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 (BOOKINGS/DETAILS) 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 (BOOKINGS/ DETAILS) Sunday 17 November, 11.30am Classic Album Sundays: Terri Lyne Carrington on Nina Simone (BOOKINGS/DETAILS) 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 EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL AT KINGS PLACE  15 November Blow the Fuse – Past, Present and Future with Alison Rayner Quintet, The Guest Stars and JFrisco Maurice Louca Elephantine Band 16 November Nessasaurus 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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