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Wed-20-Jun (7:00pm) - £15.00
Tingvall Trio
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

In a few short years the Tingvall Trio has become known as one of the top young European Jazz ensembles, winning the prestigious German ECHO Jazz award twice (2010 and 2012) as “Best German Jazz Ensemble”. They are one of a series of piano trios following in the footsteps of the legendary e.s.t. using breathtaking ensemble work and beautiful melodies to bridge the gap between jazz and pop.
The Tingvall Trio have released 4 albums to date, with their current outing, “Vägen” (Skip Records), entering into the pop charts in Sweden and Germany. Bandleader and pianist Martin Tingvall composes all tunes for the group, with melodies that conjure up images of crashing waves and vast Scandinavian landscapes shrouded in fog.
HR (German Radio): “pleasantly uncomplicated, but equally sophisticated”.
Martin Tingvall (piano), Omar Rodriguez Calvo (bass), Jürgen Spiegel (drums)
For tickets and further information please call 0845 6027 017.

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David Benoit
Sat-18-Apr (7:30pm):
David Benoit
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.
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David Benoit
Sun-19-Apr (11:59am):
David Benoit
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.
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David Benoit
Sun-19-Apr (6:30pm):
David Benoit
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.

EXTRA SHOW ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND!
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Soho Interpretations - Jay Phelps 'The Wayne Shorter Songbook'
Mon-20-Apr (7:00pm):
Soho Interpretations - Jay Phelps 'The Wayne Shorter Songbook'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

One of the UK jazz scene's leading young trumpeters, Jay Phelps takes on the amazing songbook of saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter and playing some classics alongside some lesser known tunes penned by the living legend. Joining Jay will be the incredible tenor saxophonist Brian Edwards - A night not to be missed!
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Babelfish 'Chasing Rainbows' Album Launch
Tue-21-Apr (7:00pm):
Babelfish 'Chasing Rainbows' Album Launch
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Tonight Babelfish are launching their second album 'Chasing Rainbows’. A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists Barry Green (piano) and Brigitte Beraha (voice), the band also features legends Chris Laurence (double bass) and Paul Clarvis (percussion). Each Babelfish performance is fearless, fresh and mesmerising. One night only, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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Sarah Gillespie
Wed-22-Apr (7:00pm):
Sarah Gillespie
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie has received critical acclaim for her 3 albums that mix jazz, blues and folk with her trademark poetic lyricism. The Guardian’s jazz critique John Fordham describes Gillespie as ‘(joining) Bob Dylan’s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, she is an original.’ Having toured extensively in Europe, the USA and Britain, Gillespie’s live shows deliver pathos, wit and virtuosity. Her quartet features Mercury nominated Kit Downes (piano), James Maddren (drums), Ben Bastin (bass).
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Charles McPherson
Thu-23-Apr (7:00pm):
Charles McPherson
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Global Music Foundation is proud to present one of the greatest jazz alto saxophone players in the history of the music. McPherson was a member of Charles Mingus’ bands from 1962 to 1974, and worked with Barry Harris and Kenny Drew as well as leading his own bands. In 1988, he was featured in the soundtrack for the Clint Eastwood movie ‘Bird’ about the life of Charlie Parker. Don't miss this rare and golden opportunity to hear one of the last of a classic generation of authentic jazz virtuosos playing his own compositions and arrangements
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Charles McPherson
Fri-24-Apr (7:30pm):
Charles McPherson
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Global Music Foundation is proud to present one of the greatest jazz alto saxophone players in the history of the music. McPherson was a member of Charles Mingus’ bands from 1962 to 1974, and worked with Barry Harris and Kenny Drew as well as leading his own bands. In 1988, he was featured in the soundtrack for the Clint Eastwood movie ‘Bird’ about the life of Charlie Parker. Don't miss this rare and golden opportunity to hear one of the last of a classic generation of authentic jazz virtuosos playing his own compositions and arrangements
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Julian Argüelles
Sat-25-Apr (11:59am):
Julian Argüelles
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12pm

From his beginnings with the legendary Loose Tubes, through his worldwide collaborations, to his searching solo projects, UK composer / saxophonist & bandleader Julian Argüelles has always spoken with a unique voice and is hugely influential to a new generation of British jazz musicians. His music has been described as supremely lyrical, with beautiful melodies whilst staying cliche free. His current quartet 'TETRA' features Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums) and today they'll be joined by some extremely talented guests. Expect lyrical, cliché free music from this distinctive bandleader.
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Charles McPherson
Sat-25-Apr (6:00pm):
Charles McPherson
Show Time 7:30pm - 9pm / Doors Open 6pm

Global Music Foundation is proud to present one of the greatest jazz alto saxophone players in the history of the music. McPherson was a member of Charles Mingus’ bands from 1962 to 1974, and worked with Barry Harris and Kenny Drew as well as leading his own bands. In 1988, he was featured in the soundtrack for the Clint Eastwood movie ‘Bird’ about the life of Charlie Parker. Don't miss this rare and golden opportunity to hear one of the last of a classic generation of authentic jazz virtuosos playing his own compositions and arrangements
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Frank Holder Sextet - 90th Birthday Celebration
Sun-26-Apr (11:59am):
Frank Holder Sextet - 90th Birthday Celebration
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Celebrating Frank’s 90th Birthday and his 70 years in the music business! Born in Guyana in 1925, Holder first came to attention in the early 1950s with the John Dankworth Seven, and it was Holder who introduced Dankworth to a then unknown singer named Cleo Laine. Over the years his instantly recognisable voice, prodigious scat singing and percussion skills have seen him work with many UK jazz greats from Joe Harriott and Kenny Graham to Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, and more recently with the iconic Latin American band Paz. Holder has performed at prestigious venues like the Royal Albert Hall and Palladium and shared variety bills with the likes of Nat 'King' Cole and Tommy Cooper. Frank will be performing with Stan Robinson, sax; Geoff Castle, piano; Shane Hill, guitar; Val Manix, bass and Les Cirkel, drums in this special lunchtime show.
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Georgia Mancio Trio
Sun-26-Apr (6:30pm):
Georgia Mancio Trio
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, inventive and important new artists. She has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, and Alan Broadbent among many others. Initially inspired by the musical partnership of the great jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald, and guitar virtuoso, Joe Pass, Georgia has joined forces with Parliamentary award-winning guitarist and bandleader, Nigel Price (James Taylor Quartet, Filthy Six, Alan Barnes). Along with stellar bassist Oli Hayhurst (Ray Gelato, Pharaoh Sanders, Kate Williams) they present a joyous and spellbinding programme of jazz standards and latin songs as heard on their critically acclaimed album 'Come Rain or Come Shine'.
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Come Shine
Mon-27-Apr (7:30pm):
Come Shine
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Even though they are some of the most in demand jazz performers of Norway, this quartet has been a well-kept Norwegian secret. Come Shine has the unique ability to add new creative twists to anything from Broadway songs to Johnny Cash hits. Representing a generation of talented, creative Norwegian musicians they have developed into internationally renowned performers at young age selling out venues from Oslo’s famous Opera House to countryside clubs. Simply cool!
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Rossano Sportiello Trio
Tue-28-Apr (7:00pm):
Rossano Sportiello Trio
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

A rare London chance to hear the master Italian pianist playing music from the blues to bebop in the company of Dave Green, bass and Steve Brown, drums. Sportiello's influences include Ralph Sutton, Dave McKenna, Teddy Wilson and Barry Harris. Since moving to New York in 2007, he has performed with countless jazz luminaries including Clark Terry, Slide Hampton and Howard Alden.
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-isq
Wed-29-Apr (7:00pm):
-isq
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following on from the success of their eponymously titled debut, -isq return to the Pizza Express to celebrate the release of their second album ‘TOO’. -isq, described as “like EST with vocals (& in an entirely good way)” by John L Walters, continue to show the strength and variety of their songwriting with this album, embracing all of their wide ranging musical influences. Live, the band take a very open approach to the music, using the song as an improvisational framework to move in different, sometimes unexpected, sonic directions and moods. -isq are Irene Serra vocals, Richard Sadler double bass, Chris Nickolls drums, John Crawford piano.
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Richard Elliot
Thu-30-Apr (7:00pm):
Richard Elliot
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

If you like your smooth jazz served up with soul and funk in the mix, then Richard Elliot is your man. This Scottish born, LA raised saxman started his career with Tower of Power and has become one of the undisputed superstars of the smooth jazz genre, with more than twenty top selling albums to his name. Smooth Jazz Events UK welcomes Richard back to Pizza Express Jazz club, and this time with his entire US band, namely Ron Reinhardt on keys, Third Richardson on drums, Randy Jacobs on guitar and Nate Philips on bass.
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Richard Elliot
Fri-01-May (7:30pm):
Richard Elliot
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

If you like your smooth jazz served up with soul and funk in the mix, then Richard Elliot is your man. This Scottish born, LA raised saxman started his career with Tower of Power and has become one of the undisputed superstars of the smooth jazz genre, with more than twenty top selling albums to his name. Smooth Jazz Events UK welcomes Richard back to Pizza Express Jazz club, and this time with his entire US band, namely Ron Reinhardt on keys, Third Richardson on drums, Randy Jacobs on guitar and Nate Philips on bass.
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Richard Elliot
Sat-02-May (7:30pm):
Richard Elliot
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

If you like your smooth jazz served up with soul and funk in the mix, then Richard Elliot is your man. This Scottish born, LA raised saxman started his career with Tower of Power and has become one of the undisputed superstars of the smooth jazz genre, with more than twenty top selling albums to his name. Smooth Jazz Events UK welcomes Richard back to Pizza Express Jazz club, and this time with his entire US band, namely Ron Reinhardt on keys, Third Richardson on drums, Randy Jacobs on guitar and Nate Philips on bass.
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Richard Elliot
Sun-03-May (11:59am):
Richard Elliot
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

If you like your smooth jazz served up with soul and funk in the mix, then Richard Elliot is your man. This Scottish born, LA raised saxman started his career with Tower of Power and has become one of the undisputed superstars of the smooth jazz genre, with more than twenty top selling albums to his name. Smooth Jazz Events UK welcomes Richard back to Pizza Express Jazz club, and this time with his entire US band, namely Ron Reinhardt on keys, Third Richardson on drums, Randy Jacobs on guitar and Nate Philips on bass.
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Richard Elliot
Sun-03-May (6:30pm):
Richard Elliot
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

If you like your smooth jazz served up with soul and funk in the mix, then Richard Elliot is your man. This Scottish born, LA raised saxman started his career with Tower of Power and has become one of the undisputed superstars of the smooth jazz genre, with more than twenty top selling albums to his name. Smooth Jazz Events UK welcomes Richard back to Pizza Express Jazz club, and this time with his entire US band, namely Ron Reinhardt on keys, Third Richardson on drums, Randy Jacobs on guitar and Nate Philips on bass.
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Earl Okin's Early Show
Mon-04-May (11:59am):
Earl Okin's Early Show
Show Time 1pm / Doors Open Midday

Singer/guitarist/pianist/songwriter/comedian Earl Okin is a unique figure in UK music. A fine jazz singer and leading exponent of Bossa Nova he has charmed audiences from North Sea Jazz Festival to Brazil. For almost two decades his sell out shows were a 'must-see' fixture of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Earl has opened for Paul McCartney's Wings, and performed alongside everyone from Adelaide Hall and Stephane Grapelli to Benny Carter and Dame Cleo Laine. For these special May Bank Holiday shows, Earl is joined by special guests, Brazilian chanteuse IVE MENDES on May 4th and jazz singer JOAN VISKANT on May 25th.
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Soho Interpretations - Wayne Hernandez sings Marvin Gaye
Mon-04-May (7:00pm):
Soho Interpretations - Wayne Hernandez sings Marvin Gaye
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The life and music of Marvin Gaye - the 'Prince Of Soul' with the velvet falsetto - testify to his unique abilities to make each song come alive. Wayne Hernandez is the perfect understudy to the great Marvin Gaye. He is one of those fantastic singers who has been using his considerable talents for many years to make others sound good, and remains a first choice vocalist for stars such as Tina Turner, Gorillaz, Tori Amos, Blur, Grover Washington, Roberta Flack and Madonna. He has also toured extensively with Kool and the Gang and Regina Bell. Wayne leads a superb jazzy soul project presenting a gorgeous laid back show as a special tribute to Marvin Gaye in a host of classic songs.

"…it was clear that Wayne had a very special talent, his voice, it was simply breathtaking" Livemusic.fm
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Gill Manly with the Simon Wallace Trio 'Blues Mother, Soul Sister'
Tue-05-May (7:00pm):
Gill Manly with the Simon Wallace Trio 'Blues Mother, Soul Sister'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

WITH SPECIAL GUEST SINGER FROM NEW YORK, BOB MUNDY

Blues Mother - Soul Sister! The inimitable jazz diva brings her show celebrating the life and music of Etta James and Nina Simone. Described by Time Out as “a singer not lacking in testosterone”, she dives in and explores the lives and songs of The Blues Mother, Etta James and the Soul Sister, Nina Simone. Expect all the biggest hits including 'You Can Leave Your Hat On', 'My Baby Just Cares For Me', 'I’d Rather Go Blind', 'Feeling Good' and Prince’s 'Purple Rain'. Special guest singer from New York BOB MUNDY will be joining Gill with songs from his critically acclaimed album 'Something Beautiful'.
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Julia Biel
Wed-06-May (7:00pm):
Julia Biel
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Julia Biel is an award winning singer, multi-instrumentalist and rising star, hailed by The Independent as ‘the best British vocalist to emerge in an age', with vocals reminiscent of the greats of jazz's golden age and a sound that lies somewhere between jazz, pop, soul and folk – currently touring her highly anticipated EP in trio format with Idris Rahman on bass and Saleem Raman on drums.

"Soul-baring songs of great beauty from the best British vocalist to emerge in an age" The Independent
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Joanna Eden
Thu-07-May (7:00pm):
Joanna Eden
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Joanna Eden has performed her jazz influenced original music all over the world and supported world-class artists including Jamie Cullum and The Buena Vista Social Club. She has performed live on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Mojo Magazine has given her original albums rave reviews stating that her songs have "melody, mystery and bite!". Time Out described Joanna as "the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones." Her latest EP 'Stay With Me' release in April 2015 features her first co-write with multi-Grammy winning international star Sam Smith, a longtime student of Joanna.
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Perico Sambeat
Fri-08-May (7:30pm):
Perico Sambeat
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two nights of inspiring music from a truly exciting quartet packed with talent, and led by the fantastic alto saxophone star Perico Sambeat - considered one of the best alto saxophonists in the world today. He appears on over 100 recordings, many as a leader. Sambeat's artistic projects and collaborations include work with musicians of the very highest caliber including Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tete Montoliu, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and many more. These London performances are part of a European tour that will feature Perico’s award winning compositions performed with passion by a handpicked quartet. Not to be missed!
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Perico Sambeat
Sat-09-May (7:30pm):
Perico Sambeat
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two nights of inspiring music from a truly exciting quartet packed with talent, and led by the fantastic alto saxophone star Perico Sambeat - considered one of the best alto saxophonists in the world today. He appears on over 100 recordings, many as a leader. Sambeat's artistic projects and collaborations include work with musicians of the very highest caliber including Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tete Montoliu, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and many more. These London performances are part of a European tour that will feature Perico’s award winning compositions performed with passion by a handpicked quartet. Not to be missed!
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Big Band Metheny [Lunch]
Sun-10-May (11:59am):
Big Band Metheny [Lunch]
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12 Noon

Big Band Metheny is an 18-piece contemporary jazz orchestra playing the music of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group, one of the jazz world`s most influential groups. This special show show will feature some of the great guitarist/composer's best known and also most challenging compositions. The band features members who are active on the London jazz and latin scenes, and as session musicians with major pop acts. Big Band Metheny is led by bass player Dominic Bentham.
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Worshipful Company of Musicians presents Moses Boyd
Sun-10-May (6:30pm):
Worshipful Company of Musicians presents Moses Boyd
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Every year the Musicians’ Company books 6 young jazz musicians to play 2 sets of unrehearsed improvised jazz together, after which the audience votes for the winner. Previous winners include Tim Garland, Mark Nightingale, Steve Brown, Jim Hart, Michael Janisch, and Laura Jurd. The 2014 winner is cool drummer and composer Moses Boyd, and his prize is the ‘Winner’s Gig’ with the band of his choice – Moses Boyd’s Exodus featuring: Artie Zaits (guitar), Theon Cross (tuba) and Binker Golding (saxophone). The sets will include the original music of Moses Boyd, and will pay tribute to the jazz pioneers Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Wayne Shorter and Thelonius Monk. Come and enjoy Moses’ Winner’s gig – great music, and there may be some star sitters-in!
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Ken Peplowski & Julian Marc Stringle 'The Clarinet Maestros'
Mon-11-May (7:00pm):
Ken Peplowski & Julian Marc Stringle 'The Clarinet Maestros'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

America’s Ken Peplowski in session with Europe’s Julian Marc Stringle. Two celebrated world-class clarinettists at the ‘top of their game’, accompanied by the the master of swing piano Craig Milverton & and his dynamic trio featuring Sandy Suchodolski on Bass & Nick Milward on Drums. The Clarinet Maestro’s will perform a sparkling programme of classic melodies by the cream of British & American tunesmiths.
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Rosabella Gregory
Tue-12-May (7:00pm):
Rosabella Gregory
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Award-winning British singer-songwriter Rosabella Gregory has performed internationally in her own name, toured with the Jools Holland, and collaborated with Nitin Sawhney and Anoushka Shankar in 'Circle of Sound'. Rosabella's music has found loyal support from BBC Radio 2 heavyweights, "Whispering" Bob Harris and Elaine Paige. Her songwriting has received international recognition, with New York Songwriter's Circle Song Contest judge, Russ Titelman, comparing her to "a young Joni Mitchell". She describes her style as "classical songwriting with a filmic twist" where "the story is the key". Recently, Rosabella has been commissioned by Tony Award winning producers to compose the score to a new musical.
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Brassroots
Wed-13-May (7:00pm):
Brassroots
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Brassroots are one the most exciting brass bands in international music today. This London-based band have set stages ablaze from Glastonbury to Las Palmas, where 40,000 people gyrated to Brassroots signature sounds. The band have recorded and/or performed with an impressive roster of international chart topping artists including Rudimental, Coolio, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and Duke Dumont. Their own relelases have been championed by Gilles Peterson, Rob Da Bank and the legendary American DJ Jeremy Sole. Brassroots' show at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club is an event not to be missed!
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The Printmakers
Thu-14-May (7:00pm):
The Printmakers
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

With perhaps the most impressive lineup of any band in British Jazz, the Printmakers launch their new album 'Westerly' (Basho Records) at the Dean Street Jazz Club. Co-led by the great pianist Nikki Iles and winner of the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards for Best Vocalist Norma Winstone MBE with acclaimed guitarist Mike Walker (The Impossible Gentlemen), brilliant saxophonist Mark Lockheart (Loose Tubes, Polar Bear), bassist Steve Watts (Django Bates, Iain Ballamy) and drummer James Maddren (Kit Downes Quintet, Gwilym Simcock Trio). The Printmakers cross the boundaries of jazz, folk and contemporary music united by a love of song. The music includes originals and exploring the relatively uncharted territory of Ralph Towner, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Fred Hersch. An extraordinary group that will touch everyone.
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Salena Jones and the Geoff Eales Quintet
Fri-15-May (7:30pm):
Salena Jones and the Geoff Eales Quintet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The iconic international singer Salena Jones returns to the Soho Jazz Club with her top band of musicians led by pianist Geoff Eales. Over her career Salena Jones has sung with Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Mark Murphy, Kenny Burrell, Dudley Moore, Roy Budd, Toots Thielemans, Tom Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the BBC Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. To date Salena has recorded 42 solo albums.

"America's loss is Britain's gain ... Jones is pure class" Clive Davis, The Times
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Salena Jones and the Geoff Eales Quintet
Sat-16-May (7:30pm):
Salena Jones and the Geoff Eales Quintet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The iconic international singer Salena Jones returns to the Soho Jazz Club with her top band of musicians led by pianist Geoff Eales. Over her career Salena Jones has sung with Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Mark Murphy, Kenny Burrell, Dudley Moore, Roy Budd, Toots Thielemans, Tom Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the BBC Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. To date Salena has recorded 42 solo albums.

"America's loss is Britain's gain ... Jones is pure class" Clive Davis, The Times
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Peter Matthews and Friends
Sun-17-May (6:30pm):
Peter Matthews and Friends
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Songwriter Peter Matthews presents another night of great songs performed by great singers. Tonight Michael Parkinson favourite Joan Viskant and Michael de Marco lead the charge through Peter's distinctive songbook with top drawer support from Bob Stuckey (piano), Andy Hamill (bass), Rod Youngs (drums), Chinara Sharshanova (violin) and Dave Lewis (saxophone)
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Denmark Street Big Band play Count Basie - 'One More Once'
Mon-18-May (7:00pm):
Denmark Street Big Band play Count Basie - 'One More Once'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The sensational Denmark Street Big Band return to the Pizza Express with their spectacular tribute to Count Basie which they call 'One More Once', a line made famous in the song 'April In Paris'. They will be playing selections from the legendary Basie orchestra including material from classic albums like ‘The Atomic Mr Basie’, ‘Live at The Sands’, ‘Live at Newport 1957’,’Chairman of the Board’ and ‘April In Paris’. Special guests are Kevin Leo who will be singing songs from ‘Ray Sings, Basie Swings’, as well as songs by the great Joe Williams. Sensational female jazz vocalist Talia Cohen will sing songs made famous by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Schuur.
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Zoe Francis
Tue-19-May (7:00pm):
Zoe Francis
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Zoe Francis first cut her jazz teeth in Manhattan's legendary music scene, performing at iconic venues like Lenox Lounge, Smalls and St Nicholas Pub alongside musicians of the calibre of Warren Vache and Harry Allen. Back in London, Francis has just released her second album featuring a stellar lineup of UK jazz talent - Stan Sulzmann (saxophone), Jim Mullen (guitar), Gareth Williams (piano), Mick Hutton (bass) and Enzo Zirilli (drums).
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Alison Burns
Wed-20-May (7:00pm):
Alison Burns
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Fresh from a sell-out tour of the Far East this rare London show from jazz chanteuse Alison Burns is an evening of smoky jazz vocal classics from The Great American Songbook as well as little-known gems from the likes of Peggy Lee and Julie London. The Alison Burns Trio features award-winning jazz pianist Dave Newton (Stacey Kent, Guy Barker) and double-bassist Dave Green (Charlie Watts, Humphrey Lyttleton, Coleman Hawkins).
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LCGC Presents Bazil Meade Experience
Thu-21-May (7:00pm):
LCGC Presents Bazil Meade Experience
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Bazil Meade (Founder of LCGC, the London Community Gospel Choir) is the charismatic and multi-talented leader/vocalist/keyboard player of LCGC – going strong since 1982. The soulful front man can turn his hand to any genre. His arranging abilities and distinctive vocal tone - reminiscent of Bobby Womack, the O Jays and Sam Cooke - have established him as one of the most revered Gospel leaders in Europe. Bazil brings an energy and authenticity to his stage performance that makes watching LCGC a spiritual experience. Recent endeavours include writing a successful memoir (‘A boy, a journey, a dream’), a new band venture ‘The Bazil Meade Experience’, and collaborations with Damon Albarn and the National Theatre.
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Claire Martin sings the Billie Holiday Songbook
Fri-22-May (7:30pm):
Claire Martin sings the Billie Holiday Songbook
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Claire Martin OBE celebrates Lady Day's centenary with a programme of Holiday favourites stylishly reworked by her world class quartet. Claire has been a driving force within the UK jazz scene for nearly 30 years and has been described by Jazz Times USA as ranking "among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet". Claire is also a presenter on BBC Radio 3's 'Jazz Line Up' which is now in its 15th year.
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Claire Martin sings the Billie Holiday Songbook
Sat-23-May (7:30pm):
Claire Martin sings the Billie Holiday Songbook
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Claire Martin OBE celebrates Lady Day's centenary with a programme of Holiday favourites stylishly reworked by her world class quartet. Claire has been a driving force within the UK jazz scene for nearly 30 years and has been described by Jazz Times USA as ranking "among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet". Claire is also a presenter on BBC Radio 3's 'Jazz Line Up' which is now in its 15th year.
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The Button Band
Sun-24-May (11:59am):
The Button Band
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

The Button Band make their first appearance at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club to promote the release of their debut album on FMR records. Guitarist and composer Andrew Button has been active on the London Jazz scene for the last 15 years and has performed with the likes of Martin Speake, Gareth Lockrane, Jim Mullen, Led Bib, James Allsop, Tori Freestone, Tim Giles, NYJO and many more. The Button Band is a new project showcasing Button's highly personal writing style - distinctly British lyrical jazz with folk and country influences drawing inspiration from Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Loose Tubes, Brad Shepic, and PigFoot played by some of the most in-demand and exciting musicians on the London scene.
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Claire Martin sings the Billie Holiday Songbook
Sun-24-May (6:30pm):
Claire Martin sings the Billie Holiday Songbook
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Claire Martin OBE celebrates Lady Day's centenary with a programme of Holiday favourites stylishly reworked by her world class quartet. Claire has been a driving force within the UK jazz scene for nearly 30 years and has been described by Jazz Times USA as ranking "among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet". Claire is also a presenter on BBC Radio 3's 'Jazz Line Up' which is now in its 15th year.
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Earl Okin's Early Show
Mon-25-May (11:59am):
Earl Okin's Early Show
Show Time 1pm / Doors Open Midday

Singer/guitarist/pianist/songwriter/comedian Earl Okin is a unique figure in UK music. A fine jazz singer and leading exponent of Bossa Nova he has charmed audiences from North Sea Jazz Festival to Brazil. For almost two decades his sell out shows were a 'must-see' fixture of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Earl has opened for Paul McCartney's Wings, and performed alongside everyone from Adelaide Hall and Stephane Grapelli to Benny Carter and Dame Cleo Laine. For these special May Bank Holiday shows, Earl is joined by special guests, Brazilian chanteuse IVE MENDES on May 4th and jazz singer JOAN VISKANT on May 25th.
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John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe
Mon-25-May (7:00pm):
John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Legendary English guitarist brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to the Dean Street for an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and then be joined by Vimala for an intimate guitar /vocal duo, featuring repertoire drawn from sources across the world.
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Big Screen Trio
Tue-26-May (7:00pm):
Big Screen Trio
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Big Screen is a new trio with an enviable pedigree created with the brief to play music from the movies. The trio is made up of three of the most in-demand players in UK jazz: Matt Skelton on drums, Tom Farmer on bass and David Newton on keyboards.
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Big Screen Trio
Wed-27-May (7:00pm):
Big Screen Trio
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Big Screen is a new trio with an enviable pedigree created with the brief to play music from the movies. The trio is made up of three of the most in-demand players in UK jazz: Matt Skelton on drums, Tom Farmer on bass and David Newton on keyboards.
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Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Thu-28-May (7:00pm):
Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Two of the most entertaining and popular artists from the world of Smooth Jazz join forces to present an evening of sublime music and great company. Nick Colionne's stylish contemporary jazz guitar playing and showmanship have helped him blaze a trail to the top ranks of today's stars. In fact Nick was one of the first people from the smooth jazz world to visit Pizza Express back in 2009 with Dave Koz. Marion Meadows' twenty five year career as a saxophonist, boasts a hugely successful discography. This is Marion's first visit to the jazz club.
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Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Fri-29-May (7:30pm):
Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two of the most entertaining and popular artists from the world of Smooth Jazz join forces to present an evening of sublime music and great company. Nick Colionne's stylish contemporary jazz guitar playing and showmanship have helped him blaze a trail to the top ranks of today's stars. In fact Nick was one of the first people from the smooth jazz world to visit Pizza Express back in 2009 with Dave Koz. Marion Meadows' twenty five year career as a saxophonist, boasts a hugely successful discography. This is Marion's first visit to the jazz club.
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Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Sat-30-May (7:30pm):
Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two of the most entertaining and popular artists from the world of Smooth Jazz join forces to present an evening of sublime music and great company. Nick Colionne's stylish contemporary jazz guitar playing and showmanship have helped him blaze a trail to the top ranks of today's stars. In fact Nick was one of the first people from the smooth jazz world to visit Pizza Express back in 2009 with Dave Koz. Marion Meadows' twenty five year career as a saxophonist, boasts a hugely successful discography. This is Marion's first visit to the jazz club.
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Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Sun-31-May (11:59am):
Nick Colionne & Marion Meadows
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Two of the most entertaining and popular artists from the world of Smooth Jazz join forces to present an evening of sublime music and great company. Nick Colionne's stylish contemporary jazz guitar playing and showmanship have helped him blaze a trail to the top ranks of today's stars. In fact Nick was one of the first people from the smooth jazz world to visit Pizza Express back in 2009 with Dave Koz. Marion Meadows' twenty five year career as a saxophonist, boasts a hugely successful discography. This is Marion's first visit to the jazz club.
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Jacob Collier Trio
Sun-31-May (6:30pm):
Jacob Collier Trio
Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

UK's protean talent, harmony-groove-meister and multitrack arranging internet hero Jacob Collier is joined by the downright legendary bass sounds of Robin Mullarkey and indisputably masterful drumming of James Maddren, for two evenings of irresponsible harmonic distances and unnervingly funky groove situations...
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Jacob Collier Trio
Mon-01-Jun (7:00pm):
Jacob Collier Trio
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

UK's protean talent, harmony-groove-meister and multitrack arranging internet hero Jacob Collier is joined by the downright legendary bass sounds of Robin Mullarkey and indisputably masterful drumming of James Maddren, for two evenings of irresponsible harmonic distances and unnervingly funky groove situations...
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String Quartet Festival 2015 - Partikel
Tue-02-Jun (7:00pm):
String Quartet Festival 2015 - Partikel
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Kicking off the String Quartet festival are London-based Partikel. Their latest album ‘String Theory’ sees them pushing their own sonic and compositional boundaries by teaming up with four respected string players of the UK scene, fusing their love of jazz, rock and world music with the textures of a string quartet to create music that showcases an array of unique soundscapes. The string quartet has been integrated seamlessly into Partikel's trademark style of raw emotion and fiercely interactive improvisations, striking a balance between intensity and rich harmony.
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String Quartet Festival 2015 - London Vocal Project
Wed-03-Jun (7:00pm):
String Quartet Festival 2015 - London Vocal Project
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Directed by composer, arranger and educator Pete Churchill, the London Vocal Project comprises students and alumni from the various jazz courses at London's conservatoires. Since its inception in January 2008 it has rapidly become recognised as the leading contemporary jazz-vocal ensemble in the country. For this special show as part of the String Quartet Festival, the LVP are joined by Bowfiddle.
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String Quartet Festival 2015 - Empirical
Thu-04-Jun (7:30pm):
String Quartet Festival 2015 - Empirical
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Empirical are one of the most celebrated of contemporary UK jazz groups, comprising of Nathaniel Facey (saxophone), Lewis Wright (vibraphone), Tom Farmer (double Bass) and Shaney Forbes (Drums), and known for producing forward looking, risk taking, creative music. Each member has a uniquely equal role in the musical direction of the band, brought together through the core ethos of experimentation. For this special show as part of the String Quartet Festival, Empirical will perform music from the album 'Tabula Rasa' with Bowfiddle.
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String Quartet Festival 2015 - Gilad Atzmon
Fri-05-Jun (7:30pm):
String Quartet Festival 2015 - Gilad Atzmon
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Gilad Atzmon's critically acclaimed 2009 album 'In Loving Memory of America' saw his celebrated Orient House Ensemble teaming up with Ros Stephen's Sigamos String Quartet in interpretations of Charlie Parker’s legendary strings recording, as well as new works by Gilad. The combination of Gilad's unparalleled bebop virtuosity with stunning strings arrangements by Ros resulted in a very special project described by the Scotsman as "a genuine expression of love". Tonight Gilad recreates music from the album together with Bowfiddle as part of the String Quartet Festival.
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Jon Regen 'Stop Time' Album Release
Sat-06-Jun (6:00pm):
Jon Regen 'Stop Time' Album Release
Show Time 7:30pm / Doors Open 6pm

Remarkable. Infectious. Soulful. Just some of the words critics have used to describe 'Stop Time', the new album by singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Regen. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney), and featuring members of Elvis Costello’s band the Imposters, 'Stop Time' finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, and recalls the work of forbears like Billy Joel and Randy Newman. With PJ Phillips (bass) and John Miller (drums) plus special guests.

“A joy to listen to over and over, Stop Time never stops pleasing the ears.” Chuck Leavell, The Rolling Stones
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Jon Regen 'Stop Time' Album Release
Sat-06-Jun (10:00pm):
Jon Regen 'Stop Time' Album Release
Show Time 10:30pm / Doors Open 10:00pm

Remarkable. Infectious. Soulful. Just some of the words critics have used to describe 'Stop Time', the new album by singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Regen. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney), and featuring members of Elvis Costello’s band the Imposters, 'Stop Time' finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, and recalls the work of forbears like Billy Joel and Randy Newman. With PJ Phillips (bass) and John Miller (drums) plus special guests.

“A joy to listen to over and over, Stop Time never stops pleasing the ears.” Chuck Leavell, The Rolling Stones
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Jon Regen 'Stop Time' Album Release
Sun-07-Jun (6:30pm):
Jon Regen 'Stop Time' Album Release
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Remarkable. Infectious. Soulful. Just some of the words critics have used to describe 'Stop Time', the new album by singer, songwriter and pianist Jon Regen. Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney), and featuring members of Elvis Costello’s band the Imposters, 'Stop Time' finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, and recalls the work of forbears like Billy Joel and Randy Newman. With PJ Phillips (bass) and John Miller (drums) plus special guests.

“A joy to listen to over and over, Stop Time never stops pleasing the ears.” Chuck Leavell, The Rolling Stones
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Polly Gibbons with the James Pearson Trio
Mon-08-Jun (7:00pm):
Polly Gibbons with the James Pearson Trio
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as being an original and gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, she has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humour and fun to performances. This special show sees her teamed up with the James Pearson Trio. Pearson is a pianist, composer and creative tour de force. He is the Artistic Director at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club where his trio are the house band. In his glittering career, he has worked with Dame Cleo Laine, Petula Clark, Kevin Spacey, Wynton Marsalis, and Paul McCartney among many others.
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Janine Johnson & Roberto Angrisani 'Friendly Rivalry'
Tue-09-Jun (7:00pm):
Janine Johnson & Roberto Angrisani 'Friendly Rivalry'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Are you red or blue? Are you Nixon or Kennedy? Chalk or cheese? Red or white? BEATLES or STONES? IT DOESN'T MATTER………ALL ARE WELCOME! An exciting new project for Janine Johnson. Working with the talented Singer/Musical Director Roberto Angrisani and the genius Pianist/Arranger Emilio Merone, they have created a tantalising new show. Their pursuit, exploring the music of these two iconic bands and how they were influenced by each other and the times. All nicely wrapped in that soulful, sultry jazz style that you know and love from Janine.
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Zeeteah Massiah
Wed-10-Jun (7:00pm):
Zeeteah Massiah
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

“Whatever this is, I want more” - Andy Weltch (Pieceofpinkpie). “Beautiful… more people ought to hear this music!” - Tom Robinson (BBC 6). "The best kept secret in the jazz firmament ... Zeeteah’s unique blend of jazz and blues delivers a show made in heaven ... simply unmissable!” - Larry Pryce (Player International Magazine, BBC London). Wondering what all the fuss is about? See Zeeteah Massiah and the Disciples live, and prepare to be blown away.
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Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Thu-11-Jun (7:00pm):
Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Two of the most inspired and popular stars from the Smooth Jazz world combine their formidable talents to produce a music spectacular. Classically trained guitarist Marc Antoine and master of the keyboards Brian Simpson each boast an impressive musical pedigree and and frequently pair up in the USA. They're also both regulars at Pizza Express Jazz Club too, but this will be their first time together here as a duo.
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Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Fri-12-Jun (7:30pm):
Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two of the most inspired and popular stars from the Smooth Jazz world combine their formidable talents to produce a music spectacular. Classically trained guitarist Marc Antoine and master of the keyboards Brian Simpson each boast an impressive musical pedigree and and frequently pair up in the USA. They're also both regulars at Pizza Express Jazz Club too, but this will be their first time together here as a duo.
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Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Sat-13-Jun (7:30pm):
Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two of the most inspired and popular stars from the Smooth Jazz world combine their formidable talents to produce a music spectacular. Classically trained guitarist Marc Antoine and master of the keyboards Brian Simpson each boast an impressive musical pedigree and and frequently pair up in the USA. They're also both regulars at Pizza Express Jazz Club too, but this will be their first time together here as a duo.
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Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Sun-14-Jun (11:59am):
Marc Antoine & Brian Simpson
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12:Noon

Two of the most inspired and popular stars from the Smooth Jazz world combine their formidable talents to produce a music spectacular. Classically trained guitarist Marc Antoine and master of the keyboards Brian Simpson each boast an impressive musical pedigree and and frequently pair up in the USA. They're also both regulars at Pizza Express Jazz Club too, but this will be their first time together here as a duo.
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‘Scaramouche’ Filomena Campus & Giorgio Serci featuring Keld Ensemble
Sun-14-Jun (6:30pm):
‘Scaramouche’ Filomena Campus & Giorgio Serci featuring Keld Ensemble
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

A “Beautiful atmospheric duo” is how Jazz FM’s Chris Philips described this exciting new project by singer Filomena Campus and guitarist Giorgio Serci. The sounds of the southern seas meet the rhythms of Brazil and Baroque arpeggios – the guitar of Giorgio Serci is underlined by the luminous voice of Campus. For this special Dean Street show, the duo are joined by the Keld Ensemble string orchestra.
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Soho Interpretations - Gabrielle Ducomble 'The Music of Michel Legrand'
Mon-15-Jun (7:00pm):
Soho Interpretations - Gabrielle Ducomble 'The Music of Michel Legrand'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Talented vocalist Gabrielle Ducomble presents a tribute to Michel Legrand, also called the Master of Melody. Famous for his film music, his songs such as ‘Windmills of your Mind’, ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ and ‘I Will Wait for You’ have become enduring classics. Tonight she performs with the Mimi Verderame Trio from Belgium, and special guest Fulvio Sigurta on trumpet.
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Iryna Parr
Tue-16-Jun (7:00pm):
Iryna Parr
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

'Like Chocolate' is the first original album and show by Iryna Parr and an 8-piece band of charismatic musicians from Spain, Cuba, Brazil and Russia. Iryna has shaped them with great skill to play her atmospheric and sensual music. The deep Cuban roots of the show 'Like Chocolate' add an extra flavor to the dreamy cosmopolitan style of music that makes the audience travel in space and time from Havana to Paris to Berlin. Prepare yourself to dream, but also to dance along to some cool Latin grooves.
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Iryna Parr
Wed-17-Jun (7:00pm):
Iryna Parr
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

'Like Chocolate' is the first original album and show by Iryna Parr and an 8-piece band of charismatic musicians from Spain, Cuba, Brazil and Russia. Iryna has shaped them with great skill to play her atmospheric and sensual music. The deep Cuban roots of the show 'Like Chocolate' add an extra flavor to the dreamy cosmopolitan style of music that makes the audience travel in space and time from Havana to Paris to Berlin. Prepare yourself to dream, but also to dance along to some cool Latin grooves.
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Juliet Kelly's 'Spellbound Stories' - Album Launch
Thu-18-Jun (7:00pm):
Juliet Kelly's 'Spellbound Stories' - Album Launch
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following a successful UK tour last autumn, Juliet Kelly releases her highly anticipated album of songs inspired by her favourite novels. The plight of a scorned mistress, accidental time travel and cross-cultural love are just some of the themes explored by the acclaimed vocalist and songwriter. Lilting melodies, quirky harmonies and intoxicating rhythms combine to create an eclectic mix of songs inspired by books ranging from 'The Color Purple' and 'The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe' to 'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer'. With Nick Ramm (piano/keyboards), Oli Hayhurst (double bass) and Eddie Hick (drums).
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Shez Raja featuring Gilad Atzmon, Jay Phelps & Monika Lidke
Fri-19-Jun (7:30pm):
Shez Raja featuring Gilad Atzmon, Jay Phelps & Monika Lidke
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Virtuoso Indo-jazz-funk bass player, Shez Raja leads a formidable line-up of jazz stars including fiery saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, hip trumpet sensation Jay Phelps and enchanting Polish folk-jazz singer Monika Lidke. The Collective's live show is an eclectic headcharge of raw energy and always leaves audiences uplifted, inspired and asking for more. Expect exciting music that’s full of surprises – a sonic kaleidoscope of euphoric jazz, thundering funk, tuneful ragas and intoxicating grooves!
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James Brown is Annie (JBiA)
Sat-20-Jun (7:30pm):
James Brown is Annie (JBiA)
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

JBiA (James Brown Is Annie) formed in a piano bar, rehearse next to a sex shop, and take their name from a Saturday Night Live Eddie Murphy sketch. Established in 2010, the Scottish funk sextet performed to an audience of 80,000 people at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party 2011/2012. In 2014, the band received investment from Creative Scotland to record its debut album with Average White Band saxophonist Molly Duncan producing. Duncan joins them as a special guest for this London album launch.
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Adam Goldsmith Group
Sun-21-Jun (6:30pm):
Adam Goldsmith Group
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

One of Europe’s busiest session guitar players, Adam has worked in such diverse areas as a recent tour with Gloria Estefan, BBC’s ‘The Voice” house band through to the Gerard Presencer band, the London Symphony Orchestra and Ronnie Scott’s house soul band. In addition to this more commercial work he has his own band, presented here, fusing elements of Jazz, rock and blues. The band features special guest singer Louise Marshall, Simon Allen on sax, Simon Carter on Keys, Steve Pearce on bass and Jeremy Stacey on Drums.
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Purdy - 'Diamond on the Dust' Album Launch
Mon-22-Jun (7:00pm):
Purdy - 'Diamond on the Dust' Album Launch
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Supported by Radio 6, Record of the Day, Blues and Soul, Music Week, GigWise, I Luv Live & BBC London, Purdy is kicking up the dust with her diamond debut album and thrilling international audiences with her distinctive, sultry vocals and her chillingly brilliant singles. Purdy's music has impressed some major audiences including 90,000 people at Wembley, F1 events and The London Lifestyle Awards. She has sung for the likes of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mick Jagger and was recently a guest singer on Richard Branson's Necker Island where she supported none other than Lana Del Ray! Don’t miss her at Pizza Express, Dean street as she officially kicks off her 'Diamond on the Dust' album launch tour. Its going to be electric...
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Sarah McKenzie
Tue-23-Jun (7:00pm):
Sarah McKenzie
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Two and a half years ago singer/pianist Sarah McKenzie took part in the Umbria Jazz Festival competition and as a result was awarded – as one of a very few – a full scholarship at iconic Berklee College of Music. 18 months later she graduated with a Diploma in Jazz Performance and was immediately snapped up by the boss of Universal Publishing France, Jean-Philippe Allard, to record for Universal’s famous Impulse! label. Brian Bacchus (Norah Jones, Gregory Porter) produced the album, recording at the legendary Sear Sound studios in New York. Featuring several McKenzie originals alongside classic Cole Porter, Gershwin, Mancini, Ellington and Jerome Kern tunes, her Impulse! debut ‘We Could Be Lovers’ is now ready for release in Europe in August 2015.
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Sarah McKenzie
Wed-24-Jun (7:00pm):
Sarah McKenzie
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Two and a half years ago singer/pianist Sarah McKenzie took part in the Umbria Jazz Festival competition and as a result was awarded – as one of a very few – a full scholarship at iconic Berklee College of Music. 18 months later she graduated with a Diploma in Jazz Performance and was immediately snapped up by the boss of Universal Publishing France, Jean-Philippe Allard, to record for Universal’s famous Impulse! label. Brian Bacchus (Norah Jones, Gregory Porter) produced the album, recording at the legendary Sear Sound studios in New York. Featuring several McKenzie originals alongside classic Cole Porter, Gershwin, Mancini, Ellington and Jerome Kern tunes, her Impulse! debut ‘We Could Be Lovers’ is now ready for release in Europe in August 2015.
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Peter King - Special Tribute and Benefit Night
Mon-29-Jun (7:00pm):
Peter King - Special Tribute and Benefit Night
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

75 years old this year, Peter King is still dazzling audiences with his spontaneity, sensational swing, beauteous melodic sense and breathtaking virtuosity. Peter is a national treasure - one of the greatest alto sax players in the world and one the greatest musicians to have emerged from the UK. He has often been compared to Charlie Parker but is very much his own man - often imitated but never duplicated. Many very special guests, colleagues, friends and fans will come together for this celebration/benefit to play and be part of this unique evening. All proceeds from the night's performance will go towards Peter's medical care and expenses. Please come and show your support for one of the last living legends of this music.
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Matt Telfer 'Blakey's Boys'
Tue-30-Jun (7:00pm):
Matt Telfer 'Blakey's Boys'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Described as an exciting new voice on the UK jazz scene, tenor saxophonist Matt Telfer returns to Dean Street with an almighty band to play the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Teaming up with regular collaborator Ronnie Scott's Andy Davies on trumpet, the Blakey's Boys will perform arrangements from The Jazz Messengers vast 40 year career. With Benet Mclean on piano, Ben Bastin on bass, Gabor Dornyei on drums, you can expect an explosive night of hard swinging action.
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Zara McFarlane
Fri-17-Jul (7:30pm):
Zara McFarlane
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Zara McFarlane’s debut album, 2011’s 'Until Tomorrow', was garlanded with rave reviews and a MOBO award nomination, and heralded a major new talent in the world of British jazz. The follow-up, also recorded for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings label, is a more ambitious collection that draws from many more influences: from the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae. When not working on her own material, Zara has performed as a featured vocalist in Gary Crosby’s Jazz Jamaica, and performed with esteemed British jazzers such as Orphy Robinson, Denys Baptiste and Soweto Kinch. She’s fronted Italian DJ Nicola Conte’s big band, performed at a Nina Simone tribute concert in Amsterdam and played support for South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and American singer Gregory Porter.
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Zara McFarlane
Sat-18-Jul (7:30pm):
Zara McFarlane
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Zara McFarlane’s debut album, 2011’s 'Until Tomorrow', was garlanded with rave reviews and a MOBO award nomination, and heralded a major new talent in the world of British jazz. The follow-up, also recorded for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings label, is a more ambitious collection that draws from many more influences: from the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders to dub and reggae. When not working on her own material, Zara has performed as a featured vocalist in Gary Crosby’s Jazz Jamaica, and performed with esteemed British jazzers such as Orphy Robinson, Denys Baptiste and Soweto Kinch. She’s fronted Italian DJ Nicola Conte’s big band, performed at a Nina Simone tribute concert in Amsterdam and played support for South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and American singer Gregory Porter.
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