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Jazz at the EDT meets the DULWICH FESTIVAL 2024

As with last year, we have 5 amazing nights of great music here upstairs at the EDT, featuring internationally acclaimed performers, with all tickets priced at just £12.

MAY 15th: Byron Wallen

Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, Byron is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing. He has been playing trumpet in various contexts, live and on record, alongside legendary musicians such as George Benson, Andrew Hill, Chaka Khan, Ingrid Laubrock, Hugh Masekela, Courtney Pine, Mulatu Astatke, Red Snapper, Lonnie Liston Smith, Style Council, Jack Dejohnette, Jean Toussaint, Cleveland Watkiss and King Sunny Ade. He has visited East Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, Indonesia and Belize

MAY 16th: Nigel Price Trio

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.

Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.

Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.

MAY 17th: Camina Band

Returning to the Dulwich Festival, Camina Band is wonderfully authentic, with their repertoire of Salsa, Son and Timba from Cuba. The musicians are all from Central and South America, and play regularly at Ronnie Scotts and festivals around Britain and Europe. Great to listen to, amazing to dance to! Don’t miss this one.

MAY 18th: Poppy Daniels Quintet

London Born and raised, Poppy Daniels has become an infamous part of the UK jazz scene. Her style and versatility branches across multiple genres from jazz, to hip-hop to latin, reflecting her diverse skill set and musical palette.

London Born and raised, Poppy has become an infamous part of the UK jazz scene. Performing with the likes of Blue Lab Beats, China Moses, Daniel Casimir, Roella Oloro, Celeste, Nix Northwest, Hak Baker, Nu Civilisation Orchestra, Colectiva , Eliane Correa and more. Her style and versatility branches across multiple genres from jazz, to hip-hop to latin, reflecting her diverse skill set and musical palette.

After years building a name for herself and developing her sound Poppy is excited to introduce her new quintet, a celebration of the sounds which have shaped her. A hot pot of jazz, fusion, hip-hop and Latin, through the unique tone of one of London most exciting up and coming trumpet voices.

MAY 19th: Laura B and her Band

The Band are a collection of the best authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe whose credentials speak for themselves. Comprised of members from many bands who have played the circuit across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. These include; The Mike Sanchez Band, Blue Harlem, Jackson Sloan, Juke Joint Jump, Ocean’s Seven, The Extraordinaires, The Metrotones, Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress, The Alabama Slammers and The Big Six. Just a handful of bands that are and have been prolific on the 1950’s retro scene for many years

The Band have previously performed at the major events in the Uk and Europe, such as; the London Royal Festival Hall, Twinwood Festival, Vintage at Goodwood Festival, Hep Cats Holiday Weekenders; Breda Jazz Festival in Holland, Radio Modern events in Belgium, Brecon Jazz Festival. Summer Jamboree, Vintage Roots, Moondogs and Swing on the Beach festivals in Italy; Screamin’ Festival  in Spain; Hemsby Rock ‘n’ Roll weekenders #48 & #49 and the fifties revival events, The Rhythm Riot & Atomic, where Laura was billed as the ‘UK’s New Diva of Rhythm and Blues’ in 2009.

Bring your dancing shoes to this one!

Tickets available only though the Dulwich Festival Website here