presented by George Crowley
SEAN GIBBS QUINTET
Trumpet player and composer Sean Gibbs (known for his work with Fervour, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Calum Gourlay Big Band and many more) leads a new quintet made up of top players on the London jazz scene.
They perform Sean's original music,
characterised by lyrical melodies, strong grooves and a deep connection to the blues.
Also featured is music by some of Sean’s favourite composers, including lesser heard gems fromthe likes of Duke Ellington and Fred Hersch.
RUPERT COX’S SHELFLESS
Rising star pianist and composer presents a collaborative quartet featuring some of the most exciting young musicians on the London scene, with a piano / guitar frontline purpose built for striking melodies, harmonies and beautiful, driving compositions.
ALICE LEGGETT QUARTET
A prominent newer voice on the London jazz scene who has appeared with musicians such as Mark Lockheart and Seb Rochford, saxophonist Alice Leggett leads her Quartet through originals and arrangements of choice classics, for an enticing blend of contemporary and classic jazz worlds.
AGILE EXPERIMENTS: SOUND & MOVEMENT
A return for drummer / bassist / producer Dave De Rose’s Agile Experiments imprint as part of a new residency, with a twist exclusive to the Empire: the improvised sets will be completed with improvised dance, on this occasion from the brilliant Kasia Witek.
presented by Hannes Riepler
Come and enjoy playful vibes and extraordinary music
at this Hannes Riepler led weekly music highlight.
A caliber of it's own!