Peter Bacon reports:
The Jazz Cafe, in Camden, has a rich and eclectic spread of events coming up. Among the highlights open for booking are the Art Ensemble of Chicago on 4 June, rising U.S. trumpet star Keyon Harrold on 12 April and the godfather of jazz-inflected TV themes, Bob James, on 2 May.
Before then there are some tasty tribute nights: Ray’s Story, in which a bunch of players pay homage to Ray Charles, next Monday, 29 January; Herbie Hancock’s game-changing Head Hunters album recreated by Project Karnak on Saturday 3 February; and Donald Byrd’s Black Byrd is the subject, with Cuban-born Yelfris Valdés taking the Donald role, in the latest presentation in the Classic Album Sundays series – counter-intuitively this is on Monday 5 February.
Also worth looking out for are: Soothsayers on Friday 9 February; a bass double bill on Friday 16 February with Adam Ben Ezra and the Dan Casimir Quintet in support; and percussion wizard Trilok Gurtu on Tuesday 27 March.
This and loads more soul, world, etc, music with restaurant or standing tickets can be found on the Jazz Cafe website.
LINK: Jazz Cafe website