The Big Beat with Mark Kavuma
About ‘The Big Beat’
Our residency with the exceptionally awesome Mark Kavuma returns this summer. Mark’s five pieces band will take over the Living Room stage every Thursday for an exclusive performance. Not to miss!
About the artist
Mark Kavuma is a prominent trumpet player on the British jazz scene, leading his own Quartet and ‘The Banger Factory’, a collective contingent upon bringing the people a good time. An associate Music Leader for the Tomorrow’s Warriors program, Mark is also involved in their professional performance ensembles, including the acclaimed Nu Civilisation Orchestra, Jazz Jamaica Small band and Jazz Jamaica All Stars. A gifted composer, educator and inspirational creative enabler, Mark is also a brass tutor and leader at London based carnival band, Kinetika Bloco.
2012: Featured as guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra, after having been voted best soloist at the very first ‘Essentially Ellington’ competition in the UK.
2013: The Amen Corner – The National Theatre // 2013: The El Train –Hoxton Hall, directed by Sam Yates and Ruth Wilson
2014: Recorded the soundtrack for The Young Vic’s production of ‘A Street Car Named Desire’. Music Composed by Alex Baranowski // 2014: ‘The Suit’ international Tour – Directed by Peter Brooke
2015: Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs European Tour
2016: Graduated from Trinity College of Music // 2016: Featured again as a guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis and JALC, performing the Gershwin songbook at the Barbican Centre.
2017: This Joint Is Jumpin’ – The Other Palace Theatre – directed by Hoagy B Carmichael
2018: Released debut album ‘Kavuma’ on Ubuntu Records – voted among the best albums of the year by Downbeat magazine. 2018: Jazz
at Lincoln Centre’s Let Freedom Swing London Tour
2019: Released second album ‘The Banger Factory’ on Ubuntu Records. // 2019: ‘The Banger Factory’ Album launch at Jazz café // Oct 2019-Jan 2020: Curated Music for Barbican Centre’s ‘Into The Night’ art exhibition, which presented a dynamic, multi-faceted history of artistic production around the world, highlighting the spirit of experimentation and collaboration between artists, performers, designers, musicians and writers.
2020: Arranged and Scored Miles Davis’ Birth Of The Cool for The Banger Factory to be performed at the Union Chapel, 15 Feb. 2020 // 2020: commissioned by Tomorrow’s Warriors to compose new music for their ‘IAMWARRIOR’ project, which premiered at Jazz Café, London and subsequently recorded in October 2020.
Jason Brown – Drums
Dechanel Gordon – Piano
Mussinghi Brian Edwards – Sax
Bass – TBC
Mark Kavuma – Trumpet
8:00pm – 8:50pm
9:20pm – 10:20pm
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