Cafe Society Swing
Cafe Society Swing returns to Hideaway in the New Year to tell the true story of the legendary New York nightclub which promoted racial equality and great music. If you love Swing, Blues and Jazz, Cafe Society Swing will delight you - food for the ears, heart and feet. Featuring the stellar vocals of Vimala Rowe, and celebrated Jazz guitarist Ciyo Brown.
‘A genuine treat’ - The Times (****)
‘Fabulous jazz... Alex Webb’s script crackles with a New York irony that draws you in to a world of business acumen, lofty ideals and political intrigue’ - Financial Times (****)
‘A balm for the soul, though the story it tells is bittersweet’ - New York Times (Critic’s Pick)
Cafe Society Swing tells the true story of the legendary New York nightclub which promoted racial equality and great music.
From 1938 to 1949 Cafe Society played host to legendary names including Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie.
Written by Alex Webb and featuring the stellar voice of Vimala Rowe and Ciyo Brown on guitar along with an eight-piece band of some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, this amazing show tells the story of the iconic club’s rise and fall.