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British Sea Power's Sea of Brass
with the Redbridge Brass Band
25 Oct 14 / 20:00 / Hall
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Hugh Masekela
+ Somi
27 Oct 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith
Killer Road
27 Oct 14 / 20:00 / Union Chapel
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Nils Frahm
A mesmerising live show from the Berlin-based pianist and synth wizard
29 Oct 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Frizzi 2 Fulci: Halloween at the Barbican
An evening of cult Italian horror films and music
31 Oct 14 / 20:00 / Hall
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Sachal Jazz Ensemble with the Strings of the London Symphony Orchestra
Ragas, Bossa Nova Classics & Jazz Standards
8 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Jazz Voice Celebrating a Century of Song
Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Emma Smith, Georgie Fame and more
14 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Dr John: A tribute to Louis Armstrong
with special guest Carleen Anderson
15 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Serious Sing Workshop: Emma Smith
16 Nov 14 / 14:00 / Frobisher Room 1, Level 4
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Savages & Bo Ningen
Words to the Blind
19 Nov 14 / 20:30 / Oval Space
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Lau + Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Dan Berglund
Folk, jazz and electronica innovators invite you to discover each other's music
22 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Serious Sing workshop: Ian Shaw
23 Nov 14 / 14:00 / Frobisher Room 1, Level 4
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Charles Lloyd: Wild Man Suite + Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas: Sound Prints
Celebrating Blue Note Records at 75
23 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Söndörgő
The Hungarian band performs the lost music of the Balkans
28 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Bishopsgate Institute
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Julia Holter with Stargaze
Gorgeous music in special orchestral arrangements
29 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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The Sound of Chaplin
Chaplin's First World War feature Shoulder Arms alongside early shorts, accompanied by original and new scores
30 Nov 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Roddy Frame
Aztec Camera founder returns with a new album
4 Dec 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Just Jam
Feat. Omar Souleyman / JME & Big Narstie ft Preditah / Mumdance + Novelist / Traxman + Litebulb & more
13 Dec 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Sounds of the South
CANCELLED
15 Dec 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Sparks perform Kimono My House
with the Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley
19 - 20 Dec 14 / 19:30 / Hall
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Lambchop
Performing their acclaimed album 'Nixon' in full
30 Jan 15 / 19:30 / Hall
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Nico Muhly / Oneohtrix Point Never / James McVinnie
Twitchy Organs
20 Feb 15 / 20:00 / Union Chapel
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The Gloaming
Traditional Irish music with a contemporary soul
3 Mar 15 / 20:00 / Hall
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Chilly Gonzales & Kaiser Quartett
11 - 13 Apr 15 / 20:00 / Milton Court Concert Hall
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Philip Glass: The Etudes
29 Apr 15 / 19:30 / Hall
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Marathon Weekend curated by The National’s Bryce Dessner
9 - 10 May 15 / 14:00, 19:30 / Various venues
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