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Sam Gendel

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Sam Gendel

American saxophonist and music producer Sam Gendel performs his distinctive mix of experimental and ambient jazz in his debut London performance. 

Having built a reputation as one of the main fixtures of Los Angeles’ bubbling ambient jazz scene, Gendel is most known for his work with the saxophone, though he is proficient on multiple instruments. His work is diverse and includes significant collaborations with a wide range of artists including Ry Cooder, Blake Mills, Sam Amidon, Laurie Anderson, Perfume Genius, Pino Palladino, Moses Sumney, Knower, Mach-Hommy, Vampire Weekend, and inc. no world.

He will be joined by Philippe Melanson on electronic percussion. 

Stage Times:

7.30 - 9pm Sam Gendel with Philippe Melanson

Stage times are approximate and subject to change.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious. Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.


‘The avant-garde trailblazer pushes the boat out to glorious extremes‘
The Guardian
‘[Blueblue] feels like a purposeful statement, a concentration of his strengths as an instrumentalist in service of one sharpened, sustained mood‘

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