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Jazz and Swing Evenings at The Bloomsbury Hotel

The Bloomsbury Hotel is delighted to announce the return of its Jazz and Swing Evenings, the perfect way to unwind in the heart of London – and I went along to find out what it’s like!

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Reassuringly traditional whilst refreshingly fashionable, the hotel is situated on Great Russell St in the heart of Bloomsbury, where the vibrant West End meets the City.  Designed by renowned British architect, Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (best known for the Cenotaph in Whitehall), the hotel is a listed neo-Georgian building.  The interior is beautiful, it is where old-world grandeur meets modern luxury – from the imposing entrance to the pretty summer terrace, the hotel encapsulates the very best of British design and style.

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The Jazz and Swing Evening takes place in Landseer, the hotels ‘British cuisine with a modern twist’ restaurant, which has a critically acclaimed menu designed by Michelin award recipient John Wood.  The host ordered a couple of sharing platters for the table before selecting items from the a la carte menu – I chose the Mediterranean Chopped Salad and the Angus Sirloin.  The food was delicious – Landseer only uses season and fresh ingredients from a range of local suppliers and employs a team of very talented & creative chefs.

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Performing on the evening that I attended was Vimala Rowe with support from Harry Sankey and Howard Alden (who is commonly referred to as one of the best jazz guitarists of his generation).  Vimala is one of London’s top female vocalists, with performances at Ronnie Scotts, London Jazz Festival and The Royal Albert Hall to her name. Her musical influences include jazz, soul and an eclectic mix of world music.  Vimala’s voice was amazing, really pure, deep and rhythmic – check out this Instagram video I made of the show.  We were treated to a variety of well known jazz songs including Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child and Frankie Laine’s On the Sunny Side of the Street.  The whole room was mesmerised by each song, not only because of Vimala’s voice but the incredible guitarists too.

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Throughout the evening, Joel Miguel, the head barman at the Landseer bar, presented us with various cocktails – his cocktails are among the best I’ve ever had!  My favourite was definitely the Oriental Mojito, which is made from Hendrick’s gin, lime juice, mint leaves, Thai basil, sugar, ginger & lemongrass cordial – an absolute classic but with a twist!

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To sum up the evening, it was perfect! After a long day at work, it was exactly what I needed – great music, mouth-watering food and heavenly cocktails, all within the luxurious and elegant setting of The Bloomsbury Hotel.  I cannot recommend it enough and there are two more upcoming Jazz and Swing Evenings scheduled in the next couple of monthsAbsolute Buble on 5 June 2014 and Nina Ferro on 10 July 2014 – book a table now to avoid disappointment!!!

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