All-female lineup for major new Royal Albert Hall season

The 'Black Voices' group

The venue has announced a three month celebration of women onstage and backstage

A major new season at the Royal Albert Hall will celebrate the role of women in the venue’s storied history, featuring talks, films, comedy and jazz. Artistic Director Lucy Noble said “The Hall has been at the centre of British cultural life for nearly 150 years, and in that time has played host to an extraordinary number of remarkable women, whose talent, determination and vision has helped to shape the country – and the world – as we know it.”

Events will not only feature those on-stage but also back-stage, with exposure, talks and networking events for women who want to know more about the music industry, technical roles, show management, and operations – areas typically male-dominated up until now.

Their late night jazz series will include the all-female septet Nerija, singer Deelee Dubé and rising star trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray. It all runs from January with full listings below…

Late Night Jazz – Snowpoet
Thursday 25 January, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Isq
Thursday 1 February, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Vula Viel
Thursday 8 February, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Emma-Jean Thackray
Thursday 15 February, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
  
Late Night Jazz – Yvette Norwood-Tiger presents A World Tour of Jazz
Thursday 22 February, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Black Voices
Thursday 1 March, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Live Music Brunch – Deelee Dube Quartet present ‘Tryin’ Times’
Sunday 4 March, 12pm, Verdi
 
Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Tuesday 6 March, 8pm, North Circle Bar
  
Industry Insights: Women in Music
Wednesday 14 March, 10am, Auditorium + Arena Foyers (free entry)
 
Late Night Jazz – Tori Handsley Trio
Thursday 15 March, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Nerija
Thursday 29 March, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Jazz for Kids – Women of Jazz
Saturday 31 March, 11am & 1:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Laura Misch
Thursday 5 April, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
 
Late Night Jazz – Sloth Racket
Thursday 19 April, 9:30pm, Elgar Room
  
Late Night Jazz – Yusufla
Thursday 26 April, 9:30pm, Elgar Room

More at www.royalalberthall.com

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