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 1940s 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 3rd December – The Revamp Tramps
The Revamp Tramps is a swing jazz band with a difference. They perform modern and popular songs (think Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Cee Lo Green, Blondie and The Beatles) in a retro, swung, old-school style (think Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee.) This classy mix of old and new brings a fresh twist on the songs you know and love.
They will be performing as a three-piece combining the awesome talents of one Richard Luck (piano), Luke Stenner (double bass), and Stephanie Grace (vocals),
As well as sounding sensational, The Revamp Tramps are a visual delight – bringing the mix of vintage and modern into their stage costumes, instruments and equipment.
A very cool night of swing awaits you with the Revamp Tramps.
Saturday 10th December – Chiara Marcon
Italian jazz singer Chiara Marcon brings a sultry flare to some classic 1940s jazz and swing numbers. Her young voice is mellow but fresh and her delivery is edged with mild accents in places to provide a difference and charm to her singing.
Chiara is definitely a performer to watch out for on the London scene. See her first at the Dry Martini Bar.
Saturday 17th December – Sara Dowling
Sara Dowling is one of London’s most talented jazz singers and is a regular performer at jazz hot spots across town including 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and now Dry Martini!
Originally from Landsend Cornwall she brings a warmth to some classic influences including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Anita O’Day.
As well as performing live Sara writes songs for some of the music industry’s most prestigious publishing companies including EMI, Sony, ATV, Water and more. She has also co-written for the BBC and mainstream US film scores.