About the band

On Friday 20th May 2022 we are delighted to welcome Ken Hoon to our stage.

London contemporary jazz fusion band Ken Hoon, led by drummer Jack Yardley, released their second single “brother, merv” on 11th February 2022 alongside a killer new video. It’s the follow up to their strong debut single “Dreamlands” from last autumn. That track received strong radio support via Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, Totally Wired Radio, Universal Rhythms Radio, Reform Radio, Netil Radio, Shoreditch FM and Global Soul Radio. It also made it onto the “Club Jazz” playlist on Apple Music. “brother, merv” is a taster from the forthcoming 2022 debut EP “Testament”.

Ken Hoon is the solo jazz project by Jack Yardley, the highly rated award winning drummer and composer based in London. After initially studying jazz at Leeds College of Music he then attended Guildhall School of Music to do a postgraduate degree. After graduating, he launched himself full time into the resurgent London jazz scene and over the next few years, he became an in-demand side man playing with the likes of Duncan Eagles/Edgar Jones/Alex Hitchcock, ran two successful weekly jam sessions in the capital and played drums in London eclectic jazz combo Merv.

In 2019, his first foray into bandleading would be a quintet under his own name but that quickly became Ken Hoon featuring musicians who play with London jazz heavy hitters Pyjaen, Emma Jean Thackray, Mark Cake and Neue Grafik Ensemble. They are Ben Vize on tenor saxophone, Jake Burgess on tenor saxophone, Lyle Barton on piano and Matt Gedrych on double bass. The music they play is a representation of Jack’s influences down the years, from John Coltrane to Mark Guiliana to name but a few. The band have toured the country playing gigs across London (including London Jazz Festival/Ronnie Scott’s/Jazz Cafe) and also in Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds and Ambleside. Their debut single “Dreamland” dropped in September 2021 to great critical acclaim. In 2022, they step up their game with this new single, a great new video (check the taster here) and soon to come, their debut EP.

SECONDARY ACT:Rich Townshend (DJ SET)

LIVE MUSIC 9PM

Discover Ken Hoon

Event Details

  • Live Performance from 9 pm
  • FREE ENTRY

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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