Events

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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Musica con Moto at the OSO 2

Bogdan Suciu presents a unique combination of virtuoso classical piano and physical movement based on Tai-Chi, Parkour, Capoeira, Hip-Hop and Breakdancing

Bogdan Suciu – piano

 

Tickets: £14 (concessions £12) / £15 on the door

 

Musica con Moto at the OSO 1

Bogdan Suciu presents a unique combination of virtuoso classical piano and physical movement based on Tai-Chi, Parkour, Capoeira, Hip-Hop and Breakdancing

Bogdan Suciu – piano

 

Tickets: £14 (concessions £12) / £15 on the door

 

Classic Gershwin at the OSO

7 Star Arts most popular production returns to the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes where it received its world premiere in 2014.

‘Classic Gershwin’ weaves the vibrant music of the ever-popular composer George Gershwin with his fascinating life story from birth in the colourful, teeming New York of 1898 to his tragically early death in 1937.

With prize-winning pianist and renowned Gershwin interpreter Viv McLean and RSC, National Theatre and TV actress Susan Porrett as narrator, this mixed-genre concert presents an intriguing, eclectic mix of Gershwin’s music from the much-loved Rhapsody in Blue, I got Rhythm Variations, The Man I Love and Swanee to the rarely-played classical Preludes.

Tickets £14 in advance / £15 on the door

 

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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

 

Theo May’s Odd Unit at The Jazz Room

Theo May’s original music for Odd Unit is rich weave of Jazz, Folk and Classical music – difficult to pigeon-hole into any one genre, but immediately recognisable and striking in its energy and originality. High octane and fiercely frenetic folk-like dances contrast with dark and mysterious soundscapes and painfully melancholic and lyrical pieces.

Brought to life by a fantastic line-up of young players from the London Jazz scene, and led by Theo’s highly individual violin playing, this music is sure to excite and thrill listeners from all musical backgrounds. They have been played on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, and will release their first album next year.

Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door

 

 

Theo May

Sophie Simonds & her Band at The Jazz Room

We’re delighted to welcome back  Sophie Simonds and her band to The Jazz Room

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sophie Simonds has been a musician all her life, playing six instruments by the time she was 11, before going on to start working as a session saxophonist at the age of 18. Inspired by the likes of Gregory Porter, Pink, Amy Winehouse and Bishop Briggs, with a backing of old school jazz influences like Muddy Waters and Miles Davis, as well as artists like Otis Redding and Tracy Chapman, Sophie writes mostly Blues, Rock and Neo-Soul, but being a saxophonist at heart, Sophie always finds a way to fit in a Blues riff, and a saxophone solo or two!

Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door