The best original jazz and new music
First Friday of every month
February 7th: Trio HLK + Alex Western-King Quartet
Back with a bang in February with two more amazing bands!
Trio HLK is the union of three distinct, forward thinking musical personalities.
A belief in the high art of improvisation and intrigue with the infinite art and science of rhythm is what brings H, L and K together. Together they address ambitious improvisational frameworks which often resemble contemporary classical music more than jazz. Their music features dense, complex rhythms and textures, and virtuosic improvisation. Their pieces are strewn with temporal distortions, modulations, implied modulations, rhythmic tricks, and harmonic ambiguities.
Whilst they reference a huge and disparate range of styles, their sound distils these styles, unifying them with a unique instrumentation and fearless approach. Audiences and critics inevitably confuse the meeting point of the composed and the improvised, an effect achieved by countless hours the band has spent practising together. The resulting music operates on a number of levels, making it accessible and cerebral. Trio HLK's music sounds genuinely fresh, and genuinely new.
We can't wait to welcome them to the cellar!
Alex Western-King Quartet:
Alex Western-King - sax
The AWK Quartet features some of the most exciting young musicians on London’s jazz scene. They have gained a reputation for being one of the hardest swinging bands in town, with recent shows including packed houses at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Olivers Jazz Bar. The band plays a selection of Alex’s original compositions, along with much loved jazz standards, drawing inspiration from Joe Lovano, Zoot Simms and Walter Smith, amongst many others.
----As ever, doors 8:30, music from around 9pm. Tickets cash on the door only.----
We hope you can come and join us!
Sept 6th: AuB + Bruno Heinen Trio
Oct 4th: Toby Boalch Quartet + Jonny Mansfield Quartet
Nov 1st: Alex Merritt Group + Matt Anderson Quartet
Nov 15th: LJF SPECIAL - Alice Leggett Quartet / George Crowley solo / Sam Jesson Trio
Dec 6th: Peace on Earth (Stillman / Herbert / Skinner) + Mike Chillingworth Quartet
Jazz at the Con Cellar presents the best in original music, on the first Friday of the month. Positioned a few streets away from Camden Town Tube and Camden Road Overground station, The Constitution pub and Con Cellar Bar (as it’s basement is best known) has built a glowing reputation for itself over the years, housing some of the most creative musicians from the UK and abroad.
The Con Cellar @ The Constitution, 42 St. Pancras Way, Camden, London, NW1 0QT