FRENCH FEST - Smitty's Big Four: Bechet Years

*Dinner & Show packages available: Includes a ticket, a three course menu formule* meal, a glass of wine, coffee and water in Brasserie Zédel pre or post show. Your dinner reservation must be made separately by calling 020 7734 4888 and quoting 'Live At Zédel offer'.


Sidney Bechet, the New Orleans master of the clarinet and soprano saxophone, spent the last and most fruitful years of his career living in France. Bechet, on par with only Louis Armstrong as having a definitive trad jazz sound, teamed with various musicians in this period for a varied musical output.

On one end were his popular opuses, 'Petite Fleur' and 'Si Tu Vois Ma Mere', recorded with Claude Luter, and on the other, his more experimental sessions with bebop pianist, Martial Solal. Smitty's Big Four cites Bechet as one of their primary influences and is excited to bring you a program of music from his Paris years.

Further information about the dinner and show option:

*Menu on the evening:
Céleri Rémoulade
Bœuf Bourguignon or Truite de Mer Grillée
Ile Flottante
Verre de Vin Maison Eau, Café
Glass of wine option - white, Les Terrasses or red, Le Sabounet

Please call to reserve your table - 020 7734 4888

Due to high demand in the restaurant please make your dinner reservation as soon as possible.

Pre-show, we advise you to reserve your table at least one hour and thirty minutes before your show starts. For post-show guests you must be seated in the brasserie by 11:00pm.


Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


See individual shows for times