Festival curator Alex Wilson presents more caliente nights featuring Omar Puente, Eliane Correa, J-Sonics and more.
Pianist and band leader Alex Wilson brings his London Latin Jazz Festival back for a third year from Tuesday September 29 to Saturday October 3.
Opening night presents rising star Cuban vocalist / pianist / bandleader Eliane Correa, tipped by Gilles Peterson as one of the freshest new sounds to come out of Havana.
Emerging from the London groove-jazz scene, J-Sonics will perform music from their debut album, scheduled for release in November, with tracks straddling Brazilian, Afro-beat and funk and will feature the dazzling Spanish vocalist Grace Rodson on Wednesday October 30. Nicky Brown’s Afro-Cuban Gospel Project take centre ground on Thursday October 1 featuring Alex Wilson himself on piano. There’s Colombian representation in Dorance Lorza’s latin-combo Sexteto Café with their compelling ‘salsa con vibes’ latin jazz sound on Friday October 2.
Closing night features two shows from Cuban violin virtuoso Omar Puente’s Havana Class 88 featuring Grammy-winning flautist Oriente Lopez and bassist Felipe Cabrera.
For more information visit londonlatinjazzfest.com
London Latin Jazz Festival
Pizza Express Jazz Club
10 Dean Street,