LIVE GIGS: Nu Troop, Jazz Jamaica, Nérija, Ezra Collective and more

We’re slowly settling back in after a glorious summer and are feeling a slight autumnal tinge in the air.  Plenty of gigs coming up by several of our various ensembles over the next three months (more than 30 events in fact!) and more than 25% of these shows are £FREE! So please be nice and tell your family and friends, and help us spread the good news!

For full listings, go to our What’s On page.

This Friday 12 September you can see Jazz Jamaica at the £FREE Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival with support from our own homegrown, Ezra Collective. Go, go, go! It’s gonna be fun!


We’re looking forward to seeing Gary Crosby re-shape his Nu Troop jazz ensemble for a wonderful tribute to Charles Mingus at PizzaExpress Jazz Club in London’s Soho on Monday 15 September. They’ll be playing some fabulous music from the Mingus Moves album.

Line-up on the night: Gary Crosby (double bass), Alex Ho (piano), Eddie Hick (drums), Yazz Ahmed (trumpet), Aleksandra Topczewska (alto sax), Binker Golding (tenor sax), with a guest appearance by Cherise Adams-Burnett (vocals)


And we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to do a series of Tomorrow’s Warriors presents… showcases at the fabulous Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London’s Soho on 1-3 October when our Warriors will perform the opening set for Britain’s favourite jazz dance band, JAZZ JAMAICAJazz Jamaica will be marking 75 Years of the iconic Blue Note jazz label with their BLUE NOTE BLUE BEAT set while Tomorrow’s Warriors presents…

NÉRIJA (1 Oct): Nubya Garcia (alto sax), Cassie Kinoshi (tenor sax), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Rosie Turton (trombone), Shirley Tetteh (guitar), Inga Eichler (double bass), Lizy Exell (drums)

TW (2 Oct): Peter Edwards (piano), Aleksandra Topczewska (alto sax), Daniel Casimir (double bass), Moses Boyd (drums)

EZRA COLLECTIVE (3 Oct): Dylan Jones (trumpet), James Mollison (tenor sax), Joe Armon-Jones (piano), TJ Koleoso (bass guitar), Femi Koleoso (drums)

Click here to book to see Jazz Jamaica and our Warriors at Ronnie Scotts


Also on 2 October, Nérija and Ezra Collective perform a double-bill at the Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking, Surrey. This promises to be an exciting showcase of fresh, young jazz talent so, if you’re in that neck of the woods on the 2nd, please do go along to support the musicians and the club.

More news to follow. Soon come…!