Live jazz with a Middle Eastern inspired menu

Jazz club | bar | kitchen

Kyoto Jazz Massive

feat. Vanessa Freeman & The Echoes Of A New Dawn Orchestra

The genre-defying project, KYOTO JAZZ MASSIVE, founded by the OKINO brothers and revealed by Gilles Peterson, finally returns to the European stages after a 15 years hiatus, celebrating its 30th birthday with some new material and a brand new line up. Led by Shuya Okino and featuring Vanessa Freeman on lead vocals, KJM is now backed by the powerful Echoes Of A New Dawn Orchestra, spreading their unique cross-over vision from jazz-funk, broken beat to soulful house, cosmic grooves and everything in-between !

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Upcoming events
Wednesday
6 March 2024
  • : A carefully curated evening of magic and comedy, featuring world class magicians from around the UK and Europe. A perfect night out, with different acts every month, prepare to be amazed and astounded with sleight of hand, mind reading, impossible occurrences, and just sometimes...a little danger
Thursday
7 March 2024
  • : Join us for Peggy's House Band playing the best of Blue Note jazz legends, Stanley Turrentine and Lee Morgan. "Earthy grounding in the blues & infectiously funky rhythmic sense"
Concessionary tickets added
Friday
8 March 2024
  • : Janine Johnson has the voice, the soul and the power to take on the repertoire of one of the greatest soul singers of all time – no easy task! An evening of Whitney Houston classic and timeless hits. “Janine can SING……go see her” David Arnold
Saturday
9 March 2024
  • : Our informal Saturday afternoon session, where musicians play, food and drink is served. Come and check out the venue, meet friends and browse our program. Entry is free
Free Entry
Saturday
9 March 2024
  • : Paying tribute to the life and music of Paul Desmond, the saxophonist who created one of the greatest jazz hits with his composition 'Take Five'. Join Pure Desmond for an evening paying homage to the significant works and timeless classics of the golden era of Cool Jazz
Sunday
10 March 2024
  • : Every track from this landmark Grammy-winning album has been re-arranged and adapted for a Latin Jazz Quintet, by master Venezuelan pianist, Edgar Macias
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grant funding award

We are grateful to have received a carbon grant through Nottingham Trent University’s Sustainability in Enterprise project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This has contributed to the cost of installing new insulation, and energy saving air conditioning units

why peggys?

 

Independent
Founded by a pianist & a singing chef, based in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter

Ethical
We make our own bread using bio-diverse, Lincolnshire grown wheat, milled in north Nottinghamshire by wind power. Our halloumi cheese is produced by an independent family business from Syria, now based in Yorkshire & is the finest we’ve tasted. All our dishes are prepared using fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce wherever possible. We have many vegan & vegetarian choices…it’s good for you, and utterly delicious! Our takeaway packaging  is recyclable (except the plastic coated lids on the baked rice dishes)

Authentic
Many of our recipes are based on our chef’s childhood experiences growing up in Iran. We’ve just begun to explore the wealth of delights that Middle Eastern cuisine has to offer. 
Our live acts reflect the diversity of the UK and international music scene, showcasing the best jazz, blues, soul, world & folk artists. 

What people are saying about us:

In a short space of time, Peggy’s Skylight has become part of the city’s DNA – I have been amazed by how many people (way beyond my groups) know of it already and already love it or intend to go. It is a special place, where you feel immediately relaxed.

I took my young adults kids (21 & 18) to hear the Last Poets, and we had a great time. The food is truly wonderful, good value, and the staff are fun. All held together by Rachel & Paulus, who have in short created something rather special, that must not be lost at this time or any time in the future.

Kate Stoddart- Curator National Trust

Nottingham you are so lucky.

Dom Pipkin
Recent reviews on google:
Daryl Hurst
Daryl Hurst
20:29 16 Oct 21
Such a great find in the heart of Nottingham, what can I say? Great food and really talented musicians across the... spectrum from blues, rock and jazz. Just can't recommend enough. Definitely recommend a visit!read more
laura Sustain
laura Sustain
08:39 27 Sep 21
very nice discovery, don't forget to bookA very nice place, a very attentive staff, a jazz club atmosphere as we would... expect.The sound was great, the food was just good and the price of 24 euros for the concert plus food was just right.The band was really good and we had a great time.read more
penny Jobling
penny Jobling
12:03 31 Aug 21
Brilliant venue. Have been twice and each show entirely different. The food choices are good although I would give the... Turkish Delight a miss. However, if you enjoy jazz then I would thoroughly recommend Peggy's Skylight as a place to go but book ahead if you can.read more
Wendy Reule
Wendy Reule
21:46 28 Aug 21
First time visit for us, really enjoyed our evening, staff very welcoming and helpful, food was delicious and music... was great!! Not the cheapest night out, but a good one! We'll definitely be backread more
Todd Gledhill
Todd Gledhill
08:45 23 Aug 21
Wow! My new favourite place in Nottingham. The kind of venue I'd usually travel great lengths to get to and it's here... in Nottingham. Fantastic live music, amazing food, great range of drinks and the staff were lovely. Really welcoming. Can't wait til my next visit. Keep up the good work Peggy's!read more
James O'Riordan
James O'Riordan
10:43 22 Aug 21
Went to the twilight session at Peggy's last night.. Doors opened at 530 for a quick beer and band played 6 to 7.... Brilliant. Wonderful evening. Great little meal included in the price. Out by 730 to have a couple of more drinks and back home by 930. Twilight is a great option. Another show later in the evening. Was tempted to go and hear them again. Next time maybe.read more
Sophia Makki
Sophia Makki
08:49 22 Aug 21
What a beautiful space! The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The Latin band were... fabulous. The atmosphere was just fantastic. An amazing evening, what a treat! Thank you ❤️..read more
Karen Worth
Karen Worth
21:05 31 Jul 21
Such a great thing the twilight show At Peggy's!Food is delicious, and fantastic music from Aydenne Simone and the Big... Mama Trio, this evening. The pistachio cocktail was divine - like the most creamy delicious liquid dessert!Really good value early evening out.read more
Jade Sales
Jade Sales
20:49 31 Jul 21
The best food I have had in such a long time! Honestly cannot rave about the food enough it is a must if you visit! The... whole vibe was out of this world, everyone was very welcoming and polite service by the staff was impeccable, the lady singing was amazing and even made me cry at one point which is a first for me! Never been to a jazz night before but this was the first of many to come - thank you for an amazing nightread more
bee smith
bee smith
09:30 25 Jul 21
Totally brilliant show last night at Peggy's. The twilight show is great value for money serving very tasty food,... great cocktails and a wonderful live act - Black Cherry Swing - amazing!! For home bugs you can be back on your settee by 9pm - hardened groovers can start their evening here and feeling nicely 'jazzed up' can hit the pubs after.read more
Michelle Cole
Michelle Cole
10:53 20 Jul 21
Great place, good food and lovely staff. Excellent bands and all at really reasonable prices. One of the best nights... out I've hadread more
Gavin Owen
Gavin Owen
22:40 16 Jul 21
Great food wonderful flavours complimenting a great drinks menu. And with amazing live music.All felt very safe in... these cautious times.read more
Linda Metcalfe
Linda Metcalfe
22:06 01 Jul 21
A wonderful evening. Great music, excellent service and good food. And all at such reasonable prices. The band tonight... was brilliant.read more
Rich Whitworth
Rich Whitworth
16:17 27 Jun 21
I'm going out on a limb to suggest this is the classiest jazz venue in the UK... There... I've said it. The joint is... run by two fabulous musicians who make it their mission to not only thoroughly entertain guests but also feed them top-quality (Middle Eastern inspired) nosh.read more
Thomas Sutton
Thomas Sutton
07:17 26 Jun 21
We are so glad Peggy's is back open! This was our third visit and we've never been disappointed. This eclectic mix of... live music they have is amazing. And the Middle Eastern food is just unbelievable. Peggy's is probably our favourite place to go for a night out. We intend to make it a monthly thing.read more
Aneeta A
Aneeta A
12:52 19 Jun 21
Really nice place with a cool vibe. Professional and friendly staff. Great on a band night, as we experienced. Food... was delicious and presented with a lovely style. This was our first visit and will definitely go again.Two things I will advise:Parking outside is hit and miss, so maybe park in nearby NCP.Portions are small, even the pizza, so be prepared to spend £25 or more per person if you are a healthy eater, hungry or planning a full meal.read more
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