Date/Day: 11th AugustTime: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: £3 - £7
2 Cotall Street
London,E14 6TL + Google Map
Telephone: 020 3039 3333
E14 PROMO CODE: FREEJAZZ
As part of our new Live in the Library sessions, join us for an evening of jazz and southern-style street food!
Simon Roth brings together a group of critically acclaimed musicians to play classics made famous by the likes of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Lee Konitz.
Simon Roth on drums
George Crowley on saxophone
Johnny Mansfield on vibraphone
Huw Williams on double bass.
About Simon Roth
Simon hails from a musical family and is known mostly as a drummer and composer. He grew up immersed in Big Band Jazz, Free Improv and 1960s Pop. Simon can be found working within the Contemporary, Jazz and World music scenes and has performed across the UK, Europe, North and South America and Asia. Current projects include Magnus Loom and Raph Clarkson’s Dissolute Society. Simon recently set up the group Land of If as a vehicle for his songwriting.
Simon has been involved in several interdisciplinary projects and also set up and ran the cross-arts platform Pop-Up Circus, staging exhibitions and live events throughout London. Performance highlights include supporting Robert Glasper Trio at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival, Jools Holland at Greenwich Music Time and headlining Kings Place Festival. Simon’s music has been performed at the BBC Proms and broadcast widely on national radio.
Praise for Simon Roth
“Simon Roth’s drumming is always just perfect – subtle, imaginative, in the pocket and never too loud.” – London Jazz News
“An overflow of creative juices, with each musician allowed the freedom to express their personality through a selection of finely tuned angular grooves and intricate melodic writing” – Jazz UK on Stories
“A heartening impression of the quixotic, optimistic and generously shared energies of London’s young artistic community.” – John Fordham, The Guardian on Pop-Up Circus
“A collection of rising stars on the British Jazz scene.” – Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3 on Phil Meadows Group
“These musicians are undoubtedly devoted to their art … the collision of sonorous rhythm and a backdrop of chaos make for a fervid debut.” – The Sunday Times on Thought-Fox