Presented in partnership with NQ Jazz. 

Emma Rawicz is an award-winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene. She has been described as ‘a force to be reckoned with‘ (Jazzwise) and ‘a fast-rising star‘ (London Jazz News).  

At the age of 19 she has already recorded her eagerly awaited debut album featuring Ant Law, made up entirely of her original compositions, due to be released in May 2022. She has created a name for herself both as a bandleader and in other artists’ projects. A new arrival on the scene, she has already made an impact, regularly playing at major London jazz venues with a wide range of established musicians. Emma is a recipient of the 2021 Drake Yolanda Award. 

In addition to the link to purchase an e-ticket on this page, tickets can also be purchased in-person in advance at NQ Jazz gigs.

Doors 19.30, performance 20.00

THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE

Presented in partnership with NQ Jazz. 

Anthony Joseph ticket offer – Bring a friend for free!
Applies both to tickets already purchased and to new purchases

We’re excited to announce a last-minute offer for all ticket holders for the Anthony Joseph event presented in partnership by NQ Jazz and mjf at The Yard on Wednesday 25 May at 7.30pm.

Thanks to additional available capacity, you can now bring a friend for free to this event – simply by bringing them with you to the event and presenting your ticket or proof of purchase at the door.

 This offer is limited to one guest per person on a first come, first served basis, and will be terminated once the venue reaches capacity. Please note this event is standing only. A small number of seats can be made available for those cannot remain standing, but these must be requested in advance by contacting NQ Jazz.

 

Anthony Joseph is a British-Trinidadian poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. 

Operating as a dedication to poetic ancestors and a coming together of musical generations, The Rich are Only Defeated When Running for their Lives is also an almighty jam. Recorded live last August, it shows off the prowess of a team of master musicians (Shabaka Hutchings among others) from Paris and London. Jason Yarde, who also produced Joseph’s 2018 album is credited as producer/composer/arranger. 

He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University and is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, Leicester.  

Note – This is a standing show.

In addition to the link to purchase an e-ticket on this page, tickets can also be purchased in-person in advance at NQ Jazz gigs.

Doors 19.00, performance 20.00

THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE

Presented in partnership with NQ Jazz.

Ivor Novello-nominated saxophonist and composer Alex Hitchcock is regarded as one of the UK’s most creative and virtuosic jazz musicians. Critically acclaimed releases as leader on Fresh Sound New Talent and Edition Records, as well as innovative collaborations with a wide range of luminary peers, have confirmed his growing international reputation as an instigator and catalyst for captivating musical encounters that ‘continually push the envelope a little further’ (Jazzmania BE). 

In Dream Band, his most recent album as leader, Hitchcock pulls together a pool of 15 musicians from both sides of the Atlantic to bring to life ‘an album of depth and complexity’ (Jazzflits NL). New York heavy-hitters Chris Cheek, Jason Brown and David Adewumi line up alongside a who’s who of the burgeoning London jazz scene. 

Following a critically acclaimed 2021 release on legendary Barcelona label Fresh Sound New Talent and a sold-out album launch at Ronnie Scott’s, the touring lineup for Alex Hitchcock’s ‘Dream Band’ features BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Deschanel Gordon, and MOBO-nominated drummer Shane Forbes. 

In addition to the link to purchase an e-ticket on this page, tickets can also be purchased in-person in advance at NQ Jazz gigs.

Doors 19.00, performance 19.30.