Halsall Roadtrip v2.0

Soundcrash presents…

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra

Ft. Jospehine Oniyama and Dwight Trible

Islington Assembly Hall | 15th November

+ Support – John Ellis ‘Evolution: Seeds & Streams’

See one of the leading names in contemporary Jazz in one of London’s most impressive venues

Following incredible shows at The Jazz Cafe and St John’s at Hackney Church this year, Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra are back to woo the London crowds once again as they grace us with their presence at the impressive Islington Assembly Hall, Tuesday 15th November.

Mancunian trumpeter, composer and band-leader Matthew Halsall has established himself as one of the most prominent names in the contemporary European Jazz scene. Featuring The Gondwana Orchestra’s unbelievable line-up comprising of Amanda Whiting (harp), Jordan Smart (saxophones), Taz Modi (piano) and Gavin Barras (double bass), it’s likely that there could be treats from other friends of the Gondwana label.

A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, Matthew Halsall’s music draws on his love of the transcendental, spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as the glories of ‘60s British jazz. With 6 acclaimed albums to his name, he continues to make noise in the contemporary jazz scene with no signs of stopping.

Playing material from his acclaimed recordings Into Forever and When The World Was One and debuting new material, this show will be an unmissable opportunity to see world-renowned musicians performing classic and contemporary jazz in an incredible North London venue.

very special guest and Manchester legend John Ellis (of Cinematic Orchestra fame) presents his Gondwana Records debut (due Novemebr 2016) Evolution: Seeds & Streams: a breathtaking beautiful suite inspired by the idea of evolution and Malian kora music.

What we have here is one of the finest British jazz combos of the modern era, one that manages to combine the serious and spiritual within a warm, melodic and welcoming musical context.” All About Jazz

Matthew Halsall keeps on building his reputation throughout the UK and abroad with his new masterpiece, Into Forever’ AAA Music

Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street
London N1 2UD

Premier Inn London Angel Islington Hotel

18 Parkfield St
London N1 0PS

Check in: 2pm
Check out: Mid day

Food spots nearby hotel

The Breakfast Club
31 Islington high St
London N1 8EA

Breakfast: Pancakes

Five Guys
71 Upper St
London N1 0NY

Dinner: Burger, hot dogs, milkshakes and fries

176 Upper St
London N1 1RG

Dinner: Rib-eye steak

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Into Forever (feat Josephine Oniyama) [Official Video]

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra's album Into Forever will be released on Gondwana Records on Friday 2nd October 2015.

John Ellis - Unidentical Twin (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]

John Ellis releases his debut album on Gondwana Records on Friday 11th November 2016.


Train info:

London Luton Airport - St Pancras International and vice versa.
Trains every 10 minutes on average at peak times.
”Our nippy Shuttle Bus gets you from the airport terminal to Luton Airport Parkway train station in around 10 minutes.”

With dry weather: walk to hotel
Rain? One metro stop to ‘Angel station’