Bitches Brew

EFG London Jazz Festival FreeStage

Emma Smith playing double bass

Improvisation collective Bitches Brew celebrates the raw energy of female performers, bringing together the best new acts from across jazz, folk, rock and beyond.

With a cheeky nod to Miles Davis’s 1970 opus, Bitches Brew was founded in 2015 by bassist Emma Smith to showcase the profound but too-often-sidelined talent of women improvisers.

It’s a challenge to conservative bookers and staid festival line-ups, and has featured musicians such as Lauren Sarah Hayes, Fiona Rutherford, Una McGlone, Joanna Nicolson, Kate Young and Emma Lloyd.

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