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
A dazzling, clandestine pop-up cocktail bar with a 1920s speakeasy flavour in a secret den lit entirely by candles. Practice your swing dance moves to live jazz bands, sup period cocktails from a specialist menu and soak up further vintage grooves as DJs spin tunes late into the night. The location is secret and revealed only to ticket-holders two days before the event by email. You may well have to give a password to get in or even bribe the cops, but it'll be worth the dough once you're in.Read more
An Italian pianist, composer and film collaborator, Einaudi draws from experimental jazz, avant-garde classical and world music. Since 2009, he has been incorporating synthesized electronic sounds into his compositions alongside his fluid piano parts. He also looks quite a lot like Larry David.Read more
Brilliant Anglo-Hungarian jazz songwriter Williams leads this regular classy jazz and R&B vocal night, with high profile singing stars dropping by for the odd guest spot. Always a fun atmosphere, it’s a great night to check out the iconic Soho club and hear some always-virtuosic vocal displays.Read more