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Thursday 2 May 2024, 7.30pm

Nikki Yeoh & NYJO: Speechmix X-Ploration

Nikki Yeoh & NYJO: Speechmix X-Ploration

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £10

Price includes a commission of £1.00

Closeup of young musicians playing in a bustling jazz club

The ever-inventive jazz composer, pianist, teacher and presenter Nikki Yeoh is one of our most creative and groundbreaking musicians in any genre. Her list of musical collaborations range from contemporary British jazz stars Courtney Pine and Cleveland Watkiss to Neneh Cherry and cult American hip-hop band The Roots. The multi-media work Speechmik X-Ploration fosters a message of unity and plurality - as poignant today as it was at its premiere over a quarter of a century ago.

It is complemented by a new piece Nucleus, commissioned by NYJO and dedicated to the late, great UK trumpeter Ian Carr, a towering figure in UK contemporary jazz and formative influence on Yeoh. The expanded line-up for this performance, including strings and woodwind, shows Yeoh and NYJO re-examining the kaleidoscopic range of colours and thrilling diversity of styles in contemporary big-band jazz.

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Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

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Information for your visit

Thursday 2 May 2024, 7.30pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

7pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.20pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.20pm – 10.20pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Parking

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