The team behind the Jazz Café willmark the venue’s birthday with a week of celebrations, bringing together jazz artists with talent from world music, fusion, hip-hop and grime over a series of special events.
A year since taking over the iconic Camden Jazz Café, The Columbo Group will kick off the celebration on Wednesday, June 14. The five-day programme of events is designed to recognise the variety of performers and genres that the venue has played host to since the team took over in 2016.
Hip- hop group Souls of Mischief perform on Wednesday, June 14, while on Thursday, June 15 record label Mr Bongo present a performance from French fusion group Cortex.
Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure plays on Friday, June 16, then on
Saturday, June 17 Henry Wu presents a live tribute to bassist Jaco Pastorious, followed by a DJ set from Nightmares on Wax.
The week ends on Sunday, June 18 with the Ruff Sqwad Orchestra who perform an orchestral rendition of some of grime's most iconic instrumentals alongside special guests.
Columbo Group founder Steve Ball said: “It’s been a privilege to watch The Jazz Café’s reputation growing over the past 12 months. We’ve made great efforts to re-establish the venue as an important home for live music in the city and in that time have hosted legendary artists and rising talent alike. The birthday week celebrates all the great music we’ve welcomed to our stage over the last year.”