Live Dates

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    3:00 pmUshaw College Durham DH7 9RH

    Society for Recorder Player’s 2019 National Festival SRP International Composition Competition final . Première of my recorder quartet ‘Licorne by BLOCK 4.

    For more information click here

  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2019
    7:30 pmRitzy. Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG

    Monthly residency with KALPADRUMA.  Upstairs at the Ritzy.

    For more information click here

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2019
    8:00 pmRitzy. Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG
    Ft. Kalpadruma material, Jobim bossas,  Paco de Lucia flamenco

    A celebration and exploration of the the vibrancy of the cosmopolitan and global nature of jazz and world music in London – Gypsy Nights returns with a new name, outlook and collaborations!!

    Hosted by new resident band Kalpadruma, with guest nights presented by world-jazz projects on the scene – Fertile Grounds present a rare space on the scene focussing on world influenced jazz projects.

    KALPADRUMA* is an exciting new jazz quintet exploring connections between Arabic, Turkish, Indian, Contemporary Classical and Jazz Musics. Led by saxophonist/composer Asha Parkinson (BBC Jazz Award semi-finalist 2018/ 2016, BBC Inspire young composer Semi-finalist 2016) it comprises some of the finest emerging players from London conservatoires. The band have already played at a range of venues, including 100 Club, Luna Lounge, Union Chapel.

    8pm – 11pm.
    Free Entry

    Visit: Upstairs Facebook Page

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    7:00 pmGuildhall School of Music & Drama London EC2Y 8DX

    KALPADRUMA presents ‘Triggers: The Music of Change. Ft. première of my Saxophone Concerto for soprano and alto saxophone and chamber orchestra, plus the Kalpadruma Suite.

    Tickets via Eventbrite here

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019
    7:30 pmPalace Theatre Appletongate Newark, NG24 1JY
    Date: June 13
    Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Cost: £13 – £15
  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    1:00 pmThe Pantiles, London Road Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN

    Sunday 23 June 1-5pm  Asha Parkinson Trio, Pantiles Gin and Jazz Festival

    There will be a range of gins to try and buy, along with cocktails, Champagne and other tasty tipples. Over 30 artisan gin producers will be on site over the weekend.
    There will also be street food, a chill out area and top jazz sounds on the bandstand. Don’t miss it!

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    19.30pmLSO St Luke's, 161 Old St, London EC1V9NG

    https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2019/06/29/1671/85/capital-orchestra-the-future.html

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    1.30 & 3pmGlynde Place, Glynde Lewes BN8 6SX

    NYJO Ambassadors @ Love Supreme Jazz Festival. Workshops and performance.

    https://lovesupremefestival.com/info/travel#KAcWAwYHU0MgIgQl.97

  • Wed
    17
    Jul
    2019
    8:00 pmRitzy Picturehouse Brixton Oval Coldharbour Lane London SW2 1JG
    KALPADRUMA @ Upstairs at the Ritzy
     
    https://www.facebook.com/events/387448901872050/
     
  • Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019
    1:10 pmSt Anne’s Lewes Western Road Lewes.BN71RJ.

    Special guest with TABLEMUSIC @ St Anne’s Lewes Western Road Lewes.BN71RJ.
    Thursday 25 July 1.10
    Ft. my trio with sop sax ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    1:00 pmInkwell 31 Potternewton Lane Chapel Allerton Leeds LS7 3LW

    Kalpadruma is a jazz quintet led by Asha Parkinson. It was recently formed to explore connections between contemporary, jazz, Indian, Arabic, Turkish and Flamenco music. The Kalpadruma* Suite is a six-movement work bringing together all these influences. It’s a culturally and stylistically diverse band (jazz quintet, flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, saxophone feature alongside a string quartet with occasional Bansuri flute.

    Doors Open 1pm
    Music 1.30pm -4pm
    Tickets £9/7 concessions, under 25’s £5, kids under 16 free

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019
    8:00 pmRitzy. Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW21JG

    Global Jazz Fusion with KALPADRUMA ft. Eliza Carrick-Davies. Brazilian classics and originals

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019
    8:00 pmRitzy. Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG

    KALPADRUMA quintet with the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians https://www.facebook.com/syrianorchestra/

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    6:00 pmLONDON Waterloo Creative Studio (IKLECTIK) 20 Carlisle Ln London SE1 7LG

    Asha brings KALPADRUMA to the EFG London Jazz Festival Showcase. Doors 5.30pm. Tubes: Lambeth North, Waterloo

    https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/isobella-burnham-asha-parkinson-tara-cunningham

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019
    7:30 pmMilton Court Concert Hall, Milton Court, Silk St London EC2Y 9BH

    Join the BBC Singers for a special Christmas celebration with a swing! Ben Palmer conducts the BBC Singers and members of the National Youth Jazz orchestra in a concert of popular festive favourites from yesteryear. Featuring classics such as The Christmas SongIt’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year and many more. The BBC Singers are also joined by special guest, the international jazz singer Clare Teal.https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/bbc-singerspalmer-songs-and-festive-favourites

     

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    3:00 pmSaffron Hall. Audeley End Road. Saffron Walden CB11 4ER

    Festive Favourites: NYJO and Claire Teal. A Special Christmas Celebration with a Swing!

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020
    19:00 – 21:pm1532 Performing Arts Centre 1532 Performing Arts Centre, Elton Road
  • Wed
    22
    Jan
    2020
    8:00 pmRitzy. Brixton Oval, Caoldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG

    KALPADRUMA quintet ft. special guest Richard Sweet (percussion).

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020
    19:30 – 21:30pmLeeds Town Hall The Headrow

    NYJO Jazz Orchestra will end the first month of 2020 at Leed Town Hall. In this concert, the orchestra delivers a programme celebrating the greatest jazz classics ever written. Featuring tunes by the indisputable jazz masters, such as Ellington and Monk, this concert explores some landmarks of the jazz canon with the future stars of the UK jazz scene.

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2020
    19:30pmLamproom Theatre Westgate, Barnsley S70 2DX

    Great American Songbook programme at The Lamproom Theatre. Come hear the very best jazz standards from the 1920’s – 50’s, with classics from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael and more.

  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    18:30pmTaliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Park Swansea. SA2 8PP
  • Sat
    15
    Feb
    2020
    10:00 pmArcola Theatre & Bar 24 Ashwin St Dalston London E8 3DL https://www.arcolatheatre.com/visit/travel/

    KALPADRUMA with guest singer Hamsa Mounif. Mixing together elements of Syrian Muwashshah and contemporary Jazz, this programme of music is rhythmically charged while capturing the emotional intensity of Arabic melody. Tickets: £10 on the door (or to reserve contact bar@arcolatheatre.com)

     

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020
    8:00 pmRitzy. Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Ln, Brixton SW2 1JG

    KALPADRUMA PRESENTS: GUITAR CARNIVAL! with special guests Nikos Ziarkis (Greek lute) & Joao Menezes (acoustic guitar). From Bossa Nova to Greek Folk Dances, combined with KALPADRUMA’S signature mix of Arabic, Turkish, Indian, Jazz and Contemporary Classical influences. FREE (but early arrival recommended)

  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    12:00 amRonnie Scott's 47 Frith St Soho, London W1D 4HT

    The NYJO Lions is an ever-developing ensemble featuring some of the finest young jazz talent the UK has to offer. Members of the line-up are bandleaders, composers and accomplished sidemen in their own right, with performance credits including some of the UK’s top venues and festivals. Tonight’s launch features music drawing influence from Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, Soweto Kinch, Becca Stevens, Shabaka Hutchings and more.https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/5859-the-nyjo-lions-ft-phil-meadows

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    2020
    7:00 pmRich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd

    Josephine Davies, award-winning saxophonist, composer and former NYJO member,  will  lead the orchestra through her original music, arranged for NYJO’s unique 24-piece ensemble.

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2020
    8:00 pmUpstairs at the Ritzy. Brixton Oval, SW2 1JG

    Flamenco evening ft. KALPADRUMA with guests Sam Peña (piano) and Elsa Hackett (vocals)

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2020
    17:00pmBedales School, Church Rd, Steep, Petersfield. GU32 2GD
  • Mon
    20
    Apr
    2020
    12:00 amRonnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT
  • Wed
    20
    May
    2020
    tbcGuildhall Main Hall Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 7BB United Kingdom

    NYJO return to Northern Ireland for the first time in 20 years, to deliver a blistering evening of contemporary Big Band from some of the finest young players in UK Jazz. https://cityofderryjazzfestival.com/listings/

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020
    7:30 pmThe Curve William St Slough, SL1 1XY United Kingdom

    NYJO’s flaship 24 piece ensemble takes to the stage at Slough’s Curve Theatre.

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