Jazz at George IV

Dates for 2021

Photograph above: Bridget Osborne and Larry Pryce – photograph by Jon Perry – Enlightenshade

The Chiswick Calendar runs a Jazz club with Larry Pryce of Live Music To Go in the Boston Room at George IV on Chiswick High Rd. Every Thursday night from 20 May 2021, with a break in August.

Larry has been a Jazz promoter in London for 40 years, running the Dover St wine bar and then taking over the music schedule for the iconic Jazz pub, The Bull’s Head in Barnes. His little black book is a Who’s Who of Jazz musicians who either live in London or visit regularly. If you don’t recognise their names, you only have to look at the list of people they’ve played with to know how good they are.

Club Card discount

Holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card not only receive a 20% discount on tickets but also get 20% off all food and drink at George IV at any time.

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Jazz at George IV – Mississippi Swamp Dogs (Sold Out)

May 20 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

Sold Out - See extra date added: Thurday 15 July “A Celebration Of The Deep South” showcasing the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Southern States kicks off the 2021 programme. The marvellous Mississippi Swamp Dogs, led by top swing trombonist and 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. Expect an exotic gumbo of swinging soul, jazzy blues, New Orleans…

Jazz at George IV – The Jo Harrop Trio – ‘Jazz at the Musicals’

May 27 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

This special show explores some of the stand-out jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades. This special show explores some of the stand-out jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades, written by many of the greatest composers. Featuring numbers such as Summertime and I Loves You Porgy from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Cole Porter’s So In Love from Kiss Me Kate, Rogers & Hart’s My Funny Valentine from Babes In Arms, and Somewhere from…

Jazz at George IV – Shireen Francis & The Small Island Trio

June 3 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

Shireen's trio integrate jazz harmonies with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Reggae and Calypso This exciting new group put together and fronted by the multi-talented singer Shireen Francis is unique in the way that they integrate jazz harmonies with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Reggae and Calypso, creating an unusual, but highly accessible musical hybrid. The line-up features Shireen Francis on vocals, Dominic Grant on guitar and Mark Cherrie on steel pan. Shireen’s rich and multi-layered vocal style is heard to good…

Jazz at George IV – Giulio Romano

June 10 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

Giulio's trio take a musical journey through the rhythms of Bossa Nova and other jazz flavoured Latin classics Featuring ace guitarist Giulio Romano Malaisi, acclaimed vocalist Manuela Panizzo and noted keyboardist Chicco Allotta, the highly accomplished trio will be taking you on a musical journey through the rhythms of Bossa Nova and other jazz flavoured Latin classics. Along the way you will enjoy some old favourites as well as encountering some lessor known but highly atmospheric Latin and soul/jazz edged…

Jazz at George IV – The Blues Engineers

June 17 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

A night of jazz-tinged Urban & Country blues with the experts The brilliant Blues Engineers are back in the Boston Room for another exciting night of jazz-tinged Urban & Country blues. The Engineers have played with and supported some of the very best in the business, including BB King, Peter Green, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Roger Chapman, ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and Jools Holland. Vocalist and guitarist John O’Reilly is internationally acclaimed for his exciting slide and steel (resonator) guitar…

Jazz at George IV – Trio Manouche Midsummer Special

June 24 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

The UK's leading Gypsy Swing ensemble with special guest Francesca Confortini The UK’s leading Gypsy Swing ensemble Trio Manouche will be performing inspired re-worked classics of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt together with highly atmospheric arrangements of trad swing greats such as Nat King Cole and original material written by band leader Simon Harris. During the evening, the band will also be including numbers from their forthcoming EP, “Ordinary World”. One of the foremost exponents of Gypsy Swing…

Jazz at George IV – Dom Pipkin & The Ikos Trio

July 1

Piano supremo Dom Pipkin has performed all over the world, both as a solo artist and with artists as diverse as David Byrne, Paloma Faith, and Morcheeba and as a regular performer in New Orleans including the prestigious “Piano Night” at the world-famous Jazz and Heritage Festival. “I can’t hold a candle to this guy ……” says Jamie Cullum. The Ikos are named after the New Orleans classic “Iko Iko”. Along with a two-year residency at Ronnie Scott’s club in…

Jazz at George IV – Stealing Dan & Don

July 8

The return of this multi-talented duo after their last highly successful show in the Boston Room promises to be another treat for lovers of the highly inventive music of Donald Fagin and Walter Becker, the illustrious musicians who made up the core of the legendary Steely Dan. Blending elements of jazz fusion, rock, Latin and R&B, Steely Dan’s often cryptic lyrics and mixture of complex arrangements, soaring vocals and funky riffs made them one of the most sought after bands…

Jazz at George IV – Mississippi Swamp Dogs

July 15 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

“A Celebration Of The Deep South” showcasing the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Southern States. The marvellous Mississippi Swamp Dogs, led by top swing trombonist and 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. Expect an exotic gumbo of swinging soul, jazzy blues, New Orleans Rhumba, Cajun-Funk & Gospel rhythms from these musical masters. Punchy brass riffs together with rolling…

Jazz at George IV – Barb Jungr

July 22

Barb Jungr, the UK’s finest interpreter of song, has long been associated with the work of the legendary singer/songwriters Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, wowing audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of their material. Her ‘Hard Rain’ collection of 2014 received 5-star rave reviews on 3 continents and her live performance of the political songs of Dylan and Cohen ran for three weeks of sold-out performances in New York. For this performance Barb will be focusing on Cohen’s…

Jazz at George IV – Sarah Moule trio

July 29

The music of Duke Ellington has been inspiring jazz vocalist Sarah Moule and pianist Simon Wallace ever since they first discovered jazz. Simon was hooked after seeing the Ellington band when he was 13 years old and Ellington’s music was one of Sarah’s first big ‘jazz obsessions’. This special show celebrates ‘The Duke’ with a collection of his greatest songs and those of his right- hand man, Billy Strayhorn, two of the most respected and prolific song writers of the…

Jazz at George IV – Fallen Heroes

August 5

Rhythm & blues, swinging jazz and a dash of ska ... The Heroes will be showcasing songs from their highly acclaimed album, “A Brief Period Of Rejoicing” as well as playing some crowd pleasing old favourites, all helped along the way by the noted Kansas City boogie pianist Dean Ross. Expect to hear an interesting mix of originals plus some hot rhythm & blues, swinging jazz & a dash of ska, including numbers from Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Chuck…

Jazz at George IV – The Joanna Eden Band

September 2

"The UK's answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones…." Time Out Joanna Eden first established herself as one of the foremost singer/pianist/songwriters to watch in the 2000’s with a breakout album on Universal Records, airplay on the BBC, as well as touring with the likes of Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, the Buena Vista Social Club and Ronan Keating at festivals all over the UK. “Brilliant.…” says Jamie Cullum. "The UK's answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones…." Time Out. Joanna…

Jazz at George IV – Antonio Forcione

November 11

Multi award-winning, hugely talented composer and acoustic guitarist par excellence, plus special guest. A unique show from Antonio Forcione, multi award-winning, hugely talented composer and acoustic guitarist par excellence. "Motown and Magic" will showcase Antonio's vibrant and original blend of jazz, Latin, African, flamenco and soul sounds. This charismatic and inventive artist will be performing songs by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, The Beatles and Sting as well as original numbers of his own. Antonio takes the guitar to…

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