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Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers suite: THE No.1 Gig Of The London Jazz Festival

Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers suite: THE No.1 Gig Of The London Jazz Festival Cafe Oto is proud to present the European premiere of legendary trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith’s phenomenal large-scale masterwork – the complete ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ suite. … Continue reading

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MARTIN LUTHER KING & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

MARTIN LUTHER KING & THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON is another magical film from the Hackney based Smoking Dogs. Directed by Jon Akomfrah this evocative and historically illuminating documentary celebrates the pivotal moment in modern history when the the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Dr Martin Luther King Jnr: Assassinated 45 years ago today… April 4th 1968.

TONIGHT WE WILL CELEBRATE the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr at Nexus – One World at St. George’s Bloomsbury. A Jazz Warriors Int. co-production it will be hosted by Bonnie Greer and the concert will feature … Continue reading

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TIME OUT: Dave Brubeck leaves us aged 91

Back in 1958 Dave Brubeck broke with the bop tradition and dropped a tune featuring alto player Paul Desmond entitled ‘Take 5′. Today, that tune remains a jazz anthem. The album that it came from – ‘Time Out – sold … Continue reading

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