24-25 March 2018

silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin – Germany

Presented by SAVVY Contemporary and Maerz Music

Eastman Invocations I – 24 March

Elaine performs Memorial by George E. Lewis and an improvisation with George Lewis & Sean Griffin 

Eastman Invocations II – 25 March

Elaine performs The Nude Voice [solo I] 

23 February 2018

John Hansard Gallery at NST City – Southampton, 19:45

SWEET TOOTH

SWEET TOOTH marks the culmination of five years’ research by Mitchener into our love of sugar and the historical links between the UK sugar industry and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

SWEET TOOTH has been supported with public funding from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Bluecoat in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation, London and The International Slavery Museum with further support from PRSF Open Fund, Edge Hill University, Centre 151 and St George’s Bloomsbury.

22 February 2018

St George’s Bloomsbury – London, 19:30

SWEET TOOTH

SWEET TOOTH marks the culmination of five years’ research by Mitchener into our love of sugar and the historical links between the UK sugar industry and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

SWEET TOOTH has been supported with public funding from Arts Council England. Commissioned by Bluecoat in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation, London and The International Slavery Museum with further support from PRSF Open Fund, Edge Hill University, Centre 151 and St George’s Bloomsbury.

12 January 2018

Kings Place – London, 19:30

Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet

‘UpRoot’ Album Launch

Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet represents the first major collaboration of two of the most distinctive voices of their generation, and stakes out a remarkable common ground from the pair’s vast range of influences and experience.

Neil Charles double bass | Stephen Davis drums | Alexander Hawkins piano, compositions | Elaine Mitchener voice

09 December 2017

Ambika P3 – London, 19:00

Vocal Classics Of The Black Avant-Garde

Part of London Contemporary Music Festival

Elaine Mitchener turns to the black avant-garde and to the overflow of experiment that occurred within improvised music, often springing directly from lived experiences of racial injustice.

For Vocal Classics Of The Black Avant-Garde, highly charged and political works by Eric Dolphy, Archie Shepp, Joseph Jarman, and Jeanne Lee will be re-interpreted and re-presented by an ensemble of leading UK jazz musicians brought together for this event by Elaine Mitchener Projects.