“We recommend Ruby’s as one of the top 10 Jazz Venues in London” – Time Out
Ruby’s weekly jazz nights are held in our speak-easy cocktail bar Tuesdays through to Saturdays each weeek, bringing the atmosphere and vibe of 1950’s jazz clubs to life for the modern day. The music is both feel-good and easy listening, with plenty of bop, swing and groove – just the way we like it! Our events are led by some of London’s finest talents on the jazz circuit… and watch out for world-renowned special guest artists often popping in for a play.
WHATS ON MIDWEEK
EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY we present THE DALSTON JAZZ JAM. A great night for both music lovers and musicians alike. We kick things off with an opening set from the house band, followed by a vibrant jam session, where guest musicians pass through the bar to join the band as they work their way through some of the best tunes from the great American song book and much more… So kick back to some amazing live music performed by hugely talented players, and enjoy our great selection of speciality cocktails, wines, beers and and spirits.
MIDWEEK MUSICIANS INFO…
TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS are led by a collective of top drawer jazz trios and quartets including Paper Moon, The Marco Punzi Trio and The Bounce’ Trio, who each bring a crew of friendly faces and special guests getting up to perform each week.
THURSDAYS feature our very own resident Ruby’s Jazz Quartet, arranged by bandleader and bassist Theo Malka-Wishart. The group are joined each week by a new series of “Rude Intruders” – aka: very special guest hosts – many of whom have both recorded and performed with some of the biggest names in the industry, and are often found on stage at the world’s most famous jazz clubs, music venues and festivals.
Entry is free Tuesday – Thursday evenings. Advance booking is recommended. 8pm – late.
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WHATS ON WEEKENDS
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY we present RUBY’S WEEKEND SHAKE UP! Come and explore our famous drinks menus, enjoy the good vibes and look out for this week’s special guest band taking the floor around 10pm till late, bringing their cool blend of jazz, blues and swing.
Entry is free on Friday and Saturday evenings, advance booking recommended.
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P.S. – Look out for our monthly special events present by Jazz Pocket in the Lounge Bar! Each event features world-renowned artists, live artworks from Jonathan Ellis and DJ Jazzie Geoffrie.
The Jazz Pocket events are typically held on one Thursday of each month, and cost around £5 – £8 enter.
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“Jazz has a chequered history, but its influence – and its performers – survive and resurface in unlikely places” – The Guardian
“Jazz Pocket and Ruby’s collectively present lively old-school, speak-easy jazz nights, led by world-renowned musicians” – Evening Standard