Inspired by Claudette Johnson’s love of jazz, DJ Octavia Freud curates these free, live jazz sessions featuring 60’s east coast jazz, classic female vocalists and Afro-beat.
For our final summer session, we welcome Oxford-based jazz quintet Chin Chin Chin.
Chin Chin Chin are a young and exciting group comprising drums, bass, piano, sax and vocals. These new jazz kids on the block have been impressing older jazz heads with their confident relaxed style and have a loyal following with an enthusiastic younger crowd. Having already played their set of cool jazz standards at various jazz venues across town they are definitely ones to watch out for.
Julia Meijer is a Swedish-born singer, songwriter and guitarist who is based in Oxford. Recent Nightshift cover star, Meijer will be performing a special intimate show in the Yard with her full band and playing tracks off her debut album, Always Awake, on PinDrop records.
Free, drop in
Originally from Manchester, Martin Andrews (aka DJ Octavia Freud) first caught the DJ bug as a young raver hanging out at the Hacienda club. He went on to set up the influential South London electronica label Projector Records and spent several years running the eclectic Neural Ohmlette nights at the Heavenly Social club. He has shared the DJ stage with Groove Armada and performed at Bestival and La Flèche D’Or club in Paris.
For these jazz-inspired events, Martin is returning to his youth when he used to stay up late into the evening on school nights listening to his dad’s jazz vinyl collection, from 60s East coast jazz and classic female jazz vocalists to wacked out 70s space funk and Afro-beat. Also expect Martin to spin some bang up-to-date new tunes from the recent resurgent London jazz scene.