606 Club announces programme for 2022 EFG LJF (11-20 Nov)

The 606 Club has just announced its EFG London Jazz Festival programme.

L-R: Anita Wardell (Betty Carter tribute, 13 Nov); Lew Tabackin (rare London appearance, 17 Nov);
Jas Kayser (“Money Jungle” tribute, 16 Nov)


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Fri 11 9pm – Imaani & Special Guest: Joy Rose – vocal-led soul/groove band £20BOOKINGS

Sat 12 9pm –The Peter King Memorial Sax Summit feat. Mornington Lockett with the Deschanel Gordon trio & Special Guests – 4 sax-led modern jazz £20BOOKINGS

Sun 13 1:30pm – Lunchtime Special: World Heartbeat & the Julian Joseph Academy Present “The Next Generation” £12BOOKINGS

8pm – Anita Wardell “Tribute to Betty Carter” – vocal-led modern jazz quartet £18BOOKINGS

Mon 14 8pm – Denys Baptiste/Jason Yarde Quintet £18BOOKINGS

Tue 15 8pm – Phil Robson’s “Night Dreamer” Tribute to Miles & Wayne Shorter feat. Jean Toussaint – guitar-led modern jazz with Special Guest: Jean Toussaint – sax £18BOOKINGS

Wed 16 8pm – Jas Kayser: Tribute to Duke Ellington’s “Money Jungle Trio” – modern jazz feat. Joe Webb – piano; Will Sach – bass & Jas Kayser – drums + Special Guest £17BOOKINGS

Thu 17 8pm – **606 Club Special** Lew Tabackin – US sax-led modern jazz £22BOOKINGS

Fri 18 9pm – Samara with Special Guest: Adriano Adewale – Latin/jazz quintet feat. Carolina Lelis – vcls; Steve Rubie – sax/flute; Andy Lafone – bass; Neil Angilley – pno + Special Guest: Adriano Adewale – perc £20BOOKINGS

Sat 19 9pm – Davison/Smith play Basie – trpt/sax-led mainstream jazz 7 piece band £20BOOKINGS

Sun 20 1:30pm – Lunchtime Special: Rachel Sutton, Jo Harrop & Eileen Hunter: “One More Time” £15BOOKINGS

8pm – Liane Carroll – vocal/piano-led modern jazz feat. Roger Carey – bass; Russell Field – drums £18BOOKINGS

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Friday 11th: Imaani & Special Guest Joy Rose
Tonight the 606 Club features Imaani, plus her Special Guest: Joy Rose. Both Imaani and Joy are featured performers with the iconic band Incognito-this promises to be a world-class night of soul & R&B! “The magnificent vocals of Imaani”DJ Times;“[Joy Rose] is simply breathtaking” Smooth Jazz Now

Sat 12th: The Peter King Memorial Sax Summit feat. Mornington Lockett with the
Deschanel Gordon trio & Special Guests

A breathtaking 4-sax front line featuring Mornington Lockett, Karen Sharp, Simon Allen & Graeme Blevins, accompanied by BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Deschanel Gordon and his trio. “Lockett…plays with tremendous fluency and drive” Evening Standard; “Gordon…the piano man to watch” London Jazz

Sun 13th lunch: World Heartbeat & the Julian Joseph Academy Present “The Next Generation”

The music this afternoon features young students from World Heart Beat Music Academy and the Julian Joseph Academy presenting their programme “The Next Generation”. So, if you want to check out the next generation of jazz musicians, this is the gig to go to!

Sun 13th evening: Anita Wardell “Tribute to Betty Carter”

The winner of two BBC Jazz Awards and a British Jazz Award for ‘Best Jazz Vocalist’, singer Anita Wardell celebrates the artistry of jazz legend Betty Carter. “…the most creative Jazz singer in London” Evening Standard; “a model of the Jazz singer’s art” Guardian

Mon 14th: Denys Baptiste/Jason Yarde Quintet

Formed especially for this EFG London Jazz Festival performance, this will be the inaugural appearance of the Denys Baptiste/Jason Yarde Band, two of the finest jazz saxophonists in the UK. A unique, powerful combination. “Baptiste…master saxophonist” Evening Standard; “Yarde…world-class” Guardian

Tue 15th: Phil Robson’s “Night Dreamer” Tribute to Miles & Wayne Shorter feat. Jean Toussaint

Multi-award-winning guitarist/composer Phil Robson and friends come together to pay homage to the great saxophonist, composer and living legend, Wayne Shorter. Fittingly the evening will feature the wonderful tenor sax playing of ex Art Blakey member, and leader in his own right, Jean Toussaint. “Robson performs impeccably” AllAboutJazz

Wed 16th: Jas Kayser’s ‘Money Jungle Trio’

2021 Jazz FM ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’, drummer/composer Jas Kayser (Kansas Smitty’s, Nubya Garcia, Jorja Smith) is joined by fellow Smitty’s alums Joe Webb, piano & Will Sach, bass playing music from Duke Ellington’s 1962 album, ‘Money Jungle’. “…exceptionally talented” BeBop Spoken Here

Thu 17th: Lew Tabackin

US saxophonist and flautist Lew Tabackin has recorded over 30 albums as a leader as well as winning many Downbeat Critics and Readers polls (including the Critics Poll on Flute). With a rare eloquence on both instruments, he is world-class. “Tabackin… a jazz master” Saxophone Journal

Fri 18th: Samara with Special Guest Adriano Adewale

“Samara” is a jazz/Latin group led by the 606 Club’s Steve Rubie. Featuring Brasilian singer Carolina Lelis, their special guest is the Afro-Brasilian percussionist/composer Adriano Adewale (AKA Trio, Bobby McFerrin).“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet” Time Out; ‘”Adewale… a priceless asset” Guardian

Sat 19th: Davison/Smith play Basie

This newly formed 7-piece band, fronted by trumpeter James Davison & featuring saxophonist Tom Smith will be playing music from the library of Count Basie, specifically from his 1962 album “Count Basie and the Kansas City 7”. Superb! “Davison…in particularly fine form with an emotive trumpet solo… effervescent…thrilling” The JazzMann

Sun 20th lunch: Rachel Sutton, Jo Harrop & Eileen Hunter: “One More Time”
Three of the 606 Club’s favourite singers, Rachel Sutton, Jo Harrop & Eileen Hunter, perform timeless vocal-led jazz standards. A delightful and fun-filled afternoon! “Sutton…a must see”Cabaret Scenes;“Harrop…singing sensation” BeBop Spoken Here;“[Hunter]… amazing musician” Jazz FM

Sun 20th evening: Liane Carroll

A world-class performer, Liane Carroll’s powerful blues-tinged voice combined with strong piano playing and exciting infectious material, not to mention a wicked sense of humour, make this a truly remarkable gig. “Liane Carroll…she seems in some magical way to be made out of music”The Observer

(*) as provided by the 606 Club

LINK: EFG LondonJazz Festival at the 606 Club

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