Jazz at MUNCH: AKI with Lucia Cadotch & Kit Downes

Laidback and acoustic – Chamber jazz and a love of undiscovered songs


Sky Room

Photo: Juliane Schütz

Doors open 19:00

Lucia Cadotch – vocals 
Kit Downes – piano, organ 
Phil Donkin – double bass 
James Maddren – drums 

Lucia Cadotsch is a Swiss jazz vocalist who has made her home in Berlin. Her band Speak Low has been celebrated for its enchanting miniatures of great jazz classics. In her new band AKI, she has teamed up with a trio of English jazz musicians. Together they are exploring their mutual love of undiscovered songs in an intimate chamber-jazz style.  
Pianist Kit Downes is already well known as an artist who frequently records on the ECM label. An old friend of Lucia, he has previously played as a guest with her in Speak Low. 
The all-acoustic AKI create a relaxed and warm atmosphere around them. Their songbook covers the waterfront from Kurt Weill to Randy Newman, as well as their own original compositions. The members have all been friends for many years and in AKI they have finally managed to realise a long held dream of working together to make a very special musical experience. 

This concert is part of the Jazz at MUNCH series, presented in collaboration with Oslo Jazz Festival.