‘Curated by Empirical’ concert series at Kings Place, London
We are delighted to announce an exciting new collaboration with Kings Place, London. Having presented many succesful concerts since the venues opening this we really wanted to develop our presence there.
We are curating a series of high-profile performances for the ‘Jazz at Kings Place’ programme, launching on Friday 3rd February 2017.
The series presents concerts by artists who are an important force on the UK and international music scenes and features special one-off collaborations and premieres of new projects.
Our drummer Shane Forbes commented: “We’re really thrilled to work with Kings Place because jazz is such an important part of its music programming. As musicians, we love playing here because of the amazing acoustics and the ‘Jazz at Kings Place’ programme provides musicians such as Empirical with vital opportunities to perform at a top-class venue and connect with a diverse audience.”
Each concert will offer a distinct and fresh take on jazz. With the series, we also want to foster a sense of a community that brings together artists who don’t shy away from taking creative risks and presenting challenging music to listeners.
Amy Sibley-Allen, Head of Programme at Kings Place, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Empirical on this new series for Kings Place. Empirical have performed here many times over the years and to have them curate their own series featuring an array of equally great artists is a real treat for our audiences.”
The first concert in the series on Friday 3rd February 2017 features a collaboration between two genuine UK jazz stalwarts and us: the first set of the evening sees the rare duo pairing of Jason Rebello on piano and Jean Toussaint on tenor saxophone, followed by a set with to explore the music of Andrew Hill.
The summer season concert on Saturday 13th May 2017 will be the UK launch of Andrew McCormack’s new Graviton project, featuring the stellar line-up of Andrew McCormack on piano, Eska’s vocals, Jean Toussaint on tenor saxophone, Robin Mullarkey on electric bass and Anton Eger on drums.
Further concerts in the series will be announced as they go on sale.
Curated by Empirical series
Jason Rebello & Jean Toussaint + Empirical
Andrew McCormack’s ‘Graviton’ feat. Eska