21 June 2015

Kay Grant (voice) & Ntshuks Bonga (saxophone) Georges Paul (saxophones) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lz7iK1RN78 John Russell (guitar) & Roger Turner (percussion)

17 May 2015

Steve Beresford (piano), Beibei Wang (percussion) SQ – Paul Pignon (single reeds, voice and electronics), Thomas Bjelkeborn (electronics) John Russell (guitar)

3 May 2015

Linda Sharrock Special The Linda Sharrock Group Linda Sharrock’s near cathartic melodic vocalisation and raw balladry on some of the earliest manifestations of free jazz find their natural home in the company of Berlin born saxophone master Mario Rechtern, ably assisted by members of Sonny Simmons legendary UK quartet – Charlie Collins, John Jasnoch, and Derek Saw. First Set Second Set

19 April 2015

Kurouzu – Anthony Donovan (fretless half-guitar & electronics), Charlie Collins (percussion & metal) & Ian Simpson (prepared lapsteel) The Grew Quartet – Stephen Grew (piano), Phillip Marks (drums), Seth Bennett (bass) & Matt Robinson (clarinets) Alison Blunt (violin) & Mark Sanders (drums) Adam Bohman (electronics), JJ Duerinckx (sax) & Tom Jackson (clarinets)

15 March 2015

Emmanuel Cremer (cello), Lionel Garcin (sax), Dominic Lash (bass) & Alex Ward (clarinet) Chris Burn (piano) Kay Grant (voice) & Martin Speake (sax) duo

15 February 2015

Beck Hunters: Mick Beck (tenor sax, bassoon and whistles), Anton Hunter (guitar) & Johnny Hunter (drums) Adrian Northover (sax) & Daniel Thompson (guitar) Gianni Mimmo & Harri Sjoestroem (soprano saxes)

18 January 2015

We bring you a stunning programme of free improvisation to start 2015 in our new regular afternoon slot. N.B Doors open at 2.00 pm 14.00hr Hannah Marshall (cello) & Josep Maria Balanya (piano) Matthias Boss (violin), Marcello Magliocchi (percussion) & Marcio Mattos (cello) Rachel Musson (saxophone) Alan Tomlinson trio – Alan Tomlinson (trombone), Dave Tucker (guitar) & Phil Marks (drums)

21 December 2014

A highlight on the improvising calendar, it’s that time of year again for the delights of our Christmas party. A chance to hook up with old friends and meet new ones, it’s a great way to see some fine musicians in a more informal setting and experience the wide variety to be found in this music. This year’s event takes place in the afternoon, and heralds a move to afternoon concerts – still on the third Sunday of the month – in 2015.

16 November 2014

To coincide with the London Jazz Festival we have programmed four sets of excellent music from the freer end of things. Martin Speake (sax) & Mark Sanders (drums, percussion) Richard Scott’s Lightning Ensemble – Richard Scott (buchla lightning, wigi electronics), Adam Linson (bass), Phil Marks (percussion), David Birchall (guitar) Kay Grant (voice) & Marcio Mattos (cello) Phil Wachsmann (violin) & Matt Hutchinson (piano)

19 October 2014

This month’s Mopomoso programme of free improvised music features musicians from Japan, Belgium, France and the UK in three contrasting and inspiring trios. Yoko Miura (piano), Jean Michel van Shouwburg (voice) & Lawrence Casserley (electronics) trio Tokyo based Yoko Miura plays a music of poise and elegance that reflects her feelings on the natural world. With live sound manipulations from the ever attentive (and inventive) Casserley, the whole is annotated by the vocal pyrotechnics of van Schouwburg.

21 September 2014

Emilio Gordoa (vibes) & Roland Ramanan (trumpet) Vibraphonist, percussionist Gordoa is ‘redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations and extended techniques’. Based in Berlin, he is busy in many areas of creative music making both as a player and composer. Ramanan is a vital presence on the London improvised music scene. Constantly exploring the boundaries between composition and improvisation as well as the sound possibilities of the trumpet, he has worked with musicians as divers as Peter Brotzmann and Alex Ward and has been an integral part of the London Improvisers Orchestra since its inception.

17 - 19 August 2014

FÊTE QUAQUA 2014 Since it’s inception in 1982 guitarist John Russell’s Fete Quaqua has brought together different musicians from around the world to share in a programme of free improvisation. Although some of the musicians have never played together before there are always existing collaborative strands to be found within the larger group. It is this development of existing traditions alongside the juxtaposition of previously divergent elements that Russell believes provide a fertile base for the musician’s improvisations.
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