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WEDNESDAY 21st September – GUILDHALL JAZZ NIGHT: ELEPHANT TALK + CARAVELA

Double-bill featuring some of the finest up and coming talents emerging from the acclaimed jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. ELEPHANT TALK is an instrumental jazz funk/fusion band based in Central London. Formed at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the group draws on the compositions of guitarist and band leader James Maltby and artists including Snarky Puppy, Janek Gwizdala and Avishai Cohen. The band’s sound reflects the eclectic influences of its members, ranging from straight ahead jazz to progressive rock and electronic music.
JACK COURTNEY trumpet, JOE FENNING trombone, SAM KNIGHT tenor sax, JAMES MALTBY guitar, DAVID SWANN keys, OLLIE COPELAND bass & BOZ MARTIN-JONES drums.
CARAVELA: With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving impressionistic Portuguese melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life. Like the vessels they take their name from, Caravela are setting out to explore territories unknown. Uncovering music that others have left behind or simply long-forgotten, they’re giving a new voice to beautiful songs that should not remain silent. They have recently

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