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Hackensack: Avian Wu | Lilli Unwin with Rob Luft

  • Cafe Jazz 21 Saint Mary Street Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1PL United Kingdom (map)

Hackensack Sessions

And we're off! As you can clearly tell, the supernova of sound that was the first Hackensack of the term has lead us through a small wormhole and launched Hackensack into a new dimension of musical wonders and delights. After some experimentation in the lab, our researchers have come up with a formula that enables us to continue our quest for the fresh and new, here, in this uncharted territory, but it needs YOU! Come and discover the role you have to play in our mission, at the next event in the Hackensackalendar where we welcome...

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Hackensack is a double bill night dedicated to the fresh and the new and occurs on the first Thursday of every month during the students' term times.

Tickets Choose which you pay

Big Price - £10 - for the arts supporter who would like to chip in that bit extra towards Hackensack's longevity and be remembered dearly
Medium Price - £7 - for the awesome audient, supporting the Hackensack without quite the glamour and philanthropy associated with the big price
Little Price - £5 - for the music lover who's thinking "that's all well and good but I’m a student who’s on a budget here and I come to bloody everything anyway so stop pestering me for cash"


1st set Avian Wu

Coren Sithers sax
Ben Manning bass
Eddie Jones-Smith drums

This newly formed chordless trio burns up the silence into a shining combination of pyrotechnic exploration and humble tribute to some finely selected contemporary repertoire.


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2nd set Lilli Unwin with Rob Left

Lilli Unwin vocals
Rob Luft guitar

Lilli Unwin is an enchanting, soulful young singer and composer, visiting Hackensack from London, where, since graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, she has been developing her original material as well as touring and collaborating with some of the UK's finest jazz musicians. Performing at Ronnie Scott’s, Southbank Centre, Shambala Festival, 55 Bar in New York, Rotterdam’s A Festival Downtown, and Brainchild Festival - to name but a few.

Rob Luft certainly falls well within the category of one of the finest musicians we've had at Hackensack. We've seen him play with the likes of Corrie Dick, Joe Webb, Tom McCredie and Joe Wright and he makes his glorious return this Autumn in the playfully intimate setting that is duo with Lilli Unwin.


Earlier Event: November 1
Tord Gustavsen Trio
Later Event: November 4
Neil Hilborn