Springtime jazz at St-Martin-in-the-Fields

If your idea of bliss is listening to some springtime jazz, then head off down to a jazz night at the Café in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.

Although the Café in the Crypt is underground, its also a well known secret that it is one of the hottest music venues in London.

You can soak up its unique atmosphere while listening to great musicians whilst enjoying fabulous food and drink and having a simply swinging time. The schedule is as follows;

Wednesday 4 April, 8.00pm

Randolph and Byron

Singer Randolph Matthews and guitarist Byron Johnston blend the rhythms and melodies of African and Mediterranean music into a sensual fusion of world music that gets everyone onto the dance floor.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 11 April, 8.00pm

The Fabulations

With a repertoire ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder to Michael Jackson, the Fabulations are one of those rare bands who are equally at home performing jazz/swing classics from the 40s and 50s, soul and disco anthems, and recent chart hits.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 18 April, 8.00pm

Oh La La!

A chic songstress and accordion player leads this acoustic trio in performing French tunes, traditional jazz and some rousing tango.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 25 April, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

Enjoy a generous cocktail of jazz, blues, country and gospel with TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 2 May, 8.00pm

Heads South

Heads South is a 5-piece jazz salsa band which plays a superb repertoire of originals and arrangements of great tunes.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 9 May, 8.00pm

Morley College Big Band

Take a sentimental journey with the Morley College Big Band as they swing in the style of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Hermann and Buddy Rich.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 16 May, 8.00pm

Jumoké Fashola

Broadcaster and international jazz vocalist Jumoké Fashola and her world- class band perform swinging jazz standards and well-loved classics that get everyone up and onto the dance floor.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 23 May, 8.00pm

Gill Cook

With vocals full of warmth and intimacy and exceptional phrasing Gill Cook gives a stirring interpretation of classic jazz ballads.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 30 May, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

TJ Johnson’s extraordinary music transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 6 June, 8.00pm

Graham Pike Quartet

This four-piece band features chromatic harmonica, trumpet and flugelhorn, vocals/piano/bass/drums and percussion and specialises in cool, stylish jazz and Latin standards.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 13 June, 8.00pm

The Delta Boys

One of the best bands on the UK soul and blues scene, the Delta Boys features inspirational Aretha-esque vocals, heavyweight horns, and a tight rhythm section.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 20 June, 8.00pm

Christian Brewer

This lyrical and soulful alto sax player’s post-bop style is rooted in jazz funk and groove oriented music.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Wednesday 27 June, 8.00pm

TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick

This talented Dixieland band is a favourite with Crypt audiences.

Tickets: £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved)

Tickets are £9 (reserved seating), £5.50 (unreserved) and available from www.smitf.org or via telephone on 020 7766 1100 or in person from the Box Office at St Martin’s. Food is served until 9.00pm and drinks until 10.00pm