SUN, 26th AUG 2018

6.00pm - 11.00pm

£10.00 adv + bf | £5.00 student/MU adv + bf


100 Club Youth Arts Programme   workshop / gig / jam

Join over seventy young musicians from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) Academy, Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz, Engines Orchestra, Leeds College of Music and GW Jazz for sessions of workshops, performances and jams as part of the 100 Clubs Jazz and Blues Week.

Engines Orchestra presents…

KALPADRUMA + RESOLUTE (+ support from the 90-minute Engines Youth Orchestra)
The Parliamentary Jazz Award winning Engines Orchestra present a night of creative and collaborative cross-genre music from two of the UK’s fastest rising composer-come-instrumentalists. Dubbed ‘future jazz gods on the rise’ by TimeOut the eO represent a community of forward thinking musicians working with original music to make big things happen. Tonight a generation separates two headliners but it’s fair to say that both are taking the country by storm.

Asha Parkinson – (sax/compositions), Charlie Heywood (guitar), Ben Comeau (piano), Joe Parks (percussion).
First up is 19 year old saxophonist Asha Parkinson with her global feast; Kalpadruma. Already making waves on the UK scene the flexible line-up ranges from a five to twelve piece ensemble exploring connections between Arabic, Turkish, Indian, Contemporary Classical and Jazz. The group features a host of the precocious talent coming from London’s top institutions including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music. Parkinson herself has reached the semi-finals of both the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year and BBC Inspire Young Composer Awards in 2016 alongside receiving a Legacy Award (in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales) for her work with Voices Beyond Divisions.

Raph Clarkson (trombone/FX) Gboyega Odubanjo – vocals. Phil Merriman (keyboards). Jon Ormston (drums).

In the second half you’ll hear from Engines Orchestra regular Raph Clarkson and his new project; RESOLUTE. Born from the Dissolute Society family; they bring together a fiery mix of freely improvised grooves, ambient soundscapes, poetry, rap, noise, and contemporary jazz, all featuring the passionate, winding spoken word pieces and distinctive, lilting vocals of Gboyega Odubanjo. Their debut album will be released on Babel Label in April 2019.

As a trombonist, improviser, composer and educator from London Raph Clarkson has been lighting up stages globally for 10 years with WorldService Project which has seen him tour Europe, China and the UKA, performing at the London, Tampere, Tokyo and Umea Jazz Festivals. Next year you’ll see him embark on a UK tour with The Dualers, as they record and release a new album. He’ll also be performing with Laura Jurd’s new project, Stepping Back, Jumping In.

Workshop: Composition, Improvisation and the 90-minute Engines Youth Orchestra.
Have you ever been interested in how to write music, improvise or both? Then this is the workshop for you! Multi-award winning saxophonist, composer and conductor Phil Meadows leads a workshop where you’ll learn all about the building blocks of music,how they can be slotted together and how you can do all of this whilst learning to improvise (at the same time)! And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll be opening the show at eO Presents later that evening on the stage of the legendary 100 Club. All instrumentalists and ages (up to 30) are welcome to attend! Workshop participation is free, but entry to watch the performance is ticketed.

Phil Meadows is a two-time Parliamentary Jazz Award winner, recipient of a London Music Award and the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. As a performer he can be seen touring Europe with Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band and playing some of the UK’s biggest stages with his own self-titled projects. As an educator he is a lecturer in music performance at the University of Kent, a Musical Director for the NYJO Academy Programme and has lead workshops/projects at Trinity Laban.