Stretch ft. Lya Reis Guerrero [Latin Special]

LYA stretch toulouse lautrec

Wed 6th Mar

Doors 7pm

Improvised, Cross-Genre Collaboration


🎶 INTRODUCING Stretch: An Experimental Night of Improvised, Cross-Genre Collaboration 🎶

Join us for Stretch, an electrifying improvised jam night like no other, where boundaries blur and creativity knows no limits. Each show some of the most exciting and innovative musicians in the city come together to create improvised sonic explorations that weave new paths between jazz, breakbeat, hip hop, afrobeat, soul and funk.


🌟 Special Guest: Lya Reis Guerrero

Lya Reis Guerrero has an enriched and eclectic musical background. Her Venezuelan and Portuguese heritage alongside growing up in Latin America brings forth a distinct multicultural style. She enjoys playing from Latin to Rock and even a bit of Afro-beat and NeoSoul.

Currently drumming for the Jazz Tropi-Caliente female collective – Colectiva, she has also worked with many other known artists: Juanita Euka, Wiyaala, Eliane Correa, Wara, Animanz, JJ Rosa, London Afrobeat Collective, Dave Randall from Faithless in Slovo Sound System, Clean Bandit as part of their drum-line, Sola Akinbola from Jamiroquai in Critical Mass, Tara Lilly, Sofia Grant, Desta French, The Go Team and recently with Poppy Ajudah and Jools Holland.

Having toured the UK, USA, and Europe, and played at iconic venues such as the Barbican Centre, Jazz Cafe, Cadogan Hall, South Bank Centre, SSE Arena Wembley, and many more; she’s no stranger to the festival and music scene. She’s also played at SXSW (Austin- USA), Lovebox, Boomtown, Glastonbury, Festival La Linea, Secret Garden, Wilderness, Shambala, Latitude, and Bestival. And has also had a few TV appearances, including the MTV Europe Music awards 2017, as part of the drum-line for Clean Bandit;  Killing Eve (BBC1 – S3 EP1); Later… with Jools Holland (BBC2); and the worldwide Sure/Rexona TV Ad “Not Done Yet”.


House Band:

Keys (Host): Alex Hill
Sax: Allexa Nava
Bass: Isobella Burnham

Guitar: Jose Manuel Ortiz



Some rules:  

  • If you want to talk, go to the bar.
  • If you want to get up and play, come and speak to the host.
  • Everything on stage is improvised.

🎵 An Unforgettable Night: Prepare to be mesmerized as we embark on an extraordinary journey through an improvised sonic wonderland.

🎶 About Us: We’re proud to launching this event in the famous Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club in Kennington, South London, dedicated to showcasing the city’s best musicians. As an independent, family-run venue, we wholeheartedly support grassroots musicians and for years have been providing a stage for their talents to shine.

🎓 Calling All Young Creatives: If you’re a budding musician, studying in music colleges or universities, and yearning to hone your skills with other groundbreaking talents, Stretch is the place to be. Don’t miss the chance to connect, collaborate, and take your music to exhilarating new heights.


  • Date : Wed, 6 Mar
  • Time : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm (UTC+0)
  • Venue : Jazz Club
  • Doors Open: 7:00 pm
  • Start Time: 7:30 pm

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