Due to the illness of one of the members of Medeski Martin & Wood, all of their European tour dates have been cancelled. The Barbican has cancelled tomorrow’s main hall concert, and is offering full refund on tickets bought.
The Freestage event has been extended to include a performance by Claudia Quintet.
FREE STAGE DETAILS FOR 8th JULY
5.45pm Get The Blessing
Bristol’s nu-jazz/ experimental quartet and BBC Jazz Awards ‘Best Album’ winners (2008) are one of ‘Britain’s most exciting new bands’ Telegraph
6.45pm Claudia Quintet
Drummer John Hollenbeck’s eclectic Claudia Quintet, featuring fellow New York luminaries bassist Trevor Dunn and saxophonist Chris Speed range through free-jazz, Steve Reich-like minimalism and polyrhythmic patterns to post-bop.