KLEZMER! with Ismena at The Jazz Room

After a sell-out concert at the iconic Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head in Barnes, Ismena will be returning on Monday the 23rd of December with the sometimes uplifting and sometimes haunting music of the Eastern European shtetl and the medieval Spain.

Vocalist Maya Levy weaves a fascinating tale of these long-ago worlds while clarinettist Livia Frankish wails, guitarist Eyal Pik serenades and cellist Mayda Narvey straddles the support of stand up bass and the interweaving melodies of the violin.
Come prepared to laugh, cry and stamp your feet.
Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door



Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Working under various restrictions in different centuries and cultures, Jewish musicians (klezmorim) developed their own unique voice inspired by the local musical styles.

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Rowan Hudson at The Jazz Room

We are delighted to welcome back young jazz pianist and composer Rowan Hudson with his ensemble

Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door


Hudson delivers a project full of cool jazz harmonies, pictorial sounds tinted with Delius-esque passages, and humorous textures. – review of Rowan Hudson’s debut album Passing Ships by ArtMuseLondon

Rowan Hudson is a pianist and composer working within Jazz and Minimalist music. Moving to London in mid-2011, he studied Jazz at Middlesex University and since then has formed several groups and played with some of London’s leading musicians as well as touring Germany and the UK.

His main creative outlet is his Passing Ships, a 5 piece group put together to perform his music. As well this Rowan leads his own Piano trio featuring JJ Stillwell (Bass) and Angus Bishop (Drums). He also plays in the 6 piece Jazz group Nattacackle and works as the pianist for the singer Richard Hadfield.

His debut album Passing Ships was released in spring 2019