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Café in the Crypt

Les Routiers Café of the Year 2012, the Café in the Crypt is the ideal spot for affordable dining in central London.

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Jazz Nights


The Café in the Crypt may be underground but there’s no secret that it is one of London’s hottest music venues. Listen to some swing, take a sentimental journey or dance to some Dixieland performed by some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians. While tapping to the tunes,  you can soak up some stunning Georgian architecture and enjoy fantastic food and drink provided by the team that has just been awarded the Les Routiers Cafe of the Year 2012.

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July 2014
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Wednesday 23 July, 8:00 pm

Jumoké Fashola

Presenter of Sunday Breakfast on BBC London and the curator of Jazz Verse Jukebox, Jumoké returns to the Crypt with her blend of jazz, blues and dark edged soul.

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Wednesday 30 July, 8:00 pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

New Orleans style music performed by some of London’s top jazz musicians.

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August 2014
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Wednesday 6 August, 8:00 pm

Adam Glasser and Pinise Saul

Award-winning jazz harmonica and keyboard player, Adam Glasser and his jazz vocal group featuring Pinise Saul perform joyful, driving and danceable tunes.

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Wednesday 13 August, 8:00 pm

Chico Chica

This five-piece band features rousing vocals, piano, guitar, flute, percussion, flugelhorn and cavaquinho and performs a sizzling fusion of samba, salsa, calypso and cabaret.

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Wednesday 20 August, 8:00 pm

The Fabulations

With a repertoire ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, the Fabulations is one of those rare bands who is equally at home performing jazz/swing classics from the 40s and 50s, soul and disco anthems, or recent chart hits. Marion J’s powerful voice drives this talented band as they move effortlessly from sultry jazz to floor-filling dance numbers

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Wednesday 27 August, 8:00 pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

T J Johnson’s extraordinary music transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel.

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September 2014
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Wednesday 10 September, 8:00 pm

Gill Cook

Gill Cook delivers a heart-rending and effortless performance of timeless jazz standards.

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Wednesday 17 September, 8:00 pm

The Red Stripe Band

Join in the party as the infectious boogie woogie of Red Stripe gets everyone in the Crypt onto the dance floor.

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Wednesday 24 September, 8:00 pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

TJ Johnson’s stirring vocals and outstanding musicianship create an unforgettable evening of bluesy jazz.

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November 2014
Wednesday 5 November, 8:00 pm

Jazz in the Crypt – the Guildhall Jazz Singers

Scott Stroman brings his vibrant young Guildhall Jazz Singers to the Cafe in the Crypt for an evening of laid-back beats and cool harmonies.

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