KLEZMER! at The Jazz Room

Ladino Lovers and Yiddish Yentas

Come hear the wail of the clarinet and soulful song from the Ottoman Empire and the Eastern European Shtetl.


Join Klezmorim Maya Levy, soprano, Livia Frankish clarinet, Mayda Narvey cello and Eyal Pik guitar for an evening of beguiling, heartfelt, exuberant and uplifting Klezmer music – from haunting, lyrical melodies to boisterous foot-tapping dances.

“a relaxed joyously friendly atmosphere”
“I was completely bowled over by the standard of musicianship”

Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door



Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Working under various restrictions in different centuries and cultures, Jewish musicians (klezmorim) developed their own unique voice inspired by the local musical styles.


Matthew vanKan – Nat King Cole centenary celebration at The Jazz Room

Born 17 March 1919 Nathaniel Adams Coles was an American jazz pianist, vocalist and actor who inspired and shaped the smaller jazz ensembles that followed. Recording over 100 songs during his career, many of which were huge hits, and have become timeless classics. Songs such as ‘Smile’, ‘Let There Be Love’, ‘Nature Boy’ and ‘Mona Lisa’.
I started out to become a jazz pianist; in the meantime, I started singing and I sang the way I felt and that’s just the way it came out!” Nat King Cole, Voice of America interview
To celebrate the centenary of his birth, London based jazz and swing singer Matthew VanKan will be perform a selection of Nat King Cole classics which have influenced his own vocal style and songwriting.
Beautiful voice, beautiful music, beautiful man. Who could ask for anything more!
Absolutely Fabulous Actress Harriet Thorpe
Matthew will be accompanied by pianist Gabriel Piers-Mantell with Nick Ereaut on double bass
Tickets £14 in advance / £17 on the door

Matthew vanKan