Barbican announces Basquiat and Jazz featuring Black Top and guests, Jeff Tweedy, plus the Barbican is now an official Apple Music Curator

Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson hanging out together

JUST ANNOUNCED

 

Basquiat and Jazz

Featuring Black Top and guests

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival and Basquiat: Boom for Real

Friday 10 November 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30

Tickets £15 – 25 plus booking fee

 

Performing under their collective alias Black Top, British vibraphonist and multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson is joined by regular collaborator and pianist Pat Thomas. The evening’s performance offers a rich exploration of the cultural dynamic between Free-Jazz and the vividly resonant paintings of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Introduced by writer and improvisation expert Francesco Martinelli – author of the catalogue essay ‘Basquiat, Bird, Beat and Bop’ - the concert welcomes further performers and collaborators in radical guitarist Jean Paul Bourelly, spoken word artist Anthony Joseph, and trumpeter Byron Wallen.

 

Jazz was a reoccurring theme in Basquiat’s work. Pieces including ‘Trumpet’, ‘Horn Players’ and ‘Charles the First’ demonstrate his love of the genre whilst immortalising great players such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Similarly, away from the canvas in Basquiat’s occasional DJ sets at the legendary New York night club Area, he could be found playing records by jazz legends including John Coltrane.

 

This concert coincides with Basquiat: Boom For Real, the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of the artist, opening at the Barbican Art Gallery on 21 September 2017.

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 7 September

On general sale on Friday 8 September

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious
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Jeff Tweedy

Saturday 3 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £30 - 50 plus booking fee

 

Singer and guitarist of American alt rock act Wilco, Jeff Tweedy takes to the Barbican Hall stage for a solo acoustic performance of tracks drawn from the Wilco back catalogue, plus material from Tweedy’s occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog. This concert is in support of Tweedy’s solo album Together At Last, released June 2017 via dBpm Records. The record is the first in a proposed series – Loft Acoustic Sessions – where Tweedy revisits his vast body of work; spanning three decades and more than 20 albums. The audience will be familiar with songs making up the concert’s set list; however Tweedy will deliver familiar favourites in the form of new and intimate renditions.

 

Jeff Tweedy, as part of Wilco, is a Grammy Award winner; a songwriter, musician and record producer. He has collaborated with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mavis Staples and - out of the studio and off stage - appeared in cameo roles in TV shows Parks and Recreation and Portlandia,

 

On sale to Barbican members on Thursday 7 September

On general sale on Friday 8 September

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UPDATED INFORMATION

 

The Magnetic Fields: 50 Songs Memoir
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00 NOTE NEW START TIME
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

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ALSO ANNOUNCED

 

The Barbican is now an official Apple Music Curator and playlists crafted by the centre’s music teams, associates, artists and collaborators will be available via the streaming platform. Selections from the Barbican will span both classical and contemporary music, reflecting the wide and eclectic music programming that audiences regularly enjoy at Barbican promoted concerts. Furthermore, the Barbican launches its Apple Music Curator presence with three playlists exclusively curated by Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Artist-in-Association with the Barbican and the Guildhall School. Users can follow the Barbican via Apple Music to keep up to date with the new playlists and music highlights.

 

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COMING UP IN AUTUMN 2017

 

Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner

Saturday 9 September 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00
Tickets £20 plus booking fee

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The Magnetic Fields: 50 Songs Memoir
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

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Jim Jarmusch Revisited

Featuring Mulatu Astatke, Alex Kapranos, Camille O'Sullivan and Jolie Holland

Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September 2017 / Barbican Theatre / 19:30
Tickets £15 – 30 plus booking fee

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Gainsbourg Symphonic with Jane Birkin

Featuring Heritage Orchestra and conductor Geoffrey Styles

Artistic direction: Philippe Lerichomme

Piano & musical arrangements: Nobuyuki Nakajima

Tuesday 26 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

SOLD OUT, returns only

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Ryoji Ikeda: Test Pattern
Thursday 28 September 2017 / The Old Selfridges Hotel / 19:00 & 21:30
Tickets £22.00 plus booking fee

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Midori Takada

+ Visible Cloaks

Part of Transcender 2017

Thursday 28 September 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30

SOLD OUT, returns only

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Kayhan Kalhor with the Rembrandt Trio

+ Awj Trio

Part of Transcender 2017

Friday 29 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30

Tickets: £20 – 25 plus booking fee

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Sacred Imaginations 1:

New and Ancient Music of the Christian East

Part of Transcender 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30

Tickets: £20 – 27.50 plus booking fee

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Different Trains 1947

featuring audio-visual collaborations from Actress, Sandunes and Jack Barnett

+ Darkstar

Part of Transcender 2017

Sunday 1 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19.30

Tickets: £15 – 22.50 plus booking fee

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Spacebomb Revue

Friday 6 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 30 plus booking fee

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Kid Creole & The Coconuts / Arto Lindsay

+ Justin Strauss

Part of Basquiat: Boom for Real

Saturday 7 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee

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GAS Live

+ Huerco S Live

Sunday 8 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00
Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee

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Darbar Festival: Kaushiki Chakraborty

Sunday 8 October 2017 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 18:00

Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee

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GoGo Penguin: Koyaanisqatsi

A New Score Performed Live

Wednesday 11 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

SOLD OUT, returns only

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Shiraz: A Romance of India (1928)

World premiere live screening of the BFI National Archive’s latest restoration

Featuring a newly commissioned score composed and performed by Anoushka Shankar

Saturday 14 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee

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Dasha Rush & LCC

Wednesday 18 October / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 20 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican in association with Clon

Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

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Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band

Reisezehrung

Monday 23 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £15 – 30 plus booking fee

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Moondog for Gamelan: Performed by Iwan Gunawan & Stefan Lakatos

Saturday 28 October 2017 / LSO St Luke’s / 19:30

Tickets £20 - 25 Plus booking fee

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Camille

Monday 30 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

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Gilberto Gil + Cortejo Afro
with Nucleo de Opera da Bahia and Orquestra Nova Lisboa
Tuesday 31 October 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 60 plus booking fee
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Saz’iso

Saturday 4 November / LSO St Luke’s / 20:00

Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican

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Chucho Valdés + Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 11 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 14:30
Tickets £20 – 40 plus booking fee

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RIOT DAYS – Pussy Riot Theatre

Friday 17 November 2017 / Islington Assembly Hall / 20:00

Tickets £20 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican

Supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation

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Pharoah Sanders Quartet

+ Denys Baptiste + Alina Bzhezhinska

A concert for Alice and John Coltrane

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Saturday 18 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £15 - 35 plus booking fee

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Terence Blanchard Quintet

Joe Zawinul’s Stories of the Danube

BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Kristjan Järvi

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sunday 19 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £20 – 35 plus booking fee

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Tan Dun: The Martial Arts Trilogy

with the London Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 30 November 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30
Tickets £17.50-35 plus booking fee

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Unsound Dislocation: London

Friday 8 December 2017 / Barbican Hall / 19:30

Tickets £17.50 – 22.50 plus booking fee

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COMING UP IN 2018

 

Planet Harmonik by Aloysius Suwardi

Thursday 18 January 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:30

Tickets £20 plus booking fee

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Nils Frahm – All Melody

Wednesday 21 Friday 23 & *Saturday 24 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 19:30, *15:00 & 20:00

Tickets £25 – 35 plus booking fee

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Benny Goodman: King of Swing

Tuesday 27 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £30 – 45 plus booking fee

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Leonard Bernstein at 100

Wednesday 28 February 2018 / Barbican Hall / 20:00

Tickets £30 – 45 plus booking fee

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The Next Generation of Jazz Showcase

Thursday 1 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00

Tickets £8 plus booking fee

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Niladri Kumar: Seduced by the Sitar

Tuesday 13 March 2018 / Milton Court Concert Hall / 19:00

Tickets £18 – 50 plus booking fee

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