NEWS: Pizza Express announces its 45-gig EFG London Jazz Fest Programme (16 to 25 November)

Sheila Jordan - who will be celebrating her 90th birthday
Photo credit: OhWeh/ Creative Commons

Pizza Express has just announced its most extensive programme ever for the EFG London Jazz Festival: 45 gigs at its three live music venues in Central London (Dean Street, Kings Road and Holborn), all of which are now on sale. Sebastian Scotney reports: 

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Jeff 'Tain' Watts Trio with Kurt Rosenwinkel
- Dave Liebman and Marc Copland Duo
- Christian Sands Trio
- Cyrille Aimee
- Klemens Marktl (band includes Logan Richardson)
- Jeff Williams Trio
- A celebration in person of Sheila Jordan's 90th Birthday at the Pheasantry
- Andy Sheppard
- ECM artist Wolfert Brederode
- Spanish harmonica player Antonio Serrano

Dean Street also has free lunchtime gigs from Monday 19 to Friday 23, including guitarist Ant Law, Swedish saxophonist Thomas Backman. There are also four midnight shows there hosted by Jay Phelps - with special guests.

FULL PROGRAMME

PIZZAEXPRESS JAZZ CLUB, SOHO


Friday 16 (7pm) – Christian Sands Trio
Friday 16 (10pm) – Christian Sands Trio
Friday 16 (midnight) – Jay Phelps and Friends


Saturday 17 (1:30pm) – Harry Bolt Quartet
Saturday 17 (7pm) – Marc Copland & Dave Liebman Duo
Saturday 17 (10pm) – Marc Copland & Dave Liebman Duo
Saturday 17 (midnight) – Jay Phelps and Friends


Sunday 18 (1:30pm) – Phil Robson Quartet featuring Jed Levy
Sunday 18 (8pm) – Antonio Serrano


Monday 19 (1pm) – Ant Law Quartet featuring Scott Flanagan
Monday 19 (8:30pm) – Maria Chiara Argiro Group
Tuesday 20 (1pm) – Alyn Cosker Group
Tuesday 20 (6pm) – Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Trio featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel
Tuesday 20 (9pm) – Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts Trio featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel


Wednesday 21 (1pm) – Lorraine Baker’s Eden
Wednesday 21 (8:30pm) – Wolfert Brederode Trio
Thursday 22 (1pm) – Al MacSween
Thursday 22 (8:30pm) – Klemens Marktl Four (with Logan Richardson, Alex Garnett, Michael Janisch)
Thursday 22 (midnight) – Mark Kavuma
Friday 23 (1pm) – Thomas Backman
Friday 23 (7pm) – Shez Raja
Friday 23 (10pm) – Shez Raja
Friday 23 (midnight) – Jay Phelps and Friends


Saturday 24 (1:30pm) – Duncan Eagles Quartet
Saturday 24 (7pm) – Andy Sheppard with Espen Erikssen
Saturday 24 (10pm) – Andy Sheppard with Espen Erikssen
Saturday 24 (midnight) – Jay Phelps and Friends


Sunday 25 (12:30pm) – Jeff Williams Trio
Sunday 25 (6pm) – Cyrille Aimee
Sunday 25 (9pm) – Cyrille Aimee


THE PHEASANTRY


Friday 16 – Hanna Svensson
Saturday 17 – Laila Biali Trio
Sunday 18 – Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown
Monday 19 – Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown
Tuesday 20 –Ast /Gutierrez Duo with Tori Freestone
Wednesday 21 – Zoe Francis and Jim Mullen Trio
Thursday 22 – ISQ
Friday 23 – Julia Biel
Saturday 24 – Briežkalns Quintet featuring Kristine Praulina
Sunday 25 – Cecilia Stalin


HOLBORN

Friday 16 – Seven Eyes + Randolph Matthews
Saturday 17 – Natacha Atlas
Sunday 18 – Omer Avital Qantar
Monday 19 – Vula
Tuesday 20 – Itamar Borochov
(pp)

LINK: Pizza Express programme with booking links

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