An urgent and engaging performer, poet, singer, dancer and percussionist, backed by an explosively tight live band, Dizraeli brings his whole being to his shows and will leave it all out there at Jaminaround 2020 part 1! In November 2019 Dizraeli launched his new album ‘The Unmaster’, announcing a fresh style and a completely new chapter in his music making: Hip Hop meets garage and grime, shot through with his trademark musical innovation and lyrical dexterity. The music on the album explores the chaos of the world and his own experience of a mental breakdown. By turns frantic, tender, heavy and ecstatic and always driven by heavy basslines and frenzied beats.
 “An incredible album… brilliant” - GILLES PETERSON
 "A brave and wildly different sound... startling" – TOM ROBINSON – BBC 6 MUSIC

SNOWPOET are a London based band led by vocalist Lauren Kinsella and composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hyson. Blending sweet hook-laden vocal lines with warm and lush arrangements, the music is infectious, delicate and tasteful. The sound is clear and beautifully produced while the lyrical content exhibits a deep and raw emotion. Surrounded in the band by guitarist Chris Montague, Matt Robinson on piano and Dave Hamblett on drums, Snowpoet create from a full-spectrum colour palette sustained and illuminated by supreme levels of musicianship. Snowpoet released their most recent album ‘Thought You Knew’ in 2018 to rave reviews, confirming their reputation as one of the most interesting and vibrant vocal led ensembles in the UK today.

“Thought You Knew offers a delicately haunting collection of songs that seamlessly straddle the boundaries of folk, jazz and popular music and are all infused with, as the name suggests, a subtle poetic delivery.” ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“Such a flawless vocal performance…”  NICK LUSCOMBE, BBC RADIO 3

BAQUE LUAR is a London-based collective of female vocalists and percussionists united by their love of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian roots music. Drawing inspiration from the rich soundscapes and traditions of maracatu, coco, bumba meu boi, tambores de Minas, and ciranda as well as sacred rhythms of Brazilian Candomblé, Baque Luar combines original multivocal compositions and arrangements with powerful percussive grooves. Meaning ’moonlit beat’, Baque Luar is also an ongoing exploration of female rhythmic creativity, engaging critically with gender imbalances in drumming traditions worldwide as well as the music industry at large. With a unique mixture of intricate arrangements, vocal harmonies, dance and a spectacular array of DRUMS, these women will rock you!

Scottish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie has been active as a performer on the UK music scene since 2003 and has released 4 albums of his own songs. Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam's distinctive voice and narrative lyrics. He has played opening shows for many of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes. He is also part of Band of Burns, a 12-piece band of singers and instrumentalists, who have memorably appeared at Jaminaround Earthouse events twice in recent years.
'Incredibly Beautiful' - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 MUSIC
'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist' - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

Jaminaround on 30th May is now cancelled.
Details of what to do if you have purchased a ticket are outlined below.

On Saturday 30th May, in place and in honour of the planned gathering, I will be organising a free live online celebration of music and stories. I can't say exactly everything that will entail - there will be another mail-out and updates on social media with more details, so please keep in touch. We have some live lockdown performances in the pipeline, some specially pre-recorded lockdown videos, some live DJ sets and also (fingers crossed) some very exciting exclusive videos from last year's events.

The point of doing this is firstly to provide a positive and enjoyable (virtual) gathering and a connection point for everyone and anyone. Secondly, I would also love this to be an opportunity to generate some support for the artists and contributors booked for that evening - via donations from you. Any one working in the arts is sure to be finding it hard right now. For many, the summer festival season is the main earning period for the whole year. We also have no idea when restrictions on public gatherings (ie: any real performance opportunities) will lift. So we have to do what we can to keep the flame burning and keep the arts alive.

Refunds / Postponements / Donations

For those who have already purchased a ticket for the event, I would like to offer your a few options here. Details below;

  • Donate your ticket money to the 30th May 2020 Jaminaround artists.

  • Hold your booking for the next Jaminaround event

  • Email for a refund of your ticket money.

Please contact jam_in_a_round (at) yahoo.co.uk stating clearly your preferred option.

If requesting a refund, they will be made directly back to the paypal account that made the purchase. In a gesture of solidarity, you also have the option to specify partial refund with a partial contribution to the artists. This is only a suggestion, I understand that many of you will be struggling from loss of earnings too and won't feel you can manage that.
*unfortunately the etickets website booking fee will not be refunded, (they've already taken it) it will just be the ticket money. Sincere apologies. As a token of my gratitude for your support of the event, I could offer an equivalent discount on a future Jaminaround booking for those who request it.

If you would like to hold on to your ticket for the next event, which (lock-down permitting) could still happen on 12th September 2020 or more likely May 29th 2021, let me know and then sit back and look forward to that glorious day in the future!
(I can't guarantee that I will be able to re-create the same the line-up of artists for the next event.)

Of course, if you didn't yet purchase a ticket for the original event, that doesn't exclude you from contributing and joining in on the 30th!

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