What a fantastic
summer we are having - here at Le Q we have our heat wave of hot swing and
Wine and Food
with new summer
foods including water melon,feta and olive salad
solo show October 28th - SOLD OUT
Twinwood Vintage Music & Dance
For those of
you who love vintage - check out the best vintage festival
They have already sold record numbers
of tickets for 2018, but some day tickets are still available
Some of Le Q regular musicians will be
there, Nell and the hot mess muggers, Sarah Spade and the Noisy boys and
Argentina - another world class show just 2 dates in London
His European tour kicks off at Le QuecumBar
with just 10 early bird tickets _at_ ?15 on
sale now ...when they are gone they are gone
for Sunday Eve 11th November, the same date
during the day he also has a day time guitar workshop with limited
His European tour will end in London, at Le
QuecumBar Sunday Eve 2nd December.
Must see performances!
Gonzalo Bergara Quintet "Django Meets
Please note: If you have bought a ticket for
any of our shows - your dining table is reserved - all tables are allocated
on arrival - so arrive early for the best tables - doors open at 6pm
Argentina, European audiences are set to be thrilled this autumn, as
Argentinian guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara hits our shores with his unique
concept show - "Django Meets Piazzolla" two musical styles, two cultures,
and two different ways of expressing music.
For this unique European
tour celebrating the music of Django and Piazzolla, Gonzalo Bergara will be
joined by three of some of the most sought after and accomplished jazz
talents in the UK and including his brother Maki Bergara on cajon. : Andrea
Todesco - rhythm guitar, Matt Holborn - on violin, Pete Thomas - double
This show will perform in multiple venues in four countries, each show of
the tour will be a unique experience, due to the spontaneous style of the
music, rich with improvisations, energy and passion.
PS. We encourage
our guests to enjoy a full experience with music, food and drink on offer.
MUSCICIANS RECEIVE ALL THE TICKET MONEY
and it is only due to food and drink revenue that we are
able to consistently book world class artists in this intimate venue and
keep the Live Music "Alive"
Thanks for understanding our policy on minimum spend on
food and drinks, we reserve the right to charge a minimum spend of ?25pp at
You do not need to book a table to eat it is automatic with any show ticket
FAITH I BRANKO QUARTET - Balkan Magic
Mon 30 July ?10
through July and August with our own heatwave of, Balkan, Swing Jazz, and
of course Gypsy Swing special events - please go to our music calendar on QuecumBar
- for our full daily calender of live music
session is still FREE all night Thur, Fri, Sat
is FREE for arrivals before 8pm -?6pp music charge from 8pm
Our secret lush
tropical garden is open for sundowners - Sangria, Pimms, Bellini - Aperol -
Brandy & Babycham or beGIN your night with a G and T
See our new
3D online walk through video front page of ourweb site
Many of our
regulars have booked their celebration parties here and we have provided
the live music- exclusive private hire day or night at reasonable minimum
spend prices and make the most of our garden and hospitality.
Grab a bite to
eat, meet some friends, or just quaff a bottle of Chablis etc chill to some
great music and get in the summer mood!
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A QUICK PREVIEW OF SOME OF WHATS TO
TONIGHT - Mon 30 July
FAITH I BRANKO
If you have never seen
them book now - a real treat full of life and energy
From a foundation of
?Serbian-Roma' music, Faith Elliott and Branko Ristic have created a style
that draws from both of their musical heritages and expresses their unique
cross cultural personal connection. The duo combines the accordion, violin,
effects pedal and tabor pipe with double bass and guitar to take the
audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming
?kolos' and explorations into improvisation, Turkish, Indian and Jazz
The 'Faith i Branko Quartet' have recently returned from their 43-venue
tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The duo met in Branko's Serbian Roma village of Gornja Grabovica in 2009,
and - with music as their only tool for communication - began a journey
that would lead to the creation of their WOMEX award-winning album ?Gypsy
Lover', their marriage and their success in international touring and
?Musically a delight?these virtuosic performers are a major discovery this
year' - The Guardian, UK
?Moving, breath-taking and virtuosic'
Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3
?Branko is set to become one of the leading Roma Violinists of the
century' Froots, UK
Thursday 2 August
FREE for before 8pm
Seductive Oriana and
her Charmer - French Chanson and Int Swing
Oriana's sexy French
style duo - Oriana has worked with Gerry Halliwell - and the BBC Half
Spanish half French, she has a unique cabaret style charm and screen siren
look - Seductive and expressive performance of Swing and romatic Int
vintage and modern favourites. Performing in the renowned Royal Albert Hall
or The Eiffel Tower, they present a mixture of American swing, French
chanson and Latin music.
Saturday 4th August - FREE for before 8pm arrivals
Sheppard - Gypsy guitar duo
RESIDENCY PETE "TIGER" SHEPPARD ensemble Don't miss the mighty sound of
Pete "Tiger" Sheppard & Co, stonking Gypsy swing guitar. We delight in
Pete's fast and furious Gypsy Swing guitar - just as the name suggests
Sunday/Monday 5/6th August ?10 ticket
FROM THE ISLE OF
WIGHT: CAT SKELLINGTON
Gypsy Swing band based on the Isle of Wight, combining world class
musicianship with an infectious swinging groove and a big love for the
vintage sounds of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
A busy band delivering their unique take on the incredible legacy of the
great Django Reinhardt, presenting concerts, and festival appearances
(including both the official Isle of Wight Festival and Rhythmtree several
times), gigs at jazz clubs, wedding parties, etc.
Cat Skellington are happy to be in hot demand as part of the thriving Isle
of Wight music scene here for the first time at Le Q
Sat 11 August - Free
for before 8pm arrivals
and Andy Robinson - Jazz Guitar Duo - THE seasoned favourites!
Jazz guitar - Le
QuecumBar seasoned jazz favourites Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson jazz
guitar duo that do it all cool jazz for a hot Saturday night
Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Sunday day August 12th
?50 ticket - Price includes the evening concert
From Holland -
CHRISTIAAN VAN HEMERT
Hemert is well known as an educator, teaching at the Rotterdam University
of the Arts and in a host of educational videos online. He often hosts
workshops worldwide both on violin and guitar and is an expert in the so
called ?Dutch Style' of gypsy jazz. Together with Stochelo Rosenberg, he
maintains and teaches at the online tuition site The Rosenberg Academy.
The price of the tickets for the workshop includes the ticket for the
Sunday Eve August 12th
plays the Swing
Christiaan is one of
the premier violinists in the current Gypsy Jazz scene and often performs
as a guest of the Rosenberg Trio and alongside Stochelo Rosenberg and in
Tonight he will play
violin and guitar demonstrating his virtuoso flexibility and musical
He has played with
countless high profile Gypsy Jazz artists among which are, Mozes Rosenberg,
Paulus Schafer, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Roby Lakatos and many
others. Christiaan will be presenting some of his favourite standards often
played by the such of art Tatum, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins to name
just a few. He will be joined by Alban Claret on Guitar and Eleazar Ruiz
Spreafico on Bass.
Christiaan van Hemert Trio plays the Swing Songbook.
- we reserve the right
to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the
Monday Eve August 13th
van Hemert Trio plays Charlie Parker on violin and guitar demonstrating his
virtuoso flexibility and musical talent.
Charlie Parker is a predominant figure of Jazz in the 40's. His inspiring
music will be played by the great Christiaan van Hemert on Violin, Alban
Claret on Guitar and Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico on Bass
Christiaan is one of the premier violinists in the current Gypsy Jazz scene
and often performs as a guest of the Rosenberg Trio and alongside Stochelo
Rosenberg in different groups. He has played with countless high
profile Gypsy Jazz artists among which are, Mozes Rosenberg, Paulus
Schafer, Fapy Lafertin, Tchavolo Schmitt, Roby Lakatos and many others.
Christiaan will be presenting some of his favourite standards often played
by the such of art Tatum, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins to name just a
- we reserve the
right to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the
FREE for before 8pm
Alexis Kraniou Gypsy
Jazz Duo Guitar
Alexis Kraniou is
originally known as one of the most active world music and jazz fusion
electric guitarist in London's music scene. Having worked alongside with
some of London's most popular funk, afrobeat and jazz bands he brings a new
different color to manouche after coming in touch with the style a few
years ago. Thanks to his talent and love for Gypsy Jazz he has being
performing with some of London's greatest gypsy jazz players since his very
beginning as a Manouche artist. Tonight he will be playing some classic
manouche numbers delivered with a modern twist on a duo format.
Sunday 19th August ?10
Swing and vocals
First time at Le Q
"Sig-or-ners") are a Gypsy inspired ensemble formed, as is so often the
case, by a group of musicians with a shared desire to explore the Jazz of
pre-war Europe so beautifully represented by Django, Stephane Grappelli and
many onther character of that era. Expect playful arrangements of
standard repertoire mixed with occasional original material that pays
homage this joyous music.
The band features Alex Creese and Tom Williams on guitar, Dan Gaylard on
bass. On this occasion they will be joined by the wonderful vocalist Phoebe
Monday 20th August ?8
- David Vaughan presents his solo show
Following on from
the success of his unique work as a singer-songwriter performing his own
brand of ?English Chanson' at venues such as The Pheasantry in Chelsea, The
Bull's Head in Barnes and Oliver's Jazz Bar in Greenwich, David Vaughan
comes to the QuecumBar debuting a quite stunning new jazz-based solo act.
This is no piano-bar performer unnoticed in the corner of the venue,
Vaughan's new solo act demands attention. Thanks to his
multi-instrumentalist background and some extremely inventive contraptions
Vaughan will be performing his favourite jazz standards plus his own
improvisations on both vocals, piano, sampled bass, cajon, snare drum,
hi-hat and additional percussion? mostly at the same time!
With any luck he'll
bring his trumpet along too. The ground-breaking David Vaughan has come up
with what is essentially a world premiere of inventive musicality.
To start of our bank
holiday weekend ....
FREE for before 8pm
arrivals - we have
and vocals with cabaret, floor/table entertainer ROMAN VOLOSHCHUK
accordion/vocals extraordinaire of Roman the roaming musical minstrel! His
unique cabaret style makes him a one man full on showman Roman is a
sensational artist who has played for the Duke and Duchess of Westminster,
he graces our stage to entertain in his inimitable style and charm. A
unique musician with immense talent and charisma and gold star credentials,
he is as infectious, as his performance and entertainment, cabaret style
seduction, with world favourites, to tap your feet to, from classical to
swing to mussette, he does it all, accompanied by his rich, rousing,
enrapturing tenor vocals.
Bank Holiday Sunday
26th August just ?10 ticket for a special treat with our authentic Gypsy
This talented Gypsy
Roma family playing acoustic magic with fire and soul; amazing their
audiences playing soul searching ballads and traditional wild Gypsy tunes,
a magical cocktail shaken not stirred that's The Romany Diamonds.
Virtuosic singing and playing by Sindy accompanied by Benjamin her brother
on guitar, Cezar on Accordion and the talented young teenager, Roberto
Petik on Violin with Mr Petik on Double Bass.
Together they serve
you traditional camp fire Gypsy music that makes the heart thump, the feet
tap, the hands clap and invites you into the secret world of joyous Gypsy
melodies that haunt and alight your mind.
- we reserve the
right to charge a minimum spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27
AUGUST - CLOSED
FREE for before 8pm
guitar & Dom Durner Hot raw vocals
Explosive Duo lead
by Filippo Dall'Asta on guitar, and Dom Durner vocals.
Filippo Dall'Asta is an Italian Guitarist based in London, with many years
of experience live and in the studio, as a composer and arranger of Gypsy
jazz Music. He studied guitar with Gypsy jazz guitar Master Lollo Meier and
performs in his quarter during Lollo's Uk Tour. Dom Durner is an incredible
Canadian Artist, who has travelled all over the world spreading his love
for music amongst the masses. Since settling in London a few years ago, he
has worked with some Amazing artists and founded new fresh bands, such as
The Manouche and The Flying Shoes.
Filippo and Dom together are absolutely Amazing! Two passions mixed in a
vortex of overwhelming sounds that you will remember!!
Le Q and audience
favourites, come wine and dine to top class seductive swing music and
The Man Overboard
Quintet add their own stamp to a repertoire of tunes made famous by the
likes of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, the Mills Brothers, Duke
Ellington and Fats Waller. The chemistry between these superb musicians and
their audience makes every performance a magical occasion. The Man
Overboard Quintet were featured in BBC3's "Being Human" (5th series, 6th
episode), and have appeared several times on BBC Radio 3's ?In Tune'
"The Man Overboard
Quintet has a distinctive style, strong individual personalities and a
collective ear for a great song - the end of year Best of List Beckons" -
All About Jazz
A special night at
Le QuecumBar is in store, with:
Jean-Marie Fagon - Guitar
Ewan Bleach - Clarinet
Dave O' Brien - Double bass
The enchanting and superb voice of Louisa Jones
And Special Guest...Peter Rudeforth - Trumpet.
Unmissable concert, and they usually sell out, so please make sure to buy
your tickets in advance.
Monday 3rd Sep ?10
The Eclectic Mike
Hatchard Swing Quartet
Dinner concert with
the great Mike Hatchard - multi talented instrumentalist - violin,
clarintet, piano, singer, artist
Mike heads up a
swinging quartet with over 100 years of experince between them - a night of
swing and musical fun - join us for music mood wine and food for this
Monday night of hot vintage swing and song and multiinstrumental melodies
Doors open at 6pm
food until 10pm music 8pm -11pm - we reserve the right to charge a minimum
spend on food and drink as artist recieve all the ticket monies
FREE for before 8pm
Benjamin Czureja and
Roberto Petik - authentic Gypsy duo
Benjamin on Guitar
and teenage prodigy Roberto on Violin are part of "Gypsy
Diamonds" Romany band.
Together they serve you traditional camp fire Gypsy music that makes the
heart thump, the feet tap, the hands clap and invites you into the secret
world of joyous Gypsy melodies that haunt and alight your mind.
Sunday 9th September
Gypsy Swing with
harp and sweet swing vocals
Back at Le Que, HARP
BAZAAR...something you've never heard....UNMISSABLE CONCERT!!
Harp Bazaar was born
in the minds of Tara Minton (harp&vocals), Duncan Menzies (fiddle) and
Filippo Dall'Asta (guitar) in London in late 2015. The three musicians met
on a session and embarked on a unique musical experiment: Harp Bazaar
combine the majestic and delicate sound of the harp with the speed and
erratic energy of traditional Gypsy swing. The band has performed at Le
QuecumBar, London's most famous Gypsy jazz venue, held a year-long
residency at North London's favourite music pub - The Boogaloo, toured
Italy in July 2016 and performed at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2017?
Welcome to the new world of Harp Bazaar, something you've never heard
Monday 10th Sep ?10
We stray into the
world of Jazz for this premier concert
The STEVE DARLINGTON
QUINTET is a newly formed London-based jazz ensemble, which mainly plays
the music of Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Miles Davis, Michael Brecker and
A Repertoire mixed
of driving post-bop compositions and modern jazz in which you can also
expect original pieces composed by band members. The band is vibrant,
punchy, exciting and plays very different tunes to the standard jazz fare.
Le QuecumBar is
always open to host new talent Jazz bands that "Sounds" different from what
we usually offer to our audience.
Steve has a wide
experience of playing in small jazz groups and has played with the
legendary Peter Jacobsen, Dave Cliff, Dick Pierce and Bill Watrous. He has
also supported Jerry Bergonzi on a recent UK tour. He currently plays lead
alto in the Rebel Yell Jazz Orchestra which is dedicated to playing the
music of Francy Boland and which has some of the most challenging sax
ensemble charts ever written.
John Eacott (trumpet)
John is very well known on the London jazz scene for playing with the
legendary Loose Tubes, Georgie Fame and Sarah Jane Morris plus many others.
He has also composed scores for film music and played with a wide variety
of music ensembles.
Tom Hooper (drums)
Tom graduated from the Royal Academy's famous jazz courses and has
played with artists as diverse as Johnny Dankworth, Grace Jones and Simple
On piano we have the
fantastic Caroline Cooper. She has played with Vasilis Xenopolis, Matt
Wates, Nigel Price, Mark Nightingale and Henry Lowther, to name just a few,
and is currently touring in a tribute to Chet Baker.
On bass the excellent Roger Harding. A stalwart of the London jazz scene,
Roger has played everything from pop to funk to big bands to small jazz
Our weekends start on
a Thursday ...
Thursday 14 Sep FREE
for arrivals before 8pm
Harry Diplock: HOT
Harry Diplock is a
young rising star of Gypsy Swing and he brings a duo to our stage - A Gypsy jazz duo hinting towards the sounds
emanating from the jazz manouche scene in Paris. Harry Diplock will be
pairing up with another great guitar player from 8pm for an evening of
Gypsy jazz, swing and bop
Sunday 16th Sep ?10
Acoustic by nature
but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum,
this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to
Latchepen are a London band born out of a collective admiration of Django
Reinhardt and anything that swings, the word Latchepen is an exclamation of
happiness in the Romani language.
Matt Holborn - violin
Kourosh Kanani - guitar
Jeremie Coullon - guitar
Simon Read - Double Bass
Check their website: http://latchepen.com/
Monday 17 Sep ?10
Nils, one of the
country's most celebrated guitarists and the musical partner-in-crime to
hot guitar supremo Gary Potter, brings his own brand of swing to Le
QuecumBar along with sparkling gypsy jazz violinist Frank Biddulph,
stringmeister bass player Pete Morgan, and vocalist Kate Daniels whose
sultry style richly evokes the late night high-life of 1930's Paris.
Expect hot Parisian jazz and more: after years of playing worldwide with
international stars such as Nigel Kennedy, Clare Teal and Bryan Ferry, Nils
has drawn on his experiences to flavour his performance and repertoire with
his own eclectic tastes, which include the wonderful vocal numbers of beat
generation musician Slim Gaillard, as well as those of the incomparable
Fats Waller and Nat King Cole.
We will bring you
more of Septembers hot gigs in the August Newsletter until then we leave
you with a taster for October Prestige Performance concert ....
You get it all in
You are in for a
treat October Sun/Mon 7/8 ?15
Django meets New Orleans and Bechet
Bouly French Gypsy Guitar master
Ewan Bleach & Will Scott
2 of UK's top
clarinetists with vintage authenticity and swing
Ellis on guitar &
Pete Thomas on bass
5 * spellbinding exceptional quintet performing:
Django, 30s Gypsy
swing guitar, melding with music and rhythms of New Orleans accompanied by
the vibrant swing of 2 Bechet style vintage clarinet sounds
underpinned by driving rhythm guitar and double bass.
enlivens the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt/Bechet as well as
swing-era classics with the buoyant rhythms of New Orleans, dazzling
improvisations and virtuoso solos from these world class musicians bringing
joy and passion to an era to be remembered on these 2 very special nights
Until our next Newsletter happy summer
Hope to see you all soon while the garden is blooming
Le Q team and our musicians