Terri Lyne Carrington residency at Kings Place – programme and guests announced (2019 EFG LJF)

Sebastian writes:

Kings Place is hosting an artistic residency by Terri Lyne Carrington during the EFG London Jazz Festival, and the full list of guests for the three events has now been announced:

Terri Lyne Carrington (Publicity Photo)

Helen Wallace, Programme Director at Kings Place, explained:

“When we were thinking about our year-long series celebrated female creatives, Venus Unwrapped, Terri Lyne Carrington was top of our wish-list. She’s a legendary pioneer, First Lady of drums – the career is dizzying: I love the fact she learned drums as a tiny child on the kit her grandfather had used in Fats Waller’s band. When she made her professional debut aged 11 with Clark Terry, Buddy Rich went wild.

“She has collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock – just about everyone. She’s the first woman to win a Grammy for best Jazz instrumental album (for Money Jungle: provocative in blue), and has proved herself a powerful artistic catalyst as band leader and producer. Terri Lyne combines blinding stage charisma with a restless creativity, always on to the next musical challenge, plain to hear in her latest project, Social Science, bringing together a new generation of instrumentalists, DJs and rappers to confront social justice issues head-on.

“At Kings Place you can hear the jazz, R&B, hip-hop-inspired album followed by a set with British jazz talent, including Soweto Kinch, Emma-Jean Thackray, Truemendous and Ayanna Witter-Johnson. We’re thrilled she’ll be talking us through Nina Simone’s Black Gold album, too, for Classic Album Sundays: prepare for unforgettable stories.”

Saturday 16 November, 7pm


Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science Community (Val Jeanty – electronics / DJ, Santiago Bosch – keyboard, Morgan Guerin – sax, Bass player TBC) – Waiting Game

Terri Lyne Carrington has said that Social Science ‘… was born from a need to express the emotions and thoughts about where we are socially, historically, politically, and spiritually. This alternative jazz band reflects a contemporary/post-modern view on music.’

This show celebrates the launch of the new double album Waiting Game on Motema.

Saturday 16 November, 9pm

Terri Lyne Carrington with guests Emma-Jean Thackray, Soweto Kinch, Ayanna Witter-Johnson & TrueMendous – Experiments In London


Sunday 17 November, 11.30am

Classic Album Sundays: Terri Lyne Carrington on Nina Simone


Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Terri Lyne Carrington will take in an in-depth look at one of Terri’s favourite albums, Nina Simone’s Black Gold.

Kings Place will be hosting a total of 20 events during the festival. Details and bookings for all shows are  HERE


15 November
Blow the Fuse – Past, Present and Future with Alison Rayner Quintet, The Guest Stars and JFrisco
Maurice Louca Elephantine Band

16 November
Serious Sing
Angel Bat Dawid

Terri Lyne Carrington: Waiting Game

Terri Lyne Carrington: Experiments in London

17 November

Terri Lyne Carrington Classic Album Sundays / Nina Simone
Making Tracks featuring Kaviraj Singh (santoor, vocals), Rapasa Otieno (nyatiti) and Louise Bichan (fiddle).

19 November
Alice Zawadzki and Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra

20 November
Wacław Zimpel and Kuba Ziołek

21 November
Faraj Suleiman
Abel Selaocoe + Bernhard Schimpelsberger duo (first UK appearance)

22 November

Omar Puente and Friends
Jazz in the Round presents Impressions – Tributes to our musical heroes with Hexagonal( Jason Yarde/ Greg Heath / Graham Flowers / John Donaldson / Simon Thorpe / Tristan Banks on drums) and Rob Luft’s Grant Green band : Jonny Mansfield , Tim Giles, Tom Herbert).

23 November
Jazz for Toddlers (Sold Out)
Edition Records presents Roller Trio
Battleship Potemkin Live Score with Jan Bang and Matt Calvert

24 November
Groove Baby presents: Groove Onto the Moon
Dan Tepfer: Natural Machines (AV Show)

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