In a society geared almost exclusively toward the technological, ECHT! forges a different path. ECHT!, as the word in Dutch implies, is all about the real thing. And the real thing is explosive jazz, infused with bursts of electronica and hip hop. A performance by the Brussel-based quartet is similar to the way a DJ’s set […]

Daniel Casimir

You know him as the enormous figure standing upright with his big bass behind Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones and Ashley Henry. But Daniel Casimir is a great artist within his own right and now is the time to join his fellow London luminaries at the forefront of jazz as a bandleader. It might be due […]

Ben Marc


Not many will ever be able to say that they have played with the likes of Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, R&B singer and soul goddess Tina Turner, Ethiopian Jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, Afro-Futurists from Sun Ra Arkestra and UK Grime legend Dizzee Rascal. British bass player Ben Marc is one of those rare talents who can. […]

Ashley Henry


Classically trained, London shaped. Ashley Henry is just another product of the incredible musical cauldron that is the UK capital. His skills on the piano are beyond dispute, but the way he merges hip hop (check that cover of Nas’ The World Is Yours!!!), soul and UK garage into one delicious hot pot is what […]

Alfa Mist


He seemingly came out of nowhere, but from his first release it was clear that Alfa Mist was here to stay. Three albums in, his mellow-y and lushly orchestrated view on jazz music never seizes to amaze. We are thrilled to say that he will return to our festival on Saturday 19 November. Sometimes the […]

Balimaya Project


People sharing a cultural and musical kinship. One that goes beyond blood ties, but revolves around a history of shared experiences. That’s “Balimaya”, or “the essence of kinship” in the West African Maninka language. It’s also the force that propels sixteen people from Harlesden, London, to forge a musical bond based on integrity, authenticity and […]