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Snarky Puppy - The UK Tour

After storming the EFG London Jazz Festival and selling out the Roundhouse, we're delighted to announce that Snarky Puppy return to London on Tuesday 6 October.

Featuring music from their last album We Like It Here along with new material from their forthcoming album Empire Central, expect raw funk, lyrical melodies and lush harmonies with the trademark energy, virtuosity and sheer musicianship of a live Snarky Puppy show.

Tickets for Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on sale 10am tomorrow from serious.org.uk/snarkypuppy

The Hot Sardines

Take a blustery brass front line, add salty stride piano in the timeless image of Fats Waller and a frontwoman with the attitude and style of a 30s cabaret diva and you have The Hot Sardines in a seashell. And that’s not to mention the tap dancer!

The Sardine sound is steeped in hot jazz, gypsy swing – a slice of between-the-wars Paris via New Orleans. They’re sure to take the world by storm over the next few years – their debut album was just named in the iTunes ‘Best of Year’ list.

London learned about their star quality at the EFG London Jazz Festival. Their two sold-out shows were flashy, fun and had the audience quite literally dancing in the aisles. The rest of the UK got a glimpse of the magic when they performed on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show and now they’re back for a UK tour in May to bring New York hot jazz and swing to halls all over the country. 

Click here to listen.

Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock



Having completely sold out their performance on Monday 6 July, Chick
Corea and Herbie Hancock have just announced they will play another show at the Barbican the following night.

If you missed out on the first show, get in there quickly to bag yourself a ticket for this rare second opportunity to see two members of jazz royalty on the same stage.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am.

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Young & Serious are recruiting

Aged 17 – 25?
Passionate about music?
Want to gain experience in the music industry?


We are currently seeking enthusiastic 17 - 25 year olds to join Young & Serious; a year-round programme that offers a unique insight into the music industry. Click here for further details and to download an application form. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 February. 

Musicians First; where professional musicians are found

Are you a professional musician? Do you have friends who are?

Musicians First is a new digital service that is passionate about linking up talented musicians with interesting, varied work. Their goal is to improve the quality of musical performance by bringing opportunities to a wider range of talented individuals.

Serious are working with Musicians First to join up a core of musicians in our world, and we’d like to extend the invitation to you. Membership is free until March, with no obligation, so it’s a great opportunity to set up a profile and take the website for a spin.

Sign up for free here: musiciansfirst.co.uk

If you hit any problems or have any questions, please e-mail Duncan McGibbon at duncan.mcgibbon@musiciansfirst.com