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Giacomo Smith and Robin Katz’s Club Royale | ignite | Royal Albert Hall

Two of the greatest jazz musicians, Django Reinhardt and Sidney Bechet, lived and played in Paris at the same time, yet never recorded together! But it is precisely the dream of Bechet and Reinhardt jamming together in the Paris of the immediate post war period that has inspired the musical styling of Club Royale.

The ‘bark’ of electric Django meeting the ‘roar’ of Bechet’s horn is a hip combination as this group’s ‘chamber music swing’ demonstrates with tremendous virtuosity, featuring the talents of Giacomo Smith (clarinet) and Robin Katz (guitar).


Our free ignite series takes place in the relaxed atmosphere of the Royal Albert Hall's Café Consort and features performances from talented artists, from gypsy jazz to Celtic folk. Keep an eye out for exclusive ignite lunch offers available every Friday. The full Café Consort menu is also available - click here to see the sample menu.