chicago x london jazz

Chicago x London events to celebrate transatlantic jazz ties

Theon Cross Trio, Moses Boyd and Nubya Garcia are among the UK jazz artists taking part in next month's Chicago x London showcases, which celebrate collaboration and innovation across the two cities.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 15 Sep 2017
  • min read
Artists leading the way in London and Chicago jazz scenes will come together for a series of gigs in the UK capital next month.

Jazz-grime act Theon Cross Trio, drummer Moses Boyd and saxophonist Nubya Garcia are among the artists slated to perform at London’s Total Refreshment Centre on night one, 18 October.

They will be joined by Stateside drummer Makaya McCraven, trumpeter Jaimie Branch's Fly Or Die Ensemble, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Jason Ajemian.

On night two, 19 October, McCraven will perform with London-based Ashley Henry and the RE:Ensemble.

Saxophonist Binker Golding and bassist Dan Casimir are also among the musicians to play.

The Chicago x London events are organised by London’s EZH (formally Jazz Standard) and Chicago label International Anthem.

Over the last year, London’s jazz musicians have been growing in stature across the US, inspiring audiences in New York and Texas. In March, EZH and Jazz re:freshed co-hosted the first ever UK jazz showcase at SXSW, further raising its profile across the pond.

For more info about Chicago x London, and for tickets, see