Whether you’re a long-time lover of the genre or a total newbie, London’s got something to keep all jazz fans entertained. With top-notch nights taking place week in, week out, and with a solid selection of venues offering not just sweet sounds but a sweet atmosphere too, the capital’s jazz nuts are spoilt rotten.
Jazz in London this week
London Community Gospel Choir veteran and session singer Hernandez has worked with everyone from Kool And The Gang to Blur, via Tina Turner, Tori Amos, Madonna, Gorillaz, Grover Washington Jr and Roberta Flack. Here he leads his own jazzy soul project, which also draws on his Afro-Cuban heritage.Read more
A superb contemporary jazz/folk singer-songwriter, Biel takes Nina Simone's brooding intensity and adds a dose of moody alt rock attitude to the mix. Tonight she performs eagerly awaited new material, with a delivery that's always intelligent and mesmerising, backed by bassist Idris Rahman and drummer Saleem Raman.Read more