Jools Holland launches Viva La Diva festival at Boisdale Canary Wharf

Boisdale Canary Wharf

This September, Jools Holland and Boisdale Canary Wharf will present the Viva La Diva festival to celebrate female jazz and blues musicians past and present.

Present-day jazz stars performing include Louise Clare Marshall from Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, regular on Ronnie Scott's stage Liane Carroll, and rising star Georgina Jackson.

From the world of blues come guitarist and singer Dani Wilde (14 September), 80s’ pop star Hazel O’Connor (28 September), and soul singer Mica Paris.

Alongside the new talent, the festival will dedicate nights to legends such as Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

The Viva la Diva festival will run from 12-29 September. Visit Boisdale’s website for more details or to book tickets.