Têtes de Pois

London Calling Sweden
72 Enid St, Bermondsey,
SE16 3RA


Têtes de Pois shake jazz, hip hop and Afrobeat into a heady cocktail that makes for a tasty show from this Leeds-based instrumental seven-piece.

EFG London Jazz Festival x Jazz Plus Presents energetic and award-winning cinematic seven-piece Têtes de Pois cleaned up in 2017, achieving a coveted HMUK Development Award and winning the Love Supreme Festival Competition. 2018 saw an extended writing and recording period followed by an autumn tour around the UK. 2019 has seen this instrumental band release their EP Framework, and perform at festivals including Green Man, We Out Here and Shambala. They've shared stages with Ezra Collective, Fatima and the Eglo Band and Soweto Kinch. 

Their performance at the 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival will be rammed full of new material as well as old favourites that have helped cement them as part of Leeds' blossoming jazz scene. 

Harry Fowler - tenor saxophone 

Jasmine Whalley - alto saxophone 

Ben Haskins - guitar 

George MacDonald - keys/rhodes 

Owen Burns - bass guitar 

George Hall - drums 

Joshua Ketch - percussion 

Opening the night will be Brother’s Testament: Groove - based jazz fusion from London. Their sound amalgamates powerful grooves and stirring melodies whilst also being rooted in the jazz tradition.

Jazz Plus DJs will be spinning soul, funk, disco and more before in between and afterwards to take the party onwards. Our DJs have been with us for years performing at all our London events, setting the scene for the live performers. Harry Forshaw oversees a regular slot on London’s Music Box radio, bringing his wild and varied picks to audiences every week, while Matt Burgess has played at venues around London, digging up rare picks and heavy hitters