Cleveland Watkiss: The Great Jamaican Songbook Saturday 26 March 2022 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson and more
 

Table reservations from 5.30 pm | Live Music: 9.30 - 11.30 pm

CLEVELAND WATKISS PRESENTS THE GREAT JAMAICAN SONGBOOK 

Multi award-winning vocalist, actor and composer Cleveland Watkiss MBE joins us for the first time to explore Jamaica’s long history of pioneering musical sounds, including mento, reggae, ska and more. With classic tracks from legendary artists including Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown and Delroy Wilson, The Great Jamaican Songbook tells poignant stories about the times and the culture, with a deep and infectious rhythm.

Join Cleveland Watkiss as he presents a personal project exploring the songs that connect him to his Jamaican roots.

Watkiss will delve into Jamaica’s long history of pioneering musical sounds, from Mento, Ska, Reggae, Dub, Roots and way beyond.

He’ll also be celebrating many of its internationally celebrated musicians, who spawned from the great musical institution The Alpha Boys School, under the tutelage of (The Nun) Sister Mary Ignatius Davis.

With many strings to his bow including DJ, educator and founder of Black Association for Arts UK, Cleveland Watkiss has collaborated with musical luminaries ranging from Stevie Wonder, Bjork and Bob Dylan to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir. Having studied at the London School of Singing and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Cleveland was also one of the co-founders of the vastly influential Jazz Warriors big band, as well as being voted best vocalist for three consecutive years at the Wire/Guardian Jazz Awards.

“Best Male Jazz Singer in England” – Evening Standard

NOMINEE - Best Jazz Act 2017 - MOBO Awards

WINNER - Vocalist of the Year 2017 - Parliamentary Jazz Awards

WINNER - Best Vocalist - Guardian Jazz Awards

WINNER - Best Vocalist 2010 - Jazz Awards

Bar and heated Terrace available for pre/post-show drinks! DJ's from 7 pm • Wed until 12 am • Thu until 1 am • Fri & Sat until 2 am 

ABOUT THE VENUE

Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, Terrace, the world’s most extensive whiskey bar (over 1000 malt whiskeys!)

The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £12.50 and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection of real ales, and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.

"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler

"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine

"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard

"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal

"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets

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Dinner and Show

Description Price Quantity
info   Special Offer - Window Live Music & Dinner £59.00
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £79.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £89.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £99.00
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £149.00
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info   Special Offer - Window Live Music £19.00
info   Window - Live Music £29.00
info   Standard -Live Music £39.00
info   Premium - Live Music £59.00
info   VIP - Live Music £109.00

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT


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