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Jazz Nights in the Café in the Crypt, January-March 2014

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Saturday 28 December 2013

Jazz Nights in the Café in the Crypt, January-March 2014

Warm up your winter evenings with 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 8 January, 8.00pm

Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Soak up some sizzling jazz with the Aretha-esque vocals, explosive horns and indomitable rhythm section of Miss Hoodoo and the Delta Boys.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 15 January, 8.00pm

The John Donegan Quartet

Enjoy a perfectly timed performance of traditional and modern jazz with an infusion of soul and folk,  The John Donegan Quartet features John Donegan on piano, Martin Genge on tenor sax, Valere Speranza on bass and Andy Hague on drums.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 22 January, 8.00pm

Heads South

Combining tight rhythms and beguiling melodies, Heads South returns to the Crypt with their invigorating Latin jazz, original compositions and well-chosen covers.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 29 January, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

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

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 5 February, 8.00pm

Wild Card

Wild Card plays an infectious mix of hip-hop, Latin and funk with a groove-based, velvety jazz.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 12 February, 8.00pm

The Fabulations

Marion J’s pulsating vocals take the lead as this talented band moves effortlessly from sultry jazz to chart hits and floor-filling dance numbers.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 19 February, 8.00pm

Tony Kofi and the Organisation

The Organisation featuring Tony Kofi on sax, David Chamberlain on double bass and Rod Youngs on drums plying classic jazz standards rearranged to give a fresh up-to-date sound. Award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi displays an innate ability to swing in a style all his own whilst never losing the essence of the original. 

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 26 February, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

With their tempting blend of blues, gospel and Dixieland, TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick are a firm favourite with Crypt audiences.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Tuesday 4 March, 8.00pm

London Gospel Factory Choir

The outstanding vocal ability and dynamic stage presence of this talented group of gospel singers, directed by Colin Vassell, guarantee an evening of energy, spirit and soulful tones.

Please note this jazz night is on a Tuesday and not our traditional Wednesday night.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 12 March, 8.00pm

John Crawford Quintet

One of the finest Latin/jazz pianists on the London Jazz scene, John Crawford’s impressive technique and musicianship is at its best with this enticing blend of jazz flamenco and

Latin rhythms.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 19 March, 8.00pm

The Red Stripe Brand

The Red Stripe Band blends foot-stomping boogie woogie rhythms, charismatic

swing, and classic rock and roll for a raucous night out.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 26 March, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

Some of London’s finest musicians pour out a refreshing cocktail of bluesy jazz, Dixieland and gospel.

Tickets: £12, £9 (reserved seating) £5.50 (unreserved)


Tickets are available online from, via telephone 020 7766 1100 or in person from the Box Office at St Martin’s.   Scintillating jazz deserves sizzling curry. Get your taste buds in the groove with a delicious curry. For £11.25 you can enjoy a beer or glass of house wine and buffet including Bengal mutton curry or Bengal lentil curry with cucumber, tomato and red onion salad, turmeric and roasted garlic raita, mango chutney, steamed chapatti and egg fried basmati rice.

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