NEW MONTHLY LIVE EVENT ‘GRASS ROOTS’ INCOMING! Thurs Feb 10 (7pm-12am/Free Entry) – We are well psyched to welcome new night Grass Roots to the lounge. GR Serving as a platform for promising artists to ‘polish their chops and play their own choons’. These fresh and fully inclusive sessions are a must attend for patrons and participants alike, Free Entry on the 1st Thursday of each month at The CLF Art Lounge and Roof Garden.

Catch the future stars of the live jazz, soul and funk scene, right here, right now!

Hosted and curated by eclectic veteran DJ Mr Boogie/Soulsa, this is one show that you definitely don’t want to miss!

Grifton Forbes-Amos Quintet (Band On stage around 830/9pm)

Grifton Forbes-Amos is one of the latest talents to have emerged from Leeds Conservatoire, and for sure a future UK jazz star in the making. London born and raised, he started playing trumpet aged 10. He happily confesses however that he didn’t really start to get heavily into it until he was 18, when he joined Leeds College Of Music (now Leeds Conservatoire).

Once in Leeds, he dived into the city’s vibrant DIY jazz/soul/global beats scenes with a passion. He joined global fusion/afro jazz crew TC and The Groove Family, abstract jazz crew Fall Quintet, Latin jazz band Punto Sabor and sat in at DJ Lubi’s jazz/hip-hop/soul jam session RE:SOUL. He also has a band in London called KOMA, has played live gigs in the “Black Peril” era ensemble of Soweto Kinch, and recently guested with Tetes de Pois at the first Jazzland Sessions shows in Leeds. And he’s still in his early 20s.

Grifton Forbes-Amos Quintet are:

Grifton Forbes-Amos on trumpet/leader, James Akers on tenor saxophone, Jay Verma on piano, Jedidiah Curtis on double bass and Blake Cascoe on drums.

About Grass Roots

Grass Roots is a monthly live music affair which began life at The Vortex Jazz Club in March 2019 before briefly relocating to Notting Hill Arts Club in August 2021, now a resident monthly event at The CLF Art lounge

Grass Roots runs: 1st Thurs each month

Doors + Food: From 5pm,

Live show + DJ: 7pm – 12am (In The Lounge)

Entry: Free (however we recommend you book a table to guarantee your space)


Walk-Ins Welcome!

See you deep inside








Artists: Grifton Forbes-Amos Quintet, Mr.Boogie/Soulsa

Additional Info

Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)On Thursday February 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm to 12:00 am