The Cockpit, NW8

27/06/2022 20:00 £15
NYJX + Rick Simpson solo set

The National Youth Jazz Exchange NYJX is a distinctive, new ensemble that brings together early-career artists from across the UK. Mentored by Orphy Robinson MBE, this unconventional collective of prodigious talent delivers a unique body of original material, developed during – and influenced by – the nationwide pandemic lockdowns. Expect an elaborate sonic patchwork of strings, reeds, drums, and washes of modular synthesis. Rick Simpson is a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Jazz Club, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Vortex, The Bull’s Head, and he has appeared at larger UK venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room.