Christmas Jazz at George IV

Trio Manouche -Thursday 17 December

The UK’s leading Gypsy Swing ensemble Trio Manouche will be performing the classics of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, arrangements of trad swing greats such as Nat King Cole and numbers from their much-fêted new album The Isolation Sessions penned by band leader Simon Harris.

Trio Manouche are one of the foremost exponents of Gypsy Swing Jazz, bringing a unique and highly contemporary twist to this ever more popular genre. They have performed in top jazz venues in the UK and abroad, playing major festivals such as the EFG London Jazz Festival and Glastonbury.

Tickets £14 / £12 (Chiswick Calendar Club Card members) via Eventbrite*.

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Mississippi Swamp Dogs – Christmas Eve

This celebration of the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Southern States features top swing trombonist & vocalist Jeff Williams together with one of London’s best Blue Eyed Soul voices Paul Miller on keys, Dan Redding on guitar and Jonno Lee on drums with the marvellous Mississippi Swamp Dogs adding a note or two of festive cheer along the way for this special show.

Expect an exotic Gumbo of swinging Soul grooves, jazzy blues, New Orleans Rhumba, Cajun-Funk & Gospel rhythms from these masters of the genre. Punchy brass riffs together with rolling piano and funky organ grooves bring a unique flavour to the music of BB King, Bill Withers, Sam Cook, The Crusaders, Fats Domino, Dr John, the Neville Bros, Alan Toussaint, Louis Armstrong, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many other renowned artists associated with the rich musical heritage of the American South. 7.30pm

Tickets £14 / £12 (Chiswick Calendar Club Card members) via Eventbrite*.

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Venue: George IV, 185 Chiswick High Rd, W4 2DR

Jazz at George IV is brought to you by The Chiswick Calendar and Jazz promoter Larry Pryce of Live Music To Go. Three times this year we’ve booked John Reilly and Nick Payn, aka the Blues Engineers; twice we’ve had to cancel because of Covid. Third time lucky, they are booked for Thursday 10 December, at 7.30pm, in the Boston Room.

Not necessary to eat a meal

George IV do good food at a 20% discount (on all food and drink) for Club Card members, but Fuller’s has confirmed that guests at ticketed indoor events DO NOT have to buy a substantial meal to order alcohol. You do need to book a table to sit with your household / bubble. Due to the requirements of social distancing, tickets are sold by table, not individually. You can book a table for two, three or four or a banquette which seats six.

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