Saved events

Alfa Mist

black and white photo of Alpha Mist sitting in a tube carriage, he is wearing a big coat and a beanie hat, with a neutral expression

Producer, pianist and bandleader Alfa Mist takes us on a sonic journey that melds beat-making with jazz composition.

Introspective jazz meets alternative hip-hop: inspired by the sample culture of J Dilla, Hi-tek and Madlib, skittering drum patterns mingle with jazzy, meandering piano licks and bursts of brass. Here, hip-hop rhythms drive throughout improvisational bars, all bound by a pervasive sense of melody.

Following a distinctly outsider’s approach and, as a self-taught musician, free from the confines of a traditional musical training, Alfa Mist has become a key player in the young and vibrant UK jazz scene. His fourth solo record Bring Backs (April 2021) reveals a detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.

This performance is subject to government guidelines.

Produced by the Barbican

Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off ticket prices.

No booking fee. Discounted tickets subject to availability.

Become a member.


Corporate Members enjoy 25% off ticket prices for this concert.

2 tickets max per booking.

Become a Corporate Member

Watch online £5

Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

Subject to availability

Access Members: £7.50

If an Access Members needs a personal assistant for their visit, please email [email protected] to arrange.

*Excludes £3 booking fee

Beat the queues with Membership

Members enjoy priority booking, discounts on tickets and exclusive events, so you can get closer to our theatre programme.


illustration of people plaiyng the jumpet and a crowd looking on

The British Jazz Explosion - Footshooter Mix

Footshooter, also known as Barney Whittaker, is a south London based musician, DJ and producer originally from Stroud in Gloucestershire.

 a huge crowd of young people listening to a dj play music somewhere in east london

Listen: Contemporary Music on Spotify

Follow our regularly updated Contemporary Music playlist for a sample of the music you'll hear across our programme. Shuffle recommended. 

Listen: Barbican on Spotify

Follow us on Spotify for curated playlists by our performers from across our programme plus explorations of a range of musical genres and a taste of what the Barbican team are listening to. Shuffle recommended.