About Brick Lane Jazz Festival

Bringing together London’s vibrant jazz community under one roof at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, Brick Lane Jazz Festival returns in 2023 with some of the most exciting new and established acts on the London Jazz Scene today.

Championing the eclectic and genre-defying artists who represent the London Jazz Scene, Brick Lane Jazz Festival is a unique yearly opportunity to immerse yourself in the newest and most culturally rich sounds coming out of the capital today at a single location. With all festival venues within a minute’s walk of each other, come and discover new music, be part of a diverse community and enjoy the iconic site that is Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery.

This year, Ninety One Living Room stage is curated by internationally renowned record label, artist incubator and not-for-profit organisation Jazz Re:freshed.

About the artists


Steam Down is an artist collective, weekly event and music community-based in Deptford, South-East London. Founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé in May 2017, the initial event was created to connect London based musicians and producers. Since then it has evolved into a weekly event where Steam Down artists and its extended musical family generate spontaneous sonic soundscapes reflecting their lives in the city.

Steam Down has quickly become a household name in London’s music scene, and in 2019 received two Jazz FM awards including The Innovation Award sponsored by Mishcon de Reya and Live Experience of the Year Award sponsored by Yamaha UK featuring Kamasi Washington and has been widely recognised for its fundamental role within London’s flourishing Jazz scene. Following on from the successful release of Steam Down’s EP ‘Five Fruit’ in 2020, The collective are currently putting the final touches on their highly anticipated debut album to be released in mid 2023.


Saxophonist, composer and arranger Chelsea Carmichael is an understated innovator and educator, quietly adding her own contribution to the iteration of jazz that has evolved on these islands. She’s a warm and hypnotic player, who brings subtle and considered improvisation to everything she does.

She’s already been part of a Mercury-nominated band – she played on SEED Ensemble’s 2019 ‘Driftglass’ – and currently plays with Theon Cross and the hyper-popular Outlook Orchestra who play for huge audiences at major venues and festivals. She also writes and arranges for her own ensemble.


Cited by The Guardian as ‘One To Watch’ and nominated for Jazz FM’s ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’, trombonist, composer and producer Rosie Turton continues her rise since releasing her debut ‘Rosie’s 5ive’, with Jazz Re:freshed. Rosie’s music tells the tales of meditative soundscapes and improvisations, blurring the lines between the acoustic and electronic universes. 2021 saw the release of her latest EP ‘Expansions and Transformations: Part I & II’, exploring themes of impermanence, showcasing Rosie’s growing voice as a producer and was championed on the radio by Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Iggy Pop & WWFM amongst others. Rosie’s musicality is unbound by genre: from collaborations with collective Nérija to performing and recording with Nu Civilisation Orchestra, Camilla George, Soweto Kinch, Jitwam, Nwando Ebizie, and Dan Samsa.


Fusing her passion for nu jazz, neo-soul, afro riddims, broken beat & house together, LAANI’s eclectic and hypnotic style brings nothing but vibes to any dance floor. A regular face on the London nu-jazz and live music scene, Marketing & Project Manager at Strut (previously at Brownswood Recordings). Programmer for We Out Here Festival (Brawnswood) since 2021, Stage Manager for Jazz Re:Fest since 2018.

With a diverse range of knowledge and beats in her bag LAANI has been circulating the UK underground club scene, taking the controls at venues such as Oval Space, Corsica Studios, Colour Factory, Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, and spinning at events for promoters like KOKO, Percolate Music, Heels & Souls, Faith Fanzine & Crack Magazine to name but a few. Festival line ups have included Montreux Jazz, Love International, Worldwide Festival Séte, We Out Here, Lost Village, Jazz Re:Fest & Primavera Sound.



Brick Lane Jazz Festival is joining forces with Tomorrow’s Warriors as our charity partner for the 2023 edition of the festival. We have worked together to create a unique opportunity to give back to the music community, having an impactful and lasting effect on the emerging UK Jazz talent. Donate now by clicking here.

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How to reach us 

Nearest Station:
Shoreditch High Street overground

Tube: Aldgate East & Liverpool Street

Bus: 67, 8, 242, 205, 35, 149, 26.

If you have any questions please contact us here