Herne Hill in south London, an increasingly bijou area not far from Tulse Hill and Streatham with the lovely Brockwell Park a popular local amenity and lots of new cafes and boutiques opening up in recent years, is to have its very own jazz venue in 10 days’ time with Jazz on the Hill starting up.

Billed as a “new jazz venue in south London", it opens not long after Streatham’s Hideaway which opened its doors successfully in 2010 and has expanded greatly since, a very hard act to follow.

Kicking off on 29 June with a free entry day and what owner Tony Dyett and the team are dubbing “three days of great jazz to celebrate the best of live jazz in London", the venue located at 214-216 Railton Road, London SE24, offers Caribbean cuisine, cocktails with lunch, dinner and available.

The opening programme includes the Damon Brown Quartet (29 June), The Simon Spillett All-Stars (30 June) and the Dave O’Higgins Septet (1 July)
Dave O’Higgins Septet

Stephen Graham

Pictured: Dave O’Higgins