NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Hard to believe, but it’s been more than 20 years since Jools Holland has played this side of the Pond, and he’s bringing his show to New York’s Blue Note.
The pianist-turned-famed British show host is presenting “Jools Holland ‘Piano, Vocals and Drum Frenzy at the Blue Note’” Feb. 1-4 at the intimate performance room. Consider it his 19-piece Ryhtm & Blues Orchestra in its purest form. It will feature the orchestra’s drummer and co-founder Gilson Lavis with vocalists Ruby Turner, Mabel Ray and Louise Marshall. The actual orchestra will play to around 300,000 people annually, according to a statement.
“Later…With Jools Holland” debuted on BBC Two Television in 1992 and is still going strong with millions of fans around the world. Likewise, Jools’ hugely popular annual New Year’s Eve “Hootenanny” television specials have also become a yearly tradition in Great Britain, earning him recognition as a kind of “British Dick Clark.”
More information on the performances is available at the Blue Note’s website