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11-20 November 2022


Take Five presents: Beat Connections

Take Five presents: Beat Connections

Sat 20 Nov 2021

Romarna Campbell, Sarah Heneghan, and Johnny Hunter; an all drummer lineup exploring new horizons in jazz with wide ranging influences

The future of UK jazz showcased as we present artists from our Take Five Talent Development initiative that supports emerging jazz and improvising musicians through mentorship, residencies, and collaborations. Past participants include Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Yazz Ahmed, and Nubya Garcia

Our evening show brings the talent of our current Take Five participants

Drummer, composer and producer Romarna Campbell brings her hip-hop influences to the Festival whilst she works on her debut EP. Mentored by Gary Crosby, Terri Lyne Carrington, and others, she has performed worldwide with Billy Childs, Courtney Pine, Ephemerals, and more

Known for mixing live drums with electronics and working for equality in music, Sarah Heneghan has worked with samba, fusion, and electro-jazz and gives back to her community as a coach and teacher in workshops providing support to other emerging artists

Named as 'artist to watch' by Jazzwise, drummer, composer and bandleader Johnny Hunter focusses on composing for improvisers; to make the most of their skills in interpreting the music whilst retaining a strong compositional identity. He developed techniques with his group, Fragments, with their album described as an 'imaginatively detailed and uncompromising diary of a virtuosic improv group' by John Fordham

Tickets for this show are £15 + booking fee, but you can get tickets to both afternoon and evening shows for a discounted price of £25 + booking fee

Take Five is an annual talent development programme produced by Serious, and funded by the PRS Foundation, Help Musicians, Arts Council England, and Serious Trust.

Select Date and Time

Sat 20 November
Stage time / 7:45pm


LONDON Southbank Centre / Purcell Room,
Belvedere Road


£15 (discount for both shows at £25) + booking fee

Online Livestream

Sat 20 November
Stream time / 7:45pm


ONLINE (EFG London Jazz Festival YouTube),