Thursday 25th May 2023
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
The Hampstead Jazz Club presents the debut show by TUCAN – The Jazz-Fusion collective who are navigating through the journey which is the exponentially growing UK Jazz scene.
Their sound is the musical representation of community and togetherness, with members of the band spread out all over the UK and all over the world. In addition to the injection of inspiration from West-African dance music, and South American rhythms and melodies.
TUCAN’s fresh take on Jazz sees their music incorporating Soul, Funk and RnB, drawing inspiration from the likes of Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper and Ashley Henry. As TUCAN solidify their focus on bringing people together, their live shows have blossomed through their energetic and captivating performances, often leaving the audience moving and grooving.
Formed in 2017, the band met on the music programme at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Since then, the band has had a short but exciting history, with a gig supporting Chicago Jazz Drummer, ‘The Beat Scientist’ Makaya McCraven, and the debut release of their single ‘Flight‘, recorded and filmed at the famous Abbey Road Studios.
The band enjoyed a successful first year of recording, and gigging, playing four headline shows, and being able to sell out two, at both the famous Cavern Club, and at their headline show at the 2UBE XTRA Festival, gaining the attention of the Liverpool’s Jazz scene, even being described as “Contemporary jazz-funk of the Snarky variety.”
TUCAN now look to immerse themselves in the London and UK Jazz scenes with their monthly gig night ‘The Nest Session’ at Brick Lane’s 91 Living Room, a debut EFG London Jazz Festival Performance in November 2022, and a headline sold out stage at Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) in July 2022. TUCAN now look to explore and push the boundaries of their music and performances, by taking their larger compositions, and bringing them down to more intimate line-ups and venues.
Bass – Gili Goldberg
Drums – Tom Say
Guitar – Kristjan Hermannsson
Alto Sax – Josh Phillips
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm