Darkly Artful presents: Hejira + Quest Ensemble

Mar 26 2017 19:00 - 23:00

Jamboree, 566 Cable St, E1W 3HB London

This month we proudly present for the first time eclectic folk-prog-jazzers Hejira, as well as welcoming back Darkly Artful favourites Quest Ensemble. Sprinkle in some delicous homemade Ethiopian food, and serve warm for a musical and culinary feast



£6 advance

£10 on the door



Hejira formed in 2010 with members Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alex Reeve and Sam Beste setting up their studio 'The House of Dreams' in South-East London. In 2013 they released their debut album 'Prayer Before Birth' on Matthew Herbert's Accidental Records to critical acclaim.

2015 saw the band release their 'Name Surname' EP in collaboration with Floating Points and continue to curate their successful Traum events.

The single 'I Don't Belong To Anyone', taken from their current EP 'The Lima Limo Ceremony', draws on the bands experiences from their 2016 trip to Ethiopia. The journey was somewhat of a homecoming for Rahel and inspired the band to start their own label Lima Limo Records.

"Genre-defying music, by turns soothing and savage" - Paul Lester, The Guardian

WATCH: http://bit.ly/2lCPKgO

LISTEN: http://bit.ly/2lgRfFv


Quest Ensemble

An interaction between three compelling players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition.

Intrinsically contemporary in approach, this ensemble inhabits a lyrical sound world somewhere in the gaps between chamber, jazz, folk and 20th Century classical music - with intriguing traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Versatile players individually, fusing their backgrounds of Western Classical, Indian Classical, Jazz and improvisation, the London-based trio are currently working on the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album Footfall (2015), which was described by Sinfini music as "An album that borrows from everywhere but steals from nowhere".

"Compositionally complex, inventive in technique and wonderfully ambiguous in tonality, this was ajoy to behold" - Jazzwise, Tommie Black-Roff

WATCH: http://bit.ly/2lZEjk4

LISTEN: http://bit.ly/2lZIP2i


Ethiopian food courtesy of our good friend Almaz at Kaffa Coffee will be available from 7pm, so save your appetites!


Doors 7pm

Quest Ensemble - 7.30pm

Hejira - 8.45pm

Bar open until 11pm

General Admission Not Available