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13 June 2012

New, free jazz festival to open in Dalston

A NEW, free festival is to hit Hackney’s unofficial jazz quarter on 15 and 16 June.

The ever-enthusiastic borough-based jazz quintet WorldService Project is launching the Match and Fuse Festival in Gillett Square over two days.

Pulling together 13 jazz bands from across eight European countries,organisers have also been working with Hackney schoolchildren, who will perform on stage, and already have eyes on taking the festival to Rome and Oslo over the next two years.

Acts performing at Vortex Jazz Club include Italian three-piece band Neo, which plays progressive avant-punk jazz with explosive energy; drum and bass mixed with complex African rhythms from Polish group Owls Are Not (What They Seem); synth-funk by Tubax; catchy melodies and grooves by RedivideR; prog-rock and jazz by SynKoke; and ‘sarcastic perspective on life’ from Spain’s Les Rauchen Verboten.

Led by keyboardist Dave Morecroft, WorldService Project delight in drawing on jazz, funk, improvisation, punk and contemporary classical musical. This new festival was part funded by the Arts Council and PRS for Music Foundation.

For more visit: matchandfuse.tumblr.com; and: www.myspace.com/worldserviceproject

Match and Fuse Jazz Festival opens in Hackney

New, free jazz festival – Match and Fuse – opens in Hackneys trendy jazz quarter

Match and Fuse Jazz Festival opens in Hackney

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