Jazz Season at Baltic in London



Baltic restaurant in London have announced that they are re-starting their regular Sunday Jazz evenings in association with Zhenya Strigalev and t Wo music who have gained a well earned reputation for working with some of the most innovative muscians currently on the music scene.

The restaurant will also be participating in the London Jazz festival again this year with three evenings featuring some of the best international musicians.  Dates and line-up are yet to be confirmed.

The Sunday sessions will start at 7pm with three sets during the evening. The bar is open all day serving cocktails, draft beer and a great bar food menu while the restaurant opens at 5.30 with an all day brunch menu, a la carte and a set menu at £19.50 for two courses with a cocktail included.  Tables can be booked in the bar or the restaurant.

Baltic May Schedule:

2nd May – Strigalev/ Ramm Duo – Leading London alto-saxophonist, Zhenya Strigalev (seen with Robert Mitchell, Foley, Chris “Daddy” Dave) and top UK pianist Nick Ramm (Cinematic Orchestra, Matthew Herbert) present a program of originals and jazz standard’s RE-arrangements. Their last album “Off the Cut” came out on The Baltic label.

9th May – Ivo Neame Duo – leading UK pianist. Has recorded and performed throughout the world with diverse artists such as Matthew Herbert, Seb Rochford, Tim Garland, Jim Mullen.  His trio has performed as part of the recent F-ire Festival at Pizza Express Dean Street, Ronnie Scott’s, the Devizes Music Festival and at many other London venues.

16th May – Tom Cawley Duo – His band “Curious” was described by Mojo as “the most formidable piano trio in the UK”. Now with two acclaimed records already behind them, extensive touring throughout UK and Europe including the North Sea and London Jazz Festivals as well as winner of ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008, Curios are now poised to be launched to a worldwide audience.

23rd May – Brigitte Beraha Duo – Beautiful set of arranged jazz standards & originals including some exciting vocals and scat. “Brigitte is someone who concentrates on the music’s core values: imagination, individuality, improvisation.” – Jazz Review.

30th May – Heidi Vogel Duo – Being one of the most original voices in UK she has performed, recorded and toured with artists/groups, such as: Isaac Hayes, Cinematic Orchestra, The Brand New heavies, Afro Elements, ZeroDB to name a few.

Check the website for future listings Jazz at Baltic.

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