From soaring Scottish folk fusions to wildly entertaining improv in the style of golden-age icons, the RNCM’s upcoming programme of jazz-inspired concerts offers a thrillingly eclectic series of performances from globally acclaimed musicians, hometown heroes and prodigiously talented young students.

Welcome to the Cabaret! | Fri 9 Feb | 7.30pm | £7-£13

On Fri 9 Feb, the RNCM invites audiences on a journey back in time to the days of Le Chat Noir and the Kit-Kat Club, as their Songsters deliver a memorable evening of romance, humour and passion with gorgeous renditions of works by Kurt Weill, Ivor Novello, Erik Satie, William Bolcom, Florence Price, Noel Coward, and more.

welcome to the cabaret at rncm

Manchester Collective: The Unfurrowed Field | Sat 9 Mar | 8pm | £10-£19

Led by Mercury Prize-nominated pianist Fergus McCreadie and his acclaimed trio of jazz musicians alongside Manchester Collective string quartet, The Unfurrowed Field explores music which sits at the nexus of folk, jazz and new classical forms with a breathtaking programme of brand new songs and traditional Scottish arrangements.

fergus mccreadie and manchester collective

RNCM MIUAWGA Ensemble | Fri 22 Mar | 7.30pm | £6-£11

Founded upon the twin pillars of spontaneity and instinct, the RNCM MIUAWGA (‘make it up as we go along’) Ensemble presents an unmissable night of thrilling improvisation, as world-renowned composer and trumpeter Byron Wallen joins the unique troupe with the lively sounds of Central and Eastern Africa.

byron wallen at the rncm

Promising an evening like no other, the MIAUWGA Ensemble sparks a series of captivating musical conversations through in-the-moment virtuosity and the inimitable harmonic echoes of Thelonious Monk , Elmo Hope and Bud Powell, with arrangements in the unmistakeable style of Duke Ellington, Gil Evans and Bill Holman.

Ute Lemper: Time Traveller | RNCM | Sun 28 Apr | 7.30pm | £34

Performing songs from her new album alongside a selection of classics from across her sparkling career, celebrated chanteuse Ute Lemper brings her virtuosic musical interpretations and peerless vocal versatility to the RNCM for one night only on Sun 28 Apr.

ute lemper at the rncm

Hailed as one of the world’s most exciting singers, Lemper has garnered worldwide acclaim for her renditions of Brecht and Weil, as well as multilingual compositions by Phillip Glass, Sondheim, Ferre, and Piazzoll.

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Fri 2 Feb 2024