Black History Month at Morley
Join us for our new online Jazz series of concerts featuring a mix of Morley Jazz tutors and other great musicians from the London Jazz scene.
Concerts are free and will be held every Friday at 1pm on the Morley Facebook page (@morleycollegewaterloo) starting on May 1st 2020 and continuing every Friday in May.
Register your free place on Eventbrite here
Full line up below;
Joy Ellis is a jazz pianist, singer and composer based in London.
In December 2019, Joy released her second album ‘Dwell’ to a full house at the Vortex Jazz Club, London. The album explores her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.
She has toured all over the UK performing her original music at various venues and festivals including Manchester, Cheltenham and London Jazz Festivals and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Ivo Neame is an award-winning pianist and composer. In addition to leading his own bands, he is a vital cog in several of European jazz’s most forward-looking groups including Phronesis and the Marius Neset Quintet. He regularly performs at jazz festivals worldwide, collaborating with ensembles as diverse as the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and the London Sinfonietta.
Ivo discovered music at an early age by playing his parents’ piano, albeit with drum sticks. Ivo went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, and since leaving in 2003 he has performed and recorded with highly esteemed musicians at home and abroad such as Julian Argüelles, Kenny Wheeler and Hermeto Pascoal. His fifth album under his own name “Moksha” was released on Edition Records in 2018.
Adam Dyer is a pianist and composer who teaches at Morley College and runs the Hideaway Jazz Club’s jam sessions and workshops as well as playing with his trio of Eric Ford (drums) and Jakub Cywinski (bass).
He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Nikki Iles and for two years in Scandinavia working with a variety of musicians from Denmark, Norway and Finland including Dan Berglund (E.S.T.) and Eirik Hegdak (Trondheim Jazz Orchestra).
Adam will present for this concert some music that he has written over the years, including a piece dedicated to the late McCoy Tyner, who sadly passed away this year.
Joff will be playing harmonica and singing a selection of blues on the diatonic and chromatic harmonicas, alongside guitarist Corin Williams.
Joff Watkins is a harmonica player and singer based in London. Joff plays harmonica and sings with Jimmy regal and the Royals, who are about to release their second album. Plays harmonica with the Nathan Osgood trio and with Senegalese musician Diabel Cissokho.
Joff has played all around the country including many festivals been played on many radio stations and recently played a session on Radio 3 accompanying Diabel Cissokho.