The Jazz Cafe
03/25/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Roll call for Night Thing​ tonight!

Live disco, soul and funk courtesy of our resident DJs and house band

Limited £5 tickets: [ Link ]
The Jazz Cafe
03/24/2017 at 16:32. Facebook
Re:imagine presents The Roots' Greatest Hits at The Jazz Cafe!

Click interested on the Facebook event below to have first dibs on tickets which go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 29th March

A Celebration of The Roots: Performed by a Live Orchestra

The Jazz Cafe
03/23/2017 at 17:31. Facebook
The son of Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has made his own impression across the world thanks to an artistic depth and range in his songwriting as well as his high energy and free spirited live performances.

His new album Samba is due out in September, stylistically covering dance-friendly desert rock, reggae and electric funk to haunting grooves and pulsing acoustic...
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Vieux Farka Toure

The Jazz Cafe
03/23/2017 at 12:25. Facebook
We welcome the legendary avant garde performer Thurston Moore to our stage on Tuesday 11th April for a night of free jazz improvisation with Black Top.

Head here for full info: Black Top with Thurston Moore + Cleveland Watkiss

Thurston Moore to release new album Rock n Roll Consciousness on double vinyl
The Jazz Cafe
03/22/2017 at 17:45. Facebook
Fusing politically outspoken lyrics with inventive percussion, The Last Poets grew out of the civil rights movement in the late 60’s.

Modern day riots, with withering attacks on everything from racists to government to the bourgeoisie, their spoken word albums preceded politically laced R&B projects such as Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and foreshadowed the work of hard-hitting rap groups...
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The Last Poets

The Jazz Cafe
03/22/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Family Atlantica x Mulatu Astatke (Official Artist Page) currently playing out of the office speakers!

We can't wait to welcome Soundway Records' finest to our stage on Saturday 20th May for a night of glorious afrobeat...

Full info: Family Atlantica, Vula Viel Trio, Sean OD

Family Atlantica - Escape To The Palenque (feat. Mulatu Astatke)

A diverse host of heavyweight musicians from both sides of the Atlantic are led by London born Jack Yglesias, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a veteran o...

The Jazz Cafe
03/22/2017 at 11:34. Facebook
RSD news

New Monk Material via a French soundtrack

From the golden year of '59 too!

Thelonious Monk's lost Les liaisons dangereuses soundtrack released on vinyl
The Jazz Cafe
03/21/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
A legendary voice in reggae history and undisputedly one of the most respected and influential singers in Jamaica, Horace Andy has maintained his untainted voice for over four decades.

With his voice immortalised across all five of Massive Attack's studio albums, his dub sound has become fully embedded into the wider world, whilst his incendiary live show also continues to garner him plenty...
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Horace Andy

The Jazz Cafe
03/20/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
‘Tunde’s virtuosity glows’ The Guardian

“Soul-stirring music that could rouse slumbering spirits from the nether world” - Vanguard, Nigeria

Tunde Jegede is a composer, kora player and 21st century Renaissance man who returns to UK with his new super-group, direct from Nigeria, the Art Ensemble of Lagos.

They bring their contemporary songs and evocative Malian vocals that speak directly to...
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Tunde Jegede & The Art Ensemble of Lagos

Roll call for tonight!

A double bill of Mark de Clive-Lowe + Retrospective for Love, final tickets are available over on the website...
Before there was Stormzy and Dizzee there was Rodney P & Bionic aka London Posse. Hands down the most influential British rap group of all time.

30 years after their debut single, all three surviving members (Rodney P, Bionic & DJ Billy Biznizz) perform for the first time in 20 years. Tickets:
The Afro Cuban Experience ensemble, led by Dizzy Gillespie’s long-term bassist John Lee, showcase the unique rhythms and well-loved melodies (such as ‘Manteca’ and ‘Tin Tin Deo’) developed by Dizzy.

Their repertoire also explores the broader world of Latin-American music- the tunes that Gillespie would have been playing today.

The musicians are drawn from the high-calibre pool of New...
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The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience

For our second collaboration with NTS, we present a weighty double header of Tropic of Cancer and Demdike Stare.

The solo project of LA-based Camella Lobo, Tropic of Cancer's dark somber electronic songs which have turned her into something of a cult icon in the underground synth scene.

A mainstay on Blackest Ever Black, her sound fits nicely with Demdike Stare, a collaboration between...
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Tropic of Cancer + Demdike Stare

Soul City connects the dots between hip hop, soul, funk and disco, dipping into classic tracks and brand new sounds from around the world.

Each Friday we invite our favourite selectors to dig deep and take us on a trip through some of their most-loved party tunes and soul-inspired grooves.

With a brand new album released on First Word Records this year, Eric Lau has cemented his place as...
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Soul City: Eric Lau + Andwot

Daymé Arocena getting some love from OkayAfrica for her new album Cubafonia on Brownswood ❤

Who's joining us on Friday 14th April?

Daymé Arocena's 'Cubafonía' Is a Wonder of Handcrafted Cuban Music
With her incisive voice and high voltage personality, China Moses has taken the jazz world by storm in recent years. The daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gilbert Moses, she was raised on music and the world of entertainment from a young age.

With six albums studio albums already under her belt, as well as collaborations with everyone from DJ Medhi to Anthony Marshall, there’s no doubting...
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China Moses + Jasmine Power

After the massive popularity of our Soul Sundays - we decided to add a matinee show, so now there's twice the chance to enjoy the perfect end to your week.

Dance to some classic soul, throw in our carefully curated cocktail menu and delicious food - it doesn't get much better than that.

We present to you Sunday Soul; with live performances from Atlantic Soul Orchestra, one of the country's...
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Sunday Soul | Matinee & Evening Show

Shabaka Hutchings speaks to The Vinyl Factory about his favourite spiritual jazz records.

Catch him here with the Ancestors on Friday 31st March: Shabaka & The Ancestors + Sarathy Korwar

And if spiritual jazz is your thing, on Saturday 15th April we present Collocutor and the Ashley Henry Trio: To the Pyramids: A Journey Through Spiritual Jazz...

The power of sound: Shabaka Hutchings on spiritual jazz