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Chiswick Jazz Festival 2024

Chiswick Jazz Festival
Saturday 11th of May 2024

St Peter's Church, Acton Green
Southfield Road W4 1BB



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Samara is a five-piece jazz/Latin group led by the 606 Club's own "Guv'nor" Steve Rubie on sax and flute, and suffice it to say we all think the guys in the band are just great! The pianist Neil Angilley works with Vanessa Mae, Shirley Bassey and “Down to the Bone”, Andy Lafone, the bass player has worked with Snowboy and Da Lata, while Nic France the drummer has played with just about everyone, including Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Bill Withers.

Vocalist Carolina Lelis relocated to the UK in 2019 from Brasil, where she had worked and recorded with Brasilian musicians Cuca Teixeira, Djalma Lima and Itamar Collaço (Zimbo Trio) among others.

Recently a member of the UK Brasilian Trio Sambossa she makes a delightful addition to the Samara lineup. The music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, Jazz and Latin, and everyone has a great time!

“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet led by 606 proprietor Steve Rubie on flute and alto saxophone…explores these Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out

Wilf Diamond from the
World Heart Beat

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World Heart Beat is a registered charity founded by Sahana Gero, MBE in 2009. It comprises a music academy, concert hall and recording studio.

The charity’s music academy began with just 70 students being taught in a converted warehouse space at Kimber Road in Southfields, Wandsworth.

Bursting at the seams with over 320 students, they now have a second music education centre in Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, Battersea.

Wilf Diamond is a London based trombonist, pianist and improviser, who will be playing original material with his new quartet. Wilf is active on the thriving London jazz scene and is a key member of Byron Wallen's Gamelan Ensemble. He has performed at Ronnie Scott's, Vortex, EartH Hackney and the Southbank Centre. Wilf is an alumnus of World Heart Beat Music Academy, Centre for Young Musicians and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2017-2021). 

Shireen Francis

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Born in London of Jamaican and Goan heritage Shireen Francis learned her craft in Afro-Caribbean music, however, inspired by artists such as Marlena Shaw, Dianne Reeves and Nancy Wilson, she soon moved seamlessly into a much more jazz-oriented repertoire. These days her performances are rich and varied, including her own jazz and Caribbean-influenced originals. To the Chiswick Jazz Festival  Shireen will be bringing her excellent band to the Club, featuring Dominic Grant-guitar & Mark Cherrie-steel pan. As Shireen says "Expect an immersive and heartfelt Caribbean journey across the waters". Sounds fun!

"brilliant vocalist" Jazzwise; "A beautiful artist with real depth and heart" Jazz UK

Vimala Rowe

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From her training in Hindustani classical music in India, to world music, soul and effortlessly swinging jazz, award winning singer Vimala Rowe has rapidly become recognised as a major talent on the British jazz scene.

Sell out performances at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club-Soho, 606 Club, London Jazz Festival and countrywide, she delights and enchants her audiences with her naturally passionate and emotive range of expression.

Her phenomenal accolades include a highly successful duo with guitar legend John Etheridge, culminating in an acclaimed eclectic album of their own work including jazz and world inspirations. ‘Sweeping musical horizons’, The Guardian. Further work includes writing and performing with flamenco guitar legend Paco Pena at Sadlers Wells.

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Samara - The Frog (full song)

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Hot! Hot! Hot! with Shireen Francis Small Island Project  at Chiddingstone Castle.

Hot! Hot! Hot! with Shireen Francis Small Island Project at Chiddingstone Castle.

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With Thanks to Sam's Kitchen Chiswick  

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