Another night of Afrobeat and highlife grooves to look forward to. Back with Afla Sackey and Afrik Bawantu for another Woodburner night at The Jago on Saturday 18th December!
Christmas time – mulled wine, mince pies, mistletoe and…. choro!
Tickets have just gone on sale for Alvorada’s last gig of the year. Join us for some festive cheer on Tuesday 21st December at The Harrison:
London Vocal Project have just released a new video – our rendition of James Taylor’s ‘Walking Man’, from our James Taylor Songbook project.
We were delighted and honoured that James Taylor’s representatives, who’ve been following what we’re up to, offered to premiere it on his official Instagram channel! You can watch it here:
It’ll also shortly be released on LVP’s own social media pages. Our YouTube channel is here:
This video was previously uploaded to our Patreon channel, a new venture where we’ll be sharing exclusive videos, clips and other content:
Alvorada have just released a new video. ‘Gina’ is a composition by Jeremy Shaverin. It’s a beautiful choro-inflected waltz, with a very personal meaning – delicate, magical and moving.
We filmed it at Rich Mix as part of a documentary by Latino Life, which explored the impact of the Covid pandemic on London’s Latin American community.
Delighted as ever to be returning with Alvorada to The Harrison, our home from home, on Saturday 6th November. It’s a great venue, but has been very hard hit by the pandemic and are only just managing to keep things going. This’ll be a fun gig as always – we hope to get a great crowd in to support this special place.
Here’s one I’m really looking forward to… On Sunday 24th October, Luiz Morais will launch his new album, ‘In The Weave’. He recorded it earlier this year in Brazil, featuring an elite group of musicians in Rio de Janeiro. The music is absolutely fantastic. Over several years of playing alongside Luiz in Alvorada, it’s been a pleasure to hear him developing his compositional voice, and now to see it realised in this new project.
The London launch promises to be a great gig, and features an equally talented bunch of players from the London jazz scene, who I can’t wait to play with: Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Laura Jurd (trumpet), Tom White (trombone), John Turville (piano), Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass) and Raphael Delphino (drums), plus guests Rachel Hayter (flute) and Gabriela Kozyra (voice).
This should be a really special gig. Tickets available here:
Excited to be reuniting with the musical force of nature that is Afla Sackey and his band. Come down to The Jago on Saturday October 16th for a night of Afrobeat and highlife grooves…..
This is going to LVP’s first gig in almost two years!
We last performed at Pizza Express Jazz Club at the end of 2019. That was supposed to be the start of a new residency, but obviously those plans were derailed rather. So we’re very excited finally to be returning on Saturday 5th December – playing both a lunchtime and an evening show. We’ll be featuring music from our James Taylor Songbook project, as well as new arrangements which we worked on remotely during lockdowns, plus some of our unique LVP Christmas settings.
It’s a little way off, but this is likely to sell out very quickly, so don’t delay!
Thanks to everyone who turned out to the Vortex on Wednesday. It was amazing to play the album live again, and to have such a great crowd for both shows.
If you haven’t already heard the album, check it out at:
Watch the official video for the title track here:
Following the release of ‘Song Unsung’ earlier in the year, we’re now doing a belated launch gig on Wednesday 6th October at the Vortex in Dalston. I’m excited to be getting back together with Joe, Dave, Rob and Simon to play this music live again.
There are two sittings on the same night, at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are available here: