Take Five Presents: Beat Connections
Drummers Romarna Campbell, Sarah Heneghan and Johnny Hunter explore new and distant horizons in jazz by drawing on their eclectic influences.
This showcase of UK jazz talent pulls together three artists taking part in Take Five’s talent development initiative, which supports emerging jazz and improvising musicians through mentorship, residencies and collaborations.
Past participants include Seb Rochford, Shabaka Hutchings, Yazz Ahmed and Nubya Garcia.
This evening performance is accompanied by an afternoon show, packed with more Take Five talent.
Drummer, composer and producer Romarna Campbell brings her hip-hop influences to the show, while working on her debut EP. Mentored by Gary Crosby and Terri Lyne Carrington, she has performed worldwide with Billy Childs, Courtney Pine and Ephemerals.
Known for mixing live drums with electronics, Sarah Heneghan has worked with samba, fusion and electro-jazz. She works for equality in music and gives back to her community as a coach and teacher in workshops providing support to other emerging artists.
Drummer, composer and bandleader Johnny Hunter ?focuses on composing for improvisers, helping them make the most of their skills in interpreting the music while retaining a strong compositional identity. He developed his techniques with his group, Fragments, and regularly tours Europe as part of the Anglo-Swiss collaboration, MoonMot. He also founded Northern Contemporary, a label specialising in improvised music.
Need to know
Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult
Dates & times
Standard entry £15*
Multi-buy discount: Book tickets to the Take Five matinee and evening shows in the same transaction to receive a £5 discount.
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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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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