Jazz In The Round

Organised Noise With Jazz FM's Jez Nelson.

Mon 30 Oct 2017 to Mon 30 Jul 2018

Jazz In The Round

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Every last Monday of the month we gather the finest musicians we can find and throw them together in a barrier busting night of contemporary music.

With Jez Nelson & Chris Phillips from Jazz FM.
£12 in advance/£15 on the door

Doors 7pm, with DJs in the bar. 

Monday 30th October 2017

Headliner: INTERCHANGE (Dectet led by Issie Barratt) 


Issie Barratt’s INTERCHANGE is an exiting new jazz dectet comprising of ten of the nation’s most innovative and genre fluid composers and improvisers -  pushing at the boundaries and blurring all the edges.

As you’d expect from this particular personnel, each piece is highly programmatic and often deeply personal, keenly exploring the full emotional spectrum while collectively pushing the composed and the improvised to the max.


“I’ve been wanting to work with each of these amazing musicians for years - avidly listening as they each forge such uniquely diverse and vibrantly creative pathways across the international scene, collectively sharing a mutual keenness to be bold and adventurous with their ideas.  Because of INTERCHANGE’s diverse cultural background combined with our mutual experience across all genres, we’re naturally a very genre-fluid ensemble. I’m certain this hand picked ensemble will provide the listener with a unique and exciting programme that offers a broader more diverse experience than any audience might typically hear!”


Brigitte Beraha - Voice, Yazz Ahmed - Trumpet and Electronics, Helena Kay - Clarinet and Alto Sax, Tori Freestone - Flute, Soprano & Tenor Saxes, violin, Issie Barratt - Baritone Sax, Nat Witts-Kilshaw - Trombone, Shirley Smart - Cello, Karen Street - Accordion, Charlie Pyne - Bass, Katie Patterson - Percussion


Issie Barratt is supported by PRS for Music Foundation


Opening Band: Sam Barnett Quintet


The Quintet is made up of the most exciting young musicians in the UK: Sam Barnett, Zoe Pascal, Noah Stoneman, Seth Tackaberry, Laurence Wilkins.


They are playing from 16 year-old Sam's debut album New York-London Suite.  The album launched at Pizza Express in Soho earlier this year, was a Love Supreme Festival debut, and is now on digital release: https://sambarnett.greedbag.com/
Sam Barnett is a 16 year-old composer and musician playing alto & tenor sax, and piano.  He has been playing professionally for 3 years in London and Europe and awards include 2 EMI Sound & Music Foundation awards.
Sam is a sponsored artist for Trevor James Saxophones as their first ‘Emerging Artist’ playing a customised RAW Tenor sax and alto.This year he was finalist for best Soundtrack for short film Ease on Down in My Rode Reel International Film Competition. Following 2 years at the Royal Academy of Music's Jazz course with Gareth Lockrane, Sam is now on the degree course at Jazzcampus, Basel, Switzerland, where he trains with Mark Turner among others.
New York - London Suite has been played and reviewed on BBC's Jazz Now, BBC Introducing, and JazzFM's The Blueprint with a 4 star review on Fresh on the Net. For more go to www.sambarnettsound.com.

“A hugely impressive début from Barnett who convinces in terms of both his compositional maturity and instrumental ability. We seem destined to be hearing a lot more from him.”  - Ian Mann, Thejazzman, February 21 2017

Monday 27th November 2017

Headliner: Arun Ghosh (Idris Rahman/Chris Williams, Shirley Tetteh, Liran Donin, Dave Walsh)

Solo: Eddie Parker

Opening Band: tbc



We're took Jazz In The Round to LOVE SUPREME this year for the first time. And had a blast! 

We hosted our stage with our good friends Jazz FM... and it went so well we're planning on returning bigger and better!

See you there next year!


"A dazzling display across the musical spectrum ★★★★★" (Guardian)


The London Jazz Festival is pulling out all the stops to bring you a bumper year as they celebrate 25 years!

The lineup includes a wealth of international legends to London’s concert halls, with new music, emerging British stars and outstanding collaborations all added into the mix.

We are hosting a one-off staged reading of NORTH OF THE SUNSET - A play that explores the life of Thelonious Monk, one of Jazz's most singular geniuses. 

NORTH OF THE SUNSET Sunday 19th November - 7:00pm -

Tickets £10.  BOOK HERE

Focused on jazz in the UK and Ireland, #jazz100 is an awareness campaign highlighting the diversity and energy of the music today, considers how the next 100 years will unfold, and celebrates the story of jazz music and culture. Centred around the hashtag #jazz100, the campaign unites musicians, fans, and introduces new people to the music.
Jazz is vibrant, spontaneous, exciting and experimental - and we want to share this with everyone. For decades the UK and Ireland have produced outstanding jazz musicians, festivals and clubs, and welcomed the world’s greatest artists to our stages. #jazz100 invites all music lovers to come together with the common goal of building a strong future for jazz.


Each month we are lucky  to have Steven Cropper taking photographs and capturing the magic that happens. 

Catch up on a back catalogue of Jazz In The Round events on his photography blog site Transient Life  where you can marvel at his  images and read his detailed summary of each show.  


For 100 quid you get free entry to 10 Jazz In The Round  shows...which saves £20 (or 6 beers)

Plus half price tickets to Jazz In The Round special events, contemporary chamber music, studio opera

Plus free tickets to shows and a load of other stuff.

Save money, support new music at The Cockpit and try something new.Go on. You know you want to. Click here.



Every month our artist in residence Gina Southgate paints the action as it happens.

See her work on display in our foyer, view it on her website, and watch her at it live on the night.





Interested in perrfoming at Jazz In The Round? Email Alex to get involved!


£12 advance/£15 on the door