STEAM DOWN +  DJ Born Cheating | 7pm | Compressor House, E16 2QU 

Fresh from their sold-out Boiler Room Festival appearance last month, Steam Down return - jumping off from the sonic springboard of Afrofuturism, grime and future soul, all fused together with the fearless spontaneity of jazz.

Steam Down
is  Ahnansé,  Alex Rita, Brother Portrait,  SawaManga,  Theon Cross,  Nadeem,  Benjamin Appiah,  Dominic Canning and  Nache, as well as a wider community of notable artists and musicians across the UK. 

Founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé in 2017, Steam Down has born out of sell-out weekly jam sessions, quickly becoming a household name in London’s music scene. 

The cutting-edge band is set to generate an exciting performance and immersive experience, joined by special surprise guests.

They’ll also be joined by Born Cheating (aka Sean Keating) from London’s excellent DJ collective Touching Bass and the mastermind behind underground electronic label Tiff’s Joints for a special DJ set before the show.

Show info and tickets are here

Following on from our EFG London Jazz Festival SummerStage in August, we take over interesting spaces and venues at Royal Docks area in Newham for a weekend filled with live performances, installations, workshops, and more to create a festival within our Festival

Steam Down
’s high-energy evening show is at Compressor House – the incredible industrial space, built at the start of World War I, now newly converted into a place to party - just moments away from Royal Albert DLR, four stops away from Canning Town.

The rest of the weekend's events are all free and only a couple of minutes from Royal Victoria DLR, which is the next stop from Canning Town. Saturday 23 November daytime events range from performances from artists to emerge from the British jazz scene carrying the current buzz to new spaces, for audiences who want to discover and explore new experiences, creative music and space interactions. Tomorrow’s Warriors’ specially curated line up of musicians will take over the free stage at The Crystal building and with free shows also at the Good Hotel and Silver Building.

Sunday 24 November is a family affair, with interactive children’s shows such as our now famous Jazz For Toddlers, workshops, pop-up performances, and more.

For info on all weekend events click here

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 


Erica McKoy (DJ set) | 2pm | The Good Hotel, E16 1FA

As host of the flagship morning show on Worldwide FM, Erica shares the best in exciting and promising new music with inspirations from around the world. 

Tomorrow's Warriors Takeover | 3 - 7pm | The Crystal, E16 1GB

Uphoria, 3pm

Despite an average age of eighteen, this groove-led jazz band’s playing shows virtuosity beyond their age. 
Kasia Konstance, 4pm

Polish-born singer and flautist, and member of Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline, draws on soul, jazz and pop for her solo music.
Xhosa Cole, 6pm

Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community arts programmes in Birmingham. He’s also played with Tomorrow’s Warriors’ Nu Civilisation Orchestra. 

PYJÆN | 4pm | Silver Building, E16 1YZ
Having all met at Trinity Laban College of music, PYJÆN is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with vision of pushing music forward in new directions, influenced by rock, electro, afrobeat, hip hop and jazz fusion and more.

Before the show Stlye-ist, a popular DJ from Istanbul scene, will be showcasing his eclectic approach of mixing African disco edits, Cumbia, pop edits, soul, funk and raggae tunes in his set.

Renato Paris | 5pm | The Good Hotel, E16 1FA

The singer-songwriter who is a key member of Moses Boyd's Exodus band, Renato Paris merges together soul, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz and funk music.

STEAM DOWN + DJ Born Cheating | 7pm | Compressor House, E16 2QU


SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER


Jazz for Toddlers | 11am & 12pm | The Crystal, E16 1GB
Free, interactive musical sessions for toddlers and their parents, led by Juliet Kelly and Tony Kofi. These sessions are currently sold out at Southbank Centre and Kings Place so this is a great chance to join in. 

Collage Club Workshop | 1pm | The Good Hotel,  E16 1FA
An all-ages session inspired by the king of collage; Matisse. Guests will be invited to create their own paper cut-outs based on Matisse’s book of collage compositions ‘Jazz’, first published in 1947.

Baby Boogie | 1pm |  The Crystal, E16 1GB
Family-friendly classics to dance along to with your little ones. 

Luna Cohen and Thomas Seminar Ford | 1pm |  The Good Hotel,  E16 1FA
A Brazilian double-bill. The duo presents classic songs from the Samba and Bossa nova repertoire, original music written by Luna Cohen and an array of music from a variety of regional traditions, exploring the Brazilian musical heritage with a modern twist. 

Urban Flames | 4pm |  The Crystal, E16 1GB 

Newham’s finest voices return after their stunning performances at SummerStage. Urban Flames formed in September 2016 starting with six young singer-songwriters, all of whom showed great promise during Urban Development Songwriting camps. Fast forward to 2019 and Urban Flames have grown to 22 members aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Together they write, arrange and compose their original music; blending contemporary pop and urban music, with an infectious live presence. They’ll be starring in our opening gala concert Jazz Voice at Royal Festival Hall here – catch them as they bring the EFG London Jazz Festival to Newham.