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Intakt announces full details of 2017 festival series

Swiss label event presents improvisors from across Europe over 12 days of sets

Intakt have announced the full line-up of their mammoth London festival at The Vortex in April 2017. Many of the Swiss label’s artists have already been announced, including Irène Schweizer, Ingrid Laubrock and Aki Takase, and the new additions include Howard Riley, Evan Parker, Louis Moholo Moholo, Trevor Watts, Maggie Nichols, Steve Beresford, and many more. Events include Alexander von Schlippenbach playing the music of Thelonious Monk on 26 April, sets by Ingrid Laubrock Sleepthief and Sarah Buechi’s Shadow Garden on 22 April, and an evening of performances including Barry Guy on 16 April. However the previously announced opening concert of Barry Guy’s London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra on 15 April is now not taking place.

The festival has been four years in the making, and it follows a previous extended residency at The Stone in New York in 2012. It all takes place at The Vortex from 16–27 April 2017. More details will be available here.