Raph Clarkson's Dissolute Society feat. Huw Warren

LONDON Vortex Downstairs
11 Gillett Square
N16 8AZ


The Dissolute Society explores Clarkson's interests in contemporary improvisation, European jazz, 20th century classical music, poetry, spoken word, song and soulful grooves, Performed by some of London's most innovative and in-demand musicians, these varied elements are brought together through a highly personal and expressive narrative, exploring themes of family history, grief, friendship and hope. Raph himself is known as the trombonist in the rumbustuous World Service Project.


Fini Bearman – vocals
Alice Zawadzki - (vocals/violin)
Gustav Clarkson – viola
Zosia Jagodzinska - (vocals/cello)
Laura Jurd – trumpet
Raph Clarkson – trombone
Phil Merriman – keys
Simon Roth – drums

Tonight’s performance will feature Huw Warren (piano), 'One of the UK’s truly independent spirits'  (The Guardian) as a special guest, and will be dedicated to the memory of the legendary pianist John Taylor.

'Raphael Clarkson caught the ear with some inventive lines and a big sound to boot…consistently good trombone work' (Bebop Spoken Here blog)