Art of Sound: live jazz – Mark Kavuma Trio
Art of Sound returns this autumn with an exceptional programme of live jazz, introducing Mark Kavuma in a two-day residency.
Born and partly raised in Uganda, Mark Kavuma is a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene, leading his own quartet, The Floor Rippers House Band, and his main outfit The Banger Factory. He also plays with Jean Toussaint’s Young Lions, Jazz Jamaica, Nu Civilisation Orchestra and is one of the brass leaders at London-based carnival band Kinetika Bloco.
In 2012, Kavuma was featured as guest soloist with The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, having been voted best soloist at the very first Essentially Ellington competition in the UK.
2013 was a busy year for Kavuma, seeing him featured in the National Theatre’s production of The Amen Corner, playing with the great Mulatu Astatke, supporting Wayne Shorter at the Barbican during the London Jazz Festival as well as featuring on trumpet in the play El Train, directed by Sam Yates and Ruth Wilson at Hoxton Hall.
In 2014, Kavuma toured the world with Peter Brooke’s production of The Suit and in 2015 he went on the road with the legendary Salif Keita and Les Ambassadors.
In 2016, Kavuma played again as guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis in The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, performing the Gershwin songbook at the Barbican, before resuming his studies at Trinity College of Music. He featured in Hoagy B Carmichael’s production of This Joint Is Jumpin at the Other Palace Theatre in 2017 before starting to work on his debut album which is to be released on Ubuntu Records this summer.
£20 tickets are available to Friends of the RA and a limited number are also available to the general public. Please book online.
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● Fully booked
Thursday 15 November 2018
7 — 9pm
The Academicians' Room, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Free for Patrons and Academicians' Room members, £20 for Friends of the RA and the general public.
Art of Sound series
We return this autumn with a new season of Art of Sound in the Academicians’ Room by welcoming back Resident DJs Sunil Pawar (Sunslingshot) and Monty O on Thursday nights to share their personal favourites alongside new London-based DJs. Plus, we welcome jazz musicians Mark Kavuma Trio in a two-day residency.
Join us for a series of unique music nights in the heart of the Royal Academy where the Academicians’ Room will be filled with vibrant live jazz, afro-boogie, house and disco music.