CONCERTS: POP, JAZZ & WORLD
8 Apr: Flashback – A Tribute to Hindi Cinema. An evening of Bollywood hits from the 1960s onwards by Ketan Kansara and the RG Academy Orchestra featuring soundtracks from Hindi film legends. 22 Apr: St George’s Day Concert. Buckingham Palace’s Band of the Coldstream Guards join Alexander Armstrong, Mark Templeton and the Commonwealth Children’s Choir. 22 Apr: The Golden Age of British Big Bands. British jazz. 28 Apr: Totó la Momposina y sus Tambores. A rare London performance by the legendary Colombian singer. 29 Apr: Elkie Brooks – Live in Concert. Please check for times and prices. www.cadoganhall.com. 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ. T: 020-7730 4500. F6. Station: Sloane Square.
The Jazz Café
This live music and club specialises in jazz and funk. 1 Apr: House Gospel Choir. 4-5 Apr: Mulatu Astatke. The father of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke performs with his band. Please check for times and prices. www.thejazzcafelondon.com. 5 Parkway, NW1 7PG. T: 0844-847 2514. Off map. Station: Camden Town.
Enormous venue for live music. 1 Apr: Olly Murs. Pop. 18-22 Apr: Bruno Mars (p. 7). The star performs as part of his 24K Magic World Tour. Check for times and prices. www.theo2.co.uk. The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0AX. T: 0844-856 0202. Off map. Station: North Greenwich.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
London’s most famous jazz venue. 4-6 Apr: John Mayall. Blues from the British star. 10-11 Apr: Benny Golson Quarter. 19-21 Apr: Eliane Elias. Check for times and prices. www.ronniescotts.co.uk. 47 Frith St, W1D 4HT. T: 020-7439 0747. D7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.