||December 12th: Today on Radio 2
Jools Holland and José Feliciano performed live in the Radio 2 Piano Room this morning. Click
here to see their version of
Light My Fire on the BBC iPlayer. You can purchase their new album, As You See Me Now,
December 4th: Four Nights, Eight Shows in February 2018
Jools Holland will perform live in New York City, his first U.S. performance in over fifteen years, at the legendary Blue Note.
As leader of the exuberant 19-piece Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, who continue to entertain audiences across the UK
and Europe with their live performances, he'll now present Piano, Vocals and Drum Friendly at the Blue Note as the orchestra
in its original form . . . piano, drums and vocals.
This more intimate performance will feature drummer extraordinaire and co-founding
member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Gilson Lavis, with vocalists Ruby Turner, Mabel Ray and Louise Marshall.
Tickets are on sale now via the Tour Dates page.
November 24th: When The Saints Go Marching In
Take a look at the extraordinary stop motion animation (above, right) made by the brilliant young filmmaker Allegra Pilkinton for When
The Saints Go Marching In by Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. It is currently shown on the tour.
November 16th: More Jools & José on Radio & TV
Today, Jools and José will be interviewed together on BBC Radio 2's
Steve Wright in the Afternoon,
so please listen out for that, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.
On Saturday 18th November, Jools & José will be on the couch for BBC Breakfast on the BBC One TV channel,
between 09.15am and 10.00am, so make sure you tune in for that.
Meanwhile, on Sunday 26th November, Jools & José AND the full Rhythm & Blues Orchestra including Ruby Turner, will be performing
Hit The Road Jack towards the end of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One, which starts at 9.00am.
Yesterday's live appearance on BBC One's The One Show, featured Jools, José and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra performing
live on the piazza outside BBC Broadcasting House, playing Midnight Special.
|BBC TV 'The One Show': (L to R) Michael Ball, Jose Feliciano, Bear Grylls, Sara Pascoe, Alex Jones, Jools Holland.
September 18th: New album 'As You See Me Now' from Jools
Holland and José Feliciano
||Jools Holland announces
a collaborative album with Latin legendary musician
José Feliciano on the Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast
As You See Me Now will be released on Friday
17th November through East West Records and will be
available on CD, vinyl and digital formats. You can
order the CD by clicking here
and the vinyl here.
Digital pre-orders will be accessible from Tuesday 19th
September, when the Instant Grat Let's Find Each Other
Tonight will also be available on all download and streaming
For more information on the new album, please click here
for the press release.
September 7th: Later... with Jools Holland 25 at the
Royal Albert Hall
More tickets will be released at 9.00am on Friday 8th September
Jools Holland brings his iconic music television show to
the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate 25 years, 50 series,
and over 360 programmes on BBC Two and the line-up has finally
been revealed. The show will feature ten artists, old friends
of the show and some new ones Foo Fighters,
Paul Weller, Van Morrison, Dizzee Rascal,
Gregory Porter, Kali Uchis, Camille,
Songhoy Blues, and Jorga Smith.
See the Later... experience as normally enjoyed only
by a few in the television studio, now laid bare in the
bowl of the Royal Albert Hall. For one night only, this
magical musical mystery tour, with a special line-up, will
celebrate Later... with Jools Holland's commitment
to all manner of musicians, and music that matters!
Please note that this performance will be filmed for
broadcast. The Later 25 show will broadcast on
Saturday 23rd September on BBC Two.
September 5th: BBC PROMS, The Sound of Soul: Stax Records
for some great photos from this incredible event.
July 3rd: BBC PROMS, The Sound of Soul: Stax Records,
Friday 1st September, 10.15pm Royal Albert Hall,
Broadcast at 10.15pm on Friday 1st September
on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four
Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 15th September
The BBC Proms has today announced that Stax legends Booker
T. Jones and Sam Moore will appear alongside
Sir Tom Jones, a long-time fan and interpreter of
the Stax songbook, Beverley Knight, James Morrison,
and Ruby Turner at this year's festival, as part
of a star studded line-up for the Late Night Prom, The
Sound of Soul: Stax Records (Friday 1st September).
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stax/Volt Revue's
first tour of the UK, Booker T. Jones and Sam
Moore, both of whom were part of the 1967 tour, will
join previously announced Stax artists William Bell,
Steve Cropper, and Eddie Floyd in a concert
underpinned by Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
Please click here
for the full press release.
Jools Holland says: "Over the years on my TV shows
it's always been a personal joy and honour to welcome some
of the great artists who started with Stax. Now I'm over
the moon because the visionary bigwigs at the BBC have seen
fit to give us a Prom at the Royal Albert Hall celebrating
Stax music. I have invited British greats Sir Tom Jones,
Beverley Knight, James Morrison, and Ruby Turner to join
me and my Orchestra and most importantly some of the legendary
surviving Stax artists who are old friends. Please join
us on the BBC for an evening of some of the greatest music
to have made it out of Memphis".
As for every Prom, around 1,000 Promming (standing) tickets
will be made available on the day of the concert, priced
just £6, and available to buy in person from the Royal
Albert Hall (with a limited number available online between
9.00am and 12.00pm. Advance tickets are sold out (returns
only). The concert will be broadcast at 10.15pm on Friday
1st September on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four and on BBC Radio
2 on Friday 15th September at 8.00pm.
May 26th: Later... at the RAH
As the 50th series of Later... with Jools Holland
winds down, we are delighted to announce that Jools is taking
the show to the Royal Albert Hall this September to celebrate
25 years of 'Later'.
"It's fantastic that we're going to celebrate 25 years of
making this show with a special one-off event, where all
of the workings of the Later experience will be transported
into the Royal Albert Hall," says Jools.
The Later 25 show will be broadcast in September
on BBC Two.
February 3rd: Jools Holland 2017 Autumn/Winter Tour
Tickets on General Sale
SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST: ICONIC LATIN MUSICIAN JOSÉ
Ticket + album (CD) bundle available through Ticketmaster.
||Jools Holland and
his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra are announcing
their 2017 Autumn/Winter UK Tour, this time
accompanied by Grammy Award winner José
Feliciano, one of the most prominent stars in
Latin America and revered musicians in the world.|
The 33 live shows will kick off in Southend on Thursday
26th October and finish at Leeds' First Direct Arena
on Friday 22nd December. Highlights include two dates
at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall on Friday 24th
November and Saturday 25th November.
José Feliciano has worked with the likes of
John Lennon and Joni Mitchell in the past and his catalogue
of international hits include his covers of The Doors' Light
My Fire, the Bee Gees' And The Sun Will Shine,
and the much-loved Christmas classic Feliz Navidad.
Jools and José will also be soon recording
an album together with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.
This is scheduled to be released on Friday 27th October.
You can pre-order the CD at the same time as the tickets
Tickets are priced from £40.00 (+ booking fee), with
the Royal Albert Hall dates from £19.50 (+ booking
fee) and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk
or on 0844 844 0444.
Jools Holland says of José Feliciano:
"A man whose voice and guitar I've idolised all my life.
A unique innovator whom I am immensely looking forward to
José Feliciano to Jools Holland:
"My gosh! Jools Holland is an icon who's played a major
role in the life of contemporary music throughout the United
Kingdom and way beyond. He continues to do so and for that
I admire him greatly. Don't ever deny us of your magic,
Jools; it's an honour to be working (playing!) with you."
January 12th: Jools at EBBA 2017
The winners of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards
(EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists,
were honoured last night at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival
in the Dutch city of Groningen, in a ceremony hosted by
Dua Lipa, a singer-songwriter from London, came out
as the big winner of the evening, taking away the Public
Choice Award by an overwhelming number of online voters.
|Above: Public Choice
Award winner Dua Lipa.
Photo: Ben Houdijk.
The EBBA show also featured outstanding performances by
all 2017 winners: Alan Walker; Jaakko Eino Kalevi; Namika;
Hinds; Filous; Jain; Dua Lipa; Natalie La Rose; and Walking
on Cars. Also, an EBBA was awarded to Era Istrefi.
In the upcoming year the EBBA TV show will be broadcasted
by several European public channels. Parts of the show can
be watched through the YouTube channel of EBBA here.
The EBBA are funded under the European Union's (EU) Creative
Europe programme. View more photos from last night's event
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