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Jazz at the Museum of Zoology
Wednesday 22 November, 7-10pm. 
***SOLD OUT***

Boundary-pushing jazz. Haunting light and sound installation. An exclusive early look at a Cambridge icon. For the first time ever, Cam Lates comes to the Museum of Zoology.

Ever wanted to experience live contemporary jazz in the company of a giant whale skeleton? Now’s your chance. Cambridge Jazz Festival presents boundary-pushing performances from exciting London bands Entropi and Phil Meadows Project beneath the Museum of Zoology’s 70ft long finback whale skeleton.

Be among the first to experience the Museum’s brand new Whale Hall before it opens to the public. As the bands play the space will be filled by ‘Whailes’, an interactive light and sound installation by local sound artist William Crosby and Brighton-based projection/light artist Oliver Bolland.

Explore the haunting world of whalesong and the human impact on the oceans in the interval, when William performs original, surround-sound electronic music created by sonifying ocean data collected in the last four years while the Museum has been closed.

With a cash bar.

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ENTROPI explores a narrative of life-pondering, space gazing and risk-taking through Dee Byrne’s compositions. Juggling order and chaos, composition and improvisation, the group takes listeners on a journey with compelling group interplay, strong themes, open-ended improvisation, dark grooves and interweaving melodic textures.


PHIL MEADOWS is recognised as one of the UK’s most distinctive, creative and talented musicians. Living in London, his music is inspired by global sounds demonstrated by his passion for uniting and collaborating with musicians from all over the world. Currently Meadows performs across a multitude of genres from jazz and classical to hip-hop, electronica, contemporary music and more.

In association with the Cambridge Jazz Festival and e-Luminate Cambridge

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