Our swinging house bands play in the Brasserie every day of the week...
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.
19th – 25th February – Gabrielle Ducomble
An established favourite in her adopted UK, Gabrielle brings a sophisticated blend of Parisian-style jazz, toe-tapping swing, chansons, and vintage melodies. Accompanied by guitar, clarinet or violin and double bass. Sassy, jazzy and glamorous!
24th + 25th February – Lunchtimes – Fifi La Mer
Oh La La! is a charming and sophisticated quartet playing French music from Offenbach to Gainsbourg, as well as a selection of 20s upbeat and 50s cool jazz. Parisian born Fifi la Mer sings in both French and English, and plays the chromatic accordion; Alex Garnett or Oliver Wilby plays the clarinet and tenor saxophone; Curtis Volp the guitar and Julian Bury the double bass. Authentic French music at its best!
26th Feb– 3rd March – Pete Horsfall Trio / Quartet
Pete Horsfall is an award winning jazz trumpet player and singer. His latest record was acclaimed as ‘ravishing’ by The Guardian and he has featured regularly as a guest on national radio. His musical life has taken him to countless headline shows at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the world, including The Lincoln Center (NYC), Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Paris’ Les Duc Des Lombards.
2nd + 3rd March – Lunchtimes – Tango Siempre
Described by the Financial Times as “raw, intoxicating, speaking with its true voice”, Tango Siempre have appeared on BBC Strictly, Zingzillas, The One Show, ITV’s Surprise Surprise and Radio 3’s In Tune. They play a wide range of traditional, nuevo and contemporary tangos, milongas and valses, recreating the passionate music of Buenos Aires.
4th – 10th March – Ma Bessie’s Speakeasy
Welcome to Ma Bessie’s Speakeasy, a musical delight from a bygone era. Playing the jazz and blues classics from the 1920s onwards, as well as some hidden treasures, vocalist Ma Bessie aka Julia Titus, pianist George Webster, saxophone/clarinet Clare Hirst and bassist Chris Hyde-Harrison take a journey through this forgotten time.
9th + 10th March – Lunchtimes – Hot Strings Review
Dubbed as: “One of the best jazz fiddlers anywhere…” by the New York Times, Mike Piggott has carved out a succesful dual career as a recording artist and one of Britain’s finest Swing Jazz fiddle players. During his career, Mike has worked with the likes of Bert Jansch and Ralph Mctell, Peter Green and Denny Laine, and John Etheridge, Martin Taylor and Bucky Pizzarelli.
11th – 17th March – The Cable Street Rag Band
Ewan bleach is a clarinettist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. He leads the wonderful Cable Street Rag band in their large repertoire of rare old songs ranging from the rough raggy blues songs of the 20s to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.
16th + 17th March – Lunchtimes – Louise Golbey Trio
The voice of the global Mercedes EQS advert, Louise Golbey is an established artist on the live Jazz and Soul scene and a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts, The 606, Pizza Express and the London Jazz Festival.
Her acoustic jazz trio with guitar and double bass perform a mix of classic standards, Bossa Nova and jazzy takes of modern pop and soul.
18th – 20th March – The Hot Dog Corn Dogs
Delightful prohibition swing from the deep south (London) serving up hot jazz with crunchy blues, crossed with tangy folk into a bite sized portion. The Hot Dog Corn Dogs give it their all every time for a thoroughly entertaining evening.
21st– 24th March – Rhythm & Blue Martyn
‘Rhythm & Blue Martyn’ is run by Ben Martyn, a songwriter, vocalist, bassist, pianist & guitarist. He also runs the world renowned 6-piece touring band ‘The Fallen Heroes’ with his brother and drummer Emile. They draw their musical influence & inspiration from their times living and working in New Orleans & Kansas City. Their repertoire consists of jazz and rhythm & blues and the music of New Orleans in general with a sprinkling of original songs in that style.
23rd + 24th March – Lunchtimes – 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.
25th – 31st March – Lunchtimes – Louise Messenger
Louise Messenger is a Jazz/Contemporary vocalist originally from Australia but now based in London.
A captivating performer, Louise loves all things swing. Her greatest influences are Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Keely Smith and the Boswell Sisters. As well as classic standards, she is always seeking tunes that are a little left of centre, and loves to bring back to life songs from tin pan alley and the Great American Songbook that have been forgotten in the jazz canon.
30th + 31st March – Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico Trio
Eleazar is an Argentine bassist who has performed extensively at the most renowned jazz venues in the UK and EU; and some of the best jazz festivals in the continent. His trio is based on the old Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson trios recordings (Piano, Guitar and Bass)
Expect some of the most highly regarded musicians of the London Jazz Scene
1st – 7th April – Django Reinhardt Sessions with Harry Diplock
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 making music in the vibrant city of London.
6th + 7th April – Lunctimes – Marama Café Band
Playing all over the UK and in Europe since 2001, the Marama Cafe Band entertain with brasserie and cafe music including French musette. Hot club jazz, swing, Argentinean tango and gypsy music from Eastern Europe. With Frank Biddulph (violin), Pete Watson (accordion) and David Ahmed (guitar)