||February 7th: Later... voted 'Best Music Programme'
After 25 years and more than 350 shows, Later... with Jools Holland headed to the Royal Albert Hall for a two-hour celebratory episode:
Later 25, a production that took 18 months to plan and was recognised as the Best Music Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2019.
The judges described it as "authentic, entertaining and well-crafted music programming" and praised Jools as a host. The highly skilled
production team had to adapt to working outside the historic London building with sound trucks and a scanner, and make use of both the
stage and the floor of the auditorium for the 'in-the-round' set-up.
January 29th: Autumn/Winter Tour 2019
We are announcing the dates for the Autumn/Winter tour and tickets go on general sale this Friday, 1st February at 10.00am and can be bought
Stargreen, as well as the direct venue websites.
Accompanying Jools and the distinguished Rhythm & Blues
Orchestra on their annual excursion around the UK will
be the supremely talented Ruby Turner, with her
breathtaking gospel, soul and rhythm & blues vocals, Louise
Marshall, with her beautiful soul and jazz tones,
as well as original Squeeze member and powerhouse Gilson
Lavis on drums.
Additional special guests will be BRIT Award winner Eddi Reader (24th October 23rd November), as well as Pauline Black & Arthur 'Gaps'
Hendrickson from the legendary ska band The Selecter (28th November 22nd December). Eddi will join Pauline and Gaps as a special guest
in her hometown of Glasgow for the SEC Armadillo shows (6th and 7th December).
For all tour dates, click here.
January 17th: Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2019
The 12 winners of the new Music Moves Europe Awards were celebrated at the Award Ceremony, held last night in Groningen (NL),
with the Public Choice Winners presented by Jools Holland.
They are (* PUBLIC CHOICE WINNERS):
POP: Bishop Briggs* (GB); Lxandra (FI)
ROCK: Pale Waves (GB); Pip Blom* (NL)
ELECTRONIC: Smerz (NO); Stelartronic* (AT)
R&B/URBAN: Aya Nakamura (FR); Rosalía* (ES)
HIPHOP/RAP: blackwave. (BE); Reykjavíkurdætur* (IS)
SINGER-SONGWRITER: Albin Lee Meldau* (SE); AVEC (AT)
Succeeding the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are co-funded by the
Creative Europe programme of the European Union with the additional support of the Municipality of Groningen, Province of Groningen and the Dutch
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
The awards are presented by ESNS and the Reeperbahn Festival in cooperation with Yourope, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU),
Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA), International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), Liveurope, Live DMA, European Music Exporters
Exchange (EMEE), and Digital Music Europe (DME).
The aim of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards is to celebrate new and upcoming artists from Europe and support them in order to help them
develop and accelerate their international careers. Winners of the prize will be rewarded with a chance to play live at ESNS, a tailor-made
training programme and financial support specifically intended for touring and promotion and affirming the shared commitment to helping
emerging artists break through in Europe and beyond.
For more information and videos click here and
December 31st: Hootenanny
Joining Jools and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra tonight from 11.15pm on BBC Two for the 26th Hootenanny are Michael Bublé, Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers and Chic,
George Ezra, Marc Almond, Rudimental, Yola, The Record Company, Junior Giscombe, Hot 8 Brass Band, Ruby Turner, and the Pipes and Drums of
the 1st Battalion Scots Guards.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
November 23rd: 'A Lovely Life To Live' released today
||Following their tour
dates together, Jools Holland and Marc Almond have
teamed up to release a new album recorded
with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
A Lovely Life To Live, a 14-track collection,
showcases their uplifting sound and brilliant musicianship
that has entertained crowds up and down the country.
A Lovely Life To Live includes original tracks written by Jools and Marc as well as big band interpretations of iconic and classic songs, such as Soft Cell's Tainted Love,
Irving Berlin's How Deep Is The Ocean, Edith Piaf's Hymne À L'Amour, and Bobby 'Blue' Bland's It's My Life Baby and I'll Take Care Of You.
The pair have also penned three songs inspired by their mutual love of and relationship with London: I Lost My City, Workhouse Blues,
and London You Were My Lover.
A Lovely Life To Live is released today on Warner Music Entertainment, and is also available on streaming services.
You can order the album here.
August 17th: Jools Holland hosts the Boisdale Music Awards 2018
On Wednesday 12th September Jools Holland will take to the stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf to present the third annual
Boisdale Music Awards. For more information, please click
August 16th: Jools Holland curates the third Krug Encounters TRACKS ON TRACKS
The House of KRUG celebrate the spirit of its uniquely lyrical approach to champagne creation through its annual experience,
KRUG Encounters. This August, Jools Holland has collaborated with Krug Encounters to create Tracks on Tracks, an unforgettable
day of incredible music, gastronomic delights and Krug champagne.
On Friday 31st August, KRUG Encounters Tracks on Tracks promises to be an exciting and original experience. Guests will travel
on a private luxury train across the English countryside before stopping at three private platforms for a series of exclusive musical performances.
Each act has been selected by Jools Holland as part of a curated musical journey amplified by the culinary expression of KRUG Champagnes.
KRUG lovers will also savour the recently launched KRUG Grande Cuvée 166th ème Edition.
"I am so delighted Krug have asked me to be part of its next Encounters, hosted on a train. Firstly, I am great fan of Krug which is
without question the most delicious of all champagnes. I particularly admire the way the same family have evolved and developed the
vineyard over the last six generations. They treat the growing of grapes and the creation of champagne with the sensibility of musical
art. Secondly, I am a self-confessed train enthusiast. And thirdly, I admired so much what Mick Jones of the Clash and Francis Mallmann
have curated over the last two years. So I am thrilled to have this wonderful opportunity for both the 'brief' encounter on a train,
and to visit the legendary Krug château in Reims." Jools Holland
July 17th: Jools and the iPod Pharmacy
I'm supporting the @ChilternMusic iPod Pharmacy #ipodpharmacy @jazzfm @yamahauk
Click here for more information.
June 5th: The Club by Jools
Jools Holland has teamed up with Saga Cruises to become the face and voice of 'The Club by Jools' restaurant and bar on the
company's first ever new-build cruise ship, Spirit of Discovery.
The partnership will bring Jools' love of live music to the sophisticated restaurant and bar, which has been inspired by the great
music lounges of the 1950s. 'The Club by Jools' will be the place to enjoy live music, gourmet food and cocktails in the evenings,
with resident and guest musicians entertaining until late.
"I'm delighted that Saga is dedicating a space on the new ship for live music which is something that is very close to my heart. There
is nothing better than listening to live music in a small, intimate setting where you can really connect with the artists and their
music. Food and music are two of my greatest passions and it's great that Saga are combining the two" Jools Holland.
This exclusive partnership will see Jools Holland perform a number of live gigs onboard Spirit of Discovery, with the first departure
dates in 2019 already confirmed as 23rd July for A Channel Island Hop cruise, 3rd August to visit Gourmet Spain, and 17th August to go
off the beaten track in the Gulf of Bothnia on the new cruise ship's Natural Scandinavia cruise.
"Our decision to bring two new boutique cruise ships to the market by 2020 will be truly transformational for us as a business. We want
the on-board entertainment to reflect this and we are delighted to be able to announce Jools Holland as our first ever endorsed on-board
venue 'The Club by Jools'. I have grown up watching 'Later... with Jools Holland' and many of our customers have too. His love of eclectic
music really does transcend the generations and we will use this inspiration to bring something genuinely new and different to our steakhouse
and late night bar on the ship" Nigel Blanks, COO of Saga Cruises.
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