The 606 Club announces the program for 2022 EFG LJF (11-20 November) – London Jazz News

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

LR: Anita Wardell (tribute to Betty Carter, November 13); Lew Tabackin (rare appearance in London, November 17);
Jas Kayser (tribute to “Money Jungle”, November 16)


Fri 11 9 p.m. – Imaani and special guest: Joy Rose – predominantly vocal soul/groove group £20 – RESERVATIONS

Sat 12 9 p.m. –The Summit of the Sax in Memory of Peter King feat. Mornington Lockett with the Trio Deschanel Gordon & Special Guests – Modern jazz with 4 saxophones £20 – RESERVATIONS

Sun 13 1:30 p.m. – Lunchtime Special: World Heartbeat and the Julian Joseph Academy present “The Next Generation » £12 – RESERVATIONS

8 p.m. – Anita Wardell “Tribute to Betty Carter” – voice-led modern jazz quartet £18 – RESERVATIONS

Mon 14 8 p.m. – Denys Baptiste/Jason Yarde Quintet £18 – RESERVATIONS

Tue 15 8 p.m. – “Night Dreamer” by Phil Robson, tribute to Miles & Wayne Shorter feat. Jean Toussaint – modern jazz on the guitar with Special guest: Jean Toussaint – sax £18 – RESERVATIONS

Wed 16 8 p.m. – Jas Kayser: Tribute to Duke Ellington’s “Money Jungle Trio” – modern jazz feat. Joe Webb – piano; Does Sach – bass & Jas Kayser – drums + Special guest £17 – RESERVATIONS

Game 17 8 p.m. – **Special Club 606** Lew Tabackin – Modern jazz led by American sax £22 – RESERVATIONS

Fri 18 9 p.m. – Samara with special guest: Adriano Adewale – Latin/jazz quintet feat. Caroline Lelis – vcls; Steve Rubie – sax/flute; Andy Lafone – bass; Neil Angilley – pno + Special guest: Adriano Adewale – perc £20 – RESERVATIONS

Sat 19 9 p.m. – Davison/Smith play Basie – Group of 7 mainstream jazz musicians led by trpt/sax £20 – RESERVATIONS

Sun 20 1:30 p.m. – Lunchtime Special: Rachel Sutton, Jo Harrop and Eileen Hunter: ‘Once More’ £15 – RESERVATIONS

8 p.m. – Liana Carroll – vocal/piano led modern jazz feat. Roger Carey – bass; Russell Field – drums £18 – RESERVATIONS

Poster for the LJF series of 606


Friday 11e :
Imaani and special guest Joy Rose Tonight, the 606 Club presents Imani, the more sheSpecial guest: Joy Rose . Both Imaani and Joy are star performers with iconic band Incognito – it promises to be a world-class soul and R&B night!“The beautiful voice of Imaani”DJ Times;[Joy Rose] “ is simply breathtaking”

Smooth Jazz nowSat 12e : The Peter King Memorial Sax Summit feat.
Mornington Lockett with the

Trio Deschanel Gordon and special guests A stunning 4 sax front line withMornington Locket , Karen Sharp, Simon Allen and Graeme Blevins, accompanied by BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Deschanel Gordon and his trio. “Lockett…plays with tremendous ease and dynamism” Evening Standard; “Gordon… the pianist to watch”

London jazzSun 13 e lunch:

World Heartbeat and the Julian Joseph Academy present “The Next Generation”

This afternoon’s music features young students from World Heart Beat Music Academy and Julian Joseph Academy presenting their “The Next Generation” program. So if you want to experience the next generation of jazz musicians, this is the concert for you!Sun 13 e evening:

Anita Wardell “Tribute to Betty Carter” Winner of two BBC Jazz Awards and a British Jazz Award for ‘Best Female Jazz Singer’, singer Anita Wardell celebrates the artistry of jazz legend Betty Carter. “…the most creative jazz singer in London” Evening Standard; “a model of the art of the Jazz singer”

GuardianMon 14e :

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

GuardianTue 15e :

“Night Dreamer” by Phil Robson, tribute to Miles & Wayne Shorter feat. John Toussaint Multi-award winning guitarist/composer Phil Robson and his friends come together to pay tribute to the great saxophonist, composer and living legend, Wayne Shorter. Fittingly, the evening will feature the wonderful tenor saxophone playing of former Art Blakey member and full-fledged frontman Jean Toussaint. “Robson works impeccably”

AllAboutJazzWed 16e :

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

BeBop spoken hereGame 17e :

Lew Tabackin American saxophonist and flutist Lew Tabackin has recorded over 30 albums as a leader and has won numerous Downbeat Critics and Readers polls (including the Critics Poll on Flute). With rare eloquence on both instruments, he is world class.“Tabackin… a master of jazz

” Saxophone DiaryFri 18e :

Samara with special guest Adriano Adewale “Samara” is a jazz/latin group led by the 606 Club’sSteve Rubie . With the Brazilian singerCaroline Lelis their special guest is the Afro-Brazilian percussionist/composer Adrian Adewale(AKA Trio, Bobby McFerrin).“ Crunchy Latin Jazz Quintet » Free time; ‘”Adewale… an invaluable asset”

GuardianSat 19e :

Davison/Smith play Basie This newly formed 7-piece band, led by trumpeter James Davison & with saxophonist Thomas Smith will play music from Count Basie’s library, specifically from his 1962 album “Count Basie and the Kansas City 7”. Stunning! “Davison…in particularly fine form with an emotional…effervescent…exciting trumpet solo”

The Jazz MannSun 20 e lunch:
Rachel Sutton, Jo Harrop and Eileen Hunter: “Again” Three of the 606 Club’s favorite singers, Rachel Sutton, Jo Harrop and Eileen Hunter, perform timeless vocal jazz standards. A gourmet and fun afternoon!“Sutton…must see”cabaret scenes; “Harrop…singing sensation”BeBop spoken here;[Hunter]” … amazing musician”

JazzFMSun 20 e evening:

Liana Carroll World-class performer,Liana Carroll The powerful blues-tinged vocals, combined with loud piano playing and thrilling infectious material, not to mention a wicked sense of humor, make for a truly standout gig.“Liane Carroll… she magically seems to be made of music”

The Observer


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