Early show: Doors 5.30pm. Show 7pm
Late show: Doors 9:30pm. Show 10pm.
Each show will be 90 min long with no interval.
Recently nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award, jazz choir ʟᴏɴᴅᴏɴ ᴠᴏᴄᴀʟ ᴘʀᴏᴊᴇᴄᴛ returns to Soho to stay! The London Vocal Project (LVP) is one of the UK's leading contemporary vocal ensembles and we are pleased to announce that this will be the start of an exciting residency at PizzaExpress Jazz Club. Led by jazz composer and educator Pete Churchill, LVP is a vibrant community of performers comprising professional singers, instrumentalists, composers and music educators. Escape the bleak midwinter and join us for an evening of Christmas songs as well as a very special preview of the next LVP project: The James Taylor Songbook!
Early show: Doors 5.30pm. Show 7pm
The Many Voices of Eve
This collaborative project unites two iconic and vibrant ensembles, The Printmakers – Nikki Iles’ all-star sextet featuring the great Norma Winstone MBE – and the London Vocal Project, the unique groove-based jazz choir directed by the inspirational Pete Churchill.
Together they will cook up a feast of newly-devised music placing women at the heart and the helm, bringing together the exceptionally lyrical output of Norma Winstone with the beguiling music of award-winning pianist/composer Nikki Iles.
For those familiar with the many different colours of the Printmakers’ music, this will be a rare opportunity to hear their sound re-framed by the extraordinary voices of the London Vocal Project.
We celebrate our 10th birthday with a concert at Kings Place.
The concert will feature favourites from LVP’s collaborations with Bobby McFerrin (performed in 2010 for Bobby’s VOCAbLaries album launch), Kenny Wheeler & Norma Winstone (for 2013’s album Mirrors), and Jon Hendricks (Jon’s complete lyricisation of the album Miles Ahead, premiered by LVP in 2017 first in New York, then at Kings Place)
The programme also includes music from Abdullah Ibrahim, Nikki Iles, Tim Whitehead and Pete Churchill, along with arrangements of classic jazz and groove tunes.
Come sing with LVP: join us before the concert for an afternoon workshop
Come sing with the London Vocal Project in a workshop led by musical director and internationally recognised choir leader Pete Churchill.
Before their 10th anniversary concert that evening, LVP are inviting you to come and sing with them.
Learn how LVP rehearses as Pete teaches songs from LVP’s repertoire, a selection of groove and jazz classics. Songs will be taught by ear, so no sight-singing skills are required. This workshop is open to all, from the novice to the experienced choir singer.
Pete Churchill is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He teaches and leads choirs on courses around the world. He is also an active jazz singer-pianist, and accompanist to jazz artists including Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan.
LVP are proud to be part of a concert of our own MD Pete Churchill's Music, at the Royal Academy of Music as part of the London Jazz Festival.
As professor of composition at RAM, Pete has been asked to present a concert of his music, featuring the RAM big band, LVP and soloists Mishka Adams and Mark Lockheart.
The concert is at 4pm on Sunday 19 November, tickets are £7.50 and £5.50 concessions.
LVP make a return booking to the Cambridge Jazz Festival for 2017.
Our MD Pete Churchill will be leading a choir workshop, open to all, between 11am and 2.30pm.
Then from 5pm LVP will be headlining a performance (supported by university a cappella group Cadenza and the CJF choir), featuring our favourite songs from our repertoire.
Jazz Choir Workshop with Pete Churchill & The LVP (includes concert ticket):
- 11:00am - 2:30pm Saturday 18 November 2017
- £25 / £20 students / £10 under 18 (+10% booking fee)
- St Matthews Primary School, Cambridge
Concert only tickets:
- £15 / £12 students / £6 under 18s (+10% booking fee)
- St Andrews Street Baptist Church, Cambridge
Following our performance in New York in February, LVP present the European premiere of Jon Hendricks' Miles Ahead, at Kings Place, London.
There will be an afternoon workshop session from 2pm-5pm, focusing on vocalese, through singing some of Jon's lyrics.
The performance begins at 7pm.
The gig is now sold out, but tickets for the workshop are still available here.
LVP return to Cambridge for a workshop on performance on Saturday 1st April 2017.
Singers can join the workshop at 2pm for Pete's singing and coaching session. Then, join together with the great London Vocal Project to sing the workshop songs and enjoy a full performance from LVP.
It is a unique chance to work with one of the country's finest educator/composer/jazz musician/choral experts, and his stunning group London Vocal Project, back by popular demand. This is a great chance to work with the London Vocal Project following their stunning performance in Cambridge in 2015.
Workshop : 2 pm - 5 pm
Concert : 7 pm
LVP join the best of British jazz vocal talent to celebrate the life and music of legendary singer Mark Murphy.
We'll be featured alongside Ian Shaw, Gill Many, Anita Wardell and others, with a rhythm section of Andy Hamill, Mark Fletcher and our own Pete Churchill.
The gig is part of the 606 Club's London Jazz Festival programme.
For more information and tickets, visit the 606 Club website.
Pete Churchill & The London Vocal Project return to Cullompton this summer for another singing workshop and evening performance.
Led by international choral director and educator, Pete Churchill, this half-day workshop is supported by members of the London Vocal Project. Together, Pete and LVP will create a positive learning environment for you to explore singing by ear and learning new repertoire quickly and with attention to groove, whilst giving you tools for developing individual and collective sound. You will be guided through fundamental techniques of groove-based group singing, and encouraged to sing out and be proud!
These workshops offer a fun and supportive environment for vocalists of all ages and abilities. Music is taught ‘by ear’, enabling the singers to focus on sound production and listening skills whilst creating a level platform for all attendees, regardless of their ability to read written notation.
The workshop will take place between 1.30 and 5.30. The London Vocal Project will be performing for you that evening at 7pm at the same venue. Workshop attendees will be invited to join us to perform the songs learned in the afternoon workshop. This ticket also admits the workshop attendee to the evening concert.
LVP are performing as part of the Streets festival this summer, an initiative to bring professional performers to outer London boroughs.
Current details are:
Kingston-upon-Thames Saturday 10 July
- 10am performance
- 3pm One hour workshop and performance
- 5pm performance
Tooting Saturday 23 July
- 10am performance
LVP present a mix of British jazz as part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival.
There will be a workshop with LVP earlier in the day (10:00am - 1:00pm) at St Mathew's Primary School and attendees will be invited to join LVP to perform the songs from the workshop at Great St. Mary's Church from 4pm.
In addition to the workshop performance, LVP will be singing a full gig of vocal jazz from their repertoire.
Tickets are £20 for workshop and concert, or £8 (£5 students and children) for the concert only.
We'll be opening a concert in celebration of Kenny Wheeler, as part of the London Jazz Festival.
The concert is curated by Dave Holland, Norma Winstone and Evan Parker, and will feature many more friends and collaborators of Kenny. We'll be performing a couple of pieces from the Mirrors album.
It's on Thursday 19th November at 7.30, at Cadogan Hall near Sloane Square.
We'll be opening Ian Shaw's benefit for refugees in Calais on Thursday 8th October at the Vortex, Dalston, performing two of Pete's originals particularly relevant to the cause.
It's an all-star line up including Liane Carroll, Carleen Anderson, Polly Gibbons, Sarah Jane Morris, Quentin Collins and comedian Jo Caulfield.
Come sing with LVP in a 4 hour workshop, led by Pete Churchill and open to all.
Following the workshop, LVP will present a full evening's performance, during which workshop attendees will be invited to perform what they have learnt.
The workshop is £25 (which includes entry to the gig), and the gig only is £8.