As part of the EFG London Jazz Festival and ‘The Streets’ on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November, both national and international jazz artists will perform in a host of locations in Tooting.
These Tooting locations include Wandsworth Oasis at Amen Corner, Graveney & Meadow, Tooting Market, The Trafalgar Arms and Broadway Market. You don’t have to buy tickets, simply just turn up and enjoy watching some of the top jazz artists perform for free locally!
Headlining the programme are Randolph Matthews (UK-based jazz, soul and ethnic beatbox performer), Perhaps Contraption (multi-award winning progressive brass band), Allan Harris (Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist, guitarist, band leader), Adam Ben Ezra (Double-bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and YouTube sensation), Vimala Rowe and John Etheridge (soulful vocal and guitar duo from the UK).
The Tooting High Streets plays host to amazing musical performances from local talent, such as The Great Gustos, Fuzion 1 and Squelch Quartet. Local artist Sam Haynes has also been leading children’s art workshops at Tooting Library, developing designs for festival banners, inspired by the jazz album covers of the 50’s and 60’s. These striking large retro style prints will be displayed in Graveney and Meadow during the festival weekend, featuring portraits of Tooting’s public as they imagine themselves as jazz artists of the day!
Jazz for Toddlers workshops will take place on Saturday 19th November at Graveney and Meadow and Tooting Children’s Library and will give the youngest music fans an opportunity to enjoy music making of their own. Families will also find lots to appreciate in the performances in their local area.
If you like jazz or know someone who does, or even if you just want to enjoy some live entertainment in a relaxing atmosphere then come to Tooting this weekend!