About Jazz Re:freshed Weekly

Thursdays at Ninety One Living Room are presented by Jazz Re:freshed. This Thursday, we are delighted to welcome Richard Spaven to the Living Room stage.

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About the artist

With roots in the U.K. club and hip-hop scenes, drummer Richard Spaven brings a fresh approach to the instrument that’s at once modern and traditional.

Combining machine-like accuracy with jazz-influenced improvisational sensibilities, Richard Spaven’s drumming has landed him gigs with vastly varied artists such the late Guru of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, producer Flying Lotus, electronica/jazz group the Cinematic Orchestra, jazz/hip-hop vocalist José James and Brainfeeder artist Jameszoo. Spaven’s brilliance is evident beyond his world-class performance abilities; he’s equally impressive in production and compositional territories. And most recently, the drummer released his fourth solo album, Real Time, which once again showcases his multifaceted talent.

Spaven’s signature drum sound often sees him combine high-pitched, crisp snares; round, jazzy toms; and small, punchy bass drums. His cymbal choices are a sonic contrast of dry, lower-pitched hi-hats, rides, and crashes. Altogether, the drummer’s tone could be described as a nod to the past while keeping an ear toward the future.

Much like his compositions, Spaven’s drumming is elusive and genre-defying. He often avoids conventional downbeats and cadences in favor of sneaky syncopations and the types of sonic glitches you might hear from a deejay. No 16th note is left unturned within some of his drum ’n’ bass–and dubstep–influenced explorations on tracks like “The Hidden Camera,” a Photek cover found on Spaven’s album The Self. Regardless of the artist he’s working with, Richard’s ideas and touch provide the ingredients to his trademark sound.

LIVE MUSIC 9PM

Discover Richard Spaven

Event Details

  • Live Performance 9 pm
  • Tickets from £7

How to reach us 

Nearest Station:
Shoreditch High Street overground

Tube: Aldgate East & Liverpool Street

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

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