Renowned UK jazz venue to take a slice of Dubai's live music scene
Time Out Dubai staff
A renowned London jazz club is set to open a branch in Dubai any day now.
While you might not expect it from a chain Italian restaurant, Soho’s PizzaExpress Jazz Club is known among music lovers as one of the top spots in the UK’s capital – and now it is coming to the UAE.
The Jazz@PizzaExpress venue is expected to open at the Mövenpick Hotel and Residence Jumeirah Lakes Towers in early February, with an exact date to be confirmed.
Located on Dean Street, the original London venue showcases respected touring jazz artists seven nights a week. The club’s many achievements include welcoming the European debut of Norah Jones, hosting the late Amy Winehouse and launching the career of Jamie Cullum – who reportedly played for the equivalent of Dhs300 a week and some free pizza.
In Dubai managers say they hope to replicate the London venue’s success by showcasing local talent. Check back for an opening date soon.
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peachee May 28, 2013 11:27 am
jazz@pizzaaexpress is a great place, ive always enjoyed their food and amazing jazz music,lovely staff,...tonight me and my friends will come for the OPEN MIC SESSION.,and we"re so excited to watch Ms.Layla on her performace on friday May 30, 2013....
rosa May 27, 2013 10:29 pm
jazz and pizza so fantastic, i enjoyed the food and the jazz music. especially open mic jazz session every tuesday
KASHISH May 27, 2013 01:36 pm
This was our first time at the Jazz Club and we are already planning our trip back.
The food was excellent, typical Pizza Express with good service and a nice tasty meal - love the anitpasto starter!
The location was beautiful, found under the usual Pizza Express restaurant, the decor and ambiance was perfect.
Staff too were great and helpful
mohammad musin May 27, 2013 01:24 pm
fantastic open mic every tuesday. everytime we been there we always order calzone and calabrese. its very fabulous !. guy i heard this coming friday may 30, 2013 there is live concert for ms layla is that true????? up dated me please
Brond May 27, 2013 01:19 pm
the most i like is open mic session every tuesday in jazz pizza express. its really fantastic open mic and brilliant idea.