Launching in February, Classic Album Sundays and Jazz Café are set to co-host a series of discussions and live performances exploring key records and their influence on contemporary music.

Throughout February, March and April, three respected London musicians will perform their own interpretation of a chosen album. Each performance will be introduced by an interview with Colleen who will examine how the records have impacted the artist’s own work and its influence on contemporary music in general.


Monday 5th February sees Yussef Kamaal and Daymé Arocena trumpet player Yelfris Valdés performing Donald Byrd’s 1973 Blue Note release, Black Byrd. A jazz funk classic, Black Byrd was Byrd’s first and arguably most lauded release on Blue Note with a poppy style that grew his fanbase exponentially across the globe.

Date and Time: Monday February 5th 2018 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Venue: Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG

Tickets: £10 in advance here.


Check out Donald Byrd “Places and Spaces” presented by Ashley Beedle here.

Check out Denys Baptiste’s Top 5 John Coltrane Albums here.