Jazz FM Presents

The Cabinet of Jazz with Marcus Brigstocke

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Last Show: Monday 8 th November 2021

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Inspired by Dizzy Gillespie's 1964 run for President, comedian and self-confessed jazz anorak Marcus Brigstocke invites the nation’s greatest jazz-loving comedians, musicians and presenters to assemble their very own Cabinet of Jazz in this unique comedy series exclusively for Jazz FM. When Dizzy Gillespie ran for president, he wanted Duke Ellington as Secretary of State, Charles Mingus as Secretary of Peace and Miles Davis as Director of the CIA. Who will Marcus’ guests choose? Find out at PizzaExpress Live and be part of the audience as we record a ground-breaking new comedy series for transmission later in the year on the UK’s Jazz FM.


  • 17th October: Clarke Peter + YolanDa Brown

  • 1st November: Julian Joseph + Claire Martin

  • 8th November: Gary Crosby + Dennis Bovell

Enjoy musical accompaniment with your meal, followed by Marcus Brigstocke in conversation with two special guests. There will be a short interval of around 15 minutes between each guest.

Please note that as the show is being recorded for broadcast, no food will be served during the interviews. All food must be ordered and served before the show starts at 7.30pm, or else during the interval and after the show has finished.

‘A Message from Jazz FM’

We look forward to welcoming you into the Cabinet of Jazz.

For your safety and enjoyment, Jazz FM encourages you to take a lateral flow test before attending the show. Please do not attend if you are experiencing covid symptoms or test positive.

We encourage you to wear masks in the venue when walking around and remove them only when seated at your table. We also ask that you make use of the hand sanitation stations available and maintain social distancing, where possible.

As this programme will be recorded for radio transmission, we ask that walking around is kept to a minimum during the show.