Reviews & Testimonials
“Thanks so much for the gig it was wonderful to be back playing together and in front of real live audiences. We both felt safe and were well looked after. The audiences were great - I found the whole experience quite emotional at times” — Clare Teal
Pizza ExpressLive: Birmingham 18th Jan. "I had seen reviews and heard about this show, but honestly it was even better than anything I'd read. I loved the music, Derek and Noel talked to the audience, they were entertaining and so so talented. What a show, loved every second. It really was Some Kinda Wonderful" — Amanda. Solihull
The comment speaks for itself. “I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what a wonderful show was put on last night at The Apex. The venue was perfect, well placed for car parking and food outlets, and an extremely well designed complex. As for the show itself, it was magnificent. I rarely get the opportunity to attend such events, but this was a joy! The musicians were so talented, the singer fantastic, and it was great to be allowed to get up and dance in the aisles! Just a wonderful evening, which I sincerely hope we'll be able to repeat very soon.”
Please do see this fantastic review of the Joanna Eden Concert celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell from Access All Areas for her performance at The Pheasantry on Friday 12 April 2019.
S and I had a lovely evening, as did all the other guests and I shall keep a close eye out for other JBGB Events concerts.”
- Lynn O’Connor
“It was such a pleasure playing for you & hanging out after-show the other night. Thanks so much for looking after Jacqui and me so beautifully. Everybody loves working with you because they always know they'll be treated so well & that every detail will be perfect. It really means a lot, so thank you very much.” Charlie Wood & Jacqui Dankworth
Please do see this amazing review of this fabulous band.
See this great review from Jazz Journal. Another superb event brought to you by JBGB Events.
Please do see this fabulous review of a brilliant event in Jazz Journal performed by Zoe Francis.
"If you see a John Billett concert coming, do go and you will be guaranteed an enjoyable high quality concert" - Alan Barnes
Please see this fabulous review of the Barb Jungr concert at The Other Palace, 25 May 2017.
See this great review from Music News showing how accessible Jazz can be.
"A pleasure as always to swing Christmas for you at the Lansdowne and the Hoste. Delighted it seemed to hit the spot once more at both venues. The band join me in thanking you for your gracious hosting of such pleasurable events."
Chris Ingham - Jazz at The Movies
"I thought the entire evening was superb and talking to many Members during and after the event I received fantastic feedback." - Tim Cagney CEO Lansdowne Club
It was a privilege as ever to be part of your sincere and enthusiastic promotions. The 60 Digits event in particular was your baby from daydream beginning to ludicrously successful end, and you deserve full credit for having the vision and energy to see it through.
Chris Ingham — REBOP
Congratulations on a great afternoon, we loved every note, every minute of top drawer musicianship and fun. — Bob and Bobbie C
2 Pianos, 6 Pianists, 12 Hands & 60 Digits November 2016 — London Jazz Festival
What an amazing evening at St James Studio! Fabulous venue, the most exciting and talented pianists and so witty. The most enjoyable evening I’ve had in a long time. Thank you so much JBGB Events. More please. — Amanda S
Classic Jazz in Four Hands Friday 11 November 2016 London Jazz Festival
"It was indeed a wonderful evening for us on stage. Of course, I would love to take this project further with you and 'Infect' more audiences wherever we go!"
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed Tuesday Crazy Coqs. Infectious Brazil were brilliant, I have been a fan of Bossa Nova and especially Antonio Carlos Jobim for many years. They were ALL amazing, especially the singer — nailed it as they say. I have said enough except thank you and please can you book them again. — Jenny M
A fabulous review of the very well received performance on Sunday 21st February 2016 at the St. James Theatre by Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe. It appears this duo can do no wrong.
Laurence Juber was even better than billed. Thanks and roll on the next act. John F
Comment from a very happy customer at Laurence Juber event 3rd August 2016 at Pizza Express Jazz Club
A great review of Claire Martin & Joe Stilgoe at St James Theatre on Sunday 21st February 2016. A triumph I think we would all agree.
The Arts Desk.com
"DixieMix were very pleased to be asked down to St James Studio for the London Jazz Festival and thought the venue and staff were excellent. The concert and reception is still being talked about within the band. We are looking forward to working with JBGB Events again in the near future."
"It was a pleasure to work with JBGB events. John was always ready and quick to answer any questions by phone or email and tireless with the promotion and management of the event. Our concert at St James Studio for the London Jazz Festival was a very memorable one, and I certainly hope to collaborate more in the future."
Tom Green Septet
"Thank you for the opportunity to sing at your lovely St.James Studio venue. I really enjoyed the evening. I do hope that we can do something again sometime."
"The NYJO Swing Band mixed enthusiastic and creative performance with a varied and often surprising setlist to give Bruce Lindsay and many others a great night out."
Full review from Jazz Journal
"I have had nothing but positive experiences being involved in JBGB events, and I look forward to enjoying many more."
"I'd be delighted to work together in the future, it's been a pleasure to work with you.
Your approach to the whole process is very positive, and professional, plus your media profile is very professional and hence very successful."
After 10+ years of developing JBGB Events, which with your support has become a major force on the London Jazz Scene, it's time to embrace a new work plan
From January 2024, I become part of the Pizza Express Live Jazz Management team, creating, and presenting concerts at their Dean Street, Holborn, and Chelsea venues.
This development allows me to spend more time on building the best concerts for you, with the Pizza Express team handling the important administrative, payment, VAT, performing rights etc which with over 80 JBGB Events concerts in 2023 had become a significant burden on our limited resources.
Our focus will be on developing Big Band Sunday lunches with Gareth Lockrane, Simon Spillett , Nikki Iles, NYJO, Tom Smith and so many more plus, the major artists including Claire Martin, Clare Teal, Elaine Delmar, Derek Nash, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale et all, not overlooking our successful Christmas party Jazz Lunchtimes in December.
We retain our established JBGB Events brand and hope you will continue to support our major live music plans
Our successful relationships with the jazz cabaret venue Crazy Coqs will continue with several concerts
In thanking you for your support over many years we hope you will find many concert in 2024 and hopefully beyond from us that you will come to and enjoy.
"Music, as a background to something else, is no music. Performing with recorded backing tracks is no performance. Great music is always live. Listen to music in the foreground.
Brilliant music, superbly performed by outstanding musicians, and heard without distraction is a recipe for entertainment, inspiration and complete enjoyment. And the great thing about improvised music is its different every time."
"Live music is so exciting, you never know what's going to happen"Read More