Stratford Circus Arts Centre

E15 Jazz Sessions

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    £10 in advance / £12 on the door

E15 Jazz Sessions showcase live contemporary jazz from a mix of established international musicians and bright new talent in Stratford's regular jazz night.

Upcoming Dates

Fri 20 Sep - Georgia Mancio
Fri 11 Oct - Just East
Fri 22 Nov - Mikele Montolli Trio
Fri 13 Dec - Dave O'Higgins Quartet

Fri 20 Sep - Georgia Mancio

Award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist and producer Georgia Mancio is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. With music influenced by classic jazz and Latin sounds, her performances are always stamped with emotional integrity. She will be joined on stage with her quartet featuring Kate Williams on piano, Conor Chaplin on bass, and Dave Ohm on drums.

The Parliamentary, British Jazz and Urban Music Awards- nominated vocalist releases her 7th album this year: Finding Home is co-produced with pianist/composer Kate Williams and her acclaimed Four Plus Three ensemble, and classical guitarist John Williams. It follows her seminal Songbook (2017) co-written with Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent, launched at a sold out headline show at Ronnie Scott’s, with subsequent performances across Europe and the US.

[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkable versatility.

The Observer

Fri 11 Oct - Just East

Gaining a reputation in the early 90s as one of the first and best groups to explore the connections between jazz and klezmer, Just East quickly developed a unique sound, drawing influences from a range of musical styles.

Now, the band has an off-beam take on contemporary music, incorporating world, folk, prog and classical influences in their impressionistic style. Composition and improvisation are seamlessly linked together in their music, an approach that has led to favourable comparisons with fusion pioneers Weather Report and prog rock innovators Gong.

Joining the core line-up of saxophonist Jeremy Shoham, percussionist Rick Finlay and bassist Phil Scragg, in their third and latest incarnation the band welcome piano virtuoso Tim Lapthorn into the band.

A restlessly virtuosic display of exceptionally punchy rhythmic precision and tight but flighty improvisation.


Fri 22 Nov - Mikele Montolli Trio

Mikele Montolli's music is based on Afro-American tradition fused with years of classical training and experimental form-free music. Studying violin from the age of seven, and later switching to electric base, gave him an extensive musical vocabulary.

Since joining the London Jazz scene in 2010, Mikele has toured various Jazz and World music festivals all over Europe, America, Asia and the Balkan Peninsula. He has performed and recorded with The Sun Ra Arkestra, Knoel Scott Quartet, Julie Dexter, Heidi Vogel, Don Menza, Charlie Stacey, Sorin Zlat and Federico De Vittor.

Fri 13 Dec - Dave O'Higgins Quartet

With his clear sense of melodic development and adventure, saxophonist Dave O’Higgins has a highly personal and recognisable sound. A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration and development with a deep respect for the tradition of the music.

Made up of the finest UK-based musicians at the peak of their distinguished careers, the quartet plays swing music with a jazz style firmly in the harmonic and melodic tradition. Led by Dave, the quartet includes pianist Graham Harvey, bassist Geoff Gascoyne and Sebastiaan de Krom on drums. They will be playing a mixture of new originals and standards from their latest recording.

O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.

The Observer
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  • Fri 11 October 20198:00pmJust East
  • Fri 22 November 20198:00pmMikele Montolli Trio
  • Fri 13 December 20198:00pmDave O'Higgins Quartet