June 18th: Later... with Jools Holland – 10.00pm Tonight on BBC Two
In the final episode of the 58th Series, Jools welcomes to the show grime originator, rapper and songwriter Kano and two Later debuts: Sheffield's Rebecca Taylor, aka Self Esteem, and contemporary soul and funk purveyor Joel Culpepper.

June 17th: Good Morning Britain

Jools Holland popped into the Good Morning Britain (ITV) studio this morning for a chat with Susanna Reid and Adil Ray about his Jools & Jim's Joyride podcast with Jim Moir, the excitement of going back to the stage with live shows, and a wonderful insight into his new album due later this year, with a special live link with Lang Lang, one of the star collaborators on the album.

June 4th: Angels of the Nation
Angels by Kindred Spirit is the outcome of a wonderful project initiated by legendary producer Steve Brown. A multitude of stars have come together to complete it and raise awareness and funds for the Angels of the Nation Appeal and now, sadly, in Steve's memory.

Each artist recorded their contributions to the cover of Robbie Williams' iconic song during lockdown. You can watch the touching collaboration here. Please donate on the JustGiving page. The funds will be used to produce statues for the grieving families of NHS workers who lost their lives to save others. Any money left will be donated to other worthy NHS charities.

May 26th: Jools and Jim's Joyride – Season 2, Episode 8
In the season two finale of Jools and Jim's Joyride, the hosts are joined by acclaimed comedian, writer, drummer and TV personality, Rowland Rivron.

Rivron's eclectic career has spanned music, as one half of group Raw Sex, and extensive appearances on TV. On the episode, Jools and Roland recall their time filming the surreal comedy The Groovy Fellers, where they transformed a Rolls Royce into low-riding banger, as well as their time on tour together.

You can listen to all of Season Two here.

February 12th: Rescheduled Tour Dates
With the COVID-19 pandemic yet unresolved, it is with great regret that Jools Holland, his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, the guests, the agent, management, all venues and promoters are forced for a second time to reschedule some 2021 live shows, moving them to 2022.

All previously purchased tickets continue to be valid for the corresponding rescheduled shows. Ticket holders are to contact their point of purchase for any refunds. Click here for the updated list of postponed dates.

December 21st: Special Guests announced for 2021 Autumn/Winter Tour

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Gilson Lavis have today announced the special guests for their 33-date 2021 Autumn/Winter tour kicking off in Southend on Thursday 28th October 2021. Celebrating a massive 25th year, the 19-piece orchestra tour will be joined by music legend Leo Sayer, Britain's first great female rock and soul singer Lulu, and original Squeeze chum Chris Difford. Also on tour is original Squeeze member and powerhouse drummer Gilson Lavis.

In addition, for the very first time (postponed from 2020), the tour will be joined by singer-songwriter Leo Sayer (17th – 28th November and 9th – 17th December), Lulu (from 28th October to 14th November; 1st – 8th December; 11th December; and 18th – 21st December), and Chris Difford (from 28th October to 27th November and 19th – 21st December). All three special guests will take to the stage at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Jools is currently recording his next album which will focus on his piano stylings, some duets and collaborations with other top artists. Produced by Nitin Sawhney, the album will be released later in 2021.

Tickets are on sale now priced from 29.50 (+ booking fee), except the Royal Albert Hall concerts with tickets priced from 19.75 (+ booking fee) upwards. All tickets for the pandemic postponed October to December 2020 tour will be valid for their respective dates in 2021.

December 16th: Postponement of 2021 Spring European Dates
It is with great regret that due to the current spread of the Coronavirus and the uncertainty it brings for the next few months, the shows in April 2021 – 22nd Turnhout, 23rd Brugge, 24th Amsterdam – will be postponed to April 2022:

Thursday 21st April 2022 – Brugge, Stadsschouwburg
Friday 22nd April 2022 – Turnhout, De Warande
Saturday 23rd April 2022 – Amsterdam, Paradiso

Special Guest: Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson from The Selecter.

November 12th: Armistice Day Ceremony
Jools Holland and Ruby Turner paid a touching tribute to the Unknown Warrior during a special service held at Westminster Abbey yesterday to commemorate the centenary of his burial and Armistice Day. Ruby, accompanied by Jools on piano, gave a wonderful rendition of 'Abide with Me', which was also sung at the burial 100 years ago.

Watch the Unknown Warrior 100 service on BBCiPlayer here to see the performance in full (43.49 mins in).

October 17th: Turn Up Tonight

Jools Holland will be part of the stellar line up in Turn Up For Recovery's #TurnUpFromHome 15th Episode. Tune in here at 7.00pm UK time.

Joyride with Jools Holland and Jim Moir

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