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Jazz At Cafe Society

Tricycle Theatre

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Jazz at Cafe Society is Alex Webb's new musical celebrating the legendary 1940s New York jazz and blues nightclub.

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Jazz at Cafe Society is a swinging show which tells the true story of Cafe Society, the legendary 1940s New York nightclub which promoted racial equality and progressive causes – and played host to some of the finest musical talent of the 20th century, including Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and many others.

From its idealistic Left-wing beginnings, through all its struggles and triumphs, to its eventual demise in the anti-Communist hysteria of the late 1940s, Jazz at Cafe Society is a captivating story of a time when Jewish radicals and Black civil rights activists made common cause, when the American Left was a force to be reckoned with, and when some of the greatest jazz and blues talent that ever lived was just a phone call away.

Featuring a stellar cast of vocalists – Gwyneth Herbert, Alexander Stewart and Paris-based China Moses (daughter of jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater), Jazz at Cafe Society is narrated by DJ and BBC Radio presenter Max Reinhardt, who plays club owner Barney Josephson.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 16/07/2012

Closing Night: 21/07/2012

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Cast & Creative


Gwyneth Herbert, China Moses, Max Reinhardt, AlexanderStewart


Director - Alex Webb

Producer - Alex Webb

Author - Alex Webb

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