Tom Farmer, Chris Biscoe, Buckley and Siegel: East Side club highlights

We've all heard about the big-name clubs Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex, 6, et al on any self-respecting jazz fans' regular visiting roster wishing to be on top of the latest and greatest. The most epic jazz as we all surely know happens anywhere and …

Published: 6 Oct 2021. Updated: 21 days.

We've all heard about the big-name clubs Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex, 6, et al on any self-respecting jazz fans' regular visiting roster wishing to be on top of the latest and greatest. The most epic jazz as we all surely know happens anywhere and everywhere if you get lucky. And what about the valiant Cinderellas still on the bucket list, amigo, amiga, when you get your skates on next before the inevitable final croak disturbs the unsuspecting curtain twitcher stalwarts of the neighbourhood watch? East Side, in Leytonstone, has a strong line-up coming up this autumn for instance. Empirical bassist Tom Farmer (photo: empiricalmusic.com), reedist Chris Biscoe and the sensational sax summitry that is Buckley and Siegel in quartet formation and featuring the great drummer Gene Calderazzo are among club highlights soon.

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The club is located in London E11, a neighbourhood not far from where the great Kenny Wheeler lived for very many years. East Side attenshun is in an ex-serviceman's club tucked in behind the Red Lion and handy come falling out time for, hopefully not literally down, the tube. Check the graphic above for what's on at a glance. Book

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Wigmore Hall appearance - big one - tonight by jazz giants Christian McBride and Jason Moran: go hear

One of the biggest gigs, one that happens even to be a duo, this year on the London jazz scene is in prospect tonight with the appearance at revered classical venue Wigmore Hall of the world's greatest jazz double bassist of his generation …

Published: 6 Oct 2021. Updated: 21 days.

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One of the biggest gigs, one that happens even to be a duo, this year on the London jazz scene is in prospect tonight with the appearance at revered classical venue Wigmore Hall of the world's greatest jazz double bassist of his generation Christian McBride in duo with the Selma film composer and genius Thelonious Monk-and-Fats Waller-reimaginer, pianist Jason Moran. McBride and his band Inside Straight have a new album Live at the Village Vanguard which dates back to a 2014 recording at the world's greatest jazz club the Village Vanguard in New York released by the bassist's long time label Mack Avenue on 26 November. Can't make the gig? Moran returns to London next month in another headline-grabbing duo this time with Fire Music éminence grise the iconoclastic New Thing giant Archie Shepp at the EFG London Jazz Festival on 12 November. Tickets

Jason Moran above left and Christian McBride Photo graphic: Mondriaan Jazz Festival.