E15 Jazz Sessions showcase live contemporary jazz from a mix of established international musicians and bright new talent in Stratford's regular jazz night.
Fri 15 Jun
Join us for an evening of vibrant world music from the 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. Completing the lineup is pianist; composer and broadcaster Andrea Vicari and multibassist Dorian Lockett on electric bass. The drum chair is shared between Brian Abrahams and Jordan Hadfield (when Brian is on international duties).
Fri 20 Jul
Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska celebrates the extraordinary music of legendary jazz musicians John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane and others with her acclaimed quartet.
Consisting of award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi, bass player/composer Larry Bartley and drummer Joel Prime, the quartet's recent opening performance for Pharaoh Sanders at The Barbican, during The EFG London Jazz Festival, has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards.
Everyone plays with total commitment and the result is fresh sounding, intense and utterly compelling.The Verdict