Relish the Brilliance.
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Live jazz performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30pm to 11.30pm.
Embedded into The Wellesley's culture is the love of live jazz. The building maintains its historic roots of love for music by hosting weekly jazz nights - Live at The Wellesley - where guests can enjoy the best of Italian cuisine, paired with the smooth sounds of live music.
Live at The Wellesley are housed in the intimate surroundings of the Jazz Lounge. Former home to the famous Pizza on the Park at Hyde Park Corner, where jazz greats such as Jamie Cullum, George Melly, Amy Winehouse and Barbara Cook regularly performed, the weekly live performances aim to provide a unique Knightsbridge jazz-dining experience.
There is no greater tribute to our famous musical heritage than to keep the tradition alive through Jazz Nights.
For further information about the Jazz Lounge, or to make a booking,
The Wellesley is home to some of London’s most exquisite and intimate bars and restaurants including Crystal Bar and Oval Restaurant. The Art Deco styled hotel boasts the finest Italian food, outstanding service; stylish live music performances and a distinguished collection of the world’s finest spirits and cigars. View the food menus by clicking below. Bespoke menus can be crafted to suit your needs, please contact the Jazz Lounge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Live at The Wellesley
Miranda is firmly established on the global music scene. She has played lead roles in London’s West End, including Rizzo in Grease, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sheila in Hair and portrayed the iconic Doris Day in the world premiere of Ol’ Blue Eyes. She has sung the American National Anthem for the Chicago White Sox at the opening of their baseball game at the Blue Jays Stadium in Toronto and has just returned from appearing in LA’s largest concert hall, the Ahmanson Theatre. In the UK, she performs regularly with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, with the “World’s Biggest Big Band”. She has recently played two sell-out solo shows at The Pheasantry, London and appeared at the Hippodrome, London on several occasions. She has enjoyed commercial success alongside Michael Fall with the club hit “Mine” and is soon to release a solo album.
Sarah Vaughan trained in a broad range of musical styles including jazz, pop, musical theatre and opera. She has performed all over the world in various musicals and operas, winning awards for the roles of Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Brenda Blossom (Hollywood Pinafore) and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and currently tours with the acclaimed group Women of Ireland.
Experience the gifted and immensely-emotional vocals from Sara Dowling. Sara’s influences are wide and far reaching. She invokes the spirit of Anita O’Day mixed with the souls of Betty Carter and Billie Holiday. Her interpretations of classic ballads leave audiences spellbound and she tackles up-tempo standards from the American Songbook with energy and vigour.
Australian-born songstress, composer and West End actress, Simone Craddock, has performed to major houses throughout Europe, America and Asia and now resides in London where she is proving to be a prominent name on the London jazz scene. Whether swinging with a big band at Cadogan Hall, fronting her quartet at Pizza Express Live or crooning by a baby grand Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s, Simone has a captivating voice and presence which arrests any room. Simone’s style and repertoire emerge from a thorough musical upbringing in jazz, blues, swing and soul. Her passion for jazz was ignited by the classics: Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday and her namesake, Nina Simone, but she continues to find inspiration in the contemporary, including Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Melody Gardot. She recently recorded her first original song with her jazz quartet and American horn section, Grooveline Horns, and is currently writing her debut original album.
For as long as she can remember, London-born Beverley Stone has been immersed in popular music from Great American Songbook interpreters such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday to contemporary artists such as Carole King and Amy Winehouse. Beverley has performed at some of the finest venues in the country, including Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, The Hideaway and The Forum. While cultivating her songwriting career she has worked with some of the UK’s foremost musicians and producers and her debut album, Butterfly Rising, is out now.
Jayne O’Mahony is a well-established performer in the West End. Throughout her career she has performed in musicals such as Les Miserables as one of the starring roles (Cosette) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, in which she played the Mistress. Jayne later travelled to Oslo Spectrum Arena to star in the same role alongside John Barrowman. Closer to home Jayne has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and she is also privileged to have performed for Princess Diana.
Born and raised in New York from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is a jazz and Latin singer and composer currently residing in London. She studied improvisation and composition at Trinity College of Music in 2009, graduating with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012. In 2008 and 2009, she performed with the Tomorrow’s Warrior’s project “Jazz Alive” and, in 2010, appeared at the London Jazz Festival alongside Norma Winstone. A member of the London Vocal Project led by Pete Churchill and a regular guest singer with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Noemi has performed at numerous London venues.
Kate’s performing career began playing the title role of Annie at the Liverpool Empire theatre. Later, she joined the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) where she played principal roles in many productions. Kate has performed in many West End and television productions, including playing the role of Roxie Hart in the acclaimed musical “Chicago”, “Spirit of Broadway” and “Dancing Queen America”.
Finalist in BBC1’s “Over the Rainbow” - Andrew Lloyd Webber’s talent search for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Amy was nominated for Best Female Performance in an Off-West End Production for The Drowsy Chaperone at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and has performed in countless other West End and touring productions, including Tonight’s the Night, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Bohemian Rhapsody. She played the role of Katie in the BBC1 hit drama Hustle and has appeared on P&O’s Oceana and at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.