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Guildhall Jazz Showcase


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Join students, alumni and professors of the jazz department as they present a diverse range of performances celebrating the very best of jazz today.

During the day, students showcase their work in combos led by Guildhall professors in the Milton Court Studio Theatre, which is transformed in to a jazz club for this three-day showcase. The evenings bring performances from some of the most celebrated artists on the UK jazz scene.


Wednesday 2 May

- Student Combos, 12pm - 5pm
- Stan Sulzmann and Nikki Iles (with the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra), 7.30pm

Kicking off the evening in style, the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra joins forces with saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles. The duo – both Guildhall professors – have teamed up for a new release, 'Lush Life', which features new original music and arrangements of standards with Dave Holland.


Thursday 3 May

- Student Combos, 12pm - 5pm
- Julian Siegel Quartet, 7.30pm

The Julian Siegel Quartet combines four distinctive voices to create a group that is becoming one of the most in-demand quartets on the UK jazz scene. This concert is a chance to hear music from their new album, Vista.


Friday 4 May

- Student Combos, 12pm - 5pm
- Issie Barratt's Interchange, 7.30pm

A chance to hear this exciting new jazz group comprising ten of the nation’s most innovative award-winning composers and improvisers who are pushing at the boundaries and blurring all the edges.

The group features several Guildhall School Alumni and professors including Brigitte Beraha, Yazz Ahmed, Helena Kay, Tori Freestone and Charlie Pyne.



Student combos - Admission free, no ticket required.
Evening performances - £15 (£10 concessions) available from Barbican Box Office.