Matana Roberts live at the Cockpit in London tonight!

26 Mar

Chicago born (now based in NYC), avant-guard, jazz saxophonist Matana Roberts will be playing live at The Cockpit in London tonight as part of their monthly Jazz night, a barrier-busting jazz/contemporary music binge with Jazz on 3 presenter Jez Nelson. Every last Monday…

Matana is working in various mediums of performance inquiry; has created alongside visionary experimentalists of this time period in various areas of improvisation, dance, poetry, visual art, theatre; as a saxophonist, documented on sound recordings as collaborator, side woman and leader. Some recent work focused on the place/problem of memory/tradition as recognized, deciphered, deconstructed, interrogated through radical modes of sound communication, alternative styles of musical notation, and multi genres of improvisation.

Her most recent album Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres (Constellation) came out last year and impressed critics with her own unique approach to contemporary jazz, combining her skills with an affecting emotional narrative throughout the record.

Also on the bill will be Jason Yarde’s TRIO WAH!, and Shadow Writing.

Doors are at 6pm and tickets are just £7, what more could you ask for?


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