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Mark d'Inverno Quintet
Show Detail
Sat-01-Nov (11:59am) - £15.00
Mark d'Inverno Quintet
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors open midday

This charismatic piano-led quintet, featuring some of Europe's finest musicians, launch 'Count On It' - their new CD of uplifting and accessible tunes mixing elements of modern jazz and popular music. With Ed Jones (sax), François Pachet (guitar), Larry Bartley (bass) and Winston Clifford (drums). For this special lunchtime show, they will be joined by guest saxophonist Gilad Atzmon.


"d'Inverno is a fine pianist with a subtle touch and a lovely flow of ideas performed with wit and panache" BBC Music Magazine
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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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The Dukes of Mayfair
Sat-23-May (11:59am):
The Dukes of Mayfair
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

The Dukes of Mayfair (Domix) were formed by Richard Poyner two years ago to provide a wide and eclectic musical experience based around a large catalogue of covers and some classy originals. Playing funk, soul, rock and blues, they quickly established themselves as the resident band at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair playing every Friday evening and have also performed live on BBC London.
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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, Irish singer/songwriter ANNE BRYONY 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) featuring The Average White Band's Molly Duncan
Sat-20-Jun (7:30pm):
James Brown is Annie (JBiA) featuring The Average White Band's Molly Duncan
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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Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Thu-25-Jun (7:00pm):
Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Chuck Loeb's consummate musicianship and mastery of the guitar have earned him a celebrated career, both as a solo artist, and as a member of the legendary group Fourplay. He is joined by his long time friend and musical collaborator, famed saxophonist Steve Cole, whose hugely successful career has included Number One hits and membership of 'The Sax Pack'. Both men are no strangers to Pizza Express, but this will be their first collaboration here. Chuck and Steve will be joined by Oli Silk on keyboards, Julian Crampton on bass and Andrew Small on drums.
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Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Fri-26-Jun (7:30pm):
Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Chuck Loeb's consummate musicianship and mastery of the guitar have earned him a celebrated career, both as a solo artist, and as a member of the legendary group Fourplay. He is joined by his long time friend and musical collaborator, famed saxophonist Steve Cole, whose hugely successful career has included Number One hits and membership of 'The Sax Pack'. Both men are no strangers to Pizza Express, but this will be their first collaboration here. Chuck and Steve will be joined by Oli Silk on keyboards, Julian Crampton on bass and Andrew Small on drums.
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Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Sat-27-Jun (7:30pm):
Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Chuck Loeb's consummate musicianship and mastery of the guitar have earned him a celebrated career, both as a solo artist, and as a member of the legendary group Fourplay. He is joined by his long time friend and musical collaborator, famed saxophonist Steve Cole, whose hugely successful career has included Number One hits and membership of 'The Sax Pack'. Both men are no strangers to Pizza Express, but this will be their first collaboration here. Chuck and Steve will be joined by Oli Silk on keyboards, Julian Crampton on bass and Andrew Small on drums.
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Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Sun-28-Jun (11:59am):
Chuck Loeb and Steve Cole
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Chuck Loeb's consummate musicianship and mastery of the guitar have earned him a celebrated career, both as a solo artist, and as a member of the legendary group Fourplay. He is joined by his long time friend and musical collaborator, famed saxophonist Steve Cole, whose hugely successful career has included Number One hits and membership of 'The Sax Pack'. Both men are no strangers to Pizza Express, but this will be their first collaboration here. Chuck and Steve will be joined by Oli Silk on keyboards, Julian Crampton on bass and Andrew Small on drums.
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Nora Germain and Friends
Sun-28-Jun (6:30pm):
Nora Germain and Friends
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

23-year old jazz violinist Nora Germain is returning to Dean Street for a special one-night-only show. 'Nora Germain and Friends', Nora's first solo show at the club, is a follow up to her sold-out appearance with John Altman and Friends, which also included pianist Jacob Collier. In that tradition, performing alongside Nora in June will be several surprise guests in what is sure to be one of the most swinging shows of the season. According to John Altman, "Nora Germain is the best jazz violinist in the world, bar none."
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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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Liane Carroll with John Etheridge 'Blues Explosion'
Wed-01-Jul (7:00pm):
Liane Carroll with John Etheridge 'Blues Explosion'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Expect a fiery night of the blues, jazz and soul as Liane Carroll is joined by guitar-maestro John, whose career has taken him from a long-term collaboration with legendary violinist Stephane Grapelli to being an key member of seminal jazz-fusion band Soft Machine. Liane and John are two of the UK's finest exponents of the blues and this will be a very special night. Liane is a brilliantly inventive singer/pianist, who easily bridges the worlds of jazz, pop and blues. Tonight's line-up is completed by her powerful and soulful trio completed by Roger Carey (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums).
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Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw
Thu-02-Jul (7:00pm):
Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Two of the world’s great singer-pianists are reunited for the second night of Liane's residency at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club. Their magnificent musical skills combine with a great friendship to create an informal and often rioutous show. Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll bring soulfulness, personality, musical class and incorrigible wit to a repertoire that covers the jazz songbook, contemporary songs as well as their own originals. Prepare for an emotional roller coaster with these multiple award winners. As always you can expect these shows to sell out quickly!
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Liane Carroll 'Seaside' Album Preview
Fri-03-Jul (6:00pm):
Liane Carroll 'Seaside' Album Preview
Show Time 7:30pm - 9pm / Doors Open 6pm

Following the great success of her last two albums 'Up and Down' and 'Ballads' on Grammy-nominated producer James McMillan's label Quiet Money, Liane previews her forthcoming CD 'Seaside' due for release on Linn Records later in 2015. This is a rare opportunity to hear arrangements from the album before it's release! Liane is joined by 'Seaside' producer McMillan on trumpet, drummer Ian Thomas, Steve Pearce on bass, and pianist Mark Edwards.
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Liane Carroll 'Seaside' Album Preview
Fri-03-Jul (10:00pm):
Liane Carroll 'Seaside' Album Preview
Show Time 10:30pm - midnight / Doors Open 10pm

Following the great success of her last two albums 'Up and Down' and 'Ballads' on Grammy-nominated producer James McMillan's label Quiet Money, Liane previews her forthcoming CD 'Seaside' due for release on Linn Records later in 2015. This is a rare opportunity to hear arrangements from the album before it's release! Liane is joined by 'Seaside' producer McMillan on trumpet, drummer Ian Thomas, Steve Pearce on bass, and pianist Mark Edwards.
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Wayne Brown and the Virtual Jazz Band
Sat-04-Jul (7:30pm):
Wayne Brown and the Virtual Jazz Band
Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Wayne Brown and the VJB return to Dean Street in an exclusive live performance from the new album 'Cloud 9'. They are joined by a very special guest, Grammy award-winning singer Junior Giscombe, who first hit the charts in 1982 with the infectious anthem ‘Mama Used To Say’ which became a transatlantic hit, earning him Billboard’s ‘Best Newcomer Award’ presented by the legendary James Brown. Junior, Wayne and the VJB present a gorgeous blend of jazz, Latin, funk and the blue – the show will be full of exuberance and surprises.
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Jenny Green sings the Great British Songbook
Sun-05-Jul (11:59am):
Jenny Green sings the Great British Songbook
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Sophisticated singer Jenny Green celebrates the Great British Songbook - classic songs and little know gems penned by writers such as Noel Coward , Cambell & Connelly, Ray Noble, Anthony Newley, Duncan Lamont through to Van Morrison, Tony Hatch, The Beatles, Elton John, Sting, Adele and many more. Jenny’s album 'Caught A Touch Of Your Love' was launched at The Pheasantry last June with Jazz FM's James Torme featuring Jenny as one of his 'hidden treasures'.
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John G Smith Trio
Sun-05-Jul (6:00pm):
John G Smith Trio
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

John G Smith is pianist and Musical Director to stars like Michael Buble, Elaine Paige and Darcy Bussell. His new trio blends his lyrical piano playing with the guitar wizardry of James Graydon and the upright bass mastery of Zoltan Dekany. With influences as diverse as Randy Newman, James Taylor and Keith Jarrett, John has combined his passion for jazz and the music of Billy Joel, Paul Simon and other great songwriters, with a few of his and James' own songs. The music together with anecdotes and humour, are guaranteed to produce an entertaining evening!John
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Oli Rockberger
Mon-06-Jul (7:00pm):
Oli Rockberger
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

NYC based, London born singer/songwriter/pianist Oli Rockberger returns to Dean Street for one night only as part of a run of UK dates. Rockberger - whose performing/recording credits include work with Robert Glasper, Randy Brecker, John Mayer, Steve Gadd, and Gloria Gaynor - has built a strong and loyal following in the UK through recent performances at the Love Supreme and London Jazz Festivals, and through continued support on Jazz FM. For this special show, Rockberger will be joined by a stellar cast in Michael Janisch (bass), Chris Farr (drums) and special guests Femi Temowo (guitar/vox), Raevennon Husbandes (slide/vox) and Paul Booth (sax). Book early to avoid disappointment as his shows are a consistent sell-out at the venue.
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Kairos 4tet
Wed-08-Jul (7:00pm):
Kairos 4tet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

After a very successful gig at the Pizza last summer (ranked as one of the TOP 5 concerts of 2014 at Marlbank.net!) Kairos 4tet come back to present some of the new material from the upcoming album. Fronted by saxophonist and composer Adam Waldmann, Kairos 4tet are one of a kind – bridging the gap between classic and contemporary; the jazz idiom and the lineage of song; intelligent and delicate grooves, burning improvisations and melodies that linger long after the music stops.
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Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Thu-09-Jul (7:00pm):
Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Two of the brightest young stars of the Smooth Jazz world are are often seen together in the US, and are now bringing their popular and highly entertaining show to the UK. Oli Silk is a top selling keyboards artist and an established favourite at Pizza Express, and Cindy Bradley is a dynamic and celebrated trumpeter, making her UK debut. Smooth Jazz Events is delighted to present this talented duo for the first time on British soil. They will be joined by Dan Cipriano on sax, Julian Crampton on bass, Mark Jaimes on guitar and Marc Parnell on drums.
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Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Fri-10-Jul (7:30pm):
Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two of the brightest young stars of the Smooth Jazz world are are often seen together in the US, and are now bringing their popular and highly entertaining show to the UK. Oli Silk is a top selling keyboards artist and an established favourite at Pizza Express, and Cindy Bradley is a dynamic and celebrated trumpeter, making her UK debut. Smooth Jazz Events is delighted to present this talented duo for the first time on British soil. They will be joined by Dan Cipriano on sax, Julian Crampton on bass, Mark Jaimes on guitar and Marc Parnell on drums.
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Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Sat-11-Jul (7:30pm):
Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Two of the brightest young stars of the Smooth Jazz world are are often seen together in the US, and are now bringing their popular and highly entertaining show to the UK. Oli Silk is a top selling keyboards artist and an established favourite at Pizza Express, and Cindy Bradley is a dynamic and celebrated trumpeter, making her UK debut. Smooth Jazz Events is delighted to present this talented duo for the first time on British soil. They will be joined by Dan Cipriano on sax, Julian Crampton on bass, Mark Jaimes on guitar and Marc Parnell on drums.
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Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Sun-12-Jul (11:59am):
Oli Silk and Cindy Bradley
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Two of the brightest young stars of the Smooth Jazz world are are often seen together in the US, and are now bringing their popular and highly entertaining show to the UK. Oli Silk is a top selling keyboards artist and an established favourite at Pizza Express, and Cindy Bradley is a dynamic and celebrated trumpeter, making her UK debut. Smooth Jazz Events is delighted to present this talented duo for the first time on British soil. They will be joined by Dan Cipriano on sax, Julian Crampton on bass, Mark Jaimes on guitar and Marc Parnell on drums.
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Steve Waterman with The Third Stream Trio
Sun-12-Jul (6:30pm):
Steve Waterman with The Third Stream Trio
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

The original, electrifying Third Stream Trio featuring Rob Luft (guitar), Tim Robertson (bass), and Pat Levett (drums) teams up with Steve Waterman one of the UK’s finest internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet players to deliver an awesome night’s entertainment. The group’s leader New Zealander Tim Robertson has played with, amongst others, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, John Donaldson and Elaine Page.
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Ambrose Akinmusire
Tue-14-Jul (7:00pm):
Ambrose Akinmusire
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Award winning US musician Ambrose Akinmusire - "a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing" (The New Yorker), brings his artistic vision to the next level with 'The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint', his second release for Blue Note Records. The album follows his acclaimed major label debut, which New York Times critic Nate Chinen named his #1 album of 2011. On the new album, Akinmusire takes a more compositional turn, writing 12 of the 13 tracks and producing the album himself.

On Tuesday 14th, Akinmusire will interviewed by journalist/broadcaster Tina Edwards as part of her 'Tina Edwards Presents' series at Dean Street.
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Ambrose Akinmusire
Wed-15-Jul (7:00pm):
Ambrose Akinmusire
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Award winning US musician Ambrose Akinmusire - "a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing" (The New Yorker), brings his artistic vision to the next level with 'The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint', his second release for Blue Note Records. The album follows his acclaimed major label debut, which New York Times critic Nate Chinen named his #1 album of 2011. On the new album, Akinmusire takes a more compositional turn, writing 12 of the 13 tracks and producing the album himself.

On Tuesday 14th, Akinmusire will interviewed by journalist/broadcaster Tina Edwards as part of her 'Tina Edwards Presents' series at Dean Street.
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Cinnamon Sounds presents Adjoa and her band Akoma
Thu-16-Jul (7:00pm):
Cinnamon Sounds presents Adjoa and her band Akoma
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following previous sell-out shows, Pizza Express Jazz Club is pleased to welcome back artist Adjoa and her band Akoma. With a true blend of harmony, melody, and abundant passion, UK artist Adjoa has taken her amazing voice from local sensation to world-class talent. After previously making music that drew upon soul influences, Adjoa is now breaking new ground with songs that fuse soul and Ghanaian Folk. Adjoa has performed all over the UK in venues like Somerset House and the Royal Albert Hall, in addition to having her music recognized on Jazz FM, Colourful, Solar and BBC Radio. Treat yourself to a very special evening celebrating Adjoa’s forthcoming new EP, Tribal Soul.
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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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John Crawford Quintet
Sun-19-Jul (11:59am):
John Crawford Quintet
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Independent Music Awards nominee John Crawford takes you on a musical journey with his band - starting in Latin America through Spanish Flamenco rhythms via Israel and Bulgaria, with great tunes by Paco De Lucia, Avishai Cohen and Pat Metheny amongst others. John Crawford is one of the finest Latin/Jazz pianists on the scene, and brings impressive technique and musicianship to his blend of jazz, flamenco and Latin. He has worked with the likes of Latin legends Airto Moreira and Giovanni Hidalgo as well as UK based artists such as Snowboy and Roberto Pla. In addition his non-Latin work includes gigs with the likes of Bjork, Andy Williams and Kirsty MacColl.
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Heidi Vogel 'Turn Up The Quiet'
Sun-19-Jul (6:30pm):
Heidi Vogel 'Turn Up The Quiet'
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Heidi Vogel is perhaps best known for her work as vocalist with The Cinematic Orchestra since 2006, appearing on their hit album 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall'. Heidi's debut solo album "Turn up the Quiet" came out in 2012. The record has received rave reviews from Jazzwise magazine, Jazz Times, Jungle Drums and has received support from Jamie Cullum and Osunlade, to name a few.

"....A voice that comes from the deepest places of the heart." Jungle Drums Magazine
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Alexander Stewart
Mon-20-Jul (7:00pm):
Alexander Stewart
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

At 27 years of age, Manchester-born singer Alexander Stewart has already created a buzz as one of the most precociously talented vocalists of the new generation. With a warm, urgent voice that shows off his early love of Billie Holiday and Tony Bennett, he avoids being a nostalgia act with his judiciously off-beat choice of material and a decidedly contemporary energy level. As well as clever re-arrangements of some of the famous standards, he stamps his mark on great pop songs as well as adding some superb originals. Alexander has supported Dionne Warwick on tour and headlined countless festivals in the UK and Europe. December 2014 saw Alexander travel to China as the featured guest vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra, to great acclaim.
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The Samois Sessions
Tue-21-Jul (7:00pm):
The Samois Sessions
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The Samois Sessions: Presenting the finest of London’s jazz manouche and swing scene

Giacomo Smith's House Band hosts some of London’s most swinging musicians for a mad night of Gypsy, Swing & Stride. With musicians dropping in from across the town, this promises to be a rare chance to hear the music of Django, Fats, Sidney, The Count and The Duke, all performed in the ultimate London jazz 'dive': Pizza Express Dean Street. House Band: Giacomo Smith (host), Kourosh Kanani, Ducato Pietrowski, Nick Pini; Guests: Simon Harris, Matt Holborn, Jeremie Coullon, Robin Katz, Joe Webb, Dave Archer
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Anthony Strong
Wed-22-Jul (7:00pm):
Anthony Strong
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Anthony Strong's swaggering vocals and swinging piano style are matched by an energy that have entertained audiences at his live shows around the world. Since signing to iconic French label Naïve Records in 2013, he has been hailed by UK newspaper Metro as "a major new talent,” featured on the front page of daily national newspaper Le Figaro and performed live on national TV in Germany, Poland, Turkey & Portugal. His last album, 'Stepping Out', reached #1 on the US iTunes Jazz Charts and saw the radio giant NPR feature him in a special 60-minute feature programme from Hollywood. His new album 'On A Clear Day' shows Anthony doing what he does best - an unashamedly ‘old school’ repertoire - from jazz standards to Motown - captured with the fresh, positive and feel-good energy of his global audience winning tours.
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Anthony Strong
Thu-23-Jul (7:00pm):
Anthony Strong
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Anthony Strong's swaggering vocals and swinging piano style are matched by an energy that have entertained audiences at his live shows around the world. Since signing to iconic French label Naïve Records in 2013, he has been hailed by UK newspaper Metro as "a major new talent,” featured on the front page of daily national newspaper Le Figaro and performed live on national TV in Germany, Poland, Turkey & Portugal. His last album, 'Stepping Out', reached #1 on the US iTunes Jazz Charts and saw the radio giant NPR feature him in a special 60-minute feature programme from Hollywood. His new album 'On A Clear Day' shows Anthony doing what he does best - an unashamedly ‘old school’ repertoire - from jazz standards to Motown - captured with the fresh, positive and feel-good energy of his global audience winning tours.
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Seven Steps Big Band
Sun-26-Jul (11:59am):
Seven Steps Big Band
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

The Seven Steps Big Band makes their Pizza Express debut presenting an afternoon of classic Big Band music. The 20-piece ensemble was formed in 2012 from ex-members of the Durham, Oxford and Cambridge university big bands, and has joined together with graduates from music colleges to form one of the most exciting young bands performing on the London circuit. In addition to regular performances in the UK, the band enjoys an annual summer residency on board Cruise and Maritime Voyages ships. This Dean Street performance will be a showcase of the music featuring on the band’s upcoming tour of Iceland, including vocals, latin, and a healthy amount of swing!
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Matthew VanKan Celebrates Sinatra
Sun-26-Jul (6:30pm):
Matthew VanKan Celebrates Sinatra
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

2015 is the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth - 100 years of swing and jazz hits that remain timeless. Matthew vanKan indulges in the songs and sentiment of one of the best-selling artists of all time and greatest singers of the 20th century – the ‘King of Swing’. Seeking to discover why Sinatra’s songs resonate so strongly to this day by stripping away the big band arrangements leaving them bare and exposed. Accompanied by pianist Joe Armon-Jones and bass player Nick Ereaut, Matthew finds his own personal connection with the lyrics, re-phrasing them playfully and wondering what modern day classics Frank might have attempted to cover had he been around today.
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Tina Edwards Presents: Kizzy Crawford & The Fresh Dixie Project
Mon-27-Jul (7:00pm):
Tina Edwards Presents: Kizzy Crawford & The Fresh Dixie Project
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Music journalist and broadcaster Tina Edwards presents an evening of two exciting, up-and-coming artists, in their Dean Street debut. Eighteen year old Kizzy Crawford is one of the most promising soloists to hit the scene in recent years. The vocalist, guitarist and violinist uses a loop pedal to layer her alternative folk/jazz sound, alternating between Welsh and English lyrics. Fans of Corinne Bailey-Rae and Sarah Gillespie will love her vibe. The Fresh Dixie Project are a five piece jazz-pop act, dancing creatively in the footsteps of Jamie Cullum, but with a confidence beyond their years. Having played packed out shows across the UK, Europe and Asia, the boys are gathering a loyal fanbase, with their dynamic shows giving way to regular standing ovations.
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Liliana Chachian's Olumo
Tue-28-Jul (7:00pm):
Liliana Chachian's Olumo
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Brazilian singer and composer Liliana Chachian has had an extensive career leading her to performances and collaborations with artists including Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira, Weather Report's Dom Um Romao, Masters at Work, Joe Claussel, a world tour with The Pet Shop Boys and many others. Co-writing and performing on the first 'Da Lata' album and three 'Negrocan' albums led to a Billboard nomination for 'Cada Vez' and extensive world tours. Her new project 'Olumu' encompasses the African culture in Brazil and Latin America, her passion for the Yoruba mythology, and brings together some of the finest musicians in London.
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Shakatak
Thu-30-Jul (7:00pm):
Shakatak
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high 'cult' status and instant recognition as a household name. After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic 'Nightbirds' recording, and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire. Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences.
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Shakatak
Fri-31-Jul (7:30pm):
Shakatak
Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high 'cult' status and instant recognition as a household name. After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic 'Nightbirds' recording, and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire. Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences.
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Shakatak
Sat-01-Aug (7:30pm):
Shakatak
Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high 'cult' status and instant recognition as a household name. After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic 'Nightbirds' recording, and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire. Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences.
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Blue Harlem
Sun-02-Aug (11:59am):
Blue Harlem
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

For over 15 years, Blue Harlem have been widely regarded as one of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene. They have become regular favourites on the London scene, and have also enjoyed an international reputation, playing at jazz festivals all over the world; The band launched the career of rising star Imelda May, and are now proud to feature as their vocalist the sensational Sophie Shaw. Blue Harlem is led by Al Nicholls on Tenor Sax and features Paul Eldridge on Piano, Sandy Burnett on Double Bass, Gethin Liddington on trumpet, Horace Cardew on Baritone Sax and Jonathan Lee on drums.
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Shakatak
Sun-02-Aug (6:30pm):
Shakatak
Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music – known primarily as serious jazz/funk musicians, enjoying both high 'cult' status and instant recognition as a household name. After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic 'Nightbirds' recording, and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire. Along with this successful recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences.
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An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Wed-19-Aug (7:00pm):
An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films including the iconic films 'Sixteen Candles', 'The Breakfast Club', and 'Pretty in Pink'. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning 'How I Learned to Drive', the revival of 'Cabaret', Tony-nominated 'Enchanted April' and the West End production of 'When Harry Met Sally'. Ringwald's recording debut came at the age of six on an album by her father, jazz pianist Bob Ringwald. Her first solo album, 'Except Sometimes', was released on Concord Records in 2013.
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An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Thu-20-Aug (7:00pm):
An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films including the iconic films 'Sixteen Candles', 'The Breakfast Club', and 'Pretty in Pink'. On stage, Ringwald starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning 'How I Learned to Drive', the revival of 'Cabaret', Tony-nominated 'Enchanted April' and the West End production of 'When Harry Met Sally'. Ringwald's recording debut came at the age of six on an album by her father, jazz pianist Bob Ringwald. Her first solo album, 'Except Sometimes', was released on Concord Records in 2013.
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Leroy Jones Quintet
Fri-23-Oct (7:30pm):
Leroy Jones Quintet
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the keeper of the flame for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. Leroy is a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favourite. He has performed on prestigious international stages and on television shows including the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and with Oprah Winfrey.
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Leroy Jones Quintet
Sat-24-Oct (7:30pm):
Leroy Jones Quintet
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the keeper of the flame for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. Leroy is a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favourite. He has performed on prestigious international stages and on television shows including the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and with Oprah Winfrey.
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Leroy Jones Quintet
Sun-25-Oct (6:30pm):
Leroy Jones Quintet
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the keeper of the flame for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. Leroy is a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favourite. He has performed on prestigious international stages and on television shows including the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and with Oprah Winfrey.
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Leroy Jones Quintet
Mon-26-Oct (7:00pm):
Leroy Jones Quintet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the keeper of the flame for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. Leroy is a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favourite. He has performed on prestigious international stages and on television shows including the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and with Oprah Winfrey.
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Leroy Jones and Ian Shaw
Tue-27-Oct (7:00pm):
Leroy Jones and Ian Shaw
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the keeper of the flame for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. Leroy is a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favourite. He has performed on prestigious international stages and on television shows including the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and with Oprah Winfrey. To end this special run of shows, Leroy is joined by British jazz great, singer/pianist Ian Shaw.
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