Jazz Nursery, SE1 – First Thursday of each month

The house band at Jazz Nursery

Guitarist Nick Costley- White writes:

One of London’s most eccentric music venues, Jazz Nursery opens its doors on the first Thursday of each month under the railway arches in Southwark. The night showcases cutting edge talent, creating a stage for the best up and coming bands in London. Jazz Nursery gives emerging artists an opportunity to play new material, try things out and bring their sound to a wider audience.

The debut gig on the 3rd May saw the Rick Simpson Quartet and Tom Challenger’s Brass Mask wow a lively and attentive crowd. The buzzing vibe in this unusual space created an entirely unique atmosphere.

The next Jazz Nursery, starting at the later time of 10pm, will feature the award winning saxophonist Josh Arcoleo. Cool and lyrical yet experimental, his hooty, earthy tone subtly reminds us of tenor giant Mark Turner. Arcoleo’s approach has a Shorter-esque considered freedom, his improvisations exploring melody, concept and musicianship within the band. He will be playing music from and signing copies of his well received debut album ‘Beginning’ (Ivo Neame, Calum Gourlay, James Maddren).

The house band will be joined by virtuoso trombonist Tom White. There is a high level of detail and delicacy in Tom’s playing. His feel is bluesy, his generous phrases unpredictably evolving and flipping around as he shows off his mastering of the instrument.

Entrance is £5, the bar is cheap and there’s usually three bands on over the course of the evening. Jam session if there are lots of musicians in the house.

Arch 61, Ewer Street, SE1 0NR. Nearest tube Southwark Station (Jubilee Line), 5 mins walk down Union Street

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