EFG London Jazz Festival


For 10 days in November, The Forge will be hosting events as part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2016. We’re proud to be a part of this acclaimed and established event once again:

Friday 11th Nov • 8pmSambroso Presents: Soothsayers meets Wu-lu
London’s top afro/reggae/jazz/dub/funk band Soothsayers join forces with producer and bassist Wu-Lu, with electronics by Hector Plimmer, to create a unique, must-see collaboration.
£15 adv / £12 conc • Buy Tickets

Saturday 12th Nov • 2pm – Ollie Howell
A multi-award-winning drummer, instrumentalist, composer, producer and broadcaster, blessed with the gift of feeling and harmony, Ollie Howell is establishing a name for himself both in the UK and internationally.
£10 advance • Buy Tickets.

Saturday 12th Nov • 8pm – Kutunoka Project + Tony Dudu
The Kutonoka Project is an afro-jazz musical project where the compositions fuse the ethnic rhythms of Angola with jazz, makossa, funk, samba, rhumba and more.
£13 advance • Buy Tickets
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Sunday 13th • 2pm
 – Ivo Neame & Maciek Pysz
In this new collaboration, guitarist Pysz and pianist Neame explore the many avenues of expression offered by this unique combination of instruments.
£10 advance • Buy Tickets
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Sunday 13th Nov • 6.30pm
John Cervantes
Pianist John Cervantes presents a brand new show for 2016, an intoxicating mesh of handclaps, foot stamps, jazz harmony, improvisation and dance, in collaboration with our monthly flamenco night España on Fire!
£7 on the door • Buy Tickets
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Wednesday 16th Nov • 8pmShez Raja Collective
Virtuoso bass player Shez Raja and his world-class band perform their unique brand of powerhouse Indo-jazz funk. For this date, they celebrate the release of Raja’s highly-acclaimed album, Gurutopia.
£10 • Buy Tickets
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Fusing Romanian and Moldovan folk music and sophisticated, grooving jazz, Trigon make sparky and surprising music that sounds like what might have come about had gypsy maestros Taraf de Haidouks.
£12 to 15 advance • Buy Tickets
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Friday 18th Nov • 8pmFunkiwala Sounds
Featuring new releases and live previews of up and coming releases from Funkiwala Records – with a host of innovative musical heavyweights from afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi to Cuban Rumba and Afro-Jazz.
£12 advance • Buy Tickets
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Saturday 19th Nov • 2pmJoanna Wallfisch
With a new album released in July named Gardens in my Mind, Joanna Wallfisch features her signature pure vocals, poetic lyrics and lush piano and string quartet arrangements Wallfisch blurs the boundaries between the classical, jazz and singer-songwriter worlds.
£10 advance • Buy Tickets
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Saturday 19th Nov • 8pmOshun, We Bow To You 
A fabulous night dedicated to Ochùn, the Patroness of Cuba. Bassist Gary Crosby, saxophonist Denys Baptiste and rumba legends Gerardo & Su Rumbache mix elements from the heart of Afro-Cuban percussion with classical music and jazz.
£12 advance • Buy Tickets
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 A unique collaboration between artists Randolph Matthews and Cleveland Watkiss
£10 advance • Buy Tickets
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Sunday 20th Nov • 8pm Sambroso Presents: Ariwo
As part of the London Jazz Festival, Ariwo bring you their dancefloor-shuddering live performance, which balances the street sounds of Cuba’s folkloric music with live electronic processing and a heavy jazz influence.
£12 advance • Buy Tickets