Battersea Jazz Festival 2024

The Battersea Jazz Festival is back for its third run from 4th to 21st July 2024, and tickets are on sale NOW! As always, there will be a wide display of top class talent from London at a mix of exciting and iconic venues. Read below for more information about the incredible events we have on this summer, and to purchase tickets. Follow us on Instagram on @batterseajazzfestival, or sign up for our monthly mailing list, which details all jazz events in the area throughout the year.

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For jazz fans who are planning on attending many or all of our events in the summer, the Battersea Jazz Festival is offering a “Membership” scheme which will entitle people to cheaper tickets. By buying a Battersea Jazz Festival Membership for £30, you will be able to book tickets for any events at a 50% discount (excluding the opening night at the Clapham Grand). We hope that this will reward loyal supporters of the festival and make it easier to go to as many events as possible.

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The Clapham Grand
Thu, 04 Jul, 06:30 PM
The iconic Clapham Grand will be hosting the opening night of the 2024 Battersea Jazz Festival on Thursday 4th July.…
St Mary’s Church, Battersea
Sun, 07 Jul, 06:30 PM
Internationally-acclaimed tap dancer and musician, Petra Haller, steps into new territory with her latest venture: the Petra Haller Trio. This…
Battersea Arts Centre
Mon, 08 Jul, 07:00 PM
Introducing the Battersea Jazz Festival jam session! There will be two jazz jams on Monday 8th and Monday 15th July…
World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens
Thu, 11 Jul, 06:30 PM
The stunning World Heart Beat concert hall in Embassy Gardens will host a special night celebrating the music of Cannonball…
St Mary’s Church, Battersea
Fri, 12 Jul, 06:30 PM
“Shades of Shearing” is a band of top British jazz musicians led by pianist Nick Tomalin, dedicated to the music…
Royal Academy of Dance
Sat, 13 Jul, 02:30 PM
The Battersea Jazz Festival is very excited to be welcoming French virtuoso saxophonist Baptiste Herbin to Battersea to perform in…
Battersea Arts Centre
Mon, 15 Jul, 07:00 PM
Introducing the Battersea Jazz Festival jam session! There will be two jazz jams on Monday 8th and Monday 15th July…
The Landor Space
Thu, 18 Jul, 06:30 PM
Ragamuffins are a six-piece trad jazz group, comprised of young musicians based in London. Formed through a mutual interest in…
National Opera Studio
Fri, 19 Jul, 06:30 PM
Leading jazz pianist Alex Bryson will be presenting an exciting evening of bebop, Hard Bop, and music from French film…
National Opera Studio
Sun, 21 Jul, 06:30 PM
The final event of the 2024 Battersea Jazz Festival will celebrate the music of one of jazz’s most important yet…

Can’t wait until July? Jazz at St Mary’s is hosting a fundraiser for this year’s festival on Friday 14 June 8pm-10pm. Audience members are invited to turn up and make donations in return for requesting their favourite jazz tunes (there will also be means of donating in advance online), eventually turning the night into a fun-filled auction.

Tunes will be played by festival founder, pianist and singer Hugo Jennings, as well as his trio.

Jazz at the Power Station

We are delighted that the Battersea Jazz Festival 2024 is sponsored by Battersea Power Station, the new riverside neighbourhood centred around the iconic Grade II* listed landmark.

As well as their sponsorship of this year’s festival, @batterseapwrstn have supported several live jazz events in the last couple of years and will continue to do so with two pop-up gigs on the afternoons of Sunday 7th July and Sunday 14th July featuring the Hugo Jennings Trio and @mikeguymusic’s “Coloriage” (2pm-4pm).

Raising Money for BSS

In 2022, Battersea Jazz Festival managed to raise a staggering £1,162.20 in donations for the Battersea Summer Scheme charity (all events were free). Please do check them out on Instagram @batterseasummerscheme2006 if you haven’t already.

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On Friday 19th July at 7:30pm, leading jazz pianist Alex Bryson will be presenting an exciting evening of bebop, Hard Bop, and music from French film with his trio in the beautiful Blackburn Hall at the National Opera Studio. 

@abrysonpiano has appeared at internationally prestigious venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Washington DC’s Blues Alley and the 606 Jazz Club, and at the Cork, Derry and London jazz festivals. A sought after sideman, he has worked with renowned jazz artists including Grant Stewart, Chris Cheek, Alex Garnett, Steve Fishwick, Ossian Roberts, Allison Neal, Benoit Viellefon and many others.

Bryson studied classical piano in New York whilst also attending countless jazz workshops and sessions in the city, and began his first work as a jazz musician in the Marie-Claire Giraud Quintet, alongside Dwayne Clemons, Murray Wall and Luke Decker. After this he soon became a jazz pianist full-time, and played at Arturo’s, The Metropolitan Room, Cleopatra’s Needle, The Cotton Club, The Flatiron Room and at Blues Alley, in Washington DC. After moving back to London, he released his highly-anticipated debut album, “The Alex Bryson Trio”, in 2022, to much acclaim.

Line-up:
Alex Bryson, Piano
Jeremy Brown, Bass
Matt Fishwick, Drums

#jazz #jazzpiano #battersea #wandsworth #nationaloperastudio #londonjazz #batterseajazzfestival #bebop

On Friday 19th July at 7:30pm, leading jazz pianist Alex Bryson will be presenting an exciting evening of bebop, Hard Bop, and music from French film with his trio in the beautiful Blackburn Hall at the National Opera Studio.

@abrysonpiano has appeared at internationally prestigious venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Washington DC’s Blues Alley and the 606 Jazz Club, and at the Cork, Derry and London jazz festivals. A sought after sideman, he has worked with renowned jazz artists including Grant Stewart, Chris Cheek, Alex Garnett, Steve Fishwick, Ossian Roberts, Allison Neal, Benoit Viellefon and many others.

Bryson studied classical piano in New York whilst also attending countless jazz workshops and sessions in the city, and began his first work as a jazz musician in the Marie-Claire Giraud Quintet, alongside Dwayne Clemons, Murray Wall and Luke Decker. After this he soon became a jazz pianist full-time, and played at Arturo’s, The Metropolitan Room, Cleopatra’s Needle, The Cotton Club, The Flatiron Room and at Blues Alley, in Washington DC. After moving back to London, he released his highly-anticipated debut album, “The Alex Bryson Trio”, in 2022, to much acclaim.

Line-up:
Alex Bryson, Piano
Jeremy Brown, Bass
Matt Fishwick, Drums

#jazz #jazzpiano #battersea #wandsworth #nationaloperastudio #londonjazz #batterseajazzfestival #bebop
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On Thursday 18th July, the Battersea Jazz Festival is delighted to be welcoming Ragamuffins to the @landor_space. Tickets can be bought on the festival website: https://www.batterseajazzfestival.co.uk/product/ragamuffins/

@_ragamuffins are a six-piece trad jazz group, comprised of young musicians based in London. Formed through a mutual interest in this early style of jazz music, the band met at youth programs such as Tomorrow’s Warriors and Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. Band members have gone on to study further at institutes such as Trinity Laban and Guildhall. Inspired by artists such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, the band aim for a “Hot Fives & Sevens” sound.

Lineup: Charlie Mellon - Trombone 
Jack Jules - Alto Saxophone/Clarinet 
Sam Virdie - Trumpet 
Tom Sheen - Bass
Ky Osborne - Piano 
Ollie Young - Guitar

#jazz #clapham #claphamnorth #battersea #wandsworth #livemusic #londonjazz #batterseajazzfestival #stockwell #tradjazz

On Thursday 18th July, the Battersea Jazz Festival is delighted to be welcoming Ragamuffins to the @landor_space. Tickets can be bought on the festival website: https://www.batterseajazzfestival.co.uk/product/ragamuffins/

@_ragamuffins are a six-piece trad jazz group, comprised of young musicians based in London. Formed through a mutual interest in this early style of jazz music, the band met at youth programs such as Tomorrow’s Warriors and Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. Band members have gone on to study further at institutes such as Trinity Laban and Guildhall. Inspired by artists such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, the band aim for a “Hot Fives & Sevens” sound.

Lineup: Charlie Mellon - Trombone
Jack Jules - Alto Saxophone/Clarinet
Sam Virdie - Trumpet
Tom Sheen - Bass
Ky Osborne - Piano
Ollie Young - Guitar

#jazz #clapham #claphamnorth #battersea #wandsworth #livemusic #londonjazz #batterseajazzfestival #stockwell #tradjazz
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On Saturday 13th July at 3:30pm, the Battersea Jazz Festival will be bringing an incredibly special musician to London. French virtuoso saxophonist Baptiste Herbin will be coming to Battersea to perform in the Aud Jebsen Hall at the Royal Academy of Dance on York Road. Tickets are on sale: https://www.batterseajazzfestival.co.uk/event/baptiste-herbin-quartet/

An international star, Baptiste is one of the most highly-regarded and influential jazz musicians of his generation, and will be presenting an afternoon of original music and jazz arrangements with a rhythm section of some of the finest musicians in London.

He is renowned for his technical prowess as well as his originality and innovation on the saxophone, as well as his wide-ranging mastery of a variety of genres. As well as his native France, he has played all over the world, including in Britain, Thailand, the United States, Madagascar, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Serbia, and many other countries. He has performed and collaborated with jazz artists including Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Jean Toussaint, and countless others. He has released several albums under his own name as well as participating on a large number of recording sessions.

Baptiste is endorsed by Selmer saxophones.

Lineup:

@baptisteherbin Sax
@deschanel_g Piano
@darrenmccarthybass Bass
@joshmorrisondrums Drums

@royalacademyofdance 

#battersea #wandsworth #baptisteherbin #londonjazz #frenchjazz #livemusic #royalacademyofdance

On Saturday 13th July at 3:30pm, the Battersea Jazz Festival will be bringing an incredibly special musician to London. French virtuoso saxophonist Baptiste Herbin will be coming to Battersea to perform in the Aud Jebsen Hall at the Royal Academy of Dance on York Road. Tickets are on sale: https://www.batterseajazzfestival.co.uk/event/baptiste-herbin-quartet/

An international star, Baptiste is one of the most highly-regarded and influential jazz musicians of his generation, and will be presenting an afternoon of original music and jazz arrangements with a rhythm section of some of the finest musicians in London.

He is renowned for his technical prowess as well as his originality and innovation on the saxophone, as well as his wide-ranging mastery of a variety of genres. As well as his native France, he has played all over the world, including in Britain, Thailand, the United States, Madagascar, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Serbia, and many other countries. He has performed and collaborated with jazz artists including Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis, Jean Toussaint, and countless others. He has released several albums under his own name as well as participating on a large number of recording sessions.

Baptiste is endorsed by Selmer saxophones.

Lineup:

@baptisteherbin Sax
@deschanel_g Piano
@darrenmccarthybass Bass
@joshmorrisondrums Drums

@royalacademyofdance

#battersea #wandsworth #baptisteherbin #londonjazz #frenchjazz #livemusic #royalacademyofdance
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On Friday 12th July, “Shades of Shearing” will be performing at St Mary’s Battersea at 7:30pm! Tickets available on the Battersea Jazz Festival website.

“Shades of Shearing” is a band of top British jazz musicians led by pianist Nick Tomalin, dedicated to the music of the great (and Battersea-born) George Shearing. The show will celebrate the distinctive sound of the classic Shearing Quintet as well as highlighting the work of this influential and important British pianist who found fame when he settled in the US in the late 40s. The repertoire includes Shearing’s best known compositions and arrangements of ‘Lullaby of Birdland’ and ‘September in the Rain’ but also features slightly more obscure tunes like ‘Consternation’ and ‘Quintessence’

Nick formed the band in 2021, following the instrumentation of the classic Shearing Quintet from the 1950’s and 60’s, and since then they have performed at many prestigious jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s Club, Peggy’s Skylight, and the Concorde Club. In 2023 the band received some funding from Help Musicians to record their debut album which will be released later this year.

Line-up:
@nicktomalin, Piano
Nat Steele, Vibraphone
Dave Warren, Guitar
Dominic Howles, Bass
Matt Fishwick, Drums

#jazz #battersea #georgeshearing #wandsworth #londonjazz #thingstodoinlondon #batterseajazzfestival

On Friday 12th July, “Shades of Shearing” will be performing at St Mary’s Battersea at 7:30pm! Tickets available on the Battersea Jazz Festival website.

“Shades of Shearing” is a band of top British jazz musicians led by pianist Nick Tomalin, dedicated to the music of the great (and Battersea-born) George Shearing. The show will celebrate the distinctive sound of the classic Shearing Quintet as well as highlighting the work of this influential and important British pianist who found fame when he settled in the US in the late 40s. The repertoire includes Shearing’s best known compositions and arrangements of ‘Lullaby of Birdland’ and ‘September in the Rain’ but also features slightly more obscure tunes like ‘Consternation’ and ‘Quintessence’

Nick formed the band in 2021, following the instrumentation of the classic Shearing Quintet from the 1950’s and 60’s, and since then they have performed at many prestigious jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s Club, Peggy’s Skylight, and the Concorde Club. In 2023 the band received some funding from Help Musicians to record their debut album which will be released later this year.

Line-up:
@nicktomalin, Piano
Nat Steele, Vibraphone
Dave Warren, Guitar
Dominic Howles, Bass
Matt Fishwick, Drums

#jazz #battersea #georgeshearing #wandsworth #londonjazz #thingstodoinlondon #batterseajazzfestival
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ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT: Internationally-acclaimed tap dancer and musician, @petrahallerdancer will be bringing her trio to St. Mary’s Church in Battersea on Sunday 7th July at 7:30pm. The trio comprises Haller, pianist @christianpriormusic, and bassist @searlmichael, all geared up to deliver a captivating performance. 

Hailed as one of ‘10 Female Jazz Musicians You Need To Know’ by Reader’s Digest, and Jazzwise Magazine’s “Rising Jazz Artist: Who to Look Out for in 2020”, Haller continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz. Her reputation for improvisational and interdisciplinary work speaks volumes to her versatility- from tap dancer to musician to band leader. A persistent innovator, Haller is veering into fresh terrain, bringing her unique approach to improvisation into the realm of straight-ahead jazz.

Early bird tickets on sale now!

#jazz #wandsworth #battersea #batterseajazzfestival #livemusic #londonjazz

ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT: Internationally-acclaimed tap dancer and musician, @petrahallerdancer will be bringing her trio to St. Mary’s Church in Battersea on Sunday 7th July at 7:30pm. The trio comprises Haller, pianist @christianpriormusic, and bassist @searlmichael, all geared up to deliver a captivating performance.

Hailed as one of ‘10 Female Jazz Musicians You Need To Know’ by Reader’s Digest, and Jazzwise Magazine’s “Rising Jazz Artist: Who to Look Out for in 2020”, Haller continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz. Her reputation for improvisational and interdisciplinary work speaks volumes to her versatility- from tap dancer to musician to band leader. A persistent innovator, Haller is veering into fresh terrain, bringing her unique approach to improvisation into the realm of straight-ahead jazz.

Early bird tickets on sale now!

#jazz #wandsworth #battersea #batterseajazzfestival #livemusic #londonjazz
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OPENING NIGHT AT THE CLAPHAM GRAND

The Battersea Jazz Festival is returning to the Clapham Grand for a very special opening night on Thursday 4th July at 7:30pm. Festival Founder and Director, Hugo Jennings, will be bringing his big band to perform original arrangements of music from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver!, and the Sound of Music. 

Tickets are on sale on the Clapham Grand website. Early bird tickets are available for a limited time so book now to avoid missing out on an incredible night! https://claphamgrand.com/event/battersea-jazz-festival/

#jazz #livemusic #london #clapham #theclaphamgrand #batterseajazzfestival #battersea #wandsworth #chittychittybangbang #oliver #soundofmusic

OPENING NIGHT AT THE CLAPHAM GRAND

The Battersea Jazz Festival is returning to the Clapham Grand for a very special opening night on Thursday 4th July at 7:30pm. Festival Founder and Director, Hugo Jennings, will be bringing his big band to perform original arrangements of music from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver!, and the Sound of Music.

Tickets are on sale on the Clapham Grand website. Early bird tickets are available for a limited time so book now to avoid missing out on an incredible night! https://claphamgrand.com/event/battersea-jazz-festival/

#jazz #livemusic #london #clapham #theclaphamgrand #batterseajazzfestival #battersea #wandsworth #chittychittybangbang #oliver #soundofmusic
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