UK JAZZ PLUS SESSIONS
Doors 19:00 | Stage 19:45 | Each set approx 50 min with 20 min interval
15TH - 19TH NOV 2022
JAZZ is enjoying a huge renaissance, especially among young home-grown talent. The abundance of jazz courses has created not only an educational foundation for this genre, but a thriving and exciting community amongst its players.
From diverse ethnic groups comes the emergence of a new band of UK Jazz Singer Songwriters conveying their cultural influences and creating a new hybrid space between jazz, RnB, hip hop, avant-garde, art-pop.
The spirit of this new dawn of Jazz is curated by Martha D Lewis for UK Jazz Plus Sessions in association with Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale and EFG London Jazz Festival.
During this 30th Anniversary of the Festival, Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale will host four nights of exceptional genre-busting UK JAZZ PLUS SESSIONS.
UK JAZZ PLUS SESSIONS
Presenting a season of singer-songwriter jazz. This programme is curated by Martha D Lewis for UK Jazz Plus Sessions in association with Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale and EFG London Jazz Festival
About the curator
Martha D Lewis is the curator of UK Jazz Plus Sessions.
Martha D Lewis is a British-born Cypriot recording artist of jazz and world music since early 1990s, whose career was notably launched with the trail blazing award-winning music-comedy duo Donna & Kebab in the early 1990s. The duo recorded three albums and a DVD of their show ‘Live at the Hackney Empire’ and garnered some 15 TV appearances and performances at Royal Festival Hall Glastonbury, Reading Festivals et al.
Martha’s solo career was launched in late 1990’s with numerous commissions for music composition for the Arts Council, PRS Foundation, London Arts Board, amongst others, as well as title and incidental music for theatre film and documentaries.
In a career spanning several decades, her debut solo release ‘‘Café Aman-Double Life’ was awarded ‘Best Album of the Year’ by BBC Radio in 2007, and the classic re-imagined Greek blues album ‘Homage to Roza’ in 2015. Martha continues to release new music, with her latest work ‘ALL THAT YOU SEE’ released in 2022.
About EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital's biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK's landmark music events.
The festival was created in 1992 by live international music producers, SERIOUS. The festival emerged from the long-standing Camden Jazz Week which was created in 1970; with the active support of the London Arts Board (now Arts Council England, London). SERIOUS - who had for some years produced the Camden Jazz Week - engineered a transition that saw the evolution of the festival.
Taking a mix of international and British artists and a commitment to education activity, the London Jazz Festival began to spread its wings.
The aims of the festival still remain the same today; celebrating the place of jazz in a city which is at ease with its rich cultural diversity, and drawing in a multitude of venues across London who present the music, week in, week out, throughout the year.
About Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale
Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale is an arts organisation founded in 1957 by actor, writer and campaigner George Eugeniou, alongside a group of actors. It has been an independent theatre space since the early 60s. Now, it is presenting an exciting new season of music and theatre performances.