Tamar Osborn



live music

Coming up: 5th Dec Elgar Room Late Night Jazz at the Royal Albert Hall

Here’s a little solo taster ahead of Collocutor’s gig at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, as part of the 10th anniversary of their Late Night Jazz series. Tickets and info:

Worldwide FM Collocutor Jazz Special

Recently I was lucky enough to host a 2 hour Collocutor takeover for the Jazz Special series on Worldwide FM. It features selections from, and interviews with, various band members, and some special quartet versions of material from our latest album “The Search”…

Listen back here:


Collocutor at Band on the Wall

Very happy to announce that Collocutor will be playing Band on the Wall in Manchester on 30th July!

This will be a very special show, with music from both our albums and a tribute to one of our favourite jazz innovators. More details and early bird tickets here:

Lonely Table interview

Here’s a little interview I did with Lonely Table ahead of tonight’s Collocutor gig at Church of Sound in London. Talking a bit about our new album, and the Yusef Lateef material we’ll be playing on the gig:

Sofar Sounds London with Sarathy Korwar

Sarathy Korwar session for Red Bull

Really enjoyed playing this session for Ninja Tune artist Sarathy Korwar. For more about his music and upcoming gigs go to

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival with The Fontanelles 16th August 2015

The Fontanelles will be bringing our particular brand of afrobeat-ethiofunk-dub to the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival on 16th August at 5pm.

FREE ENTRY but limited space – get there early, and see some other great music as well 🙂

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival 2015The Fontanelles

Elia & the Low Tears @ Dublin Castle, Camden, 18th Oct 2012

11th October 2012
100 Wardour Street
London W1F 0TN

020 7314 4000

“if you enjoyed FELA! you’ll love this……………….”
Afrobeat , dub , Ethio Funk and more heavy horn laden grooves
A firing 10 peice band playing uplifting original music in the spirit of great African big bands………………
The Fontanelles, from 9:30pm – 12am,The Fontanelles, a new band made up of established musicians from the world of Jazz, African and Reggae music. Collectively the band have played with the likes of Johnny Clarke, Keziah Jones, Chartwell Dutiro, Aswad, Courtney Pine, Plan B and Dele Sosimi to name a few. The band’s sound can be described as big band afrobeat infused with elements of funk , reggae and jazz
‘a terrific 12 piece band who intensify the music’s seductively repetitive rhythms’
The Independent
‘the on stage band works up a storm as they pound through Fela Kuti’s hits to electrifying effect’
The Metro

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