Peter Bacon reports:
It’s been around since the Second World War, it all started with jazz and now, it seems, jazz might be back at the renowned Oxford Street venue. The 100 Club has announced a Jazz Week with daytime workshops and evening shows.
Among those appearing during the week are Liane Carroll, the Sam Barnett Quintet with Theo Travis, the BATL Quartet and Adrian Cox‘s Profoundly Blue. Workshops will be led by NYJO, Leeds College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.
As part of the 100 Club Youth Arts Programme, on Sunday 26 August Engines Orchestra will be running a night called eO presents: Kalpadruma (including saxophonist Asha Parkinson) + Resolute (featuring trombonist Raph Clarkson), and eO artistic director Phil Meadows will also be running a workshop before that concert.
Jeff Horton, of the 100 Club, said: “The 100 Club is the longest running live music venue on the planet with a rich heritage of jazz during that time. Since the first jazz session kicked off the start of 75 years of live music at 100 Oxford Street, in 1942, jazz has been interwoven within the club’s music policy most of that time. It’s fallen off the map at the 100 Club recently and this is the start of what we hope will be a new jazz era at the venue.”
The Arts Council has given the initiative its support.
For more information and the full programme, go to the100club.co.uk