Peter Bacon reports:
The Jazz Cafe, in Camden Town, London, has some notable visitors from the US in the coming months. They include ground-breaking pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, drummer and composer Nate Smith with his band KINFOLK, and guitarist Julian Lage, leading a Trio.
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The music of legendary jazz US harpists Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby will be played by UK harpist Tori Handsley, and Pat Metheny Group drummer Antonio Sanchez, the man who should have had a Oscar nomination for his soundtrack for Birdman, will be at the Jazz Cafe with his own band. Another highlight of special interest to fans of Brazilian music is the appearance of composer and singer Ivan Lins.
And before all that there are of course, two nights of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
There is another big jazz name booked for late October but still under embargo, so you’ll have to wait till July for that…
The dates are:
4 & 5 June: Art Ensemble of Chicago
8 July: Vijay Iyer 12 July: Nate Smith and KINFOLK
17 July: Julian Lage Trio
26 July: Ivan Lins
28 July: Tori Handsley plays Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby
21 November: Antonio Sanchez
For a full Jazz Cafe programme, go HERE