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Christmas, Curry and all that Jazz

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Wednesday 21 November 2012

Christmas, Curry and all that Jazz

Jazz Nights in the Café in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields

December 2012 – March 2013           

Jazz Nights in the Café in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ are the perfect way to warm up on a chilly winter evening.  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 2012.

£10 Jazz Curry on the menu from 28 December

Scintillating jazz deserves sizzling curry. Get your taste buds in the groove with a delicious curry to accompany your Jazz Night in the Café in the Crypt. For £10 you can enjoy a beer or glass of house wine and buffet including:

Bengal mutton curry or Bengal lentil curry
Cucumber, tomato and red onion salad
Turmeric and roasted garlic raita
Mango chutney
Steamed chapati
Egg fried basmati rice

Wednesday 5 December, 8.00pm

A Fabulations Christmas

Deck the Halls with disco diva Marion Joseph and the festive Fabulations.  Enjoy an unforgettable night of dance floor favourites, upbeat jazz and the latest chart hits as you get the party season off to a sparkling start.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Friday 28 December, 9.30pm  -Please note later start time.

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

The king of cool and his band of top musicians return to the Crypt to see out 2012.  Sample our new jazz curry while listening to this extraordinary blend of jazz, blues, country and gospel.  Food will be served until 10.30pm and drinks until 11.00pm on this evening. 

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 2 January, 8.00pm


See in the new year with the thrillingly close harmonies and rich tones of Vive.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 9 January, 8.00pm

Brass Volcanoes

Don’t miss this funky blend of blues, Dixieland and traditional jazz.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 16 January, 8.00pm

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Take in some hard-hitting vocals, heavyweight horns and a tight rhythm section.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 23 January, 8.00pm

Maurizio Minardi

Listen to some superb contemporary jazz piano with its roots in the European classical tradition and beyond.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 30 January, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

Enjoy a generous cocktail of jazz, blues, country and gospel with TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 6 February, 8.00pm

Guildhall Jazz Singers 

Don’t miss this extraordinary close-harmony vocal group and brilliant accompanying band. 

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Tuesday 12 February, 8.00pm

Duke Street Big Band

These talented London jazz musicians create a fabulous big band sound.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Tuesday 20 February, 8.00pm

Christian Brewer and Jim Mullen Quartet 

This brilliant quartet also featuring Mark Taylor on drums and Andy Cleyndert on bass delivers a joyful neo-bop that swings with power, fluency and confidence.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 27 February, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

TJ Johnson’s extraordinary music transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 6 March, 8.00pm


Savour this effortlessly cool performance of retro swing, jazz, soul, Motown and pop – a cappella.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 13 March, 8.00pm

John Crawford

Enjoy this skilful and imaginative jazz piano playing, infused with Latin rhythms.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 20 March, 8.00pm

The Fabulations

The Fabulations take you on a musical journey from 40s and 50s jazz and swing to disco anthems and the latest chart hits.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)


Wednesday 27 March, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

Sip a generous cocktail of traditional New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel with TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Tickets are £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved) and available from, on 020 7766 1100 or in person from the Box Office at St Martin’s.  For 8.00pm Jazz Nights food is served until 9.00pm and drinks until 10.00pm.  For 9.300pm Jazz Nights food is served until 10.30pm and drinks until 11.00pm. For photographs or further information contact or telephone 020 7766 1115.