About the EFG London Jazz Festival

The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. On the 23rd November 2019 it is with great pleasure that we welcome Mark Kavuma to the living room stage.

About the artist

Prominent young trumpet player leads his own quartet, the Floor Rippers house band and The Banger Factory.

Born and partly raised in Uganda, Mark Kavuma is a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene.

Leading his own Quartet, the ‘Floor Rippers’ house band and ‘The Banger Factory’, as well as playing with Jean Toussaint’s Young Lions, Jazz Jamaica and also one of the brass leaders at London based carnival band Kinetika Bloco.

In 2012 Mark was featured as guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, having been voted best soloist at the very first ‘Essentially Ellington’ competition in the UK.

2013 saw Mark involved in the national theatre’s production of the Amen Corner, got the opportunity to play with the great Mulatu Astatke, played a support slot for Wayne Shorter at the Barbican (at EFG London Jazz festival) with a quintet Mark co-leads with Ruben Fox(sax) and also featured on trumpet in the ‘El Train’, Hoxton Hall (directed by Sam Yates and Ruth Wilson).

In 2014 Mark toured the world featuring in Peter Brooke’s production of ‘The Suit’ and in 2015 he went on the road with the legendary Salif Keita and Les Ambassaduers.

In 2016 Mark got another opportunity to play as guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing the Gershwin songbook at the Barbican, before resuming his studies at Trinity College of music. He featured in Hoagy B Carmichael’s production of ‘This Joint Is Jumpin’ at the Other Palace Theatre (2017) before starting to work on his debut album which was released in 2018 on Ubuntu.

Mark’s second album, The Banger Factory, also on Ubuntu, was released in July 2019 and has received high critical acclaim both nationally and internationally. Mark’s 6 piece band will be playing music from the recently released album, The Banger Factory, as well as some old favourites and new material.

Mark Kavuma – TrumpetMussinghi Brian Edwards – Tenor SaxophoneArtie Zaitz – GuitarDavid Mrakpor – VibraphoneMichael Shrimpling – Double BassWilliam Cleasby – Drums

Event Details

  • Live Performance 9 pm
  • DJ from 11 pm to  1:30 am


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