Concerts in the UK to mark the Mingus Centenary

With the Mingus Centenary falling on 22 April 2022, we have attempted to collate UK events to mark the anniversary – please feel free to add to the list – either by contacting us or in the comments.

Mingus Moves Sextet. L-R Larry Bartley, Tony Kofi, Stu Butterfield , Chris Biscoe. Photo by Peter Symes


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Friday 22 April – For Charles Mingus 100th birthday celebrations Pizza Express , Soho have the Gary Crosby Sextet presenting ‘Mingus Moves’ (BOOKINGS)

Saturday 23 April – Pizza Pheasantry, London SW3: For Charles Mingus 100th birthday celebrations Imogen Ryall recreats the Joni Mitchell’s 1979 album Mingus (BOOKINGS)

Sunday 24 April at Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames – Centenary Concert for Charles Mingus . Way Out West Presents Mingus Profiles Sextet (Chris Biscoe, Henry Lowther, Pete Hurt, Kate Williams, Larry Bartley and Gary Willcox) 24 April Riverhouse Barn Bookings

Thursday 19 May Mingus Profiles Sextet at Jazz Leeds ( BOOKINGS)

Friday 20 May Mingus Profiles Sextet at Sheffield Jazz (Bookings)

Thursday 26 May : Blues and Roots Ensemble Centenary Celebration at the Jazz Cafe – (BOOKINGS)


Thursday 14/15 AprilThe Mingus Big Band streamed from New York’s Birdland

Monday 19 September: Epitaph at the Staatsoper Berlin (Details)

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