Jazz in the City
London has a vibrant and diverse jazz scene. From trad to modern to free, jazz lovers are well catered for in the capital.
The venues listed below afford locals and visitors alike a wide variety of styles and environments. A must-visit for aficionados is Ronnie Scott’s, a superb club in the heart of London’s Soho. For those wanting to enjoy jazz with locals, take a visit to the west London suburb of Barnes, where the Bull’s Head pub serves up great beer, tasty food and eclectic sounds.
Aside from the larger venues, jazz has traditionally co-habited with the pub scene, with musicians playing in smoky bars and back rooms. Over the past decade a new breed of pizza restaurants has joined the jazz scene led by the Pizza Express chain.
Clannad, London Palladium – Previewed by Kiernan Maletsky
Ronnie Scott’s – Reviewed by Daniel Schreiber
Michael Buble – @ The Royal Albert Hall
Sam Kelly – Interview by Jackie Jou
Jamie Cullum @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wynton Marsalis @ The Royal Albert Hall
Pizza On The Park Cabaret
– Bateaux London Restaurant Cruises
These restaurant cruises serve up good food, a relaxed atmosphere and spectacular river back-drop. The stunning views encompass the London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
The two-hour lunch cruise offers a three course a la carte menu, and live jazz entertainment.