Every Saturday the Dry Martini Bar serves up the coolest cocktails and the smoothest free live jazz in London!
This month the ladies are in charge at Dry Martini Bar at Melia Whitehouse.
With a great line up of some of London’s top female jazz vocalists backed by our house band. Get to Dry Martini Bar early to avoid disappointment, or better still visit the Eventbrite page to book a table.
Saturday 1st April – Ineza Kerschkamp
Kicking off the April lineup for free live jazz in London at Dry Martini Bar is a Rwanden born Belgian jazz singer Ineza Kerschkamp. She studied jazz vocals at the conservatoire of Maastricht in The Netherlands and is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for music and dance in London. Ineza is a talented composer and has performed her own music at the jazz Maastricht festival.
She’s currently signed to D/A music group in London and is in the proces of creating and bringing out her debut single. She joins us for some jazz classics & cocktails at Dry Martini bar.
Saturday 8th April – Caroline Loftus Trio
Australian born, with London now her home and inspiration, Caroline is much sought after on the jazz scene both in the UK and internationally.
Caroline performs and records with many artists, from duo to big band, with her style ranging from acoustic jazz to retro swing, latin and lounge. She has released four solo albums to date.
Internationally, among others, Caroline has appeared in concert at the National Theatre London, Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Nederland Dance Theatre, IMM Singapore, Sydney Festival, Malta Arts Festival and Miami International Dance Conference. She has also appeared in more intimate jazz settings including Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Jazz Café, The Basement (Sydney), The Den (NY) and The Jazz Club (Hong Kong).
She returns to Dry Martini bar this month following great shows in the bar in January and in 2016.
Saturday 15th April – Sylvia Schmidt
Sylvia Schmidt is a well-known voice on the London vintage Jazz scene. She performs regularly with her group “Between the lines” but comes to Dry Martini with a set of 1940s classics performed with our regular house musicians.
As she is one of the best improvisers in town be prepared for a night of spontaneity.
Saturday 22nd April – Lauren Bush
Canadian born Lauren Bush relocated to London 4 years ago. Daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter father and music teacher mother, she has been surrounded by jazz all her life.
She has performed internationally at the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival, the Victoria International Jazz Festival, the Idaho Jazz Festival and in Handy Park New Orleans. Since living in London she has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and has regular residencies at several jazz hot spots across the city.
Saturday 29th April – Jess Radcliffe
London-based vocalist Jessica Radcliffe had her first big band gig at age 13, before joining the National Youth Jazz Orchestra at 16; she is now NYJO’s vocal Musical Director. She studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, during which time she performed at Ronnie Scott’s Bar, The Spice of Life, The Hideaway and on the Entertainment Channel.
She performs regularly across town with different acts including her own Doodlebugs 1940s swing band.