Enjoy a unique and fabulous fusion of great jazz, food and drink all served-up in an historic location - the Café in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Twice a month, jazz bands rock the beautiful 18th century brick-vaulted crypt, as people enjoy the great-value and freshly-prepared hot and cold food on offer from the award-winning café.
Some 2006 Jazz Night Listings . . .
Jonny Boston Quartet
You’ll be wooed by the live performance of this award-winning sax and vocal lead quartet. With organ guitar and drums, the Jonny Boston Quartet brings the heart of the London Jazz scene to the Café in the Crypt April 5th and June 28th
TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick
The real New Orleans ‘Jazz Band of the Year’ brings well-known Dixieland standards to traditional and younger jazz audiences alike. Critics have hailed them as ‘energetic’, ‘lively’, and ‘electric’, and have credited them with ‘creating a buzz for this type of jazz music that has not been seen for years’. April 19th
With a voice as lush as Sarah Vaughan’s, as sassy as Dinah Washington’s and a smoky, soulful something that is entirely hers, Kocoa Brown breathes new life into classic 50s and 60s jazz. Well-known on London’s jazz and soul-funk circuits she has put together an incredible set with pianist and songwriter Alex Webb. May 3rd
Morley College Big Band
When this 20+ band are in full swing you’ll feel transported back in time. Featuring the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Hermann, Benny Goodman and other traditional Big Band greats. May 17th
This new London-based band features seasoned musicians and the outstanding vocal talents of Marion J. Don’t miss this evening filled with rich vocals, classic tunes, toe-tapping swing and Latin and contemporary Jazz. May 31st
An original mix of jazz, soul, blues, funk and afro-jazz, Diplomacy will get your heart beating, your fingers snapping and your spirits soaring. June 14th