Finally happy to announce that we have a residency in London! Tea & Jam @ The Tea House Theatre is a new jam/open mic session taking place on a Thursday, Vauxhall (South West London). Hosted by the jazz quartet featuring Rory Duffy on alto saxophone, flute and vocals, and Chris Roe (from the Open Session @ O'Shea's) on piano.
The night will be a wonderful regular opportunity to try out new material with a house band, including existing songs, half-finished songs, and (in Rory's case) transcriptions of obscure jazz and Brazilian music compositions, a workshop to gig new arrangements that have never been gigged, and a great chance to meet and mingle with eclectic musicians from London's jazz and alternative music scene! All styles will be welcome, plus interdisciplinary and spoken word.
As the night develops, we envisage that sessions will be hosted by alternative artists. This will connect musicians with new disciplines, new styles of playing, and it will enable artists to recruit musicians in a safe, pressure-free environment. Artists will be able to open up their repertoires and bring their pads along so that musicians can get an inside experience at playing their charts.
Audiences will be able to engage with artists in new ways. Tea & Jam @ The Tea House Theatre allows listeners to interact with the artists and request songs. There is also plenty of tea, cakes, beers, wines and spirits to enhance the experience!
We have started up a blog on the Red & Black Music website, which will update you on all of the latest happenings, and which will also feed through to the Dates section of this website.
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Painting by Julia Coyne
Tea & Jam will be running most Thursdays up until Christmas
October 18, November 01, 15, 29, December 13
Doors 8:00pm - midnight
£3 concessions / students
FREE for musicians - simply bring an instrument or sing to the doorman!
Brought to you by the Tea House Theatre and Red & Black Music