July 27th: Important Tour News
Jools Holland and Harvey Goldsmith regret to announce the postponement of Jools' upcoming Autumn/Winter 2020 UK tour due to the
effects of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The tour will now take place in 2021 with special guest performances to be
Ticketholders will be contacted by their point of purchase to move their tickets to the rescheduled dates. Customers who cannot attend
the new dates can apply for a refund up until Fridaay 30th October 2020. Special guests for the 2021 Autumn Tour will be announced soon.
"Since the age of seventeen, I have spent my entire life performing on tour. Therefore, it is with sadness and disappointment that myself,
my orchestra and our special guests have been forced to postpone our Autumn & Winter shows. Due to the world pandemic the tour will take
place in 2021, with special guest performers to be announced shortly. If you bought tickets, you can be refunded or hopefully come and see
us next year. Please check for further details on my website. I apologise to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us, and I speak for
my whole orchestra and crew, when I say we are all longing to return to the boogie playing field next year. I hope that all of you are alright."
For more information and a list of dates and venues in 2021, click here.
July 2nd: Let The Music Play
In 2019 live music added £4.5bn to the British economy, supporting 210,000 jobs across the country, as well as having an impact on a global
scale. Up to 50% of the live music workforce is facing unemployment, leading to a catastrophic loss of skill, and 90% of grassroots
venues are under threat of closure. We need the government to address the importance of live musicand support it in order to ensure
its future once the pandemic has finally passed.
Show your support for live music and share a photo from the last gig you went to using #LetTheMusicPlay on your social networks. Thank you.
April 27th: Help the NHS Charities
Jools Holland has kindly agreed to support the The Blue Auction, run by Bonhams auctioneers in aid of the NHS Charities, by donating the extraordinary
opportunity for four people to join him and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at one of their live shows, including the Royal Albert Hall (Lot 11). They will be
given special passes and meet Jools for a drink, before being thoroughly entertained by the uplifting live show. Date will need to be agreed in advance.
The online only auction finishes at 12 noon UK time, this Wednesday, 29th April, so be sure to get your bid in quickly by clicking
April 1st: Jools Holland Presents #StayHome and Learn Boogie Woogie Piano #WithMe
In these trying days with people stuck at home, Jools will be giving fun free piano lessons to those stuck for some inspiration.
Taking the very basics of his beloved boogie-woogie piano, Jools will break down various musical techniques for everybody from complete
Even those bereft of a keyboard can still take part as Jools suggests: "If you donít have a piano, get Dad's shirt or Mum's tablecloth when
they are not looking and draw piano keys on it and practice silently".
Lesson number 2 has just gone live today here
and Lesson 3 will be joining soon. You can preview it on Jools' very own Instagram @ jools.holland.official
March 30th: Learn Boogie-Woogie Piano (Lesson One)