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A New Year’s Recital – 2017

Juwon Ogungbe (baritone, piano) presents A New Year’s Recital – 2017
Sunday, 15th of January 2017 at 3.00pm at Platform Southwark, 1 Joan Street, London SE1 (behind Southwark Tube Station) Tickets: £5
“Juwon’s back on the block!”
Juwon Ogungbe is returning to the concert stage after a lengthy sabbatical, with A New Year’s Recital 2017 – a concert programme featuring music from wide ranging parts of his repertoire as a composer-performer at Platform Southwark at 3.00pm on Sunday, the 15th of January 2017.
Bringing together his skills and talents as a singer, pianist, composer and raconteur in a solo performance, Juwon Ogungbe is presenting new compositions and old favourites at Platform – a multi-discipline temporary project space located in Waterloo, just behind Southwark Station.

A New Year’s Recital – 2017 will feature music from Juwon Ogungbe’s album Life Force Music, other old favourites from his songbook, plus the first public performance of Denouement – his new suite of songs, piano interludes and spoken verse passages, composed and written in 2016.
The concert will also launch the release of Juwon’s first ever single – My Love – one of his best known and loved songs, which he was filmed performing many years ago in Le Bohemian Noir – a documentary that depicts the emergence of a conscious African movement in British black cultural style.
Juwon Ogungbe said “I’ve been thinking for a while about the most effective way to combine my classical, world music and pop oriented performance vocabularies together in one event. Time and place also have important parts to play in such matters. I feel very lucky to have met Jessica Knight of Platform at the Royal Court Theatre, in an Artists Salon event. Jessica invited me to see the space at Platform and new vistas opened up for me almost immediately. By way of coincidence, I also have a single about to be released. This recital is a golden opportunity for me to share my musical visions for the future with an audience in a suitable setting for ground breaking creativity”
Juwon Ogungbe has composed for many organisations, including the BBC, the Southbank Centre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has sung many principal operatic roles in his career and has also performed as an instrumentalist with London Sinfonietta, amongst other ensembles. As a composer-performer-manager, he has led music theatre ensembles in the UK and abroad.
Full details about A New Year’s Recital – 2017 can be found on Ogungbe’s website, on the Eventbrite and on Platform. Tickets cost £5.00. Advance booking is recommended.
For media enquiries please contact Juwon at or on 07734 507 571

Sounds of Denmark festival


In September 2016 PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB in Soho, London will host a remarkable new festival of Danish Jazz called ‘Sounds of Denmark’. Eleven Danish groups (including double-bills and special UK guests) will perform in the seven-day festival, representing the dynamic Danish jazz scene, including both established names and exciting new talent.
Sounds of Denmark is a collaboration between JazzDanmark, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Sue Edwards Management and the Danish Embassy in London.

Friday 16th September – MORTEN SCHNOZ GODSPEED


Saturday 17th September – PHRONESIS

Sunday 18th September – HESS/AC/HESS SPACELAB

Sunday 18th September – HESS IS MORE

Monday 19th September – MANISCALCO/BIGONI/SOLBORG featuring guest EVAN PARKER

Tuesday 20th September – SIMON TOLDAM TRIO / MADHAS (double bill)

Wednesday 21st September – JAN HARDBACK QUARTET

Thursday 22nd September – GIRLS IN AIRPORTS

All performances take place at:
Tel: 020 7439 4962

Best of 2015: Adrian Magrys

1. Binker And Moses – Dem Ones (Gearbox) Review here

2. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Into Forever (Gondwana) Reviews here

3. Cara Stacey – Things That Grow (Kit) Review here

4. Sons of Kemet – Lest We Forget What We Came Here to Do (Naim)

5. Galus – Flower Eat Animals (U Know Me)

6. Get The Blessing – Astronautilus (Naim)

7. RYSY – Traveler (U Know Me)

8. Emanative – The Light Years Of The Darkness (Steve Reid Foundation/Brownswood) Reviews here

9. Ptaki- Przelot (Transatlantyk)

10. Various – If Music Presents: You Need This – A Journey Into Deep Jazz (BBE)

11. Kamasi Washington – The Epic (Brainfeeder) Review here

12. The Polyversal Souls – Invisible Joy (Philophon)

13. Greg Foat – Dancers At The Edge Of Time (Jazzman) Reviews here

14. Floating Points – Elaenia (Luaka Bop)

15. Fulgeance & DJ Scientist – The Soviet Tape Vol.1 (First World)

16. Various ‘Jazz in Polish Cinema. Out of the underground 1958-1967’ (Jazz on Film) Review here

17. Arp-Life – Z Bezpieczną Szybkością (GAD Records)

18. Ruby Rushton – Two For Joy (22a)

19. Quantic presents – The Western Transient: A New Constellation (Tru Thoughts) Review here

20. Nat Birchall – Invocations (Jazzman) Review here