English session line-up for Birmingham unveiled

Jazz Connective moves on from Dublin to Birmingham and London next month before reaching a climax in Lyon. Here's what's in place: Sunday 8 March Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern. Welcome Event at Mama Roux’s. Olivia Murphy and a new collaboration between

Published: 10 Feb 2020. Updated: 2 years.

Jazz Connective moves on from Dublin to Birmingham and London next month before reaching a climax in Lyon.

Here's what's in place:

Sunday 8 March

Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern.

Welcome Event at Mama Roux’s.

Olivia Murphy and a new collaboration between Stella Roberts and Meesha Fones.

Monday 9 March

We Insist! Social Inclusion through Creative Music workshop held on a canal boat.

Pop-up performance at Symphony Hall building by Jazzlines Ensembles musicians.

Public round table: Undivided, building musical communities to discuss the class divide and diversity, festival programming and inclusion.

Drinks reception in Symphony Hall Director Lounge.

Concert in Symphony Hall with Bowrain / Sara Colman / Riverloam Trio + Paul Dunmall and Sarah Farmer.

Tuesday 10 March

Workshop on Emergence, building the next generation of talent.

Tour of the Library of Birmingham.

Workshop on the Birmingham Scene and a discussion.

Matthew Jacobson and Percy Pursglove / Chris Mapp plus others.

Hare & Hounds concert featuring Anne Quiller, Watchdog duo, Ashley Allen, Rosie Tee.

Spotted Dog jam session.

Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March

The festival moves to London and to the most significant and longest established crucible of the free-jazz and improv scene anywhere in the UK, the Vortex, long since moved from Stoke Newington, now in Dalston. See the club website for more details when released.

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A Trane, Berlin 25 February: Quiana Lynell, a very gifted US singer who will be playing with pianist Daniel Meinecke, bassist Jasen Weaver and drummer Charles Burchell.

Bix, Stuttgart 12 Feb: Kendrick Scott Oracle, edgy US drummer-composer Scott, and his high-octane band.

Blue Note, Milan 25 Feb: Roberta Gambarini, the swinging Italian-US singer known for her work with Roy Hargrove and Hank Jones.

Clamores, Madrid 20 Feb: Nérija, much fêted breathrough UK stars getting the word out.

Jazzhus, Montmartre, Copenhagen 22 Feb: Sharón Clark, in the US singer's band is the great Byron Wallen 4 Corners drummer Rod Youngs.

Jazzkeller, Frankfurt 28 Feb: Jeremy Pelt-George Cables-Ray Drummond Trio. Pelt's latest album The Art of Intimacy, vol. 1 is yet another career peak.

Le Périscope, Lyon 26 March: Yves Robert Trio Bassist Bruno Chevillon and drummer Cyril Atef join top trombonist Robert.

Vortex, London 24 Feb: Penge Triangle Are Steve Watts on bass and Roy Dodds on drums the only adults in the room? They join Paganini of Penge Dylan Bates in ivory-tickling guise instead of his more usual violinist persona for a made-for-nightbus evening of outrageous tinkling.

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