6 Moor Street, Soho, London W1D 5NA
The BA Jazz course at London’s Middlesex University has been producing innovative and highly creative musicians ever since its inception in 1993. Hans Koller, Femi Temowo and Stian Westerhus were all Middlesex students, and a new wave of Middlesex composers and improvisers such as Led Bib, Maria Chiara Argirò and Binker Golding have recently had a major impact on the UK jazz scene.
“MDX Jazz Presents” is a new collaboration with 'Spicejazz' promoter Paul Pace at the Spice of Life in Soho to promote the work of current and ex-students of the Middlesex course.
Caravela are an Afro-Brazilian quintet with members from Portugal, South America, Australia and the UK. Their music is an exploration of the communal traditional and spiritual music of Lusophone countries like Brazil and Cape Verde approached with a contemporary groove and feel. Caravela shine a light on traditional rhythms and styles and reimagine them with a jazz attitude of improvisation. Blending influences like Baden Powell, Mayra Andrade and Lionel Loueke, Caravela’s exploration of Afro-Brazilian music on their debut EP is not to be missed.
Norwegian bassist/vocalist Ellen Andrea Wang’s trio features drummer Erland Dahlen and pianist Andreas Ulvo. Ellen has been most frequently featured with the Oslo indie-jazz quartet Pixel and has toured with world-jazz drumming star Manu Katche. She will be performing tracks from her latest solo album ‘DIVING’.
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