Janine Johnson 'Soul in the City'

Special Guest: Noel McKoy (James Taylor Quartet)

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Last Show: Friday 10 th December 2021

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

British soul diva Janine Johnson hosts a night for lovers of 'Old Skool' soul and jazz. Celebrating the great soul classics to the finest sounds of the new generation. If you are passionate about soul and jazz music and like artists such as Gwen McCrae, Chaka Khan, Jocelyn Brown, James Brown, The Staple Singers, The Brand-New Heavies, Incognito...This night is for you. 'Soul in the City' is your quarterly soul inspired sanctuary bringing exciting new guests Noel McKoy to share and delight. Let this be your Christmas treat. Come down and let Janine and Noel serenade you into the Christmas season. These two are a party just waiting to happen.

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“With a voice of smooth velvet and a body to die for, Janine Johnson embodies SOUL”

Sarah Jane Morris (The Communards)


As well as being a rising solo artist on the Jazz/Soul music scene, Janine is a lead vocalist with the Westcoast Soulstars and Urban Voices Collective and she works regularly in the music industry as a backing vocalist and session singer. Her collaborations include: Ian Shaw, Paloma Faith, Bobby McFerrin, Cool Million, Take That, George Michael, Ray Davies, The Who, Kaiser Chiefs, Sarah Jane Morris, David Arnold and the list continues.


Noel McKoy is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter and producer. Probably best known as the songwriter for, and signature voice of The James Taylor Quartet’s most commercial period. Completing 10 world tours and three albums with them, Noel McKoy was at the forefront of the 1990’s Acid Jazz explosion.

Whether it is at the Barbican, The Royal Albert Hall or Glastonbury, Noel is completely at home. With over forty years in the music industry, he has recorded, performed and toured the world with many of the greatest names in music including: The Staks Band, Stevie Wonder, Kool and The Gang, Ronald Isley, Gladys Knight, George Clinton, Womack and Womack, Atlantic Starr, Lonnie Liston Smith, The Sounds of Blackness, Nu Colors and Marcus Miller. What a list so far, and there is much more.