The legendary Bull’s Head, sometimes called the ‘suburban Ronnie Scott’s’ by the river in Barnes is fast approaching its 58th anniversary. Named as one of the 12 venues which had made the most important contribution to live jazz in the UK, the renovated Jazz Room has a unique ambiance where the stage and the audience share a special intimacy. Among some of the world’s famous names to have played at the Bull are Coleman Hawkins, Alan Price, Tubby Hayes, Blossom Dearie, Jamie Cullum, Stan Tracey, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mick Jagger, Shakatak, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, James Torme, Maggie Bell, Peter King, Art Themen, Mari Wilson, Sarah Jane Morris, Barb Jungr and Antonio Forcione to name just a few.
Still putting on live music 7 days a week, the Bull’s Head’s rich musical heritage continues to flourish at one of Barnes’s finest gastro pubs and as such is heavily involved in this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival with nine shows running through the festival dates between Friday 10 to Sunday 19 November. From the funky Groove Warriors to the close harmony jazz of the fabulous Haywood Sisters via the much-feted saxophonist Art Themen and his New Directions Quintet to the World Jazz & Latin of Chico Chica and Gill Manly’s critically acclaimed Nina Simone show “I Put A Spell On You” there is indeed something for all over the festival dates at this iconic venue.
For details of shows at the Bull’s Head in the EFG London Jazz Festival and to book tickets go here. For the ticket offer outlined in the 31/10/2017 newsletter quote Jazz Hands.
Tenor saxophone photograph by Wakalani.