Mark Kavuma

Composer. Musician. Teacher

Josef Leimberg + Mark Kavuma
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Josef Leimberg + Mark Kavuma

The West Coast jazz scene is having a moment. Led by the inimitable Kamasi Washington, it has also bred standout artists like Terrace Martin, Miles Mosley, whilst also birthing the careers of Thundercat and Flying Lotus.

Josef Leimberg Music PAGE is next in line to the throne; having played on Kendrick's already classic To Pimp A Butterfly, he teamed up with Kamasi Washington, Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kurupt, Terrace Martin and Miguel Atwood Ferguson for his debut album last year, Astral Progressions.

A criminally slept on record, it stood as one of the most outstanding jazz works to emerge over the last five years, but to call it straight up jazz would be misleading, as it comes packed with flavours of funk, neo-soul and fusion all thrown in.

Opening the show on the night will be London trumpeter Mark Kavuma who recently sold out Ghost Notes in Peckham for the launch of his new album Kavuma, which blends original contemporary jazz with historical roots planted deep in American post-bop, blues and African rhythms

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Mark Kavuma EFG London Jazz Festival Live @ Pizza Express
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Mark Kavuma EFG London Jazz Festival Live @ Pizza Express

Born and raised in Uganda, Mark Kavuma is a key young trumpet player on the British jazz scene. He leads his own band, as well as playing with Jean Toussaint's Young Lions, Jazz Jamaica and Nu Civilisation Orchestra. Mark is a driving force of the dynamic, young London jazz scene. His debut album, 'Kavuma' (Ubuntu Music), is a London - New York collective of exceptional artists who deliver soulful jazz. Their purpose is to get people to dance, by feeling the music's heart and soul. 'Kavuma' is all about bringing people a good time, which they will do in a very big way at PizzaExpress!

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Jean Toussaint Quintet
Oct
7
5:15 PM17:15

Jean Toussaint Quintet

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982, after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987, Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. For this show, Jean Toussaint presents his 11th album as part of his UK tour, 'Brother Raymond,' recorded following extensive touring in 2015 and 2016 with his All-Star Roots & Herbs project.

 

Artists: Jean Toussaint (tenor sax) Mark Kavuma (trumpet) Ashley Henry (piano) Daniel Casimir (bass) Ben Brown (drums)

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Jean Toussaint Quintet @ Birmingham Conservatoire
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Jean Toussaint Quintet @ Birmingham Conservatoire

  • Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham Conservatoire (map)
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Jean Toussaint tenor sax

Mark Kavuma trumpet

Ashley Henry piano

Daniel Casimir bass

Ben Brown drums

Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey͛s Jazz Messengers in 1982, after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987, Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. Tonight, Jean Toussaint presents music from his 11th album as part of his UK tour, ͚Brother Raymond, featuring: Jean Toussaint - tenor sax Mark Kavuma - trumpet Ashley Henry - piano Daniel Casimir - bass Ben Brown - drums

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Jean Toussaint Young Lions @ Emergence Festival
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Jean Toussaint Young Lions @ Emergence Festival

Jean Toussaint - tenor sax, Mark Kavuma - trumpet, Ashley Henry - piano, Daniel Casimir - bass, Ben Brown - drums
 
Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1982, after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987, Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader.

“Art used to say "it doesn't matter how complex you want to play as long as you swing and play from the heart" then he'd cite the great John Coltrane as an example. I owe it all to the great Art Blakey and I'll be a Jazz Messenger for life."
Jean Toussaint

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Jean Toussaint Quintet
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jean Toussaint Quintet

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982, after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987, Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. For this show, Jean Toussaint presents his 11th album as part of his UK tour, 'Brother Raymond,' recorded following extensive touring in 2015 and 2016 with his All-Star Roots & Herbs project.

 

Artists: Jean Toussaint (tenor sax) Mark Kavuma (trumpet) Ashley Henry (piano) Daniel Casimir (bass) Ben Brown (drums)

 

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Jean Toussaint Quintet
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jean Toussaint Quintet

  • The Cambridge Modern Jazz Club (map)
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Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982, after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987, Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. For this show, Jean Toussaint presents his 11th album as part of his UK tour, 'Brother Raymond,' recorded following extensive touring in 2015 and 2016 with his All-Star Roots & Herbs project.

 

Artists: Jean Toussaint (tenor sax) Mark Kavuma (trumpet) Ashley Henry (piano) Daniel Casimir (bass) Ben Brown (drums)

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The Banger Factory @ Factory 45
Sep
7
to Sep 8

The Banger Factory @ Factory 45

The Banger Factory @Factory 45

Celebrating his recent album launch, self- titled Kavuma, Factory 45 brings you…

…… The Banger Factory.

The Banger Factory was born in the heart of Brixton, South London. Growing and nourishing a truly unique and unmistakable sound over the past three years at the Prince of Wales every Thursday Night. The outfit, led by Young Lion Mark Kavuma (Trumpet), explores original material and features some of the most gifted, engaging and masterful musicians on the scene today. 
The Floor Rippers’ Element -Monthly- Jam is a glimpse into the Hip Hop culture with Live Music, DJ, All-Style Dance and Word Play.
The host of the evening brings together the multifaceted layers into one seamless ensemble. Musicians, Dancers, MCs and fans get together, battle and jam in a melting pot of talent and culture. On every third Wednesday of the month at the Hootanaany, Brixton. Mark, Leads the house band.

This night @Factory 45 on 7th September is set to be on fire. After the release of his first single, Into the Darkness, Mark hosts a talent of dancers dedicated to their art-form. From Swing to Hustle, Pop-Locking to Breaking and from Contemporary to Pole-Dancing, this night is set to bring together a multi-faceted ensemble of Art and Entertainment.
A night for party-goers, drinkers and artists alike. Party Bangers all night long from Blues to Jazz, Swing to Funk, Hip Hop to Popular Standards, this night is something for everyone. With a food court downstairs, it’s a special treat. 

Factory 45 is a space dedicated to Art and Artists. A beautiful cultural space in the heart of Borough with plenty of public transport, it is easy to get to.

Banger Factory @Factory 45
Friday 7th of September from 9pm till 1am. FREE all night long.

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The Banger Factory @ The Melting Pot Festival
Aug
13
to Aug 20

The Banger Factory @ The Melting Pot Festival

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You don't miss the 2018 melting pot festival from 14 to 19 August!

An informal and wild event with flamenco and jazz artists, in a different setting, in symbiosis with nature.

Change of ambition, move with art without additives, to the gross state.

Concerts and improvisation in magical places in the mountains of omaña, Leon.

Stop lights and glitter,
At Melting Pot Festival you're going to live something different.

With the sounds of jerez, Barcelona, London, New York & South Africa, we are waiting for you!!!

 

The Banger Factory is an organisation contingent upon bringing the people a good time. Born in the heart of Brixton, south London, the band has developed and nourished a truly unique and unmistakable sound. The Outfit lead by young lion Mark Kavuma (trumpet), explores original material, gets people moving and features some of the most gifted, engaging and masterful musicians on the scene today. 

Artie Zaitz (gtr)    Will Cleasby (dr)    Michael Shrimpling (bass)    Mussinghi Brian Edwards (sax)     David Mrakpor (vibes)          Ruben Fox (sax) 

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Good Evening Presents The Banger Factory @ The Royal Albert
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Good Evening Presents The Banger Factory @ The Royal Albert

The Banger Factory is an organisation contingent upon bringing the people a good time. Born in the heart of Brixton, south London, the band has developed and nourished a truly unique and unmistakable sound. The Outfit lead by young lion Mark Kavuma (trumpet), explores original material, gets people moving and features some of the most gifted, engaging and masterful musicians on the scene today. 

Artie Zaitz (gtr)    Will Cleasby (dr)    Michael Shrimpling (bass)    Mussinghi Brian Edwards (sax) Ruben Fox (sax)

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Jazz Jamaica in Berlin @ HKW
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Jazz Jamaica in Berlin @ HKW

  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (map)
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The mighty Jazz Jamaica have rightly earned their reputation as ‘one of the UK’s leading good-time bands’ (The Independent) from their many exuberant live performances and dynamic album releases over the past two decades. As the Cheltenham International Jazz Festival put it: Jazz Jamaica should be permanent ambassadors to the United Nations of Good Times.

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Jazz Jamaica @ Hideaway - Celebrating Jamaican Independence day
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Jazz Jamaica @ Hideaway - Celebrating Jamaican Independence day

Bassist and bandleader Gary Crosby brings Jazz Jamaica back to Hideaway for Jamaican Independence Day. Mixing up jazz and ska classics, bringing in some reggae vibes and performing with a swing and zeal that has made them festival favourites around the world, Jazz Jamaica have rightly earned their reputation as 'one of the UK's leading good-time bands' (The Independent).

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Kavuma & The Banger Factory @ Kansas Smitty's
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Kavuma & The Banger Factory @ Kansas Smitty's

"The Banger Factory is an organisation contingent upon bringing the people a good time. Born in the heart of Brixton, south London, the band has developed and nourished a truly unique and unmistakable sound" 

Mark Kavuma - trumpet   Mussinghi Brian Edwards - sax   Ruben Fox - sax

Artie Zaitz - guitar     Will Cleasby - drums     Tim Thornton - bass

 

https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/hackney/kansas-smittys/basement-tapes-with-the-banger-factory?t=tickets

 

 

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Kavuma - Album release on all platforms
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Kavuma - Album release on all platforms

Kavuma’s choice of personnel on this record is a potent mixture of top young jazz cats at the top of their game. He assembled a true gang of brothers. Mark, along with Ruben Fox and Artie Zaitz who went to school together, were all loitering at any jazz “hangs” they could find long before they were of legal age. Then there is Reuben James who joined the ranks when he found himself studying at the same university as the holy trinity. Over the next few years they were honing their craft and developing their sound as a unit at a local late night jazz hang at Brixton’s POW in South London. Each of them also involved with other projects and very much in demand, ended up playing with the who is who of the local and international scene. Their regular trips across the Atlantic to the jazz mecca New York, where they would meet more talent and got to hang with the legends, brought in the prodigious percussionist Kyle Poole and exceptional tap dancer Michela Lerman into the mix. They all hit it off on a grand level. Conor Chaplin is a stupendous bass practitioner that crossed paths with the brotherhood since the music college days. Enter Mussinghi Brian Edwards. A true veteran of the jazz scene and a musical daddy to this lot, unforcefully stepping in with authority and experience. Not only a formidable array of talent, but also demonstrating a rock solid understanding of their respective roles. The ensemble sounds like a band of old dogs in a clear and positively assured sense. They resemble the finest amalgam of classic 50’s Blue Note and Prestige line ups. Perhaps what attracted them to jazz in the first place was the energy, vibe, blues, rhythm, gospel and emotions found on these influential sides.

Jake Zaitz

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Mark Kavuma Quartet @ 504 Opening Night
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Mark Kavuma Quartet @ 504 Opening Night

Hundred Percent is a series of music and performance events hosted by 504 this summer. 

A prominent young Trumpeter on the UK Jazz scene, Mark Kavuma will be bringing down his Quartet to see in 504's opening night! 

Entry is FREE
& there'll be a bar with a choice selection of bevs all night

504 is a temporary arts venue providing affordable performance, workshops & rehearsal space in South London. 504arch.org

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The Banger Factory Live @ P.O.W
May
31
to Jun 1

The Banger Factory Live @ P.O.W

  • Prince Of Wales Brixton (map)
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“Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death”
 

The Banger Factory is an organisation contingent upon bringing the people a good time. Born in the heart of Brixton, south London, the band has developed and nourished a truly unique and unmistakable sound. The Outfit lead by young lion Mark Kavuma (trumpet), explores original material, gets people moving and features some of the most gifted, engaging and masterful musicians on the scene today. 

Artie Zaitz (gtr)    Will Cleasby (dr)    Michael Shrimpling (bass)    Mussinghi Brian Edwards (sax) 

Artie Zaitz (gtr)  

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Kavuma Trio
May
29
to May 30

Kavuma Trio

"There is something magical about three you know, and getting to explore within this trio is truly something speacial. We have worked at it and now it seems we are beginning to think as one" 

Michael Shrimpling (bass)    Shane Forbes (drums)   Mark Kavuma (trumpet)

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Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
May
26
to May 27

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

It’s difficult to express the importance of Miles Davis’ influence to the world of jazz, with a career spanning over five decades over which time he introduced many major stylistic developments to the art form.
 
In 1959, he recorded what is widely regarded as his most triumphant album Kind of Blue with his then working sextet. The album has gone to become the highest selling jazz album of all time, going quadruple platinum. It was further honoured by the house of representatives in December 2009 when they voted 409 – 0 in favour of naming the album as a national treasure.

 

  • Mark Kavuma - trumpet
  • Ashley Henry - keys
  • Will Cleasby - drums
  • Joe Downard - bass
  • Tom Barford - saxophon
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The Banger Factory @ POW
May
24
to May 25

The Banger Factory @ POW

“Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death”
 

The Banger Factory is an organisation contingent upon bringing the people a good time. Born in the heart of Brixton, south London, the band has developed and nourished a truly unique and unmistakable sound. The Outfit lead by young lion Mark Kavuma (trumpet), explores original material, gets people moving and features some of the most gifted, engaging and masterful musicians on the scene today. 

Artie Zaitz (gtr)    Will Cleasby (dr)    Michael Shrimpling (bass)    Mussinghi Brian Edwards (sax) 

David Mrakpor (vibes)  

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Kavuma TRIO @ The Haggerston
May
21
to May 22

Kavuma TRIO @ The Haggerston

"There is something magical about three you know, and getting to explore within this trio is truly something speacial. We have worked at it and now it seems we are beginning to think as one" 

Michael Shrimpling (bass)    Shane Forbes (drums)   Mark Kavuma (trumpet)

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Kavuma Trio @ Haggerston
May
8
to May 9

Kavuma Trio @ Haggerston

"Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. You have to sweat over it and bug it to death"

Mark Kavuma - Trumpet              Shane Forbes - Drums                  Michael Shrimpling - Bass  

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