The Elgar Room, the Royal Albert Hall's highly accommodating 200-capacity concert space within the main concert hall building, has an exciting and diversely programmed weekly Late Night Jazz series with concerts happening every Thursday. The series showcases many emerging and established jazz names across a wide-spectrum of sounds from propulsive fusion-edged newcomers Ezra Collective, to swinging tributes to jazz divas Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. There's also a rare live jazz-poetry night from revered British poet Michael Horovitz and his William Blake Klezmatrix Band plus a welcome appearance from Brit jazz-rock icons Soft Machine, with founding guitarist John Etheridge (above), in late June.
All shows start at 9.45pm and include: Ezra Collective (13 April); Deelee Dubé Sings Sarah Vaughan with the Renato D'Aiello Quartet (20 April); Anthony Strong Trio (4 May); A'la Ella! A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (11 May); The Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band (18 May) Benoit Viellefon Hot Club (25 May); Michael Horovitz and his William Blake Klezmatrix Band (8 June); Alex Hitchcock Quintet (15 June); Jumoké Fashola: Protest! – Divas, Words & Revolution (22 June) and Soft Machine (29 June).
– Mike Flynn
– Photo by Tim Dickeson
For more info visit: www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/series/late-night-jazz