The Egyptian Jazz Projekt – EFG London Jazz Festival 2022

Tue 15 November, 20:00
£17 + bf

Join us for an unforgettable evening of 1950s songs from The Egyptian Jazz Projekt.

See renowned jazz vocalist Ahmed Harfoush and his band, The Egyptian Jazz Projekt for a specially created concert for EFG London Jazz Festival. Through extraordinary jazz arrangements, they will revive some of the greatest Egyptian songs from the 1950s blended with songs from American composers of the same era.

The Projekt first hit the music scene in 2015; and has since performed on international stages such as Dubai Opera, Cairo Opera House, The Alexandria Library, Cannes, Melbourne, the Egyptian Art Academy in Rome, and the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room!

The evening is presented by Arts Canteen in collaboration with Grand Junction, as part of the London Jazz Festival.

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Ahmed Harfoush – vocals
Featuring The Harfoush Jazz Band:
Stefano Marzanni – piano
Ian Marcus – double bass
Dom Hall – drums
Tom Smith – clarinet

 

The Egyptian Jazz Projekt (EJP) was founded in 2015 by Egyptian jazz vocalist Ahmed Harfoush after forming the HarfousH Jazz Band based in London. The nostalgic jazz revival of 1950s Egyptian songs won the hearts of Egyptians and Arabs from across the Middle East. Worldwide performances of the EJP include Royal Albert Hall, The Egyptian Art Academy in Rome, Dubai Opera, Cairo Opera House and as part of the 2018 and 2019 London Jazz Festival.

Ahmed Harfoush is an Egyptian jazz vocalist based in London who appears at leading venues and events throughout Europe and the Middle East. His repertoire is extensive, including traditional American jazz and swing, musical theatre, Arabic songs and contemporary hits.

The Egyptian Jazz Projekt aims at exposing the Egyptian music legacy to the world with many collaborations of diverse jazz artists

London Jazz Festival

The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, and long acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the globe. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events. The festival is produced by Serious, one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music.

Date: 15 November 2022

Start Time: 20:00

Doors: 19:00

Length: TBC

Tickets: £17 + bf

Venue: Grand Junction is a venue for the community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Closest Stations: Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith & City line) 0.3 miles

Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line) 0.4 miles

Paddington Station (National Rail services and Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line) 0.9 miles

 

Covid-19 Policy 

As of 24 February the government is removing all remaining Covid-19 restrictions.

At Grand Junction we will continue to do a number of things to keep our staff and audiences as safe as possible.

While you are no longer legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19, it is still advised that you stay at home to avoid contact with other people. Please bear this in mind before travelling to an event at Grand Junction if you have tested positive for COVID-19.

We welcome audience members and staff wearing face coverings if they wish to do so.

Hand sanitiser stations are positioned around the building.

Careful consideration of entry and exit points to avoid crowding. We will check your ticket at the entrance to the venue to avoid queuing and crowds forming indoors.

Regular cleaning and regular ventilation of the space, to ensure a flow of clean air.

Click here to view Grand Junction’s full Covid-safety information. Please feel free to contact us at info@grandjunction.org.uk if you have any further questions.

 

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