Musician Jools Holland is sure to get toes tapping when he and his band pitch up in Coventry later this month. Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will perform at Warwick Arts Centre on Sunday, May 22.

The show is part of the Orchestra’s mammoth UK tour which started at Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury this week and finally ends at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham – not a million miles from The Jam House, his live music venue in St Paul’s Square – on December 20.

Billed as the UK’s ‘most popular pianist and bandleader’, Jools has performed and recorded with some of the most talented musicians and songwriters in the world including Eric Clapton, the late George Harrison and Luther Vandross, Sting, BB King and Paul Weller.

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The 64-year-old is respected not only as a performer, but also an authority on all music. His BBC 2 show Later…with Jools Holland returns to our TV screens this weekend for its 46th series; featuring artists from all time periods, countries and genres.

The 20-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra features, at its helm, former Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis. Lavis has been drumming with Jools for over 25 years, since their Squeeze days. They are joined by Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall who are sure to deliver true rhythm and blues boogie woogie with their show-stopping vocals.

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