Our previous events...

Total Vibration ~ September 2018

Channelling the free spirit of Ornette Coleman, Geri Allen and Charles Mingus, the quartet's bold approach to improvising turned every tune into a riveting brass-fuelled adventure. A tantalising two trumpet treat for the enthusiastic capacity crowd.


Laura Jurd ~ trumpet

Chris Batchelor ~ trumpet

Tom Herbert ~ double bass

Corrie Dick ~ drums

Olie Brice, Rachel Musson, Mark Sanders ~

June 2018

This exceptional trio of thoughtful, impressive improvisers came together and created compelling new music. Spontaneous music-making at its very best!


Olie Brice ~ double bass

Rachel Musson ~ saxophones

Mark Sanders ~ percussion 

Elliot Galvin Trio ~ March 2018

Unfortunately this gig fell victim to the adverse weather conditions sweeping the UK, with the band snowbound in Scotland and unable to reach Cambridge.


Exhilarating new music where analogue sythesis and electric sounds orbit the acoustic world of piano, bass and drums.


Elliot Galvin ~ piano, synthesizer and toys

Tom McCredie ~ double bass and guitar

Corrie Dick ~ drums and percussion

What Love ~ February 2018

A project born of a deep love of Charles Mingus' work as a composer and philosopher of music. This was a jubilant celebration of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century.

Kim Macari Stone-Lonergan ~ trumpet

George Murray ~ trombone

Ollie Dover ~ alto saxophone and bass clarinet

Simon Prince ~ tenor saxophone and flute

Cath Roberts ~ baritone saxophone

Adam Fairhall ~ piano

Johnny Hunter ~ drums

Seth Bennett ~ double bass and leader

Pigfoot ~ January 2018

New Orleans jazz, opera, Elvis, 70's funk and Bacharach are all fair game for this all-star line-up's genre-bending skills.  Their imaginative approach to popular music brought a smile to everyone's faces. A powerful and flexible front line egged on by spiky and eccentric drumming, the perfect band to kick off the new year!

James Allsopp ~ baritone saxophone and bass clarinet

Chris Batchelor ~ trumpet and cornet

Paul Clarvis ~ drums

Liam Noble ~ piano and keyboards

Yana ~ October 2017

A trio of respected improvisers, creating open, living music. After 10 years of playing together, their music flows with magical ease, providing accessibility in fantastic grooves and improvised melodies. The trio has developed a process entirely focused on producing highly expressive live music, a free-wheeling, spontaneous mix of styles. We were delighted that Yana chose our event to launch their new Two Rivers Records album, 'baby/people'.

Joshua Blackmore ~ drums

Dave Kane ~ double bass

Corey Mwamba ~ vibraphone

Sloth Racket ~ June 2017

The ensemble played Cath's compositions, combining written fragments with graphic notation to explore the balance between freedom and structure. The results ranged across musical territories from fiery free jazz, to minimal improv textures, to deep grooves. Music for open ears - the perfect opening night for Listen!

Cath Roberts ~ baritone saxophone

Anton Hunter ~ guitar

Sam Andreae ~ tenor saxophone

Seth Bennett ~ double bass

Johnny Hunter ~ drums