Jazz in the Round
Jez Nelson with the last-ever edition including Jazz in the Round, featuring Empirical, Django Bates and improv from Evan Parker, Orphy Robinson, Laura Jurd and Alexander Hawkins.
Jez Nelson presents a special edition of his monthly live event, Jazz in the Round, from the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, for the final edition of Jazz on 3, which makes way for a new jazz programme beginning next week.
Seeing Jazz on 3 off in style is an all-star line-up, including MOBO-winning four-piece Empirical, who perform tracks from latest album Connection. Typically experimental, their compositions range from angular and aggressive to ambient, evoking the straight-ahead jazz tradition as well as avant-gardists such as Ornette Coleman and Vijay Iyer.
Also on the bill is a rare solo performance from revered British pianist Django Bates and a set of spontaneous improv from a multi-generational super-group comprising saxophonist Evan Parker, the marimba of Orphy Robinson, trumpeter Laura Jurd and pianist Alexander Hawkins.