“Tonight- the music  of Leonard Bernstein” – with the Rob Barron Trio  & guests


Friday November 17

“Tonight- the music
of Leonard Bernstein
– with the Rob Barron Trio
& guests


EFG London Jazz Festival _ JBGB Events _ Jazz gigs London

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

Leonard Bernstein was one of the Titans of music making in the 20th century. His timeless compositions for choirs, soloists and orchestras remain essential parts of the musical scene. Among his most memorable creations are his extensive musical theatre compositions of which “West Side Story” is the most famous.

Giving voice to this wide collection, in his original and most creative manner comes Rob Barron with his trio, among our most respected and creative jazz pianists, who recognises that Bernstein’s imaginative creations give themselves generously to an updated and improvised interpretation. Indeed, Leonard Bernstein did enjoy playing the piano with a trio.

In this EFG London Jazz Festival concert Rob devotes the first half to “West Side Story”, whilst the second half captures a wide range of music from Bernsteins “Candide”, “On The Town”, “Peter Pan”,”Wonderful Town”, “A Quiet Place” and more.

Rob Barron appears regularly with the BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and the Simon Spillett Big Band in the U.K. and performs often on the New York jazz scene. He is a superb accompanist to many jazz musicians, including Claire Martin, Stacey Kent, Jacqui Dankworth, among many. His first album “What’s In Store” enjoyed critical acclaim.

For a glimpse of Rob’s imaginative and involving piano style, here he is playing an evocative solo on Johnny Mandel’s “Time for Love”.

Joining Rob for this concert are Jeremy Brown - double bass and Josh Morrison — drums.

“Rob’s style evokes a passion for the American Tradition of  Wynton Kelly, Cedar Walton and Hank Jones” – The Hoste of Jazz 


Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm. 

Tickets £25 plus £1.50 booking fee

Student £10 plus £1.50 booking fee — PLEASE NOTE A VALID STUDENT MUST BE SHOWN




JBGB Events Present: -

The Best of British Jazz, in the EFG London Jazz Festival, at London’s newest jazz club venue, Piano Smithfield at the Barbican, from Friday November 10th to Saturday November 19th, 2023

London’s newest and much celebrated jazz venue Piano Smithfield, highly rated by audiences, musicians and the media, hosts eleven.

JBGB Events concerts in the 2023 EFG London Jazz Festival, featuring many great U.K. based jazz stars across big bands, large ensembles, quintets, quartets, duos and soloists, including: -

Bruce AdamsAlan BarnesRob BarronElaine Delmar

Gabrielle DucombleNick FitchHarry GreenTom Green

Chris InghamNoel McCallaJamie McCredieDerek Nash

Dave O’HigginsTom Smith and many more.



The Media Love it ……..

Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue. I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge - Daily Mail 

The customers love it …..

"Piano Smithfield is an easy, laid- back atmosphere built for appreciating the music” 

The artists love it …..

 Piano Smithfield is my favourite London jazz venue” — Claire Martin


Close to both Circle Line Barbican  and  Elizabeth Line Farringdon stations, with easy on street and off street car parking, 

Piano Smithfield is a classic basement jazz club, for 70 seated customers with superb sound and lighting, plus excellent cocktails and wonderful pizzas.

In addition to 8pm evening concerts, we are adding four weekend 3.30pm concerts, so customers have time to enjoy lunch elsewhere, or at the many good eateries at Smithfield and the Barbican, and make it an occasion taking in top jazz and all in time to be home for your Saturday and Sunday Evenings

The box office, at www.jbgbevents.com has details of all concerts and is open for business.

We look forward to the prospect of your company at Piano Smithfield for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

John Billett

JBGB Events

Other forthcoming events in this series

First Night - The Tom Smith Big Band
@Piano Smithfield

First Night
- The Tom Smith Big Band


Fri 10th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz
Hoagy-2!  -The life and music of Hoagy Carmichael
@Piano Smithfield

-The life and music of Hoagy Carmichael


Sat 11th Nov 2023 3.30PM Jazz
Gabrielle Ducomble  - Parisian Jazz & Tango
@Piano Smithfield

Gabrielle Ducomble
- Parisian Jazz & Tango


Sun 12th Nov 2023 3.30PM Jazz
Blowin’ The Blues Away” - with the Alan Barnes Quintet, featuring Bruce Adams
@Piano Smithfield
Mon 13th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz
The Wonder of Stevie  – The Music of Stevie Wonder
@Piano Smithfield
Tue 14th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz