“THE LIGHTS ARE LOW, THE MUSIC SWEET, IT’S JUST THE PLACE FOR FRIENDS TO MEET…” 

STOP PRESS: House of Jazz is now SOLD OUT!

Thank you everyone who has donated and will be joining us on December 8th, see you there!

Join us for our inaugural HOUSE OF JAZZ party on Thursday, 8th December 2022 hosted by Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory at one of Mayfair’s most characterful and unique private homes, helping us to raise £10,000 for the Abram Wilson charity in our 10th anniversary year! 

The evening will be overflowing with festive drinks, food, and an immersive, intimate array of unexpected and exceptional performances.

Places are very limited so please secure yours as soon as possible!

On: Thursday, 8th December 2022.

When: from 8:00pm – 11:00pm.

Where: Mayfair, W1. Nearest tube stations Green Park and Marble Arch. Exact location will be revealed a few days before.

What is our target? £10,000!

Suggested minimum donation of: £150 per person.

Your donation will include unlimited drinks, sumptuous canapés, hearty bowl food, two hours of immersive musical entertainment, followed by an improvised jam session to round off the night with a bang!

Book your place without delay as we have very limited capacity! 

Reference:

Please use the reference HOUSEOFJAZZ and number of places in the comments section e.g. if you are donating £600 for 4 places your reference would be ‘HOUSEOFJAZZ 4’.

If you can’t attend but would still like to donate and sponsor a place/places then please use the reference ‘HOUSEOFJAZZSPONSOR’.

Spread the word!

Thanks to our generous House of Jazz sponsors Brand By Me, Allen Austin-Bishop, Sam Farmar and Dan Crow every penny of your donation will go towards our work of inspiring connecting and opening doors to the music industry so that minoritised young talent has an equal chance of realising their creative potential.

We have a loving and loyal team of supporters, who we adore and are so grateful for. If you know of someone who might like this evening, and might also like to support our work, please invite them along too so we can expand our base of music loving donors who are so vital to what we do.

Bring family and friends to get into the Christmas spirit. Use it as a Christmas team outing and bring some colleagues. Skip those theatre tickets and support our event instead!

And if you can’t attend but would still like to donate then perhaps you’d like to consider sponsoring a couple of tickets for someone else.

What to expect?

This will be a very special and unique night of immersive live jazz, poetry and dance led by the extraordinary trumpeter and composer, Mark Kavuma. Think the immersive delights of theatre company Punchdrunk meets the flavour of a Harlem Rent Party with a bit of Christmas sparkle thrown in for good measure!

Line up

Lucy-Anne Daniels (vocals)

Mark Kavuma (lead and trumpet)

Pete Horsfall (trumpet + vocals)

Mussinghi Brian Edwards (tenor sax)  

Ferg Ireland (bass)

Jack Thomas (drums)

Artie Zaitz (guitar)

Noah Stoneman (piano)

Tyrone Isaac-Stuart (alto sax and dance)

Theo Ogundepi (poet)

Why are we doing it? This is our final celebration to mark our tenth anniversary year. It’s a chance to come together before the year is out to enjoy some exceptional live jazz music, toast our incredible supporters and raise funds for our music education and career development programmes at a time when young aspiring musicians will need our help more than ever.

What’s the problem? The triple whammy of Covid, Brexit and the cost-of-living crisis has hit artists working in the music industry hard. On top of this, some musicians also continue to face barriers of systemic racism and misogyny.

How are we solving it? One way we are doing this is through our Career Development Programme. The programme supports up-and-coming artists with personalised coaching, mentoring and career strategy sessions, prioritising those in minoritised groups. The programme provides visibility, access to industry professionals, and the chance to develop skills as music educators, all of which helps build a sustainable career in music.

AW has made a huge impact on me and I will always be grateful for your time and support throughout this period of my career” – Shereece Storrod – Artistic Director, Black Voices UK

“Thanks so much for your time and support. I’m so excited about the direction it feels like things are headed and about how much I’ve learnt from you. I can’t wait to learn and do more” – Verushka George – singer and producer

Reference:

Please use the reference HOUSEOFJAZZ and number of places in the comments section e.g. if you are donating £600 for 4 places your reference would be ‘HOUSEOFJAZZ 4’.

If you can’t attend but would still like to donate and sponsor a place/places then please use the reference ‘HOUSEOFJAZZSPONSOR’.

About the incredible Mark Kavuma

Image by Benjamin Amure

Mark Kavuma has established himself as a key player in the British Jazz explosion. As leader, he has released three albums, ‘Kavuma’ (2018), voted among the best albums of the year by Downbeat magazine and The Banger Factory (2019), both released with UK record label Ubuntu Music. He has recently released a debut piano album: Zaitz & Kavuma – Back To Back (2022) and also released the Kinetika Bloco All stars album, ‘Legacy’ (2021) featuring a host of London’s burgeoning new jazz generation inc. Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Ruben Fox, Sheila Maurice Grey and Reuben James, on Banger Factory Records.