Preview: Kings Place Festival 2012, Sept 14-16

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.

Ivo Neame

– 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.”

Marius Neset and Daniel Herskedel

– 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

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.

Follow this link for gigs by all the other jazz artists . Tickets to all performances (except the Free ones) are only £4.50.

90 York Way
Greater London
N1 9AG

Box Office tel: 020 7520 1490

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