Start your Engines: alumni launch new Jazz concert series

Phil Meadows

Engines Orchestra, an artistic venture devised and run by alumnus Phil Meadows, launches its brand new monthly concert series Chew your ear off! on 20 September.

The first event in the series features award-winning alumni Laura Jurd (trumpet) and Elliott Galvin (piano) performing as a duo, alongside cello, percussion and electronics from duo BirdWorld (Gregor Riddell and Adam Teixeira). Jazzwise deputy editor Mike Flynn presents this family-friendly launch event, where the two duos will engage the audience through performance, discussion, interview and demonstration. The aim of the concert series is to establish a new platform for audiences to develop their understanding of, and enthusiasm for, creative and original music from different genres.

Engines Orchestra is a cross-genre collective and which aims to bring together London’s most adventurous young classical, jazz, world and folk musicians to push the boundaries and develop audiences for groundbreaking, new musical collaborations.

Artistic communities such as Engines Orchestra emphasise the ambition of Trinity Laban’s exceptional young jazz and classical stars to create the next generation of live music audiences and to work to take the principles of collaboration the Trinity Laban environment into the professional world.

The Chew your ear off! launch event takes place at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston from 4-6pm on Saturday 20 September. Tickets: £10 or £12 including a drink; Students/Concessions £6.