Recorded just over a week ago as Jessica Lauren put together a special Jazz Meet house band and to kick off our 2013 calendar at Floripa on Sunday 13th January. Here the ensemble rip through a brilliant interpretation of Pépé Bradock celebrated deep house classic ‘Deep Burnt’ before effortlessly shifting into the tune that it sampled, Freddie Hubbard’s ‘Little Sunflower’ (just listen to those strings!). With thanks to Colin Brown for the footage. Jessica Lauren – Keys Dave Orchant – Trumpet Jason Simpson – Double Bass Sophie Alloway – Drums Mark Townson – Percussion You can catch more of our periodic live clips here on our YouTube channel.
We’ve got something special for you this Jubilee bank holiday Sunday. We could have gone all ‘Best of British’, whacking Union Jacks everywhere and doing a British jazz special… but that’s a bit obvious right? No, instead we thought we’d throw a curve ball and do a full-on Latin jazz extravaganza. Ah the art of planning! Seriously though, this has been on our ‘To Do’ list for a while and when our resident percussion player Mark Townson suggested we try it out, it seemed only right we finally got around to fixing it up once the weather got warmer… and so it has! Those of you who have reached one of our Jazz Meet Band gigs will no doubt know of Mark, or otherwise you may have come across his band ‘Caractacus the Conga Conqueror and The Afro Latin Ensemble of London‘ (Longest band name ever!) when we promoted two
We’re half way through the year and we’re still holding down our weekly Sunday residency at Floripa in Old Street. We’d got some rather special line-ups in June and we’d love you to come and join us for one or two! First off, we have a bank holiday Jubilee special on Sunday June 3rd but whilst everyone else is celebrating all things British, we thought we’d add a slight twist. So come Sunday expect a little Latin Jazz jam hosted by conguero Mark Townson (Caractacus the Conga Conqueror), vocalist Andre Espeut (Los Charly’s Orchestra) and featuring a number of London’s finest Latin jazz players. DJ support comes from Jazz Meet resident Rob Coley and special guest Vince Vella (Havana Cultura) who’ll be digging deep for the Latin jazz rarities. Also joining us this month on a live tip will be London-based saxophonist, producer and composer Max Grunhard who brings his quartet
A selection of videos from the visit of Caractacus The Conqueror and his Afro Latin Ensemble this past Sunday for our Latin Jazz Special at The Jazz Meet at The Shoreditch. If you couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed! The Band Richard Bailey (Drums) Mark Townswon (Congas) Miles Danso (Double Bass) Kishon Kahn (Keys) Frank Williams (Sax) Randy (Timbales) Recorded video from The Jazz Meet, held at The Shoreditch, E1 on Sunday 22nd May 2011.
Jazz dance ‘battle’ manoeuvres from JazzCotech dancers Kola and Tamayo live at The Jazz Meet at The Shoreditch. Backed by the Jazz Meet Band Jake Telford (Sax) Jessica Lauren (Keys) Gary Clegg (Bass) John Sam (Drums) Mark Townson (Percussion) Recorded video from The Jazz Meet, held at The Shoreditch, E1 on Sunday 1st May 2011.