Something old, something new, for the local jazz scene


A new “after work” jazz club featuring DJs playing cutting edge music kicks off tonight (29 July) at Jamm on Brixton Road, with street food and cocktails available.

Local and guest DJs will feature neo-soul and future beats alongside jazz.

The event will be held in Jamm’s outdoor space with a retractable roof and full table service.

Opening the weekly sessions is Kira Robin.

The DJs

TINA EDWARDS, who hosts Universal Sanctuary on Worldwide FM, and contributes to BBC Radio 3, Love Supreme Jazz Festival and DownbeatMagazine.

HASEEB IQBAL, whose book Noting Voices: Contemplating London’s Culture explores the live music explosion in the city, also hosts radio shows and podcasts.

KIRA ROBIN is marketing and social media manager at the vinyl shop ColdCuts // HotWax in Loughborough Junction. She is also band manager to the 14-piece Levitation Orchestra, communications lead for the music education platform CDR and hosts her own show on Balamii Radio.

SWEET LEMONADE SISTERS are also Balamii residents, playing contemporary jazz, calypso, samba and disco.

SOMEWHERE SOUL both DJ and music blog, highlighting rising artists from around the world.

The Dates

  • 29 July Kira Robin
  • 5 August Haseeb Iqbal
  • 12 August Sweet Lemonade Sisters
  • 19 August Somewhere Soul
  • 26 August Tina Edwards
  • 2 September Haseeb Iqbal
  • 9 September Kira Robin
  • 16 September Tina Edwards
  • 23 September Kira Robin
  • 30 September Sweet Lemonade Sisters

Tables are free to book and there’s a happy hour from 6 to 8pm.

below ground venue empty
Inside the Crypt

Back to The Crypt

From a new start-up on what has traditionally been a big jazz night in Brixton – think Jamaica Jazz at the Effra and Mark Kavuma at the Prince of Wales – to the restart of a venerable South London institution – The Crypt in Camberwell.

It reopened last weekend with two live shows under strict safety measures – pre-booking only, masks, jabs or tests – and hosts gigs tomorrow and Saturday.

On Friday, a new face to The Crypt, multi-instrumentalist Gustavo Roriz, and his band play music influenced by Africa and Brazil, jazz, fado, and more.

On Saturday a Crypt favourite, Byron Wallen, performs a new work, Hurricane Bells, commissioned to respond to five bells cast by an artist and modelled on the shape of Hurricaine Katrina that devastated the home of jazz, New Orleans, in 2005.

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