PREVIEW : Andy Emler at the South Ken Kids Festival, (Institut Francais Sat 22 Nov)

Andy Emler. Photo Credit: Christian Ducasse

French composer/pianist Andy Emler, leader of the Megaoctet, a major figure in French jazz, a larger-than-life character, "original, inventive, generous..." will be in London for the first time in four years, and in an unusual context. It actually occurs during the EFG London Jazz Festival, but as part of a different festival, the South Ken Kids Festival. Children 3 and above welcome.

The blurb makes it sound irresistible. Emler will "produce a wild improvisation in tune with our guest illustrators, bringing your suggestions to life on the big screen! Imagine crazy clowns dancing to quirky crotchets or sniggering snakes rising to slippery scales… Find out what happens when music and illustration meet — you’re in for a treat!"

Andy Emler at the South Ken Kids Festival
LINKS Andy Emler plays McCoy Tyner
Review of a documentary film about the Megaoctet


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