We open this years programming strong with the following:
George Crowley’s Can of Worms
Featuring members of bands such as Brass Mask, Julian Arguelles, Vula Viel and Squarepusher’s
Shobaleader One, Can of Worms explore the collective anarchy of group improvisations stemming
from Crowley’s characterful originals, ranging from taut, tense grooves to wailing sax-confessionals
and all-out glorious free-jazz.
Tom Challenger (tenor sax), Dan Nicholls (keyboards), Sam Lasserson (double bass) & Jon Scott
Jeff Williams Quartet ft. John O’Gallagher (USA) & special guest Gonçalo Marques (Portugal)
Across a career spanning four decades, it would seem easiest to consider the musicians with
whom Jeff Williams hasn’t worked. A respected stalwart of the international jazz circuit, the
American drummer has notably rubbed shoulders with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz,
Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie and Joe Lovano.
In his latest solo project, the accomplished band leader and composer collaborates with both
seasoned and up-and-coming colleagues from the UK and US: Josh Arcoleo (tenor saxophone),
John O’Gallagher (Alto Saxophone) and Sam Lasserson (basses). This engaging album of
originals prompts a dynamic quintet response to a variety of energised compositions.
Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8.15pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG