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Thursday 22nd November 2018, door 7.00pm

Expect the Unexpected II

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In association with the EFG London Jazz Festival. 


Now entering its 20th season The Uncertain Hour, Club Inégales turns its ever-adventurous gaze to the troubled times in which we live and work. Over five concerts, we’ll be exploring stories of of change – historic and personal – to find beauty in equally liminal times, after which nothing can be the same.

Our season continues with EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED II, which is held in association with the EFG London Jazz Festival. The show forms a sequel to our ‘Expect the Unexpected’ marathons at London Jazz Festival in 2017, where 25 jazz composers wrote  ‘one-page’ scores and played with us. Expect the Unexpected II will see us collaborate on the night with three very special guests, who’ll be putting our resident band notes Inégales to the test by each presenting them with freshly penned scores, to be seen by the band for the very first time on the night!

First up is the brilliant composer and saxophonist Helen Papaioannou, whose games and strategies for group interaction are a perfect fit for our resident band Notes Inégales. Mercury Prize, MOBO and Jazz FM nominated saxophonist James Mainwaring will be joining us for the third time. And we’re delighted to welcome Shri Sriram (bass), a key member of the Asian Underground scene with Badmarsh&Shri, who recently won a British Composer Award for “Just a Vibration”, a collaboration between Indian musicians and brass band.


“Playful, dark, skilful and spontaneous… a surefooted trip across many persuasions in contemporary music.” – The Guardian on James Mainwaring

“An entertainingly varied set that would make great film music.” – The Guardian on Shri Sriram


Date: Thursday 22nd November

Time: Doors from 7pm; Music from 8pm

Venue: Club Inégales, 180 North Gower Street, NW1 2NB

Nearest stations: Euston, Euston Square & Warren Street

As always, there’ll be delicious food from Taste of India available on the day, and free WiFi.