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The Chris Corcoran Band
Aug
21
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Band

The Chris Corcoran Trio are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' and 'one of our favourite purveyors of vintage blues' the band has performed at many of the UK’s noted blues venues and festivals, bringing their eclectic repertoire of covers and self-penned numbers delivered with energy and passion for authenticity of roots rhythm and blues. 

The trio is led by the prodigious guitarist, Chris Corcoran supported by stalwarts of the UK Blues Circuit, Matt Radford on Bass and Peter Greatorex on drums. 

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Kai Hoffman Quartet
Aug
22
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman Quartet

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

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Boneshaker
Aug
23
9:00 PM21:00

Boneshaker

The Boneshaker conjure up a heady cocktail of razzamatazz jazz from the roaring 20s and beyond with exotic rhythms from the Latin quarter, tangos, salsas and mambos.  French chanson rubs shoulders with the Weimar Cabaret while film noir soundtracks mingle with the Klezmer-esque and the quaintly curious confections of the golden age of jazz. The Boneshaker features thrilling three part harmonies, virtuoso romantic violin, soaring sax and clarinet accompanied by a swinging rhythm section featuring vintage percussion to create an inimitable musical and visual Boneshaker event.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Hoodoo and the Delta Boys
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Hoodoo and the Delta Boys

Miss Hoodoo & The Delta Boys play Blue Note 60’s Grant Green/Lou Donaldson laid back soul/jazz than 70’s funk. The band are supported by captivating soulful vocal with upright bass, drums, piano, trumpet/trombone.

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The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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 Havana Club presents Heidi Vogel
Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

Havana Club presents Heidi Vogel

Celebrate this Bank Holiday Sunday in Cuban style with a rum-jazz party with a unique performance from jazz artist Heidi Vogel.

 Vocalist with The Cinematic Orchestra since 2006, Heidi has opened for Erykah Badu, performed; for Jimmy Kimmel, at the Montreal Jazz festival for Quincy Jones and at The Sydney Opera House. Heidi's debut album Turn up the Quiet presents Heidi performing Brazilian Bossa Nova and Jazz classics has received rave reviews from Jazzwise magazine, Jazz Times magazine and received support from Jamie Cullum among many others.

Thanks to the generous support of Havana Club, we’re thrilled to be able to offer this excellent event completely free along with a delicious menu of world-class Cuban cocktails on special - a heady combination of live jazz and tasty rum tipples you won’t want to miss!

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Whitley Neill presents Errol Linton
Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

Whitley Neill presents Errol Linton

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Whitley Neill.

We'll have live music from the wonderful Errol Linton trio. Errol fuses his unique Brixton Blues sings of contemporary urban hassles with his distinctive reggae flavoured songs. Playing his rousing harmonica into the night which he mastered and developed through years of entertaining the masses as a busker on the London underground, this is a night to delight.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Eric Ranzoni
Aug
28
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
Aug
29
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio

The Bootleg Trio is fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow.

Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

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The Fallen Heros
Aug
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Fallen Heros

Brothers Ben Martyn and Emile Martyn spent their formative years living in New Orleans surrounded by world class musicians from the New Orleans music world.

Emile spent 10 years living and working in New Orleans with some of the top musicians in the world in this line of music. He’d been playing on Bourbon St with his Godfather Harold Dejan and also been working with Fats Domino’s side men when they weren’t on the road. He often played, and still does, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival.

While riding to work across a Swiss mountain on a snowcat with trumpeter Paul Bonner who he’d just met.  Paul said he wanted to form a band in London playing contemporary New Orleans style music. A month later the Fallen Heroes were born. Emile persuaded his brother Ben to join on vocals and bass. Ben came more from the rhythm ‘n’ blues side of town and had been working with his own band as guitarist, pianist and singer both in the U.S and in London.

The collective idea, between the three of them, was to stay close to the roots of New Orleans music, both old and new, and combine it with the sounds and experiences of living back in London. 

The band, collectively or with other projects, play such events as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, London’s Camden Roundhouse, private functions for the queen, the list goes on. The band are now based in London but play all over the world.

+Late set from 23:30 Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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The London Dance Orchestra
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

The London Dance Orchestra

The London Dance Orchestra is produced and led by Musical Band Leader and Impressario Robin Harris.

Robin has led a number of stellar bands across London in many diverse musical fields including Latin, Soul, Blues, Eastern European Folk and more. The LDO give sensational performances that always leave the audience begging for more. All the musicians are top flight professionals who work across TV, Theatre and Film and perform in Europe’s leading venues.

Alongside Robin, the band has fantastic featured singer which includes world renowned vocalist Iain Mackenzie (Ronnie Scott’s Principle Singer) Zara Macfarlane (Mobo Jazz Award Winner) Sara Dowling, Kate Mullins (Puppini Sisters) and more.

+Late set from 11:30 Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Arbikie Range Tasting Masterclass & Tim Penn on Piano
Sep
2
9:00 PM21:00

Arbikie Range Tasting Masterclass & Tim Penn on Piano

We are delighted to host this amazing masterclass in partnership with Arbikie. Guests will learn about the crafting of the brand and be treated to a tasting of expressions of the range, along with specially paired taster canapés from our kitchen.

Tickets are £10, which includes a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen.

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9 pm on, the veteran pianist Tim Penn, and one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene, will present us his repertoire that includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!


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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Sep
3
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy we are serving a special menu of reduced priced tipples and free live music.

Master of our monthly Hennessy Jazz Jams, Duncan Hemstock is a band leader like no other. He brings his joy for life and music to every performance, always delivering with a smile and a cheeky quip or two. His clarinet playing is not only influenced by Goodman, but also the fiery intent of Edmond Hall, while his Tenor Saxophone approach is inspired by the great Lester Young.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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10 Bells Rag Band
Sep
4
9:00 PM21:00

10 Bells Rag Band

No-one is quite sure where the Ten Bells Rag Band came from but with an enigmatic back story tracing their lineage back to the dawn of jazz the truth may never be known.

Regardless of their origin, they have made a name for themselves in the UK and abroad by capturing the spirit of early jazz, with a distinctive East London twist. As a collective, their size can vary as much as their tales. So whilst we’ll be welcoming a compact line-up to Oriole, expect an evening large on NOLA swagger and brassy riffs.

New Orleans Jazz via the Mile End Road.

“What excites me about Ten Bells Rag Band is their freshness” The Syncopated Times (USA)

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Kai Hoffman Quartet
Sep
5
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman Quartet

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

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Boneshaker
Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

Boneshaker

The Boneshaker conjure up a heady cocktail of razzamatazz jazz from the roaring 20s and beyond with exotic rhythms from the Latin quarter, tangos, salsas and mambos.  French chanson rubs shoulders with the Weimar Cabaret while film noir soundtracks mingle with the Klezmer-esque and the quaintly curious confections of the golden age of jazz. The Boneshaker features thrilling three part harmonies, virtuoso romantic violin, soaring sax and clarinet accompanied by a swinging rhythm section featuring vintage percussion to create an inimitable musical and visual Boneshaker event.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit is a high energy and fun swing quartet featuring piano/vocals, sax, bass and drums. The smaller version of the popular Pinstripe Suit band which has a residency at our sister bar Nightjar, performances feature much of the same repertoire of classic swing music including lots of tunes giving the audience the chance to participate with 'shout outs', such as Just A Gigalo, Minnie the Moocher, Hey Pachuco (as featured in The Mask) and Gimme That Wine.

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

 

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Eric Ranzoni
Sep
9
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Woodford presents TJ Johnson
Sep
10
9:00 PM21:00

Woodford presents 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 an 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.


To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Trio Rosetta
Sep
11
9:00 PM21:00

Trio Rosetta

Rosetta Trio features Dom James (clarinet), Sam Watts (piano) and David Ingamells (drums).  Each member brings their own distinct style to this neat ensemble, and have recent experience playing in such bands and soloists as Ray Warleigh, The Dixie Ticklers, Iain Ballamy, Zhenya Strigalev, Jon Shenoy, and Kai Hoffman.

They combine a rich stride piano tradition with grooves and musical nuance from across the spheres of jazz, New Orleans funk and blues.  This is a really agile trio, truly versatile music making: you'll never predict their next move!  

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Pinstripe Réduit
Sep
12
9:00 PM21:00

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit is a high energy and fun swing quartet featuring piano/vocals, sax, bass and drums. The smaller version of the popular Pinstripe Suit band which has a residency at our sister bar Nightjar, performances feature much of the same repertoire of classic swing music including lots of tunes giving the audience the chance to participate with 'shout outs', such as Just A Gigalo, Minnie the Moocher, Hey Pachuco (as featured in The Mask) and Gimme That Wine. 

 

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Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club
Sep
13
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club

Inspired by the swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s and 1940s, Benoit Viellefon presents his Hot Club. A unique ensemble that celebrates the popular songs played by artists like Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet. With all the romanticism and nostalgia of the French repertoire and with a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, the Hot Club is the perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American hot jazz.

The Hot Club is made up of the finest musicians on the London jazz scene, all of them bringing their own character and experience, and contributing to the unique identity of the band. Fronted by Benoit himself on guitar and lead vocals, the timeless 2-guitar and double bass format is spiced up with a variety of instruments including violin, clarinet, trumpet and sometimes piano. The band’s repertoire consists of all the popular songs from the classic French, American, Italian and Russian songbooks. Capturing the sights, sounds and sensations, the Hot Club truly embodies the spirit of this bygone era.

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The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage
Sep
14
9:00 PM21:00

Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage

Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage is a 4-piece band that has everything a speakeasy frequenter could want: four top musicians from around the globe bringing you an eclectic mix of vintage jazz. 

Come hear them re-imagine everything from the gruff but tender ballads of Ben Webster and swinging cuts of Lester Young to the classic hits of Belgian guitar hero Django Reinhardt and Italian singer Renato Carosone. 

When they’re not ransacking the West Country for fast food, they’re recording phonographic wax cylinders, referencing black and white cinema and generally celebrating the culture of the early 20th century.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Dom Pipkin on Piano
Sep
16
9:00 PM21:00

Dom Pipkin on Piano

Taking inspiration from Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, Lee Dorsey and James Booker, this is an evening of outstanding New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk piano

Dom Pipkin has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good! “ – Zigaboo Modeliste, the Meters. 

“I can’t hold a candle to this guy…” Jamie Cullum

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Grand Marnier presents Mademoiselle Lou Lou
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Grand Marnier presents Mademoiselle Lou Lou

We are delighted to host an evening in partnership with Grand Marnier. The brand's best-known product is Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, an orange-flavored liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.

Besides or normal menu, we will present a special reduced priced menu with delicious Gran Marnier Cocktials!

Mlle. Loulou is a French accordionist and singer who plays with the finest jazz musicians of London. The band conjures a romantic, vintage Parisian spirit, taking the audience back to bygone era. Their expansive repertoire ranges from the French 'titi' to the irresistible dance grooves of South America. Expect Swing, Tango, Cumbia, French Chanson and Musette music, the occasional Forro and even some 50's Rock 'n' Roll!

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Baraka Jazz Band
Sep
18
9:00 PM21:00

Baraka Jazz Band

Baraka is a London-based jazz band. Inspired by global grooves from Caribbean calypso to South African swing, they have a growing collection of original tunes and improvisations with a distinctive blend of Afro-Latin sounds. In 2019, they released Children of the Sun following a successful debut album, Yebo. To hear the band go to barakajazz.com.

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Eric Ranzoni
Sep
19
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Kai Hoffman Quartet
Sep
20
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman Quartet

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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James Brotherston
Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

James Brotherston

James cut his teeth as a pianist, bandleader and arranger as a student in Edinburgh before moving to east London in 2006.  His idiosyncratic, New Orleans-inflected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.  James can regularly be found playing gigs around the city with his band, JB's Casual Vices, as well as playing occasional solo sessions.

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Joplin Parnell
Sep
23
9:00 PM21:00

Joplin Parnell

Joplin Parnell is a prominent pianist and vocalist on London’s Jazz and Blues scene. He has lived a life immersed in music having started out at an early age following his piano playing father around New Orleans parades, jam sessions and bars, snare drum in hand. Whereas, days at home were spent receiving a musical education in the back of his mother's audio engineering studio, watching her cut records and listening with keen ears. His sets weave a rich tapestry of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and Brazilian Choro, New York Stride and French Musette with a Tango or two thrown in for good measure. His music draws influence from the full breadth of his musical heritage and imparting a deep soulful sensibility onto everything he does .

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Duncan Hemstock Trio
Sep
25
9:00 PM21:00

Duncan Hemstock Trio

Master of our monthly Hennessy Jazz Jams, Duncan Hemstock is a band leader like no other. He brings his joy for life and music to every performance, always delivering with a smile and a cheeky quip or two. His clarinet playing is not only influenced by Goodman, but also the fiery intent of Edmond Hall, while his Tenor Saxophone approach is inspired by the great Lester Young.

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Kourosh Kanani
Sep
26
9:00 PM21:00

Kourosh Kanani

Made up of two acoustic guitars and a double bass, the Kourosh Kanani Trio perform the Parisien sounds of gypsy jazz. The essence of Django Reinhardt and the Hotclub of France is ever present whilst being filtered and improvised by this trio. Expect fiery exchanges of ideas, burning swing rhythms and heart warming ballads that will bring time to a gentle halt.

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Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band
Sep
27
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band

Re-inventing the Old Style.

They are known for outstanding live shows & their suave appeal for European private events. Usually found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies & exclusive gatherings.

The group is fronted by Fred Snow, who has written & recorded original material for TV & award winning movie soundtracks, providing opportunities to visit 6 different continents of the world with his own music, bands & solo acts, having been booked to appear with such luminaries as Lana Del Rey, Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

 + LATE SET

 The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Sep
30
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni Trio

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Oct
2
9:00 PM21:00

Rhythm & Blue Martyn

Ben 'Blue' Martyn's trio (+ occasional guests). Music from the southern states of America, particularly Louisiana. Ben Blue and Emile Martyn moved to New Orleans and spent their teenage years and twenties there but have now been in London for over 10 years playing with many of the Jazz great of that time.

While pianist Dean Ross grew up in Kansas City and now also resides in London. Their influences vary from Fats Domino, to Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Kris Kristofferson and beyond. Ben Blue also writes for the band in the style of their heroes mixing Jazz with Rhythm & Blues, Country and early rock n roll. Ben and Emile also run a full six piece band ‘The Fallen Heroes’ which tours the world playing and selling out venues such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, Cork Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and the 100 Club.

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Oct
3
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Boneshaker
Oct
4
9:00 PM21:00

Boneshaker

The Boneshaker conjure up a heady cocktail of razzamatazz jazz from the roaring 20s and beyond with exotic rhythms from the Latin quarter, tangos, salsas and mambos.  French chanson rubs shoulders with the Weimar Cabaret while film noir soundtracks mingle with the Klezmer-esque and the quaintly curious confections of the golden age of jazz. The Boneshaker features thrilling three part harmonies, virtuoso romantic violin, soaring sax and clarinet accompanied by a swinging rhythm section featuring vintage percussion to create an inimitable musical and visual Boneshaker event.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Tim Penn on Piano
Oct
7
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

Veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene.  His repertoire includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals.

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Baraka Jazz Band
Oct
9
9:00 PM21:00

Baraka Jazz Band

Baraka is a London-based jazz band. Inspired by global grooves from Caribbean calypso to South African swing, they have a growing collection of original tunes and improvisations with a distinctive blend of Afro-Latin sounds. In 2019, they released Children of the Sun following a successful debut album, Yebo. To hear the band go to barakajazz.com.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Oct
10
9:00 PM21:00

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit is a high energy and fun swing quartet featuring piano/vocals, sax, bass and drums. The smaller version of the popular Pinstripe Suit band which has a residency at our sister bar Nightjar, performances feature much of the same repertoire of classic swing music including lots of tunes giving the audience the chance to participate with 'shout outs', such as Just A Gigalo, Minnie the Moocher, Hey Pachuco (as featured in The Mask) and Gimme That Wine.

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

 

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Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club
Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club

Inspired by the swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s and 1940s, Benoit Viellefon presents his Hot Club. A unique ensemble that celebrates the popular songs played by artists like Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet. With all the romanticism and nostalgia of the French repertoire and with a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, the Hot Club is the perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American hot jazz.

The Hot Club is made up of the finest musicians on the London jazz scene, all of them bringing their own character and experience, and contributing to the unique identity of the band. Fronted by Benoit himself on guitar and lead vocals, the timeless 2-guitar and double bass format is spiced up with a variety of instruments including violin, clarinet, trumpet and sometimes piano. The band’s repertoire consists of all the popular songs from the classic French, American, Italian and Russian songbooks. Capturing the sights, sounds and sensations, the Hot Club truly embodies the spirit of this bygone era.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage
Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage

Michael Wilkins Heavy Vintage is a 4-piece band that has everything a speakeasy frequenter could want: four top musicians from around the globe bringing you an eclectic mix of vintage jazz. 

Come hear them re-imagine everything from the gruff but tender ballads of Ben Webster and swinging cuts of Lester Young to the classic hits of Belgian guitar hero Django Reinhardt and Italian singer Renato Carosone. 

When they’re not ransacking the West Country for fast food, they’re recording phonographic wax cylinders, referencing black and white cinema and generally celebrating the culture of the early 20th century.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Ewan Bleach on Piano
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

Ewan Bleach on Piano

Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny.

He currently works as a clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a 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 referencing artists such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers.


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Eric Ranzoni
Oct
14
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Mademoiselle Lou Lou
Oct
16
9:00 PM21:00

Mademoiselle Lou Lou

Mlle. Loulou is a French accordionist and singer who plays with the finest jazz musicians of London. The band conjures a romantic, vintage Parisian spirit, taking the audience back to bygone era. Their expansive repertoire ranges from the French 'titi' to the irresistible dance grooves of South America. Expect Swing, Tango, Cumbia, French Chanson and Musette music, the occasional Forro and even some 50's Rock 'n' Roll!

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Eric Ranzoni
Oct
17
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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The Chris Corcoran Band
Oct
19
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Band

The Chris Corcoran Trio are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' and 'one of our favourite purveyors of vintage blues' the band has performed at many of the UK’s noted blues venues and festivals, bringing their eclectic repertoire of covers and self-penned numbers delivered with energy and passion for authenticity of roots rhythm and blues. 

The trio is led by the prodigious guitarist, Chris Corcoran supported by stalwarts of the UK Blues Circuit, Matt Radford on Bass and Peter Greatorex on drums. 

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Tim Penn on Piano
Oct
20
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

Veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene.  His repertoire includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals.

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Dom Pipkin on Piano
Oct
21
9:00 PM21:00

Dom Pipkin on Piano

Taking inspiration from Professor Longhair, Huey "Piano" Smith, Lee Dorsey and James Booker, this is an evening of outstanding New Orleans-style jazz, blues and funk piano

Dom Pipkin has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good! “ – Zigaboo Modeliste, the Meters. 

“I can’t hold a candle to this guy…” Jamie Cullum

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Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio
Oct
24
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow & The Bootleg Trio

The Bootleg Trio is fronted by the illustrious Fred Snow.

Showman, Composer, Artist-Provocateur. Often found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies, exclusive gatherings & street festivals in Brazil. Fred Snow has earned his place in the glinting spires of Britain’s independent music scene - that ethereal castle in the mythic Bohemian otherworld.

Born in 1976 and named after the great Freddy Mercury, which he continues to honour. His journey started in the USA, where he absorbed both the Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Violent Femmes during the mid ‘90s. Adding to Weill, Guthrie, Waits, Dietrich, Bowie, Brel, Neil Young, Agnes Bernelle, 3 Mustaphas 3, Kid Creole, Queen, The Velvet Underground - all are claimed as fonts of scant reverence. Solo performances to re-inventing the Old Style with The Top Shelf Band & Le Bistrotet, or the Avant-Garde of The Bootleg Trio & New Bohemian Orchestra, writing, recording & appearing live is just the half of it. Fred Snow has gone on to deliver original material for soundtracks on TV, adverts & even appearing in an oscar winning movie performing his own music. Starting his Record Label & Music Publishing arm brought additional challenges and responsibilities, becoming an advocate within London’s independent scene through his membership of AIM, PRS & MPA.

Fred Snow’s accomplishments have resulted in opportunities to cross 6 different continents, his live act having been booked to appear alongside such luminaries as Camille O’Sullivan, Paul O’Grady, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tankus the Henge, Urban Voodoo Machine, Paloma Faith, Kid Creole, Lana Del Rey, Jessie J., Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

“The Gothic Gatsby of the Indy Scene!” (The Candlelight Club)

“Impeccable tunes are served up with obscene lyrics, a diabolic mash-up of Terry-Thomas and Al Bowlly.  (Ben Chu, The Independent Newspaper)

“Like Terry Thomas meeting the Jim Jones Revue… Not for the feint hearted!” (Soho House)

“Whatever keeps Fred Snow off the stage is a great victory for social reformers, but a dreadful loss to London.” (The Erotic Review)

“The House Band for Oriole & Nightjar in London.” (Drinks Magazine Asia)

“Vaudevillian Philosopher-King.” (This Is Cabaret)

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The Fallen Heros
Oct
25
9:00 PM21:00

The Fallen Heros

Brothers Ben Martyn and Emile Martyn spent their formative years living in New Orleans surrounded by world class musicians from the New Orleans music world.

Emile spent 10 years living and working in New Orleans with some of the top musicians in the world in this line of music. He’d been playing on Bourbon St with his Godfather Harold Dejan and also been working with Fats Domino’s side men when they weren’t on the road. He often played, and still does, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival.

While riding to work across a Swiss mountain on a snowcat with trumpeter Paul Bonner who he’d just met.  Paul said he wanted to form a band in London playing contemporary New Orleans style music. A month later the Fallen Heroes were born. Emile persuaded his brother Ben to join on vocals and bass. Ben came more from the rhythm ‘n’ blues side of town and had been working with his own band as guitarist, pianist and singer both in the U.S and in London.

The collective idea, between the three of them, was to stay close to the roots of New Orleans music, both old and new, and combine it with the sounds and experiences of living back in London. 

The band, collectively or with other projects, play such events as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, London’s Camden Roundhouse, private functions for the queen, the list goes on. The band are now based in London but play all over the world.

+Late set from 23:30 Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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James Brotherston
Oct
28
9:00 PM21:00

James Brotherston

James cut his teeth as a pianist, bandleader and arranger as a student in Edinburgh before moving to east London in 2006.  His idiosyncratic, New Orleans-inflected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.  James can regularly be found playing gigs around the city with his band, JB's Casual Vices, as well as playing occasional solo sessions.

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The Chris Corcoran Band
Oct
30
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Band

The Chris Corcoran Trio are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' and 'one of our favourite purveyors of vintage blues' the band has performed at many of the UK’s noted blues venues and festivals, bringing their eclectic repertoire of covers and self-penned numbers delivered with energy and passion for authenticity of roots rhythm and blues. 

The trio is led by the prodigious guitarist, Chris Corcoran supported by stalwarts of the UK Blues Circuit, Matt Radford on Bass and Peter Greatorex on drums. 

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Appleton Jamaica Jazz Sessions: Ms Maurice
Aug
20
9:00 PM21:00

Appleton Jamaica Jazz Sessions: Ms Maurice

Gilles Peterson has joined forces with Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum to curate a series of jazz events exploring Jamaica’s influence on contemporary British jazz and we are thrilled to be hosting an event with them! 

For one night only, the incredibly talented Ms Maurice is bringing her organic grooves infused with 70s jazz and a touch of West African sonic seasoning to our stage. As the bandleader of KOKOROKO she has performed with the likes of Solange, Kano on The Jool’s Holland Show and The Mercury Prize 2016 and features on Little Simz' album Stillness in Wonderland.

 Thanks to the generous support of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, guests will enjoy this excellent act completely free along with a delicious menu of world-class cocktails on special - a heady combination of virtuosic jazz and tasty rum tipples you won’t want to miss!

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Grand Marnier Tasting Masterclass & Dom Pipkin on Piano
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Grand Marnier Tasting Masterclass & Dom Pipkin on Piano

We are delighted to host this tasting masterclass in partnership with Grand Marnier. The brand's best-known product is Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, an orange-flavored liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.

Tickets are £10, which includes the tastings, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to staying longer for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, Dom Pipkin has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists.  He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Hennessy Jazz Jam
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Hennessy Jazz Jam

Thanks to the sponsorship of Hennessy we are serving a special menu of reduced priced tipples and free live music.

Master of our monthly Hennessy Jazz Jams, Duncan Hemstock is a band leader like no other. He brings his joy for life and music to every performance, always delivering with a smile and a cheeky quip or two. His clarinet playing is not only influenced by Goodman, but also the fiery intent of Edmond Hall, while his Tenor Saxophone approach is inspired by the great Lester Young.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Gator Dog Snappers
Aug
17
9:00 PM21:00

Gator Dog Snappers

The Gator Dog Snappers are a New Orleans party music krewe, committed to bringing the true spirit of traditional jazz music to venues large and small with whatever instruments they can get their hands on!

They met in the fabled Spotted Cat on Frenchmen St, New Orleans, and brought back authentic grooves, thumping basslines, soaring clarinet and aching harmonies to venues high and low.

Featured at the EFG London Jazz festival, Shambala and The Cut, London Bridge, they are regulars at The Magic Garden, Jamboree, Rumpus Party, the Blues Kitchens and the UK festival scene. The Snappers enrapture crowds at Columbia Road flower market every Sunday and fill dance floors at London's top swing dance events.

London bred and New Orleans trained drummer, bassist and vocalist Hannah toured international a multiple award winning brass band, before moving to the USA to study traditional jazz drums with Shannon Powell of Preservation Hall Jazz Band. There she plays countless Second Lines and Mardi Gras parades, and performs three nights a week on the notorious jazz hub Frenchmen Street. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Alice has most notably performed with the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and the late great Allen Toussaint. She can be found weekly playing solo gospel guitar at The Blues Kitchen. Clarinettist Joe is highly in demand in the UK jazz scene, bringing new life to traditional melodies with his playful style and characterful tone.

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Aug
16
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Eric Ranzoni Trio
Aug
15
9:00 PM21:00

Eric Ranzoni Trio

British born to Italian parents, Blues piano player and singer Eric Ranzoni is one of the finest around.

Solo or accompanied by excellent musicians, Eric has played the Blues (and Roots music in general) with artists such as Eric Clapton, Memphis Slim, Dr. John, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland and George Harrison, just to mention a few, as well as sessions with Mud Morganfield (the eldest son of Muddy Waters), Big Joe Louis, Bill Hurley (‘The Inmates’ singer) and guitar ace Otis Grand.

"...his menacing left hand and rolling right, just like Otis Spann."

Blues in Britain

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Baraka Jazz Band
Aug
14
9:00 PM21:00

Baraka Jazz Band

Baraka is a London-based jazz band. Inspired by global grooves from Caribbean calypso to South African swing, they have a growing collection of original tunes and improvisations with a distinctive blend of Afro-Latin sounds. In 2019, they released Children of the Sun following a successful debut album, Yebo. To hear the band go to barakajazz.com.

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St Germain presents Nell Greco
Aug
13
9:00 PM21:00

St Germain presents Nell Greco

We’re excited to bring you a night of live music and cocktails, thanks to our friends at St. Germain.

Ever-inspired by vintage music and style of the 30s and 40s, Nell Greco performs the songs that made an era swoon, with originality and flare. Having trained in London, she’s developed a style of her own that naturally traverses genres, continents and decades – encompassing trad jazz, swing, Chanson Française and, gypsy jazz.

As a result of the generous support of St Germain we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails at reduced prices all night along, with free live music.

Exceptionally on this day, due to an early event, we will open doors at 8:00 pm.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Waqar Pisco and Live Music
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Waqar Pisco and Live Music

We're delighted to present an evening of delicious reduced priced cocktails from Waqar showcasing their Waqar PIsco.

Waqar is the result of a careful process in which innovation and tradition are combined. The wine, especially elaborated for this pisco, derives from the hand-picked harvesting of Pink Muscat and Muscat of Alexandria grapes that grow in the surroundings of the distillery, located in the little village of Tulahuén, at the foot of the Andes.

From 9 pm, we will have free live music with a pianist performance. Pisco Cocktails and music, the perfect match, so don’t miss out!

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs
Aug
10
9:00 PM21:00

Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs

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.

Aisha’s earliest influences incorporated everything from Elvis and Sarah Vaughan to Billy Bragg and Northern Soul. Naturally drawn to London’s incendiary Rockabilly club scene, she felt the irresistible pull of black American Rhythm & Blues as a call to action, setting up her first band Tiger Lily and the Jitterbugs, with which she performed throughout the UK and Europe for several years at Jazz, Blues and Rock & Roll festivals, clubs and events.

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The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club
Aug
9
9:00 PM21:00

Benoit Viellefon & The Hot Club

Inspired by the swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s and 1940s, Benoit Viellefon presents his Hot Club. A unique ensemble that celebrates the popular songs played by artists like Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet. With all the romanticism and nostalgia of the French repertoire and with a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, the Hot Club is the perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American hot jazz.

The Hot Club is made up of the finest musicians on the London jazz scene, all of them bringing their own character and experience, and contributing to the unique identity of the band. Fronted by Benoit himself on guitar and lead vocals, the timeless 2-guitar and double bass format is spiced up with a variety of instruments including violin, clarinet, trumpet and sometimes piano. The band’s repertoire consists of all the popular songs from the classic French, American, Italian and Russian songbooks. Capturing the sights, sounds and sensations, the Hot Club truly embodies the spirit of this bygone era.

+ LATE SET

The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Pinstripe Réduit
Aug
8
9:00 PM21:00

Pinstripe Réduit

Pinstripe Réduit is a high energy and fun swing quartet featuring piano/vocals, sax, bass and drums. The smaller version of the popular Pinstripe Suit band which has a residency at our sister bar Nightjar, performances feature much of the same repertoire of classic swing music including lots of tunes giving the audience the chance to participate with 'shout outs', such as Just A Gigalo, Minnie the Moocher, Hey Pachuco (as featured in The Mask) and Gimme That Wine.

 

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Rhythm & Blue Martyn
Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00

Rhythm & Blue Martyn

Ben 'Blue' Martyn's trio (+ occasional guests). Music from the southern states of America, particularly Louisiana. Ben Blue and Emile Martyn moved to New Orleans and spent their teenage years and twenties there but have now been in London for over 10 years playing with many of the Jazz great of that time. While pianist Dean Ross grew up in Kansas City and now also resides in London. Their influences vary from Fats Domino, to Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Muddy Waters, Kris Kristofferson and beyond. Ben Blue also writes for the band in the style of their heroes mixing Jazz with Rhythm & Blues, Country and early rock n roll. Ben and Emile also run a full six piece band ‘The Fallen Heroes’ which tours the world playing and selling out venues such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, Cork Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and the 100 Club.

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Discounted Calvados 30&40 Cocktails and Alan Dunn on piano
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Discounted Calvados 30&40 Cocktails and Alan Dunn on piano

We're delighted to present an evening of delicious discounted cocktails from 30&40 showcasing their Calvados.

From 9pm, Al "Dente" Dunn is pianist, MD, and arranger for The Cosimo Matassa Project  a popular London sextet inspired by the countless  joyous recordings that flowed from the famous J&M studios of New Orleans between the late ‘40s through the ‘50s and ‘60s. 

We’ll be serving fantastic reduced priced Calvados cocktails all night, so don’t miss out

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Tim Penn on Piano
Aug
5
9:00 PM21:00

Tim Penn on Piano

Veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene.  His repertoire includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals.

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Star of Bombay presents The Dai Price Duo
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

Star of Bombay presents The Dai Price Duo

We’re excited to bring you a night of live music and cocktails, thanks to our friends at Bombay Sapphire.

Dai Price is perhaps one of the most naturally soulful vocal talents to have emerged from the UK roots music scene in recent years. Accompanied by pianist Alan Dunn - best known for his work with folk legends Loudon Wainwright and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson - the pair explore their shared love for the music of New Orleans: early jazz, rhumba, and rhythm and blues. "Just about as good as it gets" Ted Carroll (Ace Records) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "Like James Hunter before him, frontman Dai Price is a man to watch." Phil Alexander (Mojo magazine)

As a result of the generous support of Bombay Sapphire we are also able to offer a special menu of cocktails featuring Star of Bombay, at reduced prices all night along, with free live music.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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The Kitchen Syncopators
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

The Kitchen Syncopators

Taking songs from the southern states of 1920s and 30s America, The Kitchen  Syncopators play original arrangements of both long forgotten gems and timeless classics. Sit and tap or get up and swing to the sweet vocals backed by banjo, upright bass, drums, washboard, piano and horns.

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band
Aug
2
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band

Re-inventing the Old Style.

They are known for outstanding live shows & their suave appeal for European private events. Usually found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies & exclusive gatherings.

The group is fronted by Fred Snow, who has written & recorded original material for TV & award winning movie soundtracks, providing opportunities to visit 6 different continents of the world with his own music, bands & solo acts, having been booked to appear with such luminaries as Lana Del Rey, Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

 + LATE SET

 The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Kai Hoffman and her Kombo
Aug
1
9:00 PM21:00

Kai Hoffman and her Kombo

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Kai is a multiple BBC Jazz Award winner and long-time resident at Ronnie Scott's in Soho.

Come and see one of London's best swing jazz singers perform with her quartet, bringing with her a lot of glamour and not a little sass. 

+ Late Set

The band will be playing  Late Set from 11:30pm. £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door. 

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Madamoiselle Lou Lou
Jul
31
9:00 PM21:00

Madamoiselle Lou Lou

Mlle. Loulou is a French accordionist and singer who plays with the finest jazz musicians of London. The band conjures a romantic, vintage Parisian spirit, taking the audience back to bygone era. Their expansive repertoire ranges from the French 'titi' to the irresistible dance grooves of South America. Expect Swing, Tango, Cumbia, French Chanson and Musette music, the occasional Forro and even some 50's Rock 'n' Roll!

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Marylebone Gin presents Errol Linton
Jul
30
9:00 PM21:00

Marylebone Gin presents Errol Linton

We’re excited to bring you a night of free live music and discounted cocktails, thanks to our friends at Marylebone Gin!

We'll have live music from the wonderful Errol Linton trio. Errol fuses his unique Brixton Blues sings of contemporary urban hassles with his distinctive reggae flavoured songs. Playing his rousing harmonica into the night which he mastered and developed through years of entertaining the masses as a busker on the London underground, this is a night to delight.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Grey Goose Masterclass & Alan Dunn on piano
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Grey Goose Masterclass & Alan Dunn on piano

We are delighted to host this cocktail-making demonstration masterclass in partnership with Grey Goose. Guest can learn how to make three Grey Goose style serves to try at home. Perfect for showing off to your friends at your summer drinks soirée!

Tickets are £10, includes the masterclass, a welcome drink along with a specially paired taster canapé from our kitchen. 

The session begins promptly at 7pm, please arrive 15 minutes before for your welcome drink. We also invite guests to stay on for dinner, drinks & live music.

From 9pm, Al "Dente" Dunn is pianist, MD, and arranger for The Cosimo Matassa Project  a popular London sextet inspired by the countless  joyous recordings that flowed from the famous J&M studios of New Orleans between the late ‘40s through the ‘50s and ‘60s. 

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Belvedere presents Ewan Bleach
Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

Belvedere presents Ewan Bleach

We're delighted to present an evening of jazz and delicious cocktails courtesy of Belvedere - directly from Poland, Belvedere brings us their characterful vodkas that capture the unique and different flavors of rye, influenced by the single estates from which they are cultivated.

Music will be led by Ewan Bleach - a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny.

He currently works as a clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a 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; referencing artists such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers.

As a result of the generous support of Belvedere, we are also able to offer a special menu of vodka cocktails at reduced prices featuring the brand all night long, with free live music.

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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Rosina Hepburn Quintet
Jul
27
9:00 PM21:00

Rosina Hepburn Quintet

With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate, celebrating the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day.

With her unmistakable voice and vintage glamour, Rosina breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues.

"Some of the finest swing & jazz classics with the smooth, sultry vocals from the glamorous Miss Rosie at the helm providing the icing on the cake!"
Claire 'Voodoo Doll' Austin, Curator, The Torch Club, Vintage NYE Party

 + LATE SET

 The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band
Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

Fred Snow's Top Shelf Band

Re-inventing the Old Style.

They are known for outstanding live shows & their suave appeal for European private events. Usually found loitering in High Society weddings, Shanghai award ceremonies & exclusive gatherings.

The group is fronted by Fred Snow, who has written & recorded original material for TV & award winning movie soundtracks, providing opportunities to visit 6 different continents of the world with his own music, bands & solo acts, having been booked to appear with such luminaries as Lana Del Rey, Brian Ferry, the Buena Vista Social Club as well as Nile Rogers & Chic!

 + LATE SET

 The band will also be playing a Late Set from 11:30pm. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.

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Such Sweet Thunder
Jul
25
9:00 PM21:00

Such Sweet Thunder

Such Sweet Thunder are collective featuring a seasoned group of London's foremost musicians. Their musical stylings encompass a variety of styles as virtuosic stride piano collides with stomping distorted guitar to create innovative interpretations of music from the 1910s to 50s and 60s; New Orleans R&B, Tangos, Waltzes, Swing, Jazz and Jive.

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The Chris Corcoran Band
Jul
24
9:00 PM21:00

The Chris Corcoran Band

The Chris Corcoran Trio are an instrumental tour de force and unique to the UK Blues scene.   Hailed by Guitarist magazine as 'endlessly inventive' and 'one of our favourite purveyors of vintage blues' the band has performed at many of the UK’s noted blues venues and festivals, bringing their eclectic repertoire of covers and self-penned numbers delivered with energy and passion for authenticity of roots rhythm and blues. 

The trio is led by the prodigious guitarist, Chris Corcoran supported by stalwarts of the UK Blues Circuit, Matt Radford on Bass and Peter Greatorex on drums. 

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Martini Reserva presents Ben Gordon
Jul
23
9:00 PM21:00

Martini Reserva presents Ben Gordon

We are delighted to have a sponsored night by Martini Reserva with a specially reduced cocktail menu.

Ben Gordon is a jazz pianist who plays a dazzling and sophisticated mix of 1920s-30s jazz, harlem stride, ragtime, swing and Great American Songbook classics. As well as holding regular London residencies Benedict has also performed internationally at Elysée Montmartre in Paris, and The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville.

Thanks to the brand, the live music will be free. On top of that we'll be running a special menu of discounted Martin Reserva cocktails all night! 

To hear more about upcoming events at Oriole click here!

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James Brotherston
Jul
22
9:00 PM21:00

James Brotherston

James cut his teeth as a pianist, bandleader and arranger as a student in Edinburgh before moving to east London in 2006.  His idiosyncratic, New Orleans-inflected piano and vocal style incorporates elements of James Booker, Fats Waller, Charles Brown and Amos Milburn.  James can regularly be found playing gigs around the city with his band, JB's Casual Vices, as well as playing occasional solo sessions.

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