Doors 8pm, £10 advance, £12 on the door.
As one of the key players of the London jazz scene, Theon Cross has been dominating airwaves and stages recently. He's part of a thriving family network of young London-based musicians who have regularly supported one another in stretching and re-shaping the boundaries of the jazz genre.Additional side-projects include performing and recording with individuals such as Makaya Mcraven, Sons of Kemet, and featuring on Gilles Peterson’s compilation album We Out Here. Within all this noise, Cross has also been leading his own trio project with Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd.
Cross makes the tuba his own, mixing together early New Orleans bass line influences as well as the synth soundscapes and rhythms from modern grime and trap. His innovative style brings a new dynamic to the scene as he paves the gap between more traditional jazz styles and dance music.
Parasang is an exploration of London's diverse musical communities led by Iranian Pouya Ehsaei (Zabte Sote/Opal Tapes) on modular synth/electronics. The series draws influence from London's diverse musical communities, inviting guest musicians to improvise and interact with electronics. The series is co-curated by Harry Follett of Manana//Records. For this special edition at MK Gallery, Ehsaei will be joined by Oxford based pianist/improviser Pat Thomas and Senegalese percussionist Ndene Ndiaye.