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July-September Jazz Nights in the Café in the Crypt announced

News St Martin – Talking Points

Thursday 28 May 2015

Red hot rhythms, amazing atmosphere and fabulous food at the Jazz Nights in the Café in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields

July-September 2015

Savour some sizzling jazz this summer at a Jazz Night in the Café in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ. 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 swinging musicians, soak up some stunning Georgian architecture and enjoy fantastic food and drink provided by the team that was awarded the Les Routiers UK Cafe of the Year.


Wednesday 1 July, 8.00pm
By the Way

This energizing jazz quartet featuring Ivano Borgazzi on piano, Davide Mantovani on bass, Michael Rosen on sax and Enzo Zirilli on drums delivers funk, Latin, Brazilian and jazz with style and versatility.

Wednesday 8 July, 8.00pm
TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick is an intoxicating cocktail of Dixieland, blues, country and gospel, served up by some of London’s finest jazz musicians.

Wednesday 15 July, 8.00pm
Urban Jazz Collective

Warm-toned saxophonist Mike Hobart takes the lead in this eclectic mix of hip contemporary grooves, biting melodies and the flavours of world music.

Wednesday 22 July, 8.00pm
The Red Stripe Band

Red Stripe’s brassy sound, hilarious high jinks and infectious boogie woogie gets everyone onto the dancefloor.

Wednesday 29 July, 8.00pm
Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys’ powerful vocals, heavy-weight horns and tight rhythm section hit just the right note for their delivery of rare and well-loved blues and jazz gems.

Wednesday 5 August, 8.00pm

Get your heart pumping and your feet on the dance floor with disco delights, joyful jazz and the top of the pops.

Wednesday 12 August, 8.00pm
RolfRolf and Roy Powell

RolfRolf and Roy Powell’ s looping and expert  musicianship provide  a slick combination  of playful free-flowing funk and soulful jazz.

Wednesday 19 August, 8.00pm
Graham Pike Quartet

These four exceptional musicians perform a cool blend of originals, post-bop, modern, Latin and jazz standards inspired by such jazz legends of Miles, Parker, Corea and Gershwin.

Wednesday 26 August, 8.00pm
Zena James

British jazz-soul vocalist Zena James sings refreshingly original, groove-based jazz, inspired as much by 70s soul as by the jazz greats.

Wednesday 2 September, 8.00pm
The Swamp Dogs

Take in some hot New Orleans grooves and blistering blues delivered by these sensational jazz musicians.

Wednesday 9 September, 8.00pm
Swing Out

Swing Out performs sensational swing standards that transport you from the riverboats of New Orleans to the Hot Club of Paris and the hip jazz joints of New York. While the lead vocalist Vimala’s inimitable voice harks back to the sultry bluesy tones of Billie Holiday and the joyful playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald.

Wednesday 16 September, 8.00pm
TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

Savour a refreshing cocktail of blues, gospel, Dixieland and country.

Wednesday 23 September, 8.00pm
Gill Cook

With vocals full of intimacy warmth and exceptional phrasing Gill Cook gives a stirring interpretation of classic jazz ballads.

Wednesday 30 September, 8.00pm
The Silver Ghosts

This seven-piece swing ensemble magically evokes the spirit of the dance halls of the 20s, 30s and 40s.

Jazz Night Tickets are available online from, via telephone 020 7766 1100 or in person from the Box Office at St Martin’s.

Jazz Night Menus

Our chefs have created a range of Dixieland delicacies to accompany the Jazz Nights.  Menus vary but include such delicious treats as blackened Cajun boneless pork chop, hickory smoked ribs, Southern fried chicken fillets, New Orleans style baked cod, slow-roasted jerk chicken or Spicy jambalaya.

Special Offer for Jazz Night Ticketholders: Main meal with glass of house wine or bottled beer for £11.25

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