At Cafe OTO this week

Tonight in the Project Space, the Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland (JEMP) festival returns to London with composer and musician Piotr Kurek joining London’s Andie Brown for an early evening performance before The Apophonics – the trio of John ButcherJohn Edwards andSteve Noble – mark the release of their debut CD, ‘On Air’, in the Cafe. OnThursday in the Project Space, the song-oriented improvisation of Squares & Triangles perform a free show, followed by a sold out performance fromTerakaft in the Cafe. On Friday in the Project Space, Organized Music from Thessaloniki celebrate their latest release, ‘Wasted Five Years’, with performances from Jack Harris + Samuel Rodgers, and Sarah Hughes +Kostis Kilymis. Then in the evening Vicki Bennett presents her ‘Notations’ film with a live score from visceral Dutch vocal improvisor Jaap Blonk and iconoclastic turntable alchemist Philip Jeck. On Saturday in the Project Space, there’s an afternoon show from regular collaborators Paul Abbott,Seymour Wright and Daichi Yoshikawa. On SundayThe London Improvisers Orchestra returns to OTO for their quarterly concert, drawing on London’s rich pool of improvising musicians. On Monday, we welcome back legendary musical autodidact Ghédalia Tazartès, alongside Israeli pianist, composer and improviser Maya Dunietz to collaborate on a new performance, with support from Rie Nakajima and Guy De Bièvre. Then on Tuesday, Maya Dunietz returns as part of her captivating trio with drummerSteve Noble and bassist John Edwards.

New stuff added to the site this week includes Raajmahal – the project of Decimus and No Neck Blues Band’s Pat Murano alongside vocalist Carla Baker – on 5 January, and a two day Diane Cluck residency on 11+12 April.

Hope to see you here.

Cafe OTO.



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