Midori Jaeger, Nishla Smith & DoomCannon

Sat 19 Nov 2022, 7.45pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
From £10
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Jazz musicians playing instruments in a house, they are all laughing.
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Hear more up-and-coming jazz artists from the Take Five talent programme that previously featured Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Yazz Ahmed, and Nubya Garcia.

Serious’ Take Five talent development initiative supports emerging jazz and improvising musicians through mentorship, residencies, and collaborations.

Midori Jaeger is a cellist, vocalist and composer who trained at the Royal Academy of Music. Her multi-genre musicianship has led her to perform with jazz, folk, western classical and Indian classical artists around Europe. Her single ‘Touch’ was selected by China Moses as Jazz FM’s Late Night Track of the Week and her latest EP gained her a live performance on BBC Radio London, and a sold-out launch show at the Green Note.

Nishla Smith is a jazz singer and composer. Her work takes various forms but is always centred around storytelling. She has recently made work for Manchester Jazz Festival, Opera North and Manchester Collective.

DoomCannon is a London-based composer, producer & multi-instrumentalist spearheading a plethora of forward-thinking, improvised jazz-inspired outfits. His free jazz compositions have a contemporary flare, and he is signed to Giles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings. He released his debut album, Renaissance, in 2022.

Take Five is an annual talent development programme produced by Serious, and funded by the PRS Foundation, Arts Council England and Serious Trust.

  • Midori Jaeger
  • Nishla Smith
  • DoomCannon

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Age recommendation

Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult

Hear more up-and-coming jazz artists from the Take Five talent programme earlier in the day.
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Dates & times

Sat 19 Nov 2022, 7.45pm


  • Standard entryFrom £10*
  • Concessions25%**

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Purcell Room

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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. Please visit the Welcome Desk on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, where a member of staff can provide you with the key. You can also use the phone next to the Changing Places toilet to speak to a member of staff. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.


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Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

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