The Brick Lane Jazz Festival – a new three-day multi-venue jazz festival in the heart of London’s Brick Lane – has announced details of its inaugural festival for 2022.
Debuting at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London, the festival will take place on five stages over three days with twenty-four artists, showcasing some of the most exciting acts from London’s vibrant jazz scene.
Although located at the Truman Brewery, the festival stages and line-ups are hosted by some of East London’s most prominent venues including Ninety One Living Room, Werkhaus, Cafe 1001 and Juju’s Bar & Stage, as well as the famous musical institution Rough Trade. East.
Celebrating London’s international communities and the rich culture the capital has to offer, the festival provides an opportunity to showcase emerging underground artists who are taking jazz into new realms, as well as some of the pioneers who are leading the charge in crossing borders and bringing diversity, including the tastes of Blue Lab BeatsSheila Maurice Gray, Dan Casimir, Binker Golding, Jelly Cleaver, Kansas Smitty’s, and more.
The festival will also feature some of the best electronic and experimental outfits in town with artists like Ariwo and WheelUP, as well as critically acclaimed artists from the Afro, Cuban and Latino scenes such as Cubafrobeat and Fehdah, with the ten musicians Sambroso All Stars . cover band to close the festival on Sunday evening, playing the founding role Buena Vista Social Club entire album. There will also be DJ sets during the day alongside the main tracks.
The Brick Lane Jazz Festival is presented by The Truman Brewery and is the first of its kind to bring together the iconic site’s live music venues under one umbrella event to showcase top emerging talent and world-class artists to the London jazz scene. .
The event is hosted by Creative Director of Truman Brewery Concert Halls, Juliet Kennedy, and renowned musician, promoter and community builder Oreste Noda (Funkiwala).
Speaking of the festival, Juliet Kennedy said: “I wanted to showcase the best of what’s happening on the London jazz scene right now. All of our artists are up-to-date and vary in style and genre. It’s so exciting to work with such a talented group that is having the biggest impact right now.”
Oresete Noda goes on to say, “I’m passionate about the power of music to heal community divides and after working with Juliet, I know we’re aligned on that. I’m excited to start something really awesome together!
The Brick Lane Jazz Festival will take place from 22-24 April 2022. Daytime and weekend tickets are available for £25 / £60, and shows will also be sold individually, with tickets ranging from £5 to £15. There will also be free live performances, while Café 1001 will host a free lineup of DJs all weekend, serving as the hub of the festival and inviting everyone to come and soak up the atmosphere.
Visit the official Brick Lane Jazz Festival website for more information.