From the 14-16th of September Kings Place will present its fifth annual festival to commemorate its opening. There will be 100 concerts in total, spread out over just 3 days (rather than 4 as previously), or to put it another way; a year’s worth of music in one long weekend. The idea of an anniversary festival was a bold one at first, but has since become a unique tradition at Kings Place.
The Jazz component is made up of 22 gigs. Alexander Hawkins, Jason Yarde, Tomorrow’s Warriors, the National Youth Jazz Collective are featured. A highlight is the four-gig Edition Records showcase in Hall Two, consisting of:
– Troyka at 9:00PM on the 15th. They are a trio made of Chris Montague on guitar, Kit Downes on piano and drummer Joshua Blackmore. The set-list for the 15th will consist mainly of music from their second album, Moxxy. which sees the band going in a slightly new direction, incorporating elements of classic and alternative rock and funk.
– The Ivo Neame Ensemble, the largest of the groups, will play on the 15th at 10:15PM. Ivo Neame is a formidable composer/pianist that the Vortex Jazz Reviews called. “Appealing, fresh and stimulating.”
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– The unlikely duo that is Marius Neset and Daniel Herskedal that will be performing at 2:00PM on the 16th. They offer the unusual blend of saxophone and tuba and will be performing pieces from Neset’s latest release, Neck of the Woods, which features a myriad of influences from classical to folk music.
– Josh Arcoleo and Guests at 3:00PM on the 16th. Arcoleo is a tenor saxophonist who studied with Pee Wee Ellis and will be playing tracks from his new album Begginings which features the aforementioned Ivo Neame on piano.
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