Guide: CMF Artists at 2018 London Jazz Festival

At this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival (Friday 16th to Sunday 25th November) you’ll find CMF Artists at every turn, in venues such as the Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall), 606 Club, and Kansas Smitty’s, a venue founded by CMF Artist Giacomo Smith.

Here’s a quick guide to who, when, and where to find CMF jazzers:

Tom Millar (piano) 
– 2018 CMF Artist

Wednesday 21st November, 8pm
Bull’s Head, Barnes, SW13 9PY
In his first of three gigs at the festival, Tom plays with The WayOutWest Allstars,
a jazz musicians’ collective based in West London. Tom is a founder member.
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Thursday 22nd November, 8.30pm
Ram Jam Records, KT2 5EE
Playing with the DJTM Sextet, Tom is joined by musicians such as
Gareth Lochrane (flute) and Duncan Eagles (saxophone).
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Sunday 25th November 8.30pm
Ram Jam Records, KT2 5EE
Tom plays original music from his debut album
Unnatural Events with his own Tom Millar Quartet.
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Alex Hitchcock (saxophone) 
– 2017 CMF Artist

Monday 19th November, 8.30pm
Hideaway, SW16 2BF
Alex plays with leading funk/groove quartet Resolution 88.
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Thursday 22nd November, 8pm
Elgar Room (Royal Albert Hall), SW7 2AP
Alex joins swing singer Jo Harrop to perform the American Songbook.
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Miguel Gorodi (trumpet) 
– 2016 CMF Artist

Sunday 25th November, 11.45am
The Clore Ballroom (Southbank Centre), SE1 8XX
Miguel performs as guest soloist with Wandsworth Jazz Orchestra as part of
Next Generation Takes Over, a showcase for “the rising stars of tomorrow”.
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Shirley Tetteh (guitar) & Sheila Maurice Grey (trumpet), members of Nérija 
– 2016 CMF Artists

Friday 23rd November, 7.45pm
Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), SE1 8XX
Shirley and Sheila play with emerging saxophonist Camilla George.
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Giacomo Smith (clarinet) 
– 2014 CMF Artist

Tuesday 20th November, 8pm & 10pm
Kansas Smitty’s, E8 4PH
Giacomo’s very own Kansas Smitty’s House Band play
back-to-back shows at their East London home.
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Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass) – 2014 CMF Artist

Friday 16th November, 11pm
Kings Place (Hall One), E8 4PH
Misha plays in an opening night ‘Festival Sampler’, which is being
broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now, presented by Soweto Kinch.
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Sunday 18th November, 7.30pm
Bull’s Head, Barnes, SW13 9PY
Misha joins the Jessica Radcliffe Quintet in a show remembering
the life of legendary singer/lyricist Jon Hendricks.
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Sunday 25th November, 7.30pm
Omnibus Theatre, SW4 0QW
Misha collaborates with celebrated vocalist Alice Zawadzki.

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