London's Best Jazz Spots with Venna
London's Best Jazz Spots with VennaVenna
Malik Venner, A.K.A. Venna, is a saxophonist and Grammy-award winning producer born and bred in South London. He's worked with some of music’s heaviest hitters, including Burna Boy, Wizkid and J Hus and has recently moved from creating music for others and contributing to their vision to preparing to release his own music.
Channeling his love for jazz, Venna introduces us to London’s finest Jazz spots and his favourite music shops across the city. Jazz is a genre that has recently experienced a massive resurgence in London, being pushed forward by the likes of platforms such as Touching Bass. New-age iterations of the sounds are popping up everywhere and continue to pay homage to the places that have kept the flame burning for the past few decades.
In this Guide
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
“The most legendary jazz club in London Town, I’ve been lucky to perform in & watched various musicians play. You’ll always learn something new there.”More Info
Shepherd's Bush Empire
“I saw Terrace Martin & Robert Glasper perform there with their group R+R (was a special one for me!) & seen some of my favourites there over the years. Also been there to perform when JVCK JAMES was supporting Ella Mai.”More Info
“Amazing sax shop by Blackfriars, I can spend hours in there staring at stuff I want. They also have practice rooms you can get for the day and shell a practice.”More Info
“My local OG music shop in forest hill that i buy my reeds and i get my sax serviced in, they also offer tuition if you’re trying to learn how to play or need to brush up.”More Info
The Studio Shop Highgate
“My guy Jackum put me onto Nicky & he’s helped me with picking equipment over the last couple of years or so, I’ve done some wicked sessions in the recording studio they have in the back too.”More Info
Sounds of the Universe
“My favourite record shop, the list of records I need from this place is LONG, stuff for sampling + stuff you just need in the collection. You’ll find most of records you already knew you wanted & even more you’ve never seen before. The best Black Music is sold in Sounds of The Universe, in my humble opinion.”More Info