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Swiss record label Intakt announce event series with London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra

The Intakt series will happen in April 2017

The Swiss record label Intakt have announced a major series of events happening in London next year. The label will launch the series with an opening day concert by London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra to celebrate the 70th birthday of its founder and director, the bassist and improv pioneer Barry Guy, at London’s King’s Place. It will be the Orchestra’s first UK performance in 15 years. Performances will also happen at London’s Vortex Jazz Club, and musicians so far confirmed include Irène Schweizer, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Alexander von SchIippenbach, Ingrid Laubrock, Aki Takase and Mark Feldman. The festival is set to run from 15–27 April, 2017.