Hoagy-2!  -The life and music of Hoagy Carmichael


Saturday November 11

-The life and music of Hoagy Carmichael

New album launch featuring the Chris Ingham Quartet

EFG London Jazz Festival 2023 - JBGB Events_ London Jazz gigs

Piano Smithfield, 14, Long Lane, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN 

London Jazz Festival_Chris Ingham_Hoagy Carmichael_JBGB Events_Jazz in LondonChris Ingham, one of the UK’s most recognised jazz pianists, musical raconteurs and band leaders, returns to Piano Smithfield with his new, second show Hoagy-2! Chris has enjoyed considerable success entertaining audiences around the country with his first album and this concert is the London launch of his second album. Tonight will be a joyful, edifying and heartfelt salute to the wry, down-home brilliance of songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, tracing his journey from Indiana, via New York and to films in Hollywood. 

The evening includes well-loved hits, including “Rockin’ Chair”, “Lazybones”, “My Resistance Is Low”, “Skylark”, “Stardust”, “The Nearness of You” and arguably his longest standing gem “Georgia On My Mind”, alongside obscure nuggets and delightful curiosities from his rich and varied songbook.

Chris has already built a popular jazz cabaret reputation with concerts at major London venues featuring the life, times and music of several musical greats including Rodgers & Hart, Dudley Moore and Jimmy Van Huesen, plus his Jazz At The Movies series of swinging music from the silver screen.

Chris is joined by his established regular quartet members,

Paul Higgs – trumpet,

Joe Pettitt – double bass and

George Double – drums

Here’s a flavour of what’s in store with the bands recording of Hoagy’s “Riverboat Shuffle” from the first album

"Hoagy! Captures the spirit of a 20th-century giant...a delightful package"-  OBSERVER      

 “Ingham has a warm and generous way with music..his style is based on rhythmic presence and dynamic propulsion"  — DOWNBEAT

 "One of Britain's best singer-pianists"  — LONDON EVENING STANDARD

 “Over and above his impish arpeggios, droll introductions and left-handed singing the thing that fascinates me about Mr.Ingham is his erudition" – JAZZ JOURNAL

Doors 2.45pm

Music 3.30pm

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
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
Elaine Delmar’s Jazz Heart
@Piano Smithfield

Elaine Delmar’s Jazz Heart


Wed 15th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz