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.

The Boston Room is a lovely venue. The pub provides table service and you can order meals before and during the gigs. Doors open 7.00 pm, performances start at 7.30 pm.

Club Card discount

Holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card not only receive a 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 – Jo Harrop tribute to Nina Simone

September 30 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

Jo Harrop trio showcase the songs of the legendary Nina Simone The much in demand jazz vocalist Jo Harrop will be showcasing the songs of the legendary Nina Simone along with the acclaimed pianist Alex Hutton and the noted bassist Jihad Darwish. Nina Simone’s music spanned a broad range of styles ranging from Jazz, Folk, Blues and Classical through to R&B, Gospel and Pop and she went on to record over 40 albums between 1958 and 1974, making her debut…

Jazz at George IV – The Blues Engineers

October 7 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

The brilliant Blues Engineers return to the Boston Room for another exciting night of jazz-tinged Urban & Country blues. The Engineers have played with and supported some of the 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 playing having worked extensively in Europe on the festival circuit with the band…

Jazz at George IV – Piaf remembered

October 14 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

French Jazz & Cabaret singer Oriana Curls celebrates the music of the iconic French singer Edith Piaf An intimate musical evening featuring celebrated French jazz & Cabaret singer Oriana Curls celebrating many of the iconic French singer Edith Piaf's timeless classics such as Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien & La Vie En Rose. A unique mixture of spoken word and French song, the show debuted to great acclaim at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival. We hear the songs of the great…

Jazz at George IV – Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan

October 21 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

Internationally acclaimed singer Barb Jungr presents the music of Bob Dylan in her own inimitable style Barb has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements and great humour and variously described by critics as ‘magnificent, mesmerising and magical’, she has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer. “The uncategorisable British singer has a knack of uncovering fresh depths in Dylan …..Barb weighs every…

Jazz at George IV – Mississippi Swamp Dogs

October 28 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm BST

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs present - A Celebration Of The Deep South Showcasing the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Southern States, the marvellous Mississippi Swamp Dogs are led by top swing trombonist & vocalist Jeff Williams and feature one of London's best Blue Eyed Soul voices, Paul Miller, on keys. Joined by Ned Bennett on saxophone, Dan Redding on guitar and Jonno Lee on drums, the band makes a welcome return to the Boston Room for another…

Jazz at George IV – Antonio Forcione

November 11 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm GMT

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…

Jazz at the George IV – Trio Manouche in the EFG London Jazz Festival

November 18 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm GMT

The UK’s leading Gypsy Swing band will be performing with with Special Guest Francesca Confortini as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival Trio Manouche will be performing inspired re-worked classics of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt in addition to featuring numbers from their forthcoming new album penned by band leader Simon Harris together with highly atmospheric arrangements of trad swing greats such as Nat King Cole. Trio Manouche are one of the foremost exponents of Gypsy Swing…

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