Jazz at mother
Jam session is every two weeks on Thursdays from 8pm -11pm
Concerts every two weeks on Saturdays 7:45pm – 10:45pm
Get to know our artists
Our “Jazz & Blues Programme at mother” in collaboration with World Heart Beat Academy & Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. We hope that you will join us in celebrating all the good things in life and also follow our music with these great partners and artists!
Every Thursdays, Ayo Vincent will give the spotlights to young artists with a jamming session accompanied by him on a piano.
Ayo Vincent is a Jazz pianist and arranger from south west London who regularly performs across the UK having played at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Kings Place and the 606 Club. Influenced strongly by Jazz masters such as Herbie Hancock and Wynton Kelly he can also be found playing many other different styles of music from Soul and Pop to collaborating with Indian classical musicians.
From a young age Ayo was introduced to the world of music learning to play the saxophone and piano. On saxophone he had the opportunity to play with several youth bands such as the LSSO as well as taking part in the Essentially Ellington big band course run by the Lincoln centre. Ayo formed a more serious commitment to music during his last years of school where his passion for playing the piano was ignited. He was fortunate to meet Julian Joseph who helped guide him through his learning and continues to support him. He attends the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy as a student and supporting tutor. Ayo went on to study Jazz performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated in 2017. During his studies there, he regularly led bands performing across the city. Since his return to London he has further pursued his musical development through many means. As well as performing at many different venues he has played for recording sessions and masterclasses; collaborated with visiting Japanese and Brazilian artists and co-hosts a regular jam session.
Ayo directed and arranged a program of music that was performed at the American Ambassadors house in London for Independence Day celebrations . He also arranged parts for HMDT’s Trench Brothers project that was performed in the Brighton Dome. Ayo is dedicated to passing his skills on to the next generation of young musicians through the organisation World Heart Beat Music Academy. There he teaches Jazz and Pop classes and leads a New Orleans marching band that perform regularly over the summer months.
Ayo is currently continuing to enrich his musical abilities and understanding as well as exploring composition with the aim to start a new project in the future.
A graduate of the famed Brit school she’s just as soulful singing contemporary pop and appears on choice streamed performances in addition to her live gigs. She is part of a group of gifted musicians attending both the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and World Heart Beat Music Academy where along with her gigs she’s nurtured and encouraged to hone her craft to the highest level. Ava and her brilliant band include Ayo Vincent on Keys, Jason Ansere on guitar, Ezekiel Ajie on bass and Wilf Cameron-Marples on drums and they are currently working consistently in the studio toward the release of Ava’s debut recording so watch out for this burgeoning star and her band, they have a very bright future.
James Wade Sired
James is a musician who has performed and sat in with some of the greatest musicians in British Jazz such as Cleveland Watkiss, Byron Wallen, Julian Joseph and more. His main influences are JJ johnson, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker and Freddie Hubbard. As well as gigging, James is a student at the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and also teaches trombone at World Heart Beat Music Academy and helps out with younger musicians. He is now studying at Trinity Laban.
Since then he has set out on a journey to pursue full musical freedom.
Ruben is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
For this performance, the group shall be playing a mixture of originals as well as tunes from composers of the ilk of Thelonius Monk and Jackie McLean.
Extraordinarily gifted; With words that are wise beyond his years,here is a talent that is undeniably overspilling with heart and soul.
20year old, Anjelo Dissons from South London has arrived with a collective of musicians that really put London sounds on the map.
Backed by a sensational collective of musicians called Oracle, written about in Clash, Guap & Noctis Magazine as ones to watch, Anjelo’s performances are always an experience, entertaining crowds from Southbank Centre to XOYO, the phenomenal blend of his unique vocals and virtuoso live band are unmissable .