NEWS: New season of Royal Albert Hall late nights and Sunday brunchs

Rob Luft
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Peter Bacon reports:

Thursday late night and Sunday brunch jazz continue at the Royal Albert Hall next month with a fresh programme of six late night sessions and seven brunches between early May and early July.

Opening the late night season are vintage-jazzers The Dime Notes on 3 May, with busy-as-a-bee guitarist Rob Luft on 17 May, pianist/composer Janette Mason on 31 May, the ‘20s/‘30s sound of the Basin Street Brawlers on 7 June, Canadian-born singer Lauren Bush on 14 June and the world-jazz group Seed Ensemble on 21 June. The gigs start at 9.30pm and tickets are between £13.50 and £15.

Hetty and the Jazzatos
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The programme for the brunches is: 6 May Jazz Dynamos Quartet (American songbook plus); 13 May Nevada Street Four (vintage jazz and four-part harmonies); 20 May Southern Cone Quintet (South American music); 27 May Benoit Viellefon Hot Club Quartet (classic swing); 17 June The Boomtown Swingalings (Armstrong, Bechet, Ellington); 24 June The Silver Ghosts (five-piece swing); and 8 July Hetty and the Jazzatos (Anglo-Italian “la dolce vita”). The music starts after 12pm and tickets, including lunch, are £31.50 (under 12s £16).

The late nights are in the Elgar Room and the Sunday brunches are in the Verdi Italian Kitchen.

LINK: Royal Albert Hall website

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