Sunday 12 November 2017

Mopomoso special as part of The London Jazz Festival

Note the date is the second Sunday of the month
November 12th 2017
Doors open 2.00 pm
Admission £8/£6 concs


The Vortex
11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ
 020 7254 4097


Formed in 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Mopomoso concerts the Mopomoso workshops have continued each week in London’s West End. Guests are invited to take part in a monthly concert open to the public and for this special show the workshop takes over Mopomoso’s regular afternoon slot at the Vortex to present a diverse and engaging mix of improvised music featuring its members in collaboration with a specially invited group of guests from the wider improvising community.
A great chance to hear some exciting musicians newer to the scene in the company of some Mopomoso favourites this promises to be a truly amazing concert. Not to be missed!!!

Special Guests include 
Sue Ferrar
Otto Willberg
Jordan Muscatello
Sonic Pleasure
Dave Tucker
Duo: Kay Grant and Adrian Northover
Trio: Bouche Bée: Emmanuelle Waeckerlé – Voice, Petri Huurinainen – Guitar, John Eyles – Sax

Workshop Members include
Chris Hill
Alec Kronacker
Adam Kinsey
Stephan Barrett
Deborah Chinn
Phil Durrant
Martin Vishnick
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé
Martin Clarke
John Eyles
Sam Enthoven
Michael Jaquinto
Alan Newcombe
Charlotte Keeffe
Sebastian Sterkowicz
Dave Fowler
Samuel Plackett


Sunday 15 October 2017

Yves Charuest (sax) / Dominic Lash (bass) duo

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Montreal based alto saxophonist YVES CHARUEST was a member of the Peter Kowald Trio (1985-1990) with Peter Kowald and Louis Moholo, with whom he played extensively in Europe and in the USA. He has also worked with John Betsch, Agustí Fernández, Georg Graewe, Roscoe Mitchell, William Parker, Mathias Schubert and Nate Wooley, as well as with many of his fellow Canadian creative musicians such as Jean Derome, Lisle Ellis, Michel Ratté and Sam Shalabi. A precise player with a fine sense of melodic form he is ably accompanied here by bassist DOMINIC LASH whose empathetic and richly varied playing style is well known to Mopomoso regulars. A duo with an unfolding and engaging narrative.

Matt Hutchinson (piano) solo

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From backing Little Stevie Wonder on his second UK tour to Luciano Pavarotti’s recording engineer, from jazz with Mike Osborne to the Chris Burn Ensemble and other free improvisation luminaries such as Phil Wachsmann, pianist MATT HUTCHINSON has lost none of his enthusiasm and flair for music. A skilled and highly experienced musician his playing is, in equal measures, both playful and profound and very much in the moment.

Sue Ferrar (violin) / Ken Ikeda (electronics) / John Russell (guitar) trio

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Two highly individual musicians join renowned guitarist JOHN RUSSELL for a trio that promises to involve close listening and an exploration of all the components that make up their combined instrumental voices. SUE FERRAR has worked with a.o The London Improvisers Orchestra and Evan Parker and has played her violin in Robert Falcon Scott’s hut in the Antarctic. KEN IKEDA has performed with many musicians across the world where his electronic treatments have served to extend and reveal new aspects of his colleagues’ work. A trio where space and intricacy go hand in hand.