The Elephant Inn • 283 Ballards Lane • London • N12 8NR
020 8343 6110

”Great live music…thanks!“


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Sunday 2 Oct 2022

Doors open 6.30pm

Performance times: 7–9.15pm


£10 early bird booking

(by end of 29 Sept)

Students/unwaged: turn up on the night and pay what you want

2 Oct:
Chinara Sharshenova

A night of global musicianship at the Elephant Inn

Hailing from Kyrgyzstan, Chinara has had an illustrious career following her studies at the world-leading Berklee College of Music in Boston. An outstanding jazz violinist in this rarified field, Chinara interprets the standard repertoire with a unique virtuosity and engaging charm which captivates audiences wherever she plays.

She's a founder member of The Earth Orchestra, a global music project initiated during lockdown to bring together musicians from every country of the world.


Her performance at Jazz At The Elephant also features virtuoso Japanese pianist Eriko Ishihara, who has an interntaional touring career and regularly plays with many of the country's best known musicians and singers, such as Gary Crosby, Julian Siegel, Trudy Kerr and Anita Wardell. And completing our interntaional line-up, from Argentina we welcome bassist Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico.


We promise you an enthralling evening of music in this delightful new venue.

with Eriko Ishihara: keys • Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico: bass • Jeremy Shoham: sax • Rick Finlay: drums

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Sunday 16 Oct 2022

Doors open 6.30pm

Performance times: 7–9.15pm


£12 early bird booking

(by end of 13 Oct)

Students/unwaged: turn up on the night and pay what you want

16 Oct:
Lily Dior

“Jazz and soul coexist in Lily Dior's repertoire, and in her vocal style…sassy, soulful, passionate and strong.” Rhythms Magazine

Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's finest venues.

The daughter of professional musicians who met and married in London, Lily spent her first five years touring the world with her parents who then settled in Australia.

In 2000 she travelled to New York to study with iconic jazz vocalist Mark Murphy, with whom she also ended up performing. That same year she was singled out by legendary arranger/pianist Dave Matthews to perform with The Manhattan Jazz Quintet, which included Bill Evans, Charnett Moffett, Victor Lewis, and Lew Soloff, at Sydney Casino's Lyric Theatre.

In an extensive and highly respected career Lily is now recognised as one of Australia's foremost vocalists, performing at major festivals and venues in Australia and around the world, including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Wellington International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Christchurch Jazz Festival, Thredbo Jazz Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz Festival, Jazz in The Vines, Jazz in The Gardens and the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.

International appearances include performances in New York, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and of course London and she has shared the stage with a who’s who of world-class musicians including Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro Neves, Alex Acuña, Don Grusin, Dave Matthews, Mike Nock and James Morrison. She also includes numerous TV and radio appearances and hosted her own show on Sydney’s premier jazz station ‘Eastside Radio’ for over ten years. Tonight’s set will be a mix of familiar jazz standards with some classic and original “groove” orientated material thrown in for good measure.

“Rich in musicality and pure talent, Let’s Talk About It offers hints of Carole King, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday, all siphoned into the huge funky voice of Lily Dior” Emma Bartnett, Alternative Media Group

“The profound relationship between melody and lyric leaves these tunes permeating long after the disc has ended.” Peter Wockner, Jazz And Beyond

with Tim Lapthorn: keys • Don Richardson: bass • Jeremy Shoham: sax • Rick Finlay: drums




The Elephant Inn, 283 Ballards Lane, London N12 8NR




020 8361 0265