The Jazz cafe is great, really small and intimate venue! I saw a really great ska band there and it was really intimate and so much fun! Really easy to get to and there is also a balcony area where you can get dinner!
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Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
The Jazz Cafe is something of an institution on London's live music scene. Converted from a branch of Barclays Bank and refitted with a quasi-industrial feel, it boasts two bars – one separating the small lounge area out front from the large live room – and an upstairs restaurant/seated viewing gallery. Its programme is by no means jazz-specific, as you might assume – but also features hip hop (heavily), soul/funk/R&B/reggae, dancefloor-driven electronic sounds and indigenous music of all kinds.
What's on at Jazz Cafe
The Minneapolis marvel and 'Wife Swap' star, recovered from problems with illness and drug addiction, returns brings you sweaty but smooth soul stylings including Flyte Tyme classics such as 'Criticize', 'Saturday Love' and 'Fake'.
Commercial pop and R&B by the London-based singer and one-time X Factor contestant.
Jazz and experimental
- Critics' choice
The celebrated jock-funk veterans, best known for the much-sampled rare groove classic 'Pick Up the Pieces', revive their classic tracks over the course of two nights in Camden.
The veteran American singer-songwriter performs an upbeat mix of soul and R&B.
Rock 'n' roll, Blues
One of the many men who passed through Dave Coverdale's Whitesnake, was Marsden, who stuck it out on guitar for four years. Now he's a well-respected rock and blues singer-songwriter and performer in his own right.
Hip hop, Pop and rock
- Critics' choice
Tonight is a rare live show in London for conscious, Florida-based hip hop duo Sticman and M1. Their debut album, 'Let's Get Free', saw them hailed as the successors to Public Enemy, and tonight they're back with tracks from their latest record 'Information...
Pop, Electronica, Synthpop
If Dieter Meier looks more like an aging playboy than a synthpop musician… well, that's because he is. He was already a wealthy poker player and industrialist in the late ’70s when he joined Swiss electropop group Yello (whose hit 'Oh Yeah' soundtracked...
Claiming to be ‘not just a tribute band’, and led by Maaike Breijman, a Dutch Kate Bush lookalike (if you squint), this ‘live experience’ incorporates dance routines, costumes and props including a giant bubble and a cloudbuster. Breijman may share Bush’s...
This Detroit R&B singer and multi-instrumentalist has a swaggering, rap-influenced delivery and a remarkable feel for ’70s soul-funk of the Stevie Wonder variety. Having worked over the past ten years with big names including J Dilla and Kanye West, Dwele...