Take Five Presents: John Pope | EFG London Jazz Festival 2020
John Pope is a bass player and composer based in the North East of England. His main focus as a creative musician explores the boundaries and combinations of jazz, free improvisation, rock and experimental music. His primary projects include a chord-less quintet of Northern musicians (John Pope Quintet, Northern Line 2019 ambassador artists), an ongoing composition project blending structured pieces and free improvisation with a flexible ‘chamber group’ ensemble (developed during Sage Gatesheads ‘Summer Studios’ 2019).
John is also co-leader of the avant-jazz trio CARTOON with UK improv veterans Chris Biscoe and Roger Turner, and a founding member of award-winning garage-jazz band Archipelago, led by Faye MacCalman (Take Five Edition XIV). Alongside these projects he performs as a sideman in many varied groups across the jazz and improvised music spectrum, including The Lindsay Hannon Plus (2015 Northern Line Artists) and Ponyland (2018 Northern Line).
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EFG London Jazz Festival is very proud to present its inaugural showcase of artists from Serious’ prestigious Take Five talent development programme – a scheme that supports emerging jazz and improvising musicians through mentorship, residencies, and collaborations. Past participants include Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Yazz Ahmed, and Nubya Garcia. The inaugural Take Five presents features performances by 10 artists from the last two years of Take Five, who Serious have commissioned to create a bespoke video of a performance of some of their newest material which will be broadcast throughout the festival.
Learn more about Serious’ Talent Development Programme Take Five at https://serious.org.uk/what-we....-do/talent-developme
Upcoming shows you might love:
New Switzerland: Julie Campiche + Ikarus + Trio Heinz Herbert | Saturday 14 November, 4pm | ONLINE EFG London Jazz Festival YouTube
Linda May Han Oh | Monday 16 November, 8pm | ONLINE through DICE
This year the EFG London Jazz Festival is a digital event that runs from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November 2020. See the full lineup at http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk