As most London jazz lovers will know, the EFG London Jazz Festival has just recently come to an end here in the Big Smoke. At The Academy, the festival saw us take a little trip across London to experience the joys of live jazz music. Our trip took us to 606 Club, a short walk from Chelsea Harbour, and boy what a find!
606 Club may be located slightly off the beaten track but it’s without a doubt worth (multiple) visits! On arrival we were buzzed down the stairs and warmly greeted at the cosy supper club. The vibe inside was intimate & welcoming, the perfect setting. The venue was also complete with charming artwork on the walls.
It was our first visit to 606 Club and we were there to see US saxophonist Dayna Stephens. Dayna’s music was outstanding. He played two sets with his quartet and showcased a moving, unique style that was thoroughly enjoyable. We enjoyed Dayna’s beautiful music whilst sipping port & red wine. The atmosphere in the club was quiet and respectful as everyone listened to the musicians play. The Brooklyn-born artist played a setlist of the following tracks:
U R Me Blues
New Cynic City
Along Came Betty
Best Thing For You Is Me
Body And Soul
Dayna’s music has a great, colourful, layered sound that doesn’t fail to move. Check him out here: https://daynastephens.net/
As someone who tends to make the rounds on London jazz venues, I will definitely be returning to 606 Club. I highly recommend this gem to anyone who is a fan of live music or jazz. Check out their listings and get yourself down there: http://www.606club.co.uk/
Photo by Tatiana Gorilovsky