September 18th: Later... Returns Later... with Jools Holland returns
weekly on BBC Two at 10.00pm from Friday 25th September for a seven-part series, continuing in its lockdown form.
Kicking off the 56th series is a special episode featuring the winner of the much-coveted Mercury Prize 2020 in conversation with Jools,
discussing the honour of taking home the iconic prize, the creative process behind their winning album and the musical influences that shaped it.
September 11th: Jools Online Tonight
The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) are hosting a special online event to raise funds as it faces a huge loss due to the pandemic.
Jools Holland, vice president of the trust, will be introducing 12 acts as well as playing. You can watch the virtual concert on the
trust's Facebook page
here, and on their YouTube page
here tonight, Friday 11th September,
at 7.30pm UK time.
August 28th: Barbados Blues Nights
Due to unforeseen technical issues and tightening COVID restrictions, it is with great regret that Barbados Blues Nights can no longer go
ahead in 2020. Rock & Roll Holidays would like to apologise to all the Jools Holland fans who had made enquires and booked and thank them
for their support. Refunds can be obtained through
August 21st: Turn Up and Donate
Turn Up For Recovery, founded by Melia Clapton, have been
running a series of special YouTube shows #TurnUpFromHome with exclusive performances from some very special guests. Tomorrow they will be
going live with Episode 10, and Jools Holland will be part of the exciting line up. Tune in
The Turn Up For Recovery community organise fundraising gigs and events all over the world, bringing people together to talk about
abstinence-based recovery and raise funds to help provide treatment at
Crossroads Antigua Centre for those in need, so don't
forget to donate if you can at www.turnupforrecovery.org/donate.
July 27th: Important Tour News
Jools Holland and Harvey Goldsmith regret to announce the postponement of Jools' upcoming Autumn/Winter 2020 UK tour due to the
effects of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The tour will now take place in 2021 with special guest performances to be
Ticketholders will be contacted by their point of purchase to move their tickets to the rescheduled dates. Customers who cannot attend
the new dates can apply for a refund up until Fridaay 30th October 2020. Special guests for the 2021 Autumn Tour will be announced soon.
"Since the age of seventeen, I have spent my entire life performing on tour. Therefore, it is with sadness and disappointment that myself,
my orchestra and our special guests have been forced to postpone our Autumn & Winter shows. Due to the world pandemic the tour will take
place in 2021, with special guest performers to be announced shortly. If you bought tickets, you can be refunded or hopefully come and see
us next year. Please check for further details on my website. I apologise to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us, and I speak for
my whole orchestra and crew, when I say we are all longing to return to the boogie playing field next year. I hope that all of you are alright."
For more information and a list of dates and venues in 2021, click here.
July 2nd: Let The Music Play
In 2019 live music added £4.5bn to the British economy, supporting 210,000 jobs across the country, as well as having an impact on a global
scale. Up to 50% of the live music workforce is facing unemployment, leading to a catastrophic loss of skill, and 90% of grassroots
venues are under threat of closure. We need the government to address the importance of live musicand support it in order to ensure
its future once the pandemic has finally passed.
Show your support for live music and share a photo from the last gig you went to using #LetTheMusicPlay on your social networks. Thank you.
April 27th: Help the NHS Charities
Jools Holland has kindly agreed to support the The Blue Auction, run by Bonhams auctioneers in aid of the NHS Charities, by donating the extraordinary
opportunity for four people to join him and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at one of their live shows, including the Royal Albert Hall (Lot 11). They will be
given special passes and meet Jools for a drink, before being thoroughly entertained by the uplifting live show. Date will need to be agreed in advance.
The online only auction finishes at 12 noon UK time, this Wednesday, 29th April, so be sure to get your bid in quickly by clicking
April 1st: Jools Holland Presents #StayHome and Learn Boogie Woogie Piano #WithMe
In these trying days with people stuck at home, Jools will be giving fun free piano lessons to those stuck for some inspiration.
Taking the very basics of his beloved boogie-woogie piano, Jools will break down various musical techniques for everybody from complete
Even those bereft of a keyboard can still take part as Jools suggests: "If you donít have a piano, get Dad's shirt or Mum's tablecloth when
they are not looking and draw piano keys on it and practice silently".
Lesson number 2 has just gone live today here
and Lesson 3 will be joining soon. You can preview it on Jools' very own Instagram @ jools.holland.official
March 30th: Learn Boogie-Woogie Piano (Lesson One)