E15 Jazz Sessions showcase live contemporary jazz from a mix of established international musicians and bright new talent in Stratford’s regular jazz night.
We’re happy to announce the artists performing from April - July:
Fri 20 Apr - Guido Spannocchi’s trio Ahead Only
A group of musicians influenced by Lee Konitz’s works and Ornette Coleman’s aesthetics, their sound is a combination of solid structures and chord changes with various avant garde elements.
Fri 18 May - Clement Regert’s Wild Card
A sound that fuses urban rhythms, hard bop and grooves with Latin and jazz attitude. Expect to hear their famous mix of Afro-jazz, hard bop, samba and raw funk numbers.
Fri 15 Jun - Deppa and Hirst Band
Led by Claude Deppa (trumpet) and Clare Hirst (saxophone), the band perform eclectic compositions ranging from township jive to Brazilian samba and Jamaican reggae.
Fri 20 Jul - Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
The internationally renowned harpist celebrates the extraordinary music of legendary jazz musicians John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and others with her acclaimed quartet.