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.
Sara Colman top, photo saracolman.com