Listen! presents...

j a d e

new music by Nick Malcolm


j a d e  is a new project from trumpeter and composer Nick Malcolm. The group uses sampling and contemporary improvisation to deconstruct Nick's original compositions, influenced by the AACM, J Dilla, Burial and English church music. j a d e  brings together leading bassist Will Harris, Birmingham based drummer and producer Ric Yarborough and Get The Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie. 


Nick is one of the foremost musicians in UK jazz and free improvisation. He has had a gig broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Jazz On 3, released two albums to critical acclaim (a third is on its way) and toured his music nationally, including appearances at the London and Manchester jazz festivals. He has worked alongside many prominent contemporary musicians, such as Alexander Hawkins, Olie Brice, Corey Mwamba, Hannah Marshall and Mark Sanders. He is a Take Five Edition IX artist, a professional development scheme for emerging creative jazz musicians run by Serious. Nick also plays regularly with UK folk legend Eliza Carthy in her Wayward Band.


'...a supremely gifted musician... a trumpet player for the twenty first century fully conversant with the post-war history of his instrument.' - Bebop Spoken Here




Nick Malcolm ~ trumpet

Jake McMurchie ~ saxophone 

Will Harris ~ bass

Ric Yarborough ~ drums

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW

£12 cash on the door, or £10 (plus £1 booking fee) online from

Doors and bar 7.30pm, music 8pm.

Coming soon...

Family Band

Friday 29th March

Powerful and freewheeling music combining moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues. Kim Macari (trumpet) Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophone) Tom Riviere (bass) and

Steve Hanley (drums). 


Alexander Hawkins (solo piano)

Tuesday 2nd April

Alexander is recognised as one of the UK's most innovative and imaginative pianists and composers. He is self taught with a great love and deep knowledge of the jazz tradition which - along with classical references - he brings to his compositions and improvisations.



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