Small, intimate and as chilled as they come, the Peninsula’s Summer Jazz weekender is a London festival for jazz purists and musical generalists searching for a new favourite band to fall in love with. Discover innovative bands at the Peninsula’s amphitheatre, which will also feature Mi-Soul Radio DJs, live circus performances by Upswing, Ping Pong fun with Pongathon, and Honeyscribe workshops for families. There’s also lovingly-made street food by MOTHERBRUNCH and Craft London.
12th August, 1pm-3pm
African Tree is an album by Marcelo Andrade, an award winning UK-based Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, who’s worked with Brazilian icon Milton Nascimento and Corinne Bailey Rae.
12th August, 3pm-5pm
TwoSpeak is a quartet made up of Ronan Perrett on Saxophone, Ben Lee on guitar, Joseph Costi on the keyboard and Ben Brown on drums. The London-based band draws inspiration from Cornish culture, from huge landscapes to historic events, and the group’s sound is a groove centred blend of jazz, folk and world music.
13th August, 1pm-3pm
Sam Rapley’s FABLED
Fabled formed in 2014 when saxophonist/clarinetist Sam Rapley brought together a select handful of Britain’s most exciting young musicians to play his original music. Taking inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan and Bon Iver, the group explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting.
13th August, 3pm-5pm
Ferg Ireland Trio
A new contemporary jazz trio, featuring Ferg Ireland, Nathaniel Facey and James Maddren, some of the most well-known jazz players on the scene.
13th August, 2pm – 9pm
Mi-Soul Radio djs will play the best in jazz, from classic to cutting edge, rare collector’s soul and uptempo.