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 14 Dec - Muntu Valdo
Cameroonian Muntu Valdo mixes African traditions with striking modernity, and technical mastery, to create sun-kissed groove heavy Sawa Blues. Using his guitar, harmonica and stunning vocals, his mesmerising music juxtaposes his raw, passionate voice and intensely emotive melodies, intricate African guitar lines with an ingenious use of loops and effects.
Muntu has performed around the world with some of the great names of African and international music, including Ali Farka Touré, Manu Dibango, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Damon Albarn, Richard Bona and Lucinda Williams.
Joining Muntu on stage in December is Jansen Santana on Drums and percussion, and Mulele Matondo on bass and guitar. Don't miss this trio's heavy hitting and beautiful sound - it will take you on a musical journey.
Music to banish sadnessThe Times
E15 Jazz Sessions continues throughout our new season:
Fri 18 Jan
Fri 15 Mar
Fri 19 Apr
Fri 17 May
Fri 14 Jun
Fri 19 Jul
Check back soon for the full line-up.