Archive for July 5, 2010

For nearly 40 years this basement club in the heart of Soho has been one of London’s favourite jazz night-spots with its intimate atmosphere and wide ranging music policy.

The summer line up for July and August is no exception, highlights include

· Soweto Kinch and his quartet one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes today

· Dynamic bass player Shez Raja launching his new album featuring special guest appearance from Andy Sheppard;

· Grammy nominated American singer, Monica Mancini making her eagerly awaited debut at PizzaExpress Jazz Club with her sensational quartet;

· Virtuoso guitarist John Etheridge headlines his yearly week long residency at the club with an array of superb special guests including the great Classical guitarist John Williams;

· Soul Queen and legendary vocalist Mica Paris;

· Multi award winning saxophonist, Courtney Pine, with his new work Transition in Tradition

· Claire Martin acclaimed as “the outstanding voice of her generation”;

· The legendary a capella Swingle Singers;

· Jeff Lorber returns with his unique blend of fusion, smooth jazz and good old fashioned funk;

· Excelling in both jazz and funk Dave Lewis’s 1-Up featuring vocalist Vanessa Haynes;

· American Tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton;

· Barry Harris recipient of the Grammy Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

PizzaExpress Jazz club will also host an Evening of Musical Celebration when the winners of the London Jazz Vocalist and London Jazz Instrumentalist Awards 2010 will be announced. Plus a full diary of exciting music events – see full listings below.

Press tickets for any of these performances are available on request – 372 0958