BZ Music
Live Music at Zédel

Our swinging house bands play in the Brasserie every day of the week...

Live Music at Zédel

Enjoy the toe-tapping music of our house bands while you dine at Zédel…

Monday – Wednesday – from 7pm -10:30pm
Thursdays – from 8pm-11:15pm
Fridays – 12.30pm-3.30pm & 8pm-11:15pm
Saturdays – 12.30pm-3.30pm & 8pm-11:15pm
Sundays – 12.30pm-3.30pm & 6pm – 9pm

There is no extra charge levied for music.

10th – 16th June – Rebecca Holweg
Hear London-born singer songwriter, Rebecca Hollweg perform alongside some of London’s leading jazz musicians. Rebecca is equally at home singing a mixture of French classics as she is performing well-known standards from the Great American Songbook, thanks to her European multilingual family background and jazz training. In recent years, she has toured the world with her own music, appeared on national radio and worked alongside musical legends, including Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and Paul Carrack.

15th + 16th June – Lunchtimes – TJ Johnson
The self-titled “King of Dirty Jazz, Backroom Swing and Rhythm and Blues”, TJ Johnson is a true ambassador of the soul singing songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, of hope and despair, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows. TJ plays and extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more.

17th – 23rd June – The Cosimo Matassa Project
Transport yourself 60 years back in time and 3000 miles westwards with the sound of The Cosimo Matassa Project. Made up of some of London’s finest session musicians, the band specialise in recreating the original and authentic sound of R&B – including the 45″ records that emerged from the New Orleans studios of Cosimo Matassa in the 1950s and 1960s by the likes of Little Richard, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Big Joe Turner.

22nd + 23rd June – Lunchtimes – GS Latin Trio
Giorgio Serci is an award winning guitarist, composer and arranger. Co-founder of Bansangu Orchestra, he has performed and toured worldwide with Basia, Sylvain Luc, Martin Taylor, Franco Cerri, David Garrett, Paolo Fresu to name but a few and supported Jools Holland, Shirley Bassey, Dr John & Prince amongst other. He is a music professor at ACM, Royal Holloway and Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a regular columnist for Guitar Interactive Magazine. His signature model guitar ‘Alma’ by Fibonacci, endorsement with DV Mark amps and Yamaha guitars are testimony of his reputation in the international music scene.

24th – 30th June – Corina Kwami & The Swing Selection
American singer and dancer Corina Kwami, fronts Corina Kwami & the Swing Selection. With both Ghanaian and Irish roots, Corina has worked in over 20 countries across the world – and brings a global, renaissance spirit to jazz, with splashes of French, Spanish and Portuguese, and toe-tapping swing

29th + 30th June – Lunchtimes – The Dime Notes
Join The Dime Notes as they swing the roof off with their customary blues-drenched 20’s New Orleans jazz, and repertoire of stomps, blueses, and forgotten gems of the era.
Featuring Chris Barber’s long-time clarinetist David Horniblow, U.S pianist and Morton specialist Andrew Oliver, and the unstoppable pulse of London’s knockout rhythm section, guitarist Dave Kelbie of Evan Christopher’s Django a la Creole fame, and bassist Louis Thomas.

1st – 7th July – La Bouche Manouche
Taking influence from the chic and sophisticated era of the Jazz Age, La Bouche Manouche are a vintage swing band, featuring critically acclaimed jazz singer Irene Serra on vocals. With a repertoire rooted in the sound of gypsy jazz, expect to hear swing tunes from Django Reinhardt, Charleston, French chansons, Bal musette and classic jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.

6th + 7th July – Lunchtimes – Dave Archer Trio
Join guitarist Dave Archer as he leads his trio at Brasserie Zedel alongside some of the capitals finest musicians. Expect unique arrangements from Archer as he delves into swing to bop era repertoire.
Dave Archer is an in-demand musician and well known regular on the London Jazz circuit. He is a founding member of Kansas Smitty’s and Webb City who have recently returned from their ‘the Art of Tatum’ UK tour with two sold out shows at Ronnie Scott’s.
Archer is also seen playing sideman with the likes of Clare Teal, Adrian Cox and records as a session musician. Recent recordings include albums with Jamie Cullum and Damian Lewis

8th – 9th July – The Travelling Janes
The Traveling Janes are a band of woman from five countries who specialise in vibrant old time jazz and blues. Their aim to spread the joyful music that emerged in the prohibition era – just as the original ‘janes’ of the southern railroads and traveling tent shows of the 1920s.

John Miller – Friday 12th July – 1pm
Mainstream jazz pianist with a rhythm and blues influence – providing surprising twists on the classic repertories of the likes of Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday.

The Travelling Janes – Friday 12th July – 8pm
Five women specialising in vibrant old-time jazz and blues.
Their aim to spread the joyful music that emerged in the prohibition era – just as the original ‘janes’ of the southern railroads and traveling tent shows of the 1920s.

Django Reinhardt Sessions with Harry Diplock – Saturday 13th July 12:30 – 3:30pm
Guitarist Harry Diplock brings together some of the UKs most exciting jazz musicians to capture a modern take on the world of acoustic jazz. Inspired by the Parisian jazz scene and rooted in the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, the group is the culmination of over 10 years of making music in the vibrant city of London.

Florence Joelle Quartet – Saturday 13th July 8pm – 11:15pm
A ‘Parisian singer fusing a Tarantino -esque cool.’ – Time Out
With touches of blues, jazz and rock n roll, Florence’s music plays tribute to 1950s & 60s jazz, combining her Parisian roots with some Gypsy-style jazz.

‘Oriana and The Charmers’ – Sunday 14th July 12:30 – 3:30pm
Bringing French Chanson to your lunchtime. Oriana and her trio take you through the Parisian Streets. Feast on Piaf and more.

15th – 21st July – Aisha Khan & The Rajas
Aisha Khan sings American roots music, Jazz, Blues and Rhythm & Blues of the 1940’s/50’s. With a nod to the glamour and sophistication of a bygone era and over 25 years of experience, coupled with an unrivalled passion for the music, she combines outstanding original material with powerful cover versions and performs them all with class, soul, talent and wit. Equal Parts sultry Jazz chanteuse and Rhythm and Blues belter, Aisha easily communicates heartbreak, joy and a range of emotions in between, continuing to honour the tradition of the true Divas.
Along with her band The Rajahs, comprised of some of the finest London musicians performing in Blues, Jazz and Rock & Roll today, they will take you on a musical journey of stellar Roots music covers combined with brilliant original material which is destined to become new classics. Be prepared to be uplifted!

20th + 21st July – Lunchtimes – Benoit Viellefon
Benoit directs an ensemble of internationally acclaimed musicians in a manner reminiscent of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Charles Trenet at the very height of their popularity. Showcasing a repertoire of the most beautiful and uplifting songs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s including French chanson, swing, jive, Russian-folk, Charleston, Latin American and Cuban dance music, as well as originals in the same classic style, this is one of the leading vintage dance ensembles to have emerged from the UK in recent years.

22nd – 28th July – Bezique
Led by cellist Shirley Smart, Bezique perform a variety of acoustic jazz and cafe music from around the world.
Their repertoire includes music by Django Reinhardt, Richard Galliano, Bireli Lagrene, and others, as well as original compositions.
They also incorporate an occasional rarely heard North African flavour to their repertoire through the inclusion of works by the Algerian chaabi pianist Maurice el-Medioni, giving them a uniquely cosmopolitan sound on the UK acoustic jazz scene.
The line up varies from duo to quintet and includes Shirley Smart on cello, Peter Michaels on guitar, Mike Guy on accordion, Marcus Penrose on bass and Demi Garcia Sabat on drums