We are just two weeks from the 2019 Ealing Jazz Festival, featuring the legendary Cymande alongside rising icons Ruby Rushton and Theon Cross.
The festival takes place across the weekend of 27–28 July in Walpole Park, in Ealing, between 12noon–10.30pm.
Cymande reached cult status in the early 1970s with an exhilarating mix of reggae, funk and jazz. Following a premature exit from music in 1974, the group has become one of the most sampled British bands ever, influencing hip-hop and house producers globally. Since their widely acclaimed return in 2013, the group has toured the world, releasing four new albums in the meantime, and are now ready to bring their infectious rhythms to Walpole Park.
King of the djembe, Weedie Braimah will be performing his unique West African folk-inspired fusion. Using instruments from across the diaspora, the percussive prowess of Weedie and The Hands of Time ensemble will be a truly inspiring sight to behold. Likewise, Theon Cross, tuba player for jazz powerhouse Sons of Kemet, will bring his heady, floor stomping mix of afrobeat inspired jazz to the summer festival.
Ruby Rushton, led by prolific flautist Tenderlonius, are certainly not be missed, known for mesmerising crowds with their high-powered performances which have pushed them to the front of the contemporary jazz scene.
Another recently announced act is James Brown co-writer and collaborator Pee Wee Ellis, who is performing as part of Sunday’s specially curated line-up by Ronnie Scott’s to celebrate the iconic club’s 60th anniversary.
The frenetic energy and marvel of Beat Replacement will make sure the emerging jazz vanguard are well represented. Celebrated pianist Sarah Tandy, dubbed as ‘one of the brightest prospects on the London jazz scene’ by the Guardian, and classic soul act Lee Gold Collective round off a packed line-up.
Buy tickets in advance
Tickets available here: https://www.ticketline.co.uk/ealing-jazz-festival#tour
Buying in advance, it costs £5.50 for a single day ticket or £11 for a weekend ticket. Tickets on the day cost £7 before 3pm and £10 thereafter; or £12 for the weekend.
Children aged 12 and under go free.
Ealing Jazz Festival’s full line-up
- Weedie Braimah & The Hands of Time
- Theon Cross
- Ruby Rushton
- Sarah Tandy
- Beat Replacement
- Phillip Flutewiz
- Alice Auer
- Hilda Cecilia
- Lee Gold Collective
- Blues Notes
- Don Kipper
- Ronnie Scott’s 60th Birthday:
- Pee Wee Ellis
- Andy Davies Quartet
- Judi Jackson
- Ronnie Scott’s Big Band