JBGB Events present: Christmas Party Jazz Lunch #2

Chris Ingham’s Dean Street All Stars

with special guest Ben Holder

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Last Show: Tuesday 5 th December 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following the success of the 2021and 2022 Christmas Party Series, featuring Chris Ingham’s Dean Street All Stars, it’s a welcome return in 2023 for our third series. Capturing the mood of a joyous party spirit at Christmas time, the Dean Street All Stars deliver a 75- minutes swinging medley programme of your Christmas favourite melodies, together with some lesser heard gems. It’s an opportunity to forget the current difficult times. Come along with your friends and enjoy a real cracker of a lunch time celebration. For this second lunch time concert, we welcome Ben Holder.


Ben Holder is one of the most gifted young jazz violinists in the UK. Taught classically from the age of six, he studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire. During his classical studies, Ben began listening to jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and of course the great jazz violinists including Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith. He is already in high demand across the U.K. jazz scene.

Ben Holder has the warmth and flexibility of a sax player, and all the extra possibilities of a string instrument. Chilled and confident, he also has the capacity to switch seamlessly within the same bar from virtuosic violin to vocals.’ London Jazz Review.

Chris Ingham on Piano leads the Dean Street All Stars and needs no introduction to our Dean Street regulars. Whether leading his REBOP band playing the music of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock; hosting his Jazz At The Movies group, or performing the stories, anecdotes and music of greats such as Hoagy Carmichael, Stan Getz and Dudley Moore, Chris’ concerts deliver pure joy, entertainment and great music to sold out audiences.

Completing the line up are the tuneful tones of Joe Pettitt – double bass and the rhythmic genius that is George Double -drums.

Please join us to launch your Christmas festivities. Last year’s customers had a ball. 2023 will be even better.