawing and collage media surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the North London Bowls club on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Classes will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm each Thursday.

Beginners and experienced artists welcome as Hazel has taught art for almost 25 years and is able to break down learning to make art accessible for all. 

Alongside creating your own artwork, Hazel will connect your learning with the work of known artists.

Concession fees and drop in classes available. Please see www.hlwfineart.com

Nat Steele Quartet ‘tribute to MJQ’ @ Lauderdale House
May 3 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Nat Steele Quartet  ‘tribute to MJQ’  

8.30pm (doors open 8pm)

£12 / £10 concession / £7 student

concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)

buy tickets here

 

Nat Steele (vibes), Daniel Di Lecce (d bass), Gabriel Latchin (piano) & Steve Brown (drums)

 

This swinging take on the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) of the 1950’s, celebrates his 5 star debut album of the same name. Jazz Choice of the Month in the December BBC Music Magazine, it has received rave reviews since its sell-out launch at Ronnie Scott’s.
Portrait of the MJQ’ is a special project for vibraphone player Nat Steele’s with its unique blend of subtlety and deep swing as it pays tribute to the fiery, boppish stylings of vibes pioneer Milt Jackson.  Combined with this brilliant rhythm section the Quartet is guaranteed to do justice to its inspiration’s timeless music.

The MJQ were one of the most successful and influential jazz groups of the 20th century.  They took jazz out of the club and into the concert hall increasing its popularity and reaching new audiences. Early pioneers of ‘third stream’ fusion, they combined classical compositional techniques with jazz improvisation.

 

Nat Steele is one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.’

Clark Tracey

 

‘A refreshing treat for the ears’ 5 stars

Rebecca Franks, BBC Music Magazine

“Jazz Choice” of the month, December 2017
http://www.natsteele.com/

http://www.natsteele.com/MJQ.html

 

Listen on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbFSYAQAkd4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLwzmG_xPp4

May
10
Thu
A Botanical Mixed Media Art Workshop: @ North London Bowling Club
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Botanical Mixed Media Art Classes at NLBC with Hazel Lopatkin Wallis.

Hazel will be running an exciting mixed media art class with a different focus and theme each 6 week term beginning with botanical art. You will develop formal art skills and explore painting, drawing and collage media surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the North London Bowls club on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Classes will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm each Thursday.

Beginners and experienced artists welcome as Hazel has taught art for almost 25 years and is able to break down learning to make art accessible for all. 

Alongside creating your own artwork, Hazel will connect your learning with the work of known artists.

Concession fees and drop in classes available. Please see www.hlwfineart.com

May
17
Thu
A Botanical Mixed Media Art Workshop: @ North London Bowling Club
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Botanical Mixed Media Art Classes at NLBC with Hazel Lopatkin Wallis.

Hazel will be running an exciting mixed media art class with a different focus and theme each 6 week term beginning with botanical art. You will develop formal art skills and explore painting, drawing and collage media surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the North London Bowls club on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Classes will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm each Thursday.

Beginners and experienced artists welcome as Hazel has taught art for almost 25 years and is able to break down learning to make art accessible for all. 

Alongside creating your own artwork, Hazel will connect your learning with the work of known artists.

Concession fees and drop in classes available. Please see www.hlwfineart.com

Remembering Blossom Dearie @ Lauderdale House
May 17 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)

buy tickets here

Remembering Blossom Dearie
Zoe Francis (voice), Jim Mullen (guitar), Barry Green (piano) & Mick Hutton (d bass)

Zoe Francis is a young generation singer who has a knack of choosing the more unusual classic songs into which she can weave new magic. ‘a singer to listen out for. She communicates a love and understanding of classic American song with the lightest of touches. A classy set.’ The Guardian

Choosing to remember Blossom Dearie, the legendary American pianist/singer who spent a lot of time in the fifties and sixties in London and Paris, is a masterstroke, for she too had an incredible ear for the less well trodden. A well-loved regular at Ronnie Scott’s Blossom enjoyed the respect of great musicians such as bassist Jeff Clyne and drummer Johnny Butts.

Zoe makes no attempt to copy Blossom’s unique vocal sound. Her harmonic knowledge, immaculate articulation, and ‘grip’ on time – an absolute essential for jazz musicians – wins her the admiration of her three brilliant colleagues.

Her loving interpretation of rare gems is steeped in musicality and, frequently, wit. A special singer indeed.

She will be singing some of Blossom’s most popular songs including work by Cy Coleman, the prolific writing duo Comden and Green and famously Dave Frishbergs I’m Hip, Peel Me A Grape and My Attorney Bernie. This gig sold out at Ronnie Scott’s in January – don’t miss this chance to catch it in Highgate!

“There is a quality in Zoe Francis’s work that suggests something of the classic singers of the past, yet there is no obvious attempt to be anyone but herself, with an appealing freshness as well as technical command that make her shows well worth seeking out. . . .”, London Jazz News

‘With his unique, mellow guitar sound and his ability to spin a seemingly effortless stream of melody, Jim Mullen never fails to keep your ears fully occupied.’ The Guardian

May
24
Thu
A Botanical Mixed Media Art Workshop: @ North London Bowling Club
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Botanical Mixed Media Art Classes at NLBC with Hazel Lopatkin Wallis.

Hazel will be running an exciting mixed media art class with a different focus and theme each 6 week term beginning with botanical art. You will develop formal art skills and explore painting, drawing and collage media surrounded by the beautiful gardens of the North London Bowls club on the edge of Hampstead Heath.

Classes will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm each Thursday.

Beginners and experienced artists welcome as Hazel has taught art for almost 25 years and is able to break down learning to make art accessible for all. 

Alongside creating your own artwork, Hazel will connect your learning with the work of known artists.

Concession fees and drop in classes available. Please see www.hlwfineart.com

David Gordon Trio: Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band @ Lauderdale House
May 24 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

David Gordon Trio: Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band

8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)

buy tickets here

Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band
David Gordon Trio
David Gordon (piano), Paul Cavaciuti (drums) & Double Bass (Tbc)

Piano virtuoso David Gordon’s ‘Alexander Scriabin’s Ragtime Band’ is a celebration of the great Russian composer’s music seen through a kaleidoscope of jazz, Latin, and other influences. The title comes from his Trio’s 2015 album which coincided with the hundredth anniversary of Scriabin’s death and, more or less, the birth of jazz in New Orleans.

It was chosen as Mojo’s Jazz CD of 2016: ‘David Gordon is a musician of dazzling range. Here he presents a playful, ingenious, irreverent and deeply respectful reimagining of the eccentric Russian composer’s oeuvre in which Scriabin’s music is filtered through Irving Berlin, foo-de-oh-do vocals, impressionistic jazz, ambient electro, samba, and whatever else occurs to the extravagantly resourceful pianist.’ Mojo

Our programmer Brina Blain says,’The bottom line is that this is as tight and hard swinging a trio as we heard anywhere last year.’

On very rare occasions when listening to the first few bars of the opening track of an album you know that what you are about to hear will be immense. This was such an occasion…. truly outstanding album.’ jazzviews.net

http://www.davidgordontrio.com/

May
31
Thu
Sulzman / Iles Duo @ Lauderdale House
May 31 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sulzman / Iles Duo
Stan Sulzman (saxes) & Nikki Iles (piano)
8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
£12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)

buy tickets here

Saxophonist Sulzmann and pianist Iles are two of the most highly regarded musicians and composers in the UK. This, combined with their long standing musical friendship, respect and collaboration of over 20 years promises a truly inspiring evening.

Each holds the other in the highest regard and their object is ‘…to play tunes that we like, and, probably, a couple that we have written ourselves

‘Two musicians at the top of their game…had the audience captivated’ Mike Gordan, Director Scarborough Jazz Festival

Stan’s long career has taken in almost every kind of session work. Recently he has chosen to do what he loves best, from writing for, and leading his magnificent Neon Jazz Orchestra, to augmenting Jim Mullen’s driving Organ Trio: to say nothing of his key composition classes at The Royal Academy of Music.

Best Pianist in the 2017 British Jazz Awards Nikki Iles is simply one of our most outstanding pianists, one of the few to be compared to the late John Taylor. A prolific composer with numerous commissions, as well as great performer she is also a widely respected teacher and key member of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

This will be an evening to savour – like good Burgundy

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Stan Sulzmann/Nikki Iles Duo

‘Iles displayed the rhythmic surprises, shape shifting phrases, playful dialogue with a mix of ruggedness and reflection that make her comparable with the great John Taylor.’ The Guardian (John Fordham)

‘But a shining light of the whole attractive enterprise is the presence of Stan Sulzmann, who seems to sound more personal and hauntingly moving than ever.’ John Fordham, Jazz UK

Jun
7
Thu
Matt Ridley Quartet @ Lauderdale House
Jun 7 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Matt Ridley Quartet
8.30pm (doors open 8pm)
У12 / £10 concession / £7 student
concessions limited to disability, people on benefits (not over 60’s)

buy tickets here

Matt Ridley Quartet
Matt Ridley (d bass), Jason Yarde (saxes), John Turville (piano) & George Hart (drums)

Matt Ridley, bassist with The Darius Brubeck Quartet, leads a group which adds considerably to the variety and freshness of the London jazz scene. Strong, melodic themes are what interest him as a writer, strongly influenced by the jazz tradition, but taking in other aspects from world and groove music.

Jason Yarde a highly respected writer for larger groups, plays a considerable part in the ‘feel’ of the band, and may well be one of the few jazz musicians thoroughly versed in the grime scene which is making such waves in today’s popular music. Each member of this band is a virtuoso player and in the words of Jazz Views “…..it is one of Britain’s finest contemporary quartets.”

@mattridleybass, @JoYaNdEaRs, @Jtjazzman

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NspLh1ipHSo

“Ridley’s gently melodic but rhythmically sophisticated themes provide ideal vehicles for some superb group interplay and some inspired individual soloing.”
★★★★ The Jazz Mann