Woody Allen will bring his New Orleans Jazz Band to London this summer for a one-off concert at The Royal Albert Hall on Sunday July 2nd. Established over thirty-five years ago, the seven-piece band’s sound is firmly rooted in the music that Allen has loved since his childhood and draws inspiration from the likes of Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone and Louis Armstrong.
Allen, who has won four Academy Awards throughout the course of an illustrious six decade career, is a much revered and dedicated musician who performs regular concerts with his band in New York. Such is his dedication that he once famously missed accepting the ‘Best Picture’ Academy Award as he was performing a concert on the same evening.
In 1996, the band embarked on its first tour of Europe, which was chronicled in the documentary film and album “Wild Man Blues”. Despite having toured Europe on a number of occasions since, this concert will mark the band’s first return to the UK in over 10 years.