Gin & Jazz

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Relax with friends in St James’s courtyard this summer

Every Thursday 20 July – 31 August from 3.30-6.30pm

suggested donation £5

  • Where

    In the courtyard at 197 Piccadilly London W1J 9LL between Piccadilly and Jermyn Street, about 200 yards from Piccadilly Circus.

  • Live music from 5-6.30pm.

    Bar opens 3.30pm – come and try St James’s bespoke Pink Gin.

  • Why not escape the rush and take a little time to refresh your spirits with uplifting jazz, Latin and world sounds before heading home or out for the evening?

    20 July – George Crowley Quartet
    27 July – The Échappée Quartet (postponed due to train strikes)
    3 August – Son Yambu
    10 August – Soaphouse Social Club
    17 August – Tradicional Cubano
    24 August – The Mañana Collective
    31 August – The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers

    Please donate what you can to support our musicians and cultural programme.

    Line up

    3 August – Son Yambu play authentic Cuban music, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa. They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

    10 August – Soaphouse Social Club features a wide array of exciting and emerging musicians from the British Jazz scene. Soaphouse Social Club seamlessly bridges the gap between traditional and modern jazz, a creative outlet for everyone involved, with arrangements and original compositions from many of the band members.

    17 August – Tradicional Cubano is deeply rooted in Cuban Traditional music from the 1920’s and 40’s. It’s founder, Jose Zalba-Smith, son of Javier Zalba (former member of Irakere, Cubanismo and the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra), is strongly committed to continue his father’s legacy.

    24 August – Led by Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith, The Mañana Collective is a powerhouse of latin rhythm, playing Cuban and Brazilian music together explosively. A volatile, love-loaded party bag around every corner, full of beans. An unstoppable expression of joy! 

    31 August – The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers. Smooth & groovy West African drumming from Ghana by the masters of their craft. Kakatsitsi add harmonised signing and expressive dance, resulting in an unforgettable evening of performance.

    20 July – George Crowley is a London saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and promoter. Since 2007, Crowley has been a key player in the city’s creative jazz and improv scene.

    27 July – The Échappée Quartet bring the cool sounds of early swing music to foot-tappers, head-boppers and finger-clickers alike, capturing the infectious energy of be-bop and gypsy jazz.