Iconoclassics at The Jazz Room

7 Star Arts announces the launch of a new series of concerts in the iconic Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head

Iconoclassics features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a jazz club but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small size of the Jazz Room creates a special connection between musicians and audience, and allows the musicians to present music in a more accessible and relaxed way.

In keeping with the main focus of The Jazz Room, programmes in the Iconoclassics series will explore links between classical music and jazz, and will include works by Ravel and Gershwin, two composers whose music crossed genres and pushed the boundaries of what we define as “classical music”.

Iconoclassics launches on 14 February 2018 with Classic Valentine – a special concert for Valentine’s Day featuring David Le Page (violin) and Viv McLean (piano). This will be followed on 11 March by a solo concert by internationally-acclaimed pianist Anthony Hewitt, who has been praised for his “fine, poetic and communicative musicianship” (BBC Music Magazine).

This promises to be an exciting and intriguing new series in an intimate and friendly venue.


Purists may balk at hearing classical music in a venue normally reserved for jazz, but the small size of the jazz room lends itself to the right kind of concentrated listening and intimacy of expression which this music demands and offers. And David Le Page and Viv McLean create a very special intimacy of their own – these musicians work together regularly and their empathy and mutual understanding is palpable in every note they play.

  • Frances Wilson/The Cross-Eyed Pianist


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Iconoclassics: Clara Rodriguez at The Jazz Room

We are delighted to welcome London-based Venezuelan pianist Clara Rodriguez to our Iconoclassics series – classical music in the iconic Jazz Room.

Clara presents an enticingly varied programme, combining the piano music by Chopin, Scarlatti, and Beethoven with pieces by Latin-American composers Maria Luisa Escobar, Evencio Castellanos and Federico Ruiz

Tickets £15 in advance / £18 on the door


Praise for Clara Rodriguez:

Clara Rodriguez provides performances of alluring vivacity allied to that most essential of requisites-CHARM.

Clara Rodriguez makes the most of her innate feel for the exuberant and languorous, dispatching the toe-tapping cross-rhythms with panache and a light touch.

Gramophone magazine

Clara Rodriguez brought not only great technical skill, but a fine artistic sensibility to her playing.

Musical Opinion


Clara Rodriguez is one of the most distinguished of the present generation of international artists. Her way of concert programming have consistently contrasted traditional classical music with the output of South American composers.

The small size of the Jazz Room creates a very special, intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy music, and audience members have the opportunity to meet the performer after the concert and mingle with other concert-goers.



Frederic Chopin Three Etudes Op. 10 No 6 in G flat minor, Op. 25 No 1 in A flat major, Op. 25 No 7 in C sharp minor

Domenico Scarlatti Four keyboard sonatas E minor K 232, L 62, F minor K 239, L281, C major K 132, L 457 D minor

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op 53 (“Waldstein”)

Maria Luisa Escobar Noche de luna en Altamira

Evencio Castellanos Mañanita caraqueña

Federico Ruiz Carmen Rosa & Zumba que zumba