There is an increasing boldness, confidence in the breadth and variety of the programming at Kings Place. I went looking for jazz musicians in the new Summer Season Brochure, and landed seven bookmarks in it.
There is a four-day series called PARTAGER- Paris London New York jazz, programed by Patsy Craig of T Wo Music, which has the Andy Emler Megaoctet with Marc Ducret on its opening night. And Fly (Mark Turner/ Jeff Ballard/ Larry Grenadier) as part of a triple bill on Friday 7th. Here’s a piece about it from the Jazzwise blog.
There is a voice and piano series from May 20th – 22nd with Norma Winstone/ Glauco Venier on the first night, folloed by Lea DeLaria with Janette Mason on the Friday, and Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett on the Saturday.
Plus there’s Max De Wardener on April 26th, or Byron Wallen and Cleveland Watkiss in an evening presented by John L Walters on May 24th, and Zoe Rahman accompanying an Ernst Lubitsch silent film from 1918 on May 29th.
And, away from jazz, I’ve booked already to hear Martha Argerich celebrating Argentina.
And then every Friday from 6pm to 9pm the vast atrium echoes to joyous sounds of trios from the Spitz Jazz Collective.
(photo credit: Keith Paisley)