The Jazz Cafe Camden Re-Launches May 2016

jazz cafe 2016The Jazz Cafe, Camden, will reopen its doors on 24th May 2016 following its take over in January this year by The Columbo Group and a £3m renovation.

The re-launch will feature a special fortnight of events, showcasing the best in Jazz, Funk, Hiphop and Electronic music, all accompanied by premium food and drink. 

Among the names that will feature are Pantha Du Prince and Dave Harrington (electronic music visionaries), Dam Funk and Egyptian Lover (keeping things funky from Stones Throw Records) Mammal Hands (emerging Jazz talent) and Pete Josef (a fave act of Gilles Peterson). Tickets and reservations can now be made via TheJazzCafeLondon

With a long personal history between The Columbo Group’s founders and The Jazz Cafe, the new management team are especially thrilled to unveil the first details of this £3million renovation. A loving, respectful and dedicated project has resulted in a refreshed and renewed venue with a high quality sound system to match. The Jazz Cafe will continue to offer a platform for Jazz music both old and new, whilst also connecting the genre with some of the most sought-after names in electronic music. Décor, layout, sound technology, food and drink have all been revised and taken to the next level in order to bring The Jazz Cafe firmly and confidently into the 21st century.

Steve Ball, Director of The Columbo Group comments:
“Many of us here at The Columbo Group have a personal history at The Jazz Cafe,” says Steve Ball, Director of The Columbo Group “its early days have fed into what we do at our other venues a great deal. What makes this acquisition so special is that we now have the chance to channel that history in to taking The Jazz Cafe forward. With a huge respect for the work they’ve done and for the greats that have played there we’re looking forward to taking this venue to the next level, whilst of course respecting the lineage of what The Jazz Cafe has come to represent.

Jazz, in its many forms, permeates so many contemporary sounds. Tune in to radio shows like Benji B and Gilles Peterson and you hear it there, whether they are spinning a classic or pushing new artists. Major clubs that many people wouldn’t instantly associate with jazz, play it all the time! You only have to catch a set by Floating Points or Jamie XX for example and you’ll be hearing jazz right there. We’re planning to reflect the whole of this lineage at The Jazz Cafe moving forward. The relaunch fortnight includes electronic visionaries Pantha Du Prince and Dave Harrington whilst also giving a platform to new talents including Mammal Hands and Pete Josef – there is a lot more to come.”

For more information head over to TheJazzCafeLondon


22a Records Label Showcase feat. Al Dobson Jr, Ruby Rushton (live), Tenderlonious, Jeen Bassa, Reginald Omas Mamode IV (live), Special guest IG Culture
Date: Wednesday 25th May
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £12.50 adv
Dave Harrington, “Become Alive” Album Launch
Date: Thursday 26th May
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £15.50 adv
Just Blaze, Hannah Faith, more tbc
Date: Friday 27th May
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £13.50 adv
Darkstar (live), Kutmah, Bullion, Throwing Shade (live), Mr Beatnick
Date: Saturday 28th May
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £12.50 adv

Waka Flocka Flame, Darq E Freaker
 +special guests TBA
Date: Sunday 29th May
Doors opening: 21:00
Price: £20 adv
Portico, Sarah Williams White
Monday 30th May
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £17.50 adv
Mammal Hands & Pete Josef
Date: Tuesday 31st May
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £10 adv
Fatima & The Eglo Band, Jasmine Power +special guests TBA
Date: Wednesday 1st June
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £15 adv
Stones Throw Records – Dam Funk (dj set), The Egyptian Lover, M.E.D.
Date: Thursday 2nd June
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £16.50 adv
Pantha Du Prince presents The Triad
Date: Friday 3rd June
Doors opening: 19:00
Price: £18:50
Mad Professor (live dub set), Daddy G (Massive Attack), Kiko Bun, Cadenza
Date: Saturday 4th June
Doors: 19:00
Price: £15 adv
0207 485 6834

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