Mark Kavuma & Ruben Fox: Early American Jazz

L'Aubette Live

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Mark Kavuma playing live

Mark Kavuma and Ruben Fox present scintillating early American jazz hits, from George Gershwin to Irving Berlin.

The evening sees Kavuma on trumpet and Fox on saxophone and will include music from Eubie Blake's celebrated 1921 musical Shuffle Along, the first of its kind to be written, produced and performed entirely by African Americans.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout Into the Night, the galleries will come to life with performance in the exhibition’s recreation of Strasbourg’s iconic L’Aubette (1928), focusing on the vitality and diversity of jazz as performed across the globe. The evenings are co-curated with Mark Kavuma, a prominent young trumpet player on the British jazz scene.

Classic cocktails will also be served in the adjoining recreation of Vienna’s jewel-like Cabaret Fledermaus bar.

The performance starts at 7pm and is free with an Into the Night exhibition ticket. 

Please note that the performance finishes at approximately 8pm and the gallery closes at 9pm.

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mark kavuma and michael shrimpling playing music in the exhibition into the night at the barbican

Barbican Sessions: Mark Kavuma & Michael Shrimpling

 

Trumpet player Mark Kavuma and bass player Michael Shrimpling perform 'Memories of you', composed by Eubie Blake, in our exhibition Into the Night: Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art.

photo of Erna Schmidt Caroll Berlin

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