On Wednesday 11th May, Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Small Luxury Hotels of The World presented a spectacular performance celebrating the classic jazz music of the boogie-woogie era. The illustrious Mr. Jools Holland, Boisdale Patron of Music, Britain’s legendary composer, television presenter and all-round musician personally hosted the evening, performing and introducing his handpicked line up of internationally revered musicians. Taking place at Boisdale of Canary Wharf’s restaurant and music venue, the evening was a feast for the eyes, ears and the palate with guests treated to a show from, amongst others, the finest boogie-woogie master in the world Axel Zwingenberger, Swiss pianist extraordinaire Ladyva and the esteemed Neville Dickie, who is known as the pianist of choice for The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Chuck Berry. Dickie is Britain’s greatest Stride pianist, a genre recognised as the trickiest of the entire jazz piano styling to perform. Whilst the artists accompanied Jools on stage, guests enjoyed a menu of popular Boisdale classics, such as the multiple award winning Dunkeld Scottish Oak Smoked salmon from the Scottish highlands, wild venison from Scotland’s Tweed valley, mini roast Blackface haggis for starters before proceeding to main course options of Aberdeenshire beef, Cornish cod, or a vegetarian potato & parmesan gnocchi with Wye valley asparagus. Desserts included Valrhona chocolate & peanut marquise, rhubarb, hazelnut & apple crumble, crème caramel, or cave aged Kentish Winterdale shaw warm Eccles cake. The event hosted in association with Small Luxury Hotels of the World has been described by Jools Holland as “more special than Mozart and more fun than ice cream”.