Live jazz with a Middle Eastern inspired menu

JAZZ SABBATH

JAZZ SABBATH

Doors at
6pm (Diners)
6:30pm (Standing)

Performance from 7pm 

Seating is reserved for diners only
Please ensure you book the correct ticket – view menu

Seating Plan


JAZZ SABBATH

THE TRUTH

Jazz Sabbath were at the forefront of the underground UK jazz movement in the late Sixties. They were recording two albums in 1969, but both seemed destined never to be released. Until now.

Due to legal disputes with a session player, the recording of the second album had to be abandoned and never to be mentioned again. Their first album was finished, but when news broke that pianist and bandleader Milton Keanes had suffered a massive heart attack, the record label cancelled the release. They didn’t want to risk releasing an album from a band that might lose its musical leader.

When Milton was finally released from hospital in September 1970, he found out that a band from Birmingham, had since released two albums containing metal versions of his songs. Milton tried to contact his record label, only to find out it didn’t exist anymore and the label owner was in jail. All recalled Jazz Sabbath albums had been destroyed when the warehouse burned down in June 1970; which turned out to be a case of insurance fraud by the label owner.

Without any physical proof that he wrote the songs, Milton was powerless to do anything. Even more frustrating: that Birmingham band had named itself after one of his songs; only adding insult to injury. With the other band continuously releasing more albums of Milton’s songs, the three members of Jazz Sabbath decided to part ways. The discovery of the debut album’s master tapes in 2019 and the following re-release of the album in 2020 has changed everything. With the theft by the band from Birmingham exposed, Jazz Sabbath has reunited and finally finished recording their second album. They can now present their songs in their original form, proving that the heavy metal band worshipped by millions around the world are in fact nothing more than musical charlatans, thieving the music from a bedridden, hospitalised genius.

THE OTHER TRUTH

Milton Keanes is actually Adam Wakeman, a longtime keyboard & guitar player for Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne. In 2013, on a night off in Germany during one of the Black Sabbath tours, Adam and Sabbath’s security guard sat at the hotel bar early in the morning. The security guard asked if Adam could play the Sabbath set on the piano in the bar. Adam thought it would be fun to play the songs as jazz improvised versions and then play until the bar staff wanted to go home.

The idea grew, as Adam invented the character and backstory of Milton Keanes (which he always thought to be a great name for a jazz pianist). In 2020 the first Jazz Sabbath album was released, accompanied by a mockumentary about Jazz Sabbath and their unfortunate history. The mockumentary gained extensive media coverage and sparked some controversy among Black Sabbath fans. The album itself got rave reviews from both rock and jazz critics. A second album, Vol. 2, was released in 2022. Both albums entered the Billboard jazz charts and got special mono Record Store Day releases.

On the albums, Adam is joined by Ash Soan (Adele) on drums and Jerry Meehan (Robbie Williams) on bass, plus a number of guest musicians, such as Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, CeeLo Green) and Simon McBride (Deep Purple)… However, all go by their 1960s pseudonyms.

http://www.jazzsabbath.net/


Date

02 Mar 2025

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Standing (main area) £16.50

Doors open at 6:30pm | Performance from 7pm
[Please note: Seating is reserved for diners only - purchase a 'Dining' ticket instead if you require seating]

Available Tickets: 98
The Standing (main area) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket type. We occasionally have extra availability or cancellations. please contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
Dining (main seating area) £21.50

Doors open at 6pm | Performance from 7pm
This ticket is for diners only and ensures reserved seating (food not included in price)

Available Tickets: 5
The Dining (main seating area) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket type. We occasionally have extra availability or cancellations. please contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
Dining ('Ella/Satchmo' seating area) £20

Doors open at 6pm | Performance from 7pm
This ticket is for diners only and ensures reserved seating (food not included in price)
(Some seating may have a slightly restricted view)

Available Tickets: 13
The Dining ('Ella/Satchmo' seating area) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket type. We occasionally have extra availability or cancellations. please contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk

Ticket and Venue information:

TICKET TYPES

  • Standing (main area) – these tickets are for our designated standing area: please be mindful of obstructing the view of seated ticket holders
  • Dining (main seating area) – You can request to be seated in ‘Dizzy’ (raked theatre), ‘Mingus’ (near piano) or ‘Duke’ (side wall). Whilst we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfil all customers requirements
  • Dining (Ella/Satchmo seating area) – you can request to be seated in ‘Ella’ (by the fireplace) or ‘Satchmo’ (by the windows). Please note, a few of these seats have a restricted view
  • Dining tickets come with table service.
  • If you are hoping to combine bookings or join an existing booking then please let us know in advance as we cannot guarantee that changes to our table plan will be possible on the night
  • You can view a seating plan here

SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS

  • Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
  • We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

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