There aren’t many venues offering free live jazz in London, but at Dry Martini Bar in the Melia Whitehouse Hotel you can enjoy some of the smoothest jazz sounds in town, washed down with the driest Martinis.
This month we have a 1930s flavour to the music and the drinks so check out the listings below and start making Dry Martini Bar one of your Saturday night destinations.
Saturday 14th January – Kerry Williams
Kerry Williams grew up in a small country town in Eastern Oregon. He then chose to attend Washington State University to study music, but his love for jazz wasn’t truly ignited until he participated in a student exchange program where he attended William Patterson University in New Jersey. This world-renowned jazz program and the fact that Manhattan, the capital of modern jazz, was just a few miles away cemented his passion for the music. From then on, Kerry has dedicated his life to the art of jazz saxophone. Upon completing his degree, he began a ten-year career working as a musician for various luxurious cruise lines. His adventures took him around the world four times and to over 100 countries. Kerry has settled in London to begin a new adventure. Most recently he performed in “The Glenn Miller Story” starring Tommy Steele; a four-month UK Tour showcasing the life and music of Glenn Miller with a full 16 piece big band live onstage. Kerry will be playing at the Dry Martini Bar this Saturday for the first time.
Saturday 21st January – Mandy Meadows
Mandy Meadows is a fine international jazz, pop and soul singer who draws her musical inspiration from jazz and soul icons such as Diana Krall, Etta James, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse, to name a few.
Originally from New Zealand, she recently recorded her own take on some classic Jazz Standards for her album “Oceania”. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NYC and Mandy is excited to promote it in her new home town, London.
28th January – ReVamp Tramps Saturday
Following their successful debut at The Dry Martini Bar in December, The ReVamp Tramps are back on Saturday 28th January with their cool, finger clicking jazz interpretations of contemporary pop and rock hits.
Fronted by the elegant Stephanie Grace the band give some songs you know well a new feel in an old-fashioned way!