Seed Ensemble, Jazz Cafe, 24.11.19

Seed Ensemble are a wonderful reinvention of the big band and with serious intent ! Faced with a wall of music stands I almost put my camera away, but  got lucky with a couple of shots of Seed Ensembles leader Cassie Kinoshi and the terrific guitarist Shirley Tetteh.

Binker Golding, Jazz Cafe,  24.11.19

Binker was playing with Daniel Casimir's Trio.

Dave Douglas, 'Engage Tour'. Jazz Cafe. 21.7.19

Prolific trumpeter Dave Douglas, with his is brilliant band including personal favorite, Jeff Parker on guitar, as well as Tomeka Reid : cello, Nick Dunstan : bass, Kate Gentile : drums

Pyjean at the Jazz Cafe,

Dylan Jones : trumpet, Ben Vize : sax, Dani Diodato : guitar, Ben Crane : bass & Charlie Hutchinson : drums.

Boogarins at the Jazz Cafe, 17.7.19

Brazilian psych rock , yes ! Dinho Almeida : guitar, Benke Ferrari : guitar, Raphael : bass & Ynaia Benthroldo ; drums.

Charles Tolliver All Stars, Jazz Cafe, 8.11.19

Legendary trumpet player and co-founder of Strata-East Records Charles Tolliver. Jesse Davis: sax, Buster Williams: bass, Lenny White: drums & Keith Brown: keys.

Nihilism at Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho) 11.4.19

Exciting new band with Deji Ijishakin on tenor sax, Benjamin Appiah on drums, Saskia Horton playing violin, Christopher Luu on bass & Lorenz Okello-Osengor on keys.

Denys Baptiste, Jazz Cafe, 23.5.19

The mesmerizing Denys Baptiste withe a terrific band playing as part of the London Saxophone Festival. Larry Bartey on bass ,Nikki Yeoh on keys and Rod Youngs on drums.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Jazz Cafe, 7.5.19

Ruby Rushton album launch at XOYO 5.4.19

Launch of 'Ironside' by Ruby Rushton with Nick Walters on trumpet, Aidan Shepherd on keys, Tim Carnegie on drums and of course tenderlonious playing flute, soprano & keys.

Etuk Ubong at The Jazz Cafe 4.4.19

Gifted Nigerian trumpeter playing tunes by Hugh Masekela.

Ms Maurice at Poplar Union, 22.3.19

Super talented trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey's band Ms Maurice at the Poplar Union, presented by Jazz Herstory. Artie Zaitz on guitar, Renato Paris on keys, Arthur O'Hara on bass and the fantastic Benjamin Appiah on drums. 

Rosie Turton at Poplar Union 22.2.19

Wonderful trombonist Rosie Turton, presented by Jazz Herstory with Johanna Burnheart on violin, Maria Chiara Argiro on keys, Twm Dylan on bass & Jake Long on drums.

Ife Ogunjobi at Pizza Expres Live 8.2.19

Talented trumpeter Ife Ogunjobi playing at Pizza Express Live, Dean Street, London. Deschanel Gordon on keys, Seth Tackerberry on bass, Zoe Pascal on drums and Richie Seivwright on vocals.