At 6.30 each weekday we present early evening jazz with our resident singer-pianists. Later in the evening from Monday to Saturday we present a fine selection of jazz, blues and soul bands (9.15pm - 11.15pm Mondays; 10pm - 12am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays; 10pm - 12:30am Fridays and Saturdays (see below for listings).
Live Jazz Schedule
|Monday 10 June||The Hot Club of Boisdale – Parisian Swing in the Grapelli/Reinhardt style|
|Tuesday 11 June||Lady Jay & the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band - This award-winning vocalist sings the repertoire of Billie Holiday|
|Wednesday 12 June||Robin Phillips & Pinstripe Swing - Robin’s brand new 7-piece band – you saw them here first!|
|Thursday 13 June||T J Johnson Band – Rhythm ’n’ Blues and New Orleans jazz from this Ray Charles-influenced singer/pianist|
|Friday 14 June||The Mississippi Swamp Dogs - Exciting new quintet brings its New Orleans gumbo to Boisdale|
|Saturday 15 June||Eric Ranzoni Blues Band – Great piano blues from the Rockin’ Roman|
|Monday 17 June||The Hot Club of Boisdale – Parisian Swing in the Grapelli/Reinhardt style|
|Tuesday 18 June||Liz Fletcher & the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band - “Fletcher has heart, sensitivity and soul" John Fordham, The Guardian|
|Wednesday 19 June||A tribute to Horace Silver - Christian Vaughan and his band pay tribute to the composer of some of the most enduring tunes in jazz|
|Thursday 20 June||Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham - Fats Waller & Friends|
|Friday 21 June||Jeremy Sassoon - Superb singer-pianist returns to Boisdale with his salute to Ray Charles|
|Saturday 22 June||Geoff Haves Band - R’n’B and Rock & Roll|
|Monday 24 June||The Hot Club of Boisdale – Parisian Swing in the Grapelli/Reinhardt style|
|Tuesday 25 June||Georgina Jackson & the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band - The Wigan Wonder returns to Boisdale with her Doris Day voice and Harry James trumpet sty|
|Wednesday 26 June||Daryl Sherman & the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band - Resident pianist from the world-famous Manhattan Waldorf Hotel|
|Thursday 27 June||Sarah Spade & the Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band - Singer/songwriter/ukulele player and her band|
|Friday 28 June||Buena Vista London - Miguan Asconia-Green leads this fantastic 6-piece Cuban band|
|Saturday 29 June||Eric Ranzoni Blues Band – Great piano blues from the Rockin’ Roman|
Monday to Wednesday: Classic jazz
Amongst the regulars and irregulars seen on stage are singers Liz Fletcher, Joan Viskant, Cousin Alice, Georgina Bromilow and Heather Simmons; sax players Alan Barnes, Pete Long and Ray Gelato; trumpeters Rico Tomasso, Mike Henry and Steve Fishwick; pianists Richard Busiakiewicz, Gunther Kuermayer, Keith Nichols, Christian Vaughan and Phil Phillips; bassists Murray Salmon, Jerome Davis and Julie Walkington.
Every Thursday: TJ Johnson & his Band
Backed by his group of top British musicians TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more.
‘One of the most popular on the scene… playing music that goes into warmer and more exotic realms’ (Humphrey Lyttelton – Radio 2)
‘Never fails to get an audience going…TJ Johnson & his band are the best live jazz and rhythm & blues band around. Brilliant.’ – Jack Hepplewhite – (The Jazz Agency)
Every other Friday: Reuben Richards & The Soul Train
Reuben is a great singer and showman who brought his band “Soul Train” to Boisdale and wowed the crowd. He’s a dynamite Otis Redding style vocalist whose style is a unique blend of R’n’B, soul, blues and funky jazz.
‘This guy has got it - there is no doubt about it, even the most cursory listen will convince. Definitely a name to watch for’ – Norman Darwen – (Blues in Britain)
‘It’s as good as it gets’ – Emperor Rosko
Every Saturday: Eric Ranzoni
Eric Ranzoni is a piano thumping, blues shouting entertainer who every Saturday presents the finest blues music to be heard this side of the Mississippi and either side of the Thames. In March 2009 Eric toured the UK with Mud Morganfield, the first born son of music legend Muddy Waters whom Eric considers the most naturally dignified and charismatic blues performer ever born.
‘Excellent numbers with menacing left hand rumblings and rolling right hand work, just like Otis Spann’’ – Jim Greaves - (Blues in Britain)
With an ambiance somewhere between a New Orleans dive and a 1950s New York jazz club, the music scene at Boisdale has evolved and the sound of blues and soul now regularly features later in the week.
Our aim is to provide a refuge from the modern world with soul stirring contemporary versions of classic jazz and blues in a warm, eclectic atmosphere in which one can either simply dine or relax at the bar. On which note, Boisdale enjoys one of the most extensive selections of fine wine and premium spirits in the UK, although we are most famous for our award winning range of malt whiskies. For a dram and great live music there is not a finer venue on the planet. For those who enjoy a smoke after dinner and before jazz, our Cigar Terrace is open all day until 11pm Monday to Saturday.
The performances take place from:
6.30pm – 11.15pm - Mondays
6.30pm – 12am - Tuesday Thursday
6.30pm – 12.30am on Friday
10pm – 12.30am on Saturday
After 8pm, an optional jazz charge of £5.00 ( Monday – Thursday ) and £7.50 ( Friday – Saturday ) is payable by dining non-members who are already on the premises, whilst an admission charge of £12 is payable by non-members arriving after 10pm and after 11pm the jazz door charge is reduced £6.
Other Musical Highlights
Previously featured artists include Paul Jones, George Melly, Georgie Fame, John Colianni, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Judy Carmichael and Mike d’Abo.