Curator of Walthamstow Jazz Festival, which in 2019 featured Tony Allen, Ginger Baker, Vels Trio, Project Karnak, Emma-Jean Thackray, Thurston Moore, Evan Parker and many, many others – get in touch if you think you should be on the bill in 2020 (byrdout [@] gmail.com).
On Walthamstow Jazz Festival…
- “A stellar afternoon of jazz across two stages” [Time Out]
- “This is a house party for both old and new jazz lovers” [Rhythm Passport]
- “A refreshing compendium of intergenerational musicians playing varying styles of jazz” [London Jazz News]
- “We can surely expect this festival to become a mainstay of the London scene, especially if they keep up this kind of smart, original programming. Bring on next year” [AllAboutJazz.com]
Part of the team that organises Ravenswood for Eat or Heat, a one day event that brings together local and internationally acclaimed DJ talent on an industrial estate in Walthamstow to raise money for local food bank Eat or Heat. Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard headlined in 2019.