Jazz is taking to the streets of South Norwood on Sunday

The sound of jazz is taking to the streets of South Norwood this weekend.

Polly Gibbons: playing Stanley Halls this Sunday

Polly Gibbons: playing Stanley Halls this Sunday

Now in its 24th year, The 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival got under way last week with a programme that sees more than 2,000 artists performing over 10 days, including on Sunday, November 20, across a selection of locations in South Norwood, including Yeha Noha, the Shelverdine Goathouse and Stanley Halls.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy and it’s a real family event – little ones can get their toes tapping with Arun Ghosh as he presents his Jazz for Toddlers workshop at a couple of venues on Sunday morning.

The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based Allan Harris has become one of the leading voices in jazz and he brings his music to Stanley Halls, while, fresh from supporting Gladys Knight and George Benson, singer-songwriter Polly Gibbons teams up with pianist James Pearson for an evening of song, storytelling and music at the Halls.

There are also opportunities to see musicians familiar to those in South Norwood and the surrounding area. The Tin Men (Matt Eastel and David Wolverson) are south London boys whose unique takes on jazz and blues have garnered them a strong fan base. They are playing at Hair Club.

Allan Harris: a singer with a global reputation

Allan Harris: a singer with a global reputation

Another south London outfit, Da Groovestation will also perform (at the Goathouse). Lead vocalist Marley J Wills is a vocal coach and has worked with a number of youth choirs in Croydon and Lambeth.

To find out more, visit The Streets website for a full schedule of the South Norwood event – http://thestreets.london/events/croydon

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