The renowned restaurant critic, Masterchef judge and presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet has one other skill. He's also a jazz pianist.
Jay Rayner returns to Crazy Coqs as part of this year's EFG London Jazz Festival with The Jay Rayner Quartet: Songs of Food and Agony; an ensemble of top flight musicians performing tunes from the Great American food and drink songbook including Cantaloupe Island, Black Coffee, One For My Baby, and Save The Bones. There will be standards from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg.
Alongside anecdotes from his life being paid to eat out on somebody else's dime he also talks about growing up with a mother, Claire Rayner, who was an agony aunt and plays tunes that draw on the narratives of the problem page letter.
With the singer Pat Gordon Smith, bassist Robert Rickenberg and saxophonist Dave Lewis.
EFG London Jazz Festival website: http://www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.