Balagan Cafe Band

Mon Jul 22 2019

7:45 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£11.00

Ages 14+

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Richard Jones - Violin
Christian Miller - Guitar
Shirley Smart - Cello
 

Rooted in Parisian and American Jazz - but taking in the Chaabi music of Al-
geria, Balkan folk melodies and the early modern music of Western Europe -
Balagan combines these thread into an elegant yet fiery fusion featuring the
intimate chamber instrumentation of violin, guitar and cello.

The band has maintained a busy gigging schedule, touring the UK and ap-
pearing at top London venues including the Green Note, Elgar Room and
National Portrait Gallery. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2018
on F-IRE Presents, and features guest appearances by Alice Zawadzki, Joe
Browne (Last Summer’s Tealights) and Tommie Black-Roff (Teyr.)

Richard Jones - Violin

Richard Jones is an exciting young British violinist recognised for his innov-
ative sound, approach and adaptability in bringing the violin to life within a
broad range of musical contexts. Born in Wales, his musical upbringing was
a diverse tapestry of experiences that ignited his passion for music and
provided opportunity to explore and develop.
Since completing his studies at Guildhall, Richard has immersed himself in
the London jazz scene and recent collaborations include projects lead by
leading Jazz musicians Christine Tobin, Mark Edwards, Robert Mitchell and
Nicolas Meier.

Christian Miller - Guitar

Trading astronomy for the guitar, Christian has played and recorded with a
broad cross section of London’s finest musicians including: Nigel Price, Ad-
rian Cox, Mike Mondesir and Alex Garnett; US based musicians such as
Gordon Webster, Brandi Disterheft and Aurora Nealand, and many others in
music ranging from New Orleans jazz and swing through to bop, contempor-
ary jazz and electric fusion.
Having taken lessons and classes with musicians including Peter Bernstein,
Barry Harris, Stevie Wishart and Dave Cliff, he aims to combine a deep re-
spect for the traditions of jazz with an open mind for future directions. His
projects include string fusion group Balagan Cafe Band, gypsy jazz band the
Hot Club of Jupiter and electric jazz quartet Big Fan.

Shirley Smart - Cello
Shirley Smart is recognised as one of the UK's most versatile and creative
cellists. She spent 10 years in Jerusalem, where studied and performed in a
wide variety of musical traditions from the North Africa, Turkey and Middle
East.
She has subsequently worked with many leading musicians including Avishai
Cohen, Omer Avital, Yasmin Levy, Antonio Forcione, Mulato Astatke and Neil Cowley. Her own projects include leading her own trio, and the band
Melange as well as a duo with pianist Robert Mitchell and Iraqi-folk based
trio Sawa.
She also teaches jazz and improvisation at the Royal College of Music and
City University.

Balagan Cafe Band

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Balagan Cafe Band

Mon Jul 22 2019 7:45 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club London
Balagan Cafe Band

£11.00 Ages 14+

Richard Jones - Violin
Christian Miller - Guitar
Shirley Smart - Cello
 

Rooted in Parisian and American Jazz - but taking in the Chaabi music of Al-
geria, Balkan folk melodies and the early modern music of Western Europe -
Balagan combines these thread into an elegant yet fiery fusion featuring the
intimate chamber instrumentation of violin, guitar and cello.

The band has maintained a busy gigging schedule, touring the UK and ap-
pearing at top London venues including the Green Note, Elgar Room and
National Portrait Gallery. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2018
on F-IRE Presents, and features guest appearances by Alice Zawadzki, Joe
Browne (Last Summer’s Tealights) and Tommie Black-Roff (Teyr.)

Richard Jones - Violin

Richard Jones is an exciting young British violinist recognised for his innov-
ative sound, approach and adaptability in bringing the violin to life within a
broad range of musical contexts. Born in Wales, his musical upbringing was
a diverse tapestry of experiences that ignited his passion for music and
provided opportunity to explore and develop.
Since completing his studies at Guildhall, Richard has immersed himself in
the London jazz scene and recent collaborations include projects lead by
leading Jazz musicians Christine Tobin, Mark Edwards, Robert Mitchell and
Nicolas Meier.

Christian Miller - Guitar

Trading astronomy for the guitar, Christian has played and recorded with a
broad cross section of London’s finest musicians including: Nigel Price, Ad-
rian Cox, Mike Mondesir and Alex Garnett; US based musicians such as
Gordon Webster, Brandi Disterheft and Aurora Nealand, and many others in
music ranging from New Orleans jazz and swing through to bop, contempor-
ary jazz and electric fusion.
Having taken lessons and classes with musicians including Peter Bernstein,
Barry Harris, Stevie Wishart and Dave Cliff, he aims to combine a deep re-
spect for the traditions of jazz with an open mind for future directions. His
projects include string fusion group Balagan Cafe Band, gypsy jazz band the
Hot Club of Jupiter and electric jazz quartet Big Fan.

Shirley Smart - Cello
Shirley Smart is recognised as one of the UK's most versatile and creative
cellists. She spent 10 years in Jerusalem, where studied and performed in a
wide variety of musical traditions from the North Africa, Turkey and Middle
East.
She has subsequently worked with many leading musicians including Avishai
Cohen, Omer Avital, Yasmin Levy, Antonio Forcione, Mulato Astatke and Neil Cowley. Her own projects include leading her own trio, and the band
Melange as well as a duo with pianist Robert Mitchell and Iraqi-folk based
trio Sawa.
She also teaches jazz and improvisation at the Royal College of Music and
City University.

Balagan Cafe Band

Balagan Cafe Band

World Jazz

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 14+
limit 10 per person
Seated
£10.00 (+ £1.00 Fees)

Delivery Method

eTickets
Box Office Collection

Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com