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Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Canary Wharf Boisdale
IN A NUTSHELL
The stars give Jools Holland the prefect support for his first ever show at Boisdale.
For a man who's done as much as anyone to shape post-war British popular music Chris Barber is not one to blow his own trumpet.
Apart from a 60-year career as the trombone-playing leader of his trad jazz band, Barber helped kick-start the blues boom of the 1960s, co-founded the legendary Marquee Club, and was made an honorary citizen of New Orleans.
Jools Holland visited Canary Wharf's newest destination last week ahead of it opening to the public today.
The former Squeeze musician is the patron of music at Boisdale's in Cabot Place and said it is bringing a world of top quality live entertainment to the estate.
With a little help from a local music legend, Boisdale says it is planning to revolutionise Canary Wharf's live entertainment market.
As well as claiming the world's largest whisky bar, a cigar smoking terrace and fine Scottish dining, the venue, which is due to open in premises above Cabot Place mall on April 18, is also aiming to bring crowds flocking to its music hall.
Leading names from the music world are set to descend on Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College to celebrate the history of one of London's most visited destinations.
The four open-air music events, all themed around the town's past, will help mark the area's role as a host borough for the London Olympics.