Thu, 17 Nov|
W.Ledjazz @WoolwichWorks @EFGLondonJazzFest2022 PARTI
Time & Location
17 Nov 2022, 20:00
London, The Fireworks Factory, 11 No 1 St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6HD, UK
About the Event
WLEDJAZZ SERIES II
Curated by Pat Pascal @Woolwichworks @EFGLondonJazzFest2022
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the capital's biggest pan-city music festival at this concert showcasing two emerging stars of London's new jazz scene.
Tara Cunningham is an instrumentalist and composer based in London. Her work as a band member, collaborator and improviser has been described as having a "distinctive style that draws on both jazz and avant-rock... genuinely impressive" (Ian Mann - the Jazz Mann).
Now making her mark on the UK music scene, Tara has been a collaborator in multiple projects including industrial 5-piece 'The Private View', noise band 'In Tongues', avant-jazz sextet 'Tenderhost' and most recently trip-hop group 'Red Snapper'. With these and many more she regularly performs in London's most celebrated venues, collecting praise from audiences, peers and critics alike, with a versatile and evolving skillset, but first and foremost "a wonderful guitarist" (Steve Mead - Manchester Jazz Festival).
Maria Grapsa leads a quintet of young exciting musicians from the thriving UK scene. Her music is influenced by cinematic themes; pushing the limits of improvisation within jazz and beyond.
Maria’s classical music background, Greek origins and world, folk, Middle-Eastern and Latin influences all meet the jazz tradition in a unique way. She has performed in prestigious venues and festivals such as Southbank Centre, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Jazz Cafe, Wilderness Festival and has shared the stage with Gary Crosby OBE, Daniel Rollins and Tim Berne.