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Following are the major jazz venues in London and beyond.
The information is from The London Times.
606 Club. 90 Lots Road, London, SW10. Tel: 0207 352 5953 Good jazz. Good food. Both in their old location and the new one of the best venues in London.Two Jazz groups a night Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 pm - 1.00 am. Thursdays we have one band playing from 9:30 pm -1:30am, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00pm - 2.00 am. The Club has a policy of booking local British based musicians, and as such provides a platform for some of the finest British musicians, as well as encouraging a considerable number of younger players. The Club employs more than ten different bands a week, making it one of the largest club promoters of Jazz in Europe. There is no entry fee, instead the musicians are funded from a Music Charge which is added to the bill at the end of the night, these charges are currently �5.00/head Sunday - Thursday, �6.00/head Friday and Saturday.
100 Club. 100 Oxford Street, London W1. Tel: 0207 636 0953. [Originally established as a showcase for the young Feldmans. The 100 club has had a long and distinguished history as key venue on the London jazz scene.
Baroque. 94 Uxbridge Road, West Ealing, London W13 8RA. Tel: 02085677346.Contact: The Kiwi kitchen. Live jazz with Sunday brunch. Baroque is a very laid back cocktail bar in West Ealing, it's Sunday style is casual, with good food and good music. There is no better place to sit back and enjoy the music - the huge sofas and comfy chairs go perfectly with the bloody mary's and the Sunday Times.
Boaters. Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, Kingston. KT2 5AU. Tel: 020 8541 4672. Live music, every Sunday evening from 8.30pm, featuring some of London's finest jazz musicians. The location is a picturesque pub, on the banks of the river Thames, and admission is free.
Capital Gardens Jazz Nights Museum of Garden History, Lambeth Palace Road. SE1 7LB. Tel: 07747600711 Fax: 02274018869 Contact: Chris Potts. Set in the old church of St Marys in Lambeth, which boasts incredible acoustics and a wonderful traditional atmosphere, the Capital Gardens Jazz Nights bring you an immense range of artists from Kenny Wheeler to John Etheridge to Martin Taylor to Guy barker, catering for all tastes - big band, Cuban, traditional and contemporary. Festival 1st - 10th September. Doors open 7pm. A cafe and fully licensed bar available all evening. Tickets available online - www.capitalgardens.co.uk or by calling the Museum of Garden History on 020 7401 8865.
Dover Street Restaurant & Bar. 8-10 Dover Street Mayfair. Tel: 020 7491 7509 Fax: 020 7491 2958 Contact: Larry Pryce Three bars open until 3am every night of the week. With a lively mixture of top Jazz, Soul and R& B bands.
Googlies. Botany Bay Cricket Club. East Lodge Lane, Enfield. London EN2. Listen to the most prominent performers in British Jazz, in comfort and with the option of having supper, you are invited to join our jazz supper club. Jazz Supper Club is open every Thursday evening from 7.30.
Jazz and Pool. The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AG. Farringdon Tube. Tel: 0207 275 8675 Contact: Gareth LockraneFounded in 2002 by flautist Gareth Lockrane and illustrators William Bragg and Mat Willey, Jazz and Pool is committed to presenting the cream of London Jazz talent..Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7-11pm.
Jazz at The Con Cellar Bar. The Constitution, 42 St Pancras Way. Camden Town. Tel: 07830255958. Contact: Richard Turner. A best Jazz night in Camden Town, runs every Monday night. Thanks to The Con Cellar Bar many of London's formost young musicians have had the chance to air their original music on a weekly basis. Wide range of drinks in the Bar. 8:30pm. �3 Entry. Nearest Tube- Camden Town(nothern line), Camden Road Overland 29, 253 bus route.
Jazz at The Plough. The Plough Inn, 173 Wood Street, Walthamstow. London E17. Tel: 020 8503 7419 Contact: Bill Hodgson. Weekly jazz night every Thursday at The Plough Inn, Wood St, Walthamstow, E17. Features top bands and jazz singers from across London playing jazz standards and contemporary tunes. Music starts 8.45pm. Second set open for musicians to jam with the band. Transport: train from Liverpool St to Wood St; or Victoria Line to Walthamsow Central then one stop on train to Wood St.
JAZZ7. At Hugo's. 25 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, London, NW6 6LS. Tel: 07889 305 222 Contact: Eliana Tomkins. A Sunday night club, hosting top rate musicians, embracing a wide selection of styles. Excellent menu available to those wishing to eat. No music charge. Minimum �5 spend on food and drinks. Doors 7.30pm. Music 8pm. Bookings 020 7372 1232. Lovely venue, warm, welcoming atmosphere and delicious food.
Jazz Live at the Crypt. St. Giles Church 81, Camberwell Church St. London, SE5 8RB. Tel: 0207 701 1016 Contact: Russell Occomore. jazz live is host to some of the best live jazz events in the capital.� Top bands appear at the weekly Friday night sessions. All jazz tastes are catered for. In the friendliest jazz club in town. Jazz Live opens at 8pm, it has a fine restaurant were award wining food costs as little as �6 for a three course meal. Bar prices are even cheaper. Jazz Live closes at around 2am. Admission �5/�3. First set 9.30. Tube to Oval (Northern Line) many buses to Camberwell Green.� Look for the floodlit church!
Jazz on Hyde Park. Corus Hotel. Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3LG. tel: 0844 736 8601 fax: 0207 724 8666. Contact: Andrew Hollett. first Monday of every month. Tickets at �25 pre booked with a 2 course buffet supper - homecooked specials and a private bar. Music is the top English mainstream/swing Jazz featuring Ritchie Bryant ( drums ) and Enrico Tomasso (trumpet ) with a changing set of guests every month. Doors open 7.30pm, music from 8pm. Close around 10.45pm. Great atmoshpere, friendly and a great welcome for all. Good prices on wine and drinks a bonus first Monday of every month.
Le Quecumbar & Brasserie. 42-44 Battersea High Street, London SW11. Tel: 020 7787 2227 Fax: 020 7787 2225 Contact: Sylvia Rushbrooke. We are 1930's French wine bar/music bar, we specialise in Django Reinhardt style Parisian swing and gypsy jazz hot club as well as other acoustic nostalgic jazz acts. Open mon-thu 7-11 fri. &sat. 6-11 sun 12.30-5.00. Bistro menu, and good world wines, intimate Parisian chic interior with summer tropical garden and pavement seating. Patron Angelo Debarre the world famous French gypsy swing guitarist. We have many famous guitar names play here and we support and promote new and existing talent.
Mill Hill Jazz Club. Mill Hill Sports Club, Grahame Park Way, Mlll Hill, London NW7 2AL. Tel: 020 8958 4834. Contact: Paul Amsterdam. Takes place every Wednesday from 8.30pm. The Mill Hill Jazz Club has been providing live jazz music of the highest standard to North West London for over 6 years. All styles of jazz are played from traditional to acid-funk.
Octave Jazz Bar. 27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden. Tel: 0207 836 4616. Fax: 0207 836 2608 Contact: Brendan Lucey. Located in the heart of London''s Covent Garden we are host to some of the finest established and upcoming artists in the jazz world. Octave offers a relaxed yet atmospheric environment and whether you fancy an evening meal or a cocktail or two.
Pizza Express. 10 Dean Street, London W1. Tel: 0207 439 8722 [contact: Peter Wallis. Good atmosphere good food. Various groups and names.
Rayners Big band Jazz. Rayners Hotel, Imperial Drive Rayners lane, London. Home of Big Band Jazz. Every Sunday lunchtime 12:30-3:00 admission �6 except specials; The pub serves a traditional sunday roast at reasonable prices.
Ronnie Scotts. 47 Frith Street, London W1. Tel: +44 20 7439 0747 Fax: +44 20 7437 5081 [contact: Pete King. Ronnie Scott And Pete King opened the club in the basement of 39 Gerrard Street on Friday 30th October 1959. Zoot Sims was the first American artist to play at Ronnie Scott's, the start of the club's reputation as one of the world's premier jazz venues. In the summer of 1965, Ronnie Scott's moved to its present home at 47 Frith Street in London's Soho. Since those early days, Ronnie Scott's has been at the heart of the jazz world, providing the setting for legendary residencies.
Spice of Life. 6 Moor Street,London W1D. Tel: 020 7739 3025 Fax: 020 7739 3025 Contact: Paul Pace. Spice Jazz is the beating heart and soul of London's West End. Wednesdays are singer's nights, accompanied by top-flight backing. We usually have three sets - mainly invited guests first, then a featured artist, followed by uninvited guests. Although the second set is the Real Thing, the last part of the evening can be truly astonishing... but please note, the following songs are banned: Misty, Cry Me a River, Stormy Weather and Summer-bloody-time. On Thursdays we feature combos, instrumentalists and soloists. Established names of the past, groovy names of the present and buzzy names of the future - they will all entertain you with timeless music. Or you could stay in and watch the TV.
St Cyprian's. Glentworth Street NW1 6AX (corner of Ivor Place. Tube: Baker Street (2 mins). BR/Tube; Marylebone (3 mins) Buses; 2, 13, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274) London, NW1 6AX. Tel: 020 7724 2389 Conatact: Basho Music. The church has invested in a state of the art heating system which will we mean we can continue with concerts in the beautiful venue. The music is chosen to accommodate the great acoustics and beauty of the church nave which was a favourite of poet Sir John Betjeman. Concerts are scheduled every other Tuesday and start on 13th March 2007 with the wonderful pianist Zoe Rahman who last year was nominated for a Mercury Music prize. "The church has become the setting for a series of adventurous jazz concerts ......most of the time, the sheer beauty of its sound seduced us too, shimmering round the ornate Anglo-Catholic interior of St Cyprian's, as Yoshiki Ban's ornate candles guttered and flickered" Alyn Shipton The Times 4 stars ****
Basho Music brings the very best of contemporary music to the community of Marylebone and beyond. Aimed at residents, including young people, those who work in the area, and music lovers throughout London, the concerts in the beautiful St Cyprian's church will provide a relaxing couple of hours of great acoustic music in the early evening.
Everyone is welcome and will be free to come and go as they wish during the concert. There will be a small charge on the door to cover costs.
St. Cyprian's does not have a liquor licence but you can bring your own alcohol. A small corkage charge will be made and glasses supplied. We serve a good range of soft drinks and snacks.
The Bulls Head. 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13. Tel: 020 8765241 South of the river. One of the longest established jazz pubs in London. Name bands and faces.
The Grosvenor. 17 Sidney RThe Ram Jam The Grey Horse. 46 Richmond Road, Kingston, KT2 5EE. Tel: 0208 549 8709. Contact: Richard Fletcher. The Ram Jam is a restaurant with live music and is open Tuesdays through to Saturdays, restaurant closed on Tuesdays. Tuesdays is a jazz jam open to all and run by the Duncan Eagles quartet. Wednesdays is run by Way Out West, led by Tim Whitehead and is the best jazz the UK has to offer. The rest of the week can be either jazz or blues.oad, Stockwell. London SW9 0TP. Tel: 02077331799. [contact: John Dyson. Jazz/jam FREE sessions on Tuesdays. 8.30pm till late.
The Lord Napier. Beulah Road, Thornton Heath, nr Croydon, Greater London. Tel: 01732 356441 Contact: Tom Wilkshire. The Lord Napier, home of the late great Bill Brunskill, is one of the longest running Jazz Pubs in Great Britain. The LN Jazz Band is resident on Sunday lunch times 12.30 till 2.30pm weekly admission �2. The Pub does a good Sunday roast lunch. Also, Trad nights are on 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month with The LNJB and other Bands playing from 8.30 to 11pm admission free. The pub has a friendly happy atmosphere with a real fire and a dance floor.
Troy Bar.10 Hoxton Street. London N1 6NG. Tel: 020 739 6695. Contact: Edward Charles. Friday, our Free Jazz Nights. An uplifting and joyful night in a very warm environment, Our Jazz nights have a steady following that brings a special vibe that makes any newcomers feel welcome. Nearest tube - Old street and walk towards shoreditch high street, or buses 243,55,242,67 jump off where kingsland road starts. Caribbean food & snacks every day.
he Vortex. 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH. Tel: 020 7690 6661. Legendary jazz club now open in new premises in Dalston, North London. Jazz legends and up and coming new talent from mainstream to avant garde.