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NYJO Venus Unwrapped (Kings Place) with guest artists Yazz Ahmed and Laura Jurd
1st November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Our Jazz Orchestra will be performing our Female Jazz Icons concert programme alongside special gust artists Yazz Ahmed and Laura Jurd as part of Kings Place’s Venus Unwrapped concert series.
The programme will celebrate female contributions to jazz through history; as instrumentalists, such as 1930’s trombonist Melba Liston; as composers like Mary-Lou Williams and Maria Schneider; as band-leaders, lyricists and more, including Lil Hardin Armstrong. Mercury Nominee Laura Jurd provides the centrepiece of this evening’s performance in her contemporary reimagining of Mary Lou Williams’ 1945 Zodiac Suite, which was supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund.