Whirlwind Fest | London 10, 11, 12 Oct

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London based label Whirlwind Recordings founded  will commemorate their third anniversary by hosting a three day festival on October 10,11 and 12. All concerts will take place at the Kings Place in London.

The inarguable Whirlwind Festival will present 18 bands, all led by Whirlwind Recording artists, that will perform showcasing a large selection of the Whirlwind Recordings catalog. In addition to the main concerts the festival will also present a number of free events and educational workshops.

Thursday, 10 October 2013 – 6:30pm / St Pancras Room

Ollie Howell Quintet: ‘Sutures & Stitches’ Official Album Launch

The Ollie Howell Quintet were awarded the prestigious Peter Whittingham Development Award, which has become one of the most sought-after jazz awards in the UK. This is the Official Album Launch Party for ‘Sutures and Stitches’. Find out more

Thursday, 10 October 2013 – 8:00pm / Hall One

Partikel Trio | Alex Garnett & Nick Vayenas Quintet | Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard Unplugged

A phenomenal billing to kick off the first of three special triple-bills at Kings Place, this event showcases some of the most dynamic and eclectic young bands on the UK scene, with a headlining performance by the winner of MOJO Magazine’s ‘Jazz Album of the Year 2012’, Gareth Lockrane. Find out more

Friday, 11 October 2013 – 6:30pm / St Pancras Room

Rachael Cohen: ‘Halftime’ Official Debut Album Launch

Rachael Cohen is one of the country’s biggest rising stars on saxophone and this concert is her official album launch for her UK-wide tour. Find out more

Friday, 11 October 2013 – 8:00pm /Hall One

The Whirlwind Quartet | Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson’s New Focus | Phil Robson’s IMS Quintet

Four of Europe’s guiding lights and in-demand jazz musicians make up The Whirlwind Quartet. New Focus is an award winning, genre-bending 9-piece ensemble from Scottish musicians Euan Stevenson & Konrad Wiszniewski. The multi-award winning guitar wizzard Phil Robson leads an all-star quintet performing music from The Immeasurable Code. Find out more

Saturday, 12 October 2013 – 11:00am / St Pancras Room

Jazz for Babies: Album Launch

A free event, celebrating the launch of the first 5 Jazz For Babies albums, featuring Michael on bass alongside trumpeter Jay Phelps and guitarist Roman Pilon. They perform lullaby renditions of classic songs and present an educational session about their instruments for babies and toddlers to enjoy. Find out more

Saturday, 12 October 2013 – 2:00pm / Hall One

Robert Mitchell | Romain Pilon Quartet + special guest Logan Richardson

Robert Mitchell, one of the UK’s most celebrated pianists, launches The Glimpse, a left hand only album. French guitarist Romain Pilon celebrates the release of his WWR debut Colorfield, featuring US Altoist Logan Richardson. Find out more

Saturday, 12 October 2013 – 4:45pm / Hall One

Patrick Cornelius + special guest Jason Rebello | Jim Hart’s Cloudmakers Trio

A potent double bill of some of the most in demand musicians of their generation from both the NYC and London scenes, known for their innate virtuosity and wide-reaching compositional skills. Find out more

Saturday, 12 October 2013 – 8:00pm / Hall One

Zhenya Strigalev’s ‘Smiling Organizm’ Quartet ft. Jason Yarde | Andre Canniere Group | Aruan Ortiz & Michael Janisch Quintet ft. Greg Osby

A triple bill for the stars and a huge closer for the first WWR Records Festival. Featuring alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev, American trumpeter Andre Canniere and international collaboration Aruán Ortiz & Michael Janisch Quintet feat. Greg Osby. Find out more

Saturday, 12 October 2013 – 8:00pm / Hall Two

Mike Gibbs | Nia Lynn’s Bannau Trio + special guest Norma Winstone

A twelve piece ensemble, a contemporary chamber jazz trio, masters of music meet some of the most important younger generation musicians in a concert billing not to be missed. Find out more


Dates: 10, 11 &12 October 2013

Venue: The Kings Place

Address: 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Tickets : Available Online | Box Office +44 (0)20 7520 1490.

Tickets are available for individual concerts and for those that wish to attend multiple events there are a number of festival passes available.

Last modified: July 15, 2018