In 2015 the Jazz Cafe celebrated 25 years in business, having brought some of the most respected names in the jazz and soul world – D’Angelo, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Roy Ayers, Bobby Womack – to Camden Town. Now the venue (once a branch of Barclays bank) has been bought by The Columbo Group, proprietors of XOYO, Phonox, the Old Queen’s Head and more great London venues. It’ll reopen in late May with a new look, a technical upgrade and a revamped food and drink menu, plus a ‘reinvigorated bookings approach’. We’ll have more details soon, but it sounds like an exciting new chapter. Bring on the next 25 years!
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Al Dobson Jr
Al Dobson Jr with support from Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Ruby Rushton and more.Jazz Until Thursday May 26 2016Read more
South London soul-jazz vocal legend Omar, the man behind the big hit 'There's Nothing Like This' in 1990, has since worked with Stevie Wonder, Ol' Dirty Bastard and a handful of other big names.Jazz Thursday May 26 2016 - Saturday July 2 2016Read more
The Dave Harrington Group
Ex-Darkside member Dave Harrington with The Dave Harrington GroupDance and electronic Thursday May 26 2016Read more
New Jersey hip hop producer extraordinaire Just Blaze (yeah, he's produced for Kanye, Jay Z and Snoop. What of it?) lands in London, ready to burn through the crowd with huge hip hop cuts.Rap, hip hop and R&B Friday May 27 2016Read more
The electronic duo, who’ve been making generally intriguing sounds since 2006, do their bassy synth thing.Dance and electronic Saturday May 28 2016Read more
Wacka Flocka Flame
The best in jazz, funk, hip hop & electronic music.Rap, hip hop and R&B Sunday May 29 2016Read more
Sax man Jack Wyllie, drummer Duncan Bellamy and bassist Milo Fitzpatrick – formerly Portico Quartet and now trading as Portico – combine their talents to frighteningly brilliant effect to make post-jazz, ambient, electronic, groove-based music that makes...Dance and electronic Monday May 30 2016Read more
Experimental compositions from the acclaimed trio, in support of the album Floa.Folk, country and blues Tuesday May 31 2016 - Wednesday September 21 2016Read more
Known in LA as the 'Ambassador of Boogie Funk' (apparently), Damon G Riddick utilises vintage synths and drum machines to create his nostalgia-tinged, velvet-vocaled lounge-funk.Thursday June 2 2016Read more
Pantha Du Prince/The Triad
Berlin electronic wiz Hendrik Weber (aka PDP) adds his brand of house and techno to synths, samples and percussion with his new three-man project The Triad.Dance and electronic Friday June 3 2016Read more
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One of London's iconic music venues has been given a good deal more than a lick of paint. The newly-refurbished Jazz Cafe looks and sounds spectacular. I have always liked this venue , and was concerned that new owners might spoil its character. I should not have been worried. They have invested to enhance and improve. New bars layout has increased the capacity , and made the stage visible from all areas. The upstairs still offers table seating and dining. The stage itself is ample for full-band sets with a crisp sound and cool lighting. This old lady of Camden is about to find a whole army of new fans.
I have been to many rising stars gigs and as usual the artists did not disappoint. The Jazz Cafe in Camden is when the gig was held and is a great location, and the drinks are reasonable for London and no matter where you stood you get a good view of the artists. If you haven't been before it's a great night out.
The Jazz Café is well known for a reason – it attracts a wonderful roster of talented & popular jazz, blues and soul musicians from across the world. I’ve had a number of memorable nights here and it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in Camden. You’re able to enjoy dinner at the restaurant upstairs overlooking the stage or you can dance the night away downstairs…. Highly recommended.
Had a great night here the other night with Time Out Rising Stars. Max Stone was awesome! I couldn't stay for Tankus the Henge, but have seen a couple of videos and am gutted to have missed them...'totally nuts' just about covers it! Looking forward to the next one...
Fantastic evening. All four bands were great in their own way, but Greasy Slicks stole the night with their great musicianship- the drummer had a great voice too- and Tankus the Henge were great all round entertainment.
Went there last night with a Time Out Card event to see Rising Stars of the London rock scene. Awesome sound, great atmosphere and good view from upstairs. Tankus the Henge really gave a lot of energy to everyone attending!
Max Stone nailing it at opening of Rising Stars by Time Out at The Jazz Cafe
And Tankus The Henge Pretty well blew the place away with their closing number
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!