As part of the launch of our new website we’re very pleased to announce the introduction of our new Cafe OTO Venue Memberships! Becoming a venue member is a great way to support what we do here at Cafe OTO and gets you:
Cheaper tickets for most concerts
Early-bird booking for special events and likely-to-sell-out shows
Discounts on records, books and more from our online store
Venue Membership costs just £10 per month and can be paid for on a monthly or a reduced annual rate of £100.
Our schedule for 2015 is already shaping up in very exciting fashion, with new residencies from Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet, Diane Cluck, Marc Ribot, and an extremely rare three-day residency from the great free-jazz trio of Peter Brötzmann, William Parker andHamid Drake. All of these shows, and many more besides, are available at a discounted rate for Venue Members.
The great South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo returns to OTO with his quartet featuring longtime collaborators Jason Yarde (saxophone), John Edwards (bass), and Alexander Hawkins (piano) – their first London dates since the release of their latest album, 4 Blokes, on Ogun. The quartet seem to go from strength to strength and have played a brace of utterly enthralling shows at OTO in the past couple of years. These performances promise to be every bit as special.
An extremely rare and utterly essential three-day residency from one of the all-time great free-jazz trios.
“One of the leading ventures in all of avantgarde jazz” – All Music Guide
Well-documented across numerous releases – as a trio and in various other groupings including the Die Like A Dog Quartet with Toshinori Kondo – this is a very special one-off chance to catch three masters of their craft.
The great guitarist Marc Ribot returns for a two-day solo residency at OTO, following his incredible and intimate sold out show here in 2013.
Ribot’s solo performances are unpredictable events which may draw on all of his past recordings or none of them, creating a sonic matrix of memory, free improvisation, zeitgeist, extra-terrestrial radio signals, and much more… always leaving the listener on the edge of their seats.
Diane Cluck plays two intimate shows following previous sold-out residencies here in 2012 and 2014. The New York-based singer-songwriter of intuitive folk music has been hugely influential in the development of the Anti-folk scene.
“Diane Cluck is a virtuosic talent with an emotionality that feels at once ancient and alien. Her mastery of her voice as an ecstatic instrument is so compelling.” – Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons)