Time Travelling with the Jazz Queens by Helen McDonald

  • 4 reviews
  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club


  • Live Music
  • Tickets from £5.00 - £10.00
  • Live Music
  • Over 12
  • Sun, 3rd Oct 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:00
  • 14:00 - 15:00

Time Travelling with the Jazz Queens is a captivating interactive adventure through history, introducing children 8+ years and their families to the greatest female jazz vocalists of the 20th century. 

Helen McDonald, vocalist, storyteller and educator (Yaaba Funk) is your tour guide; a fantasy jazz singer from the future who together with her time travel chair, takes you back to the age of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. Through them, we meet famous band leaders Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong and hear some of the best known standards from the Great American Songbook including ‘Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Strange Fruit’ and ‘My Baby Don’t Care’. We learn that in spite of adversity, discrimination and segregation, these icons rose to define Black history, civil rights and the future of music as we know it. Directed by Charlie Folorunsho and featuring Yul Emirali (Piano) Paul Zimmerman (Drums) Leslee Booth (Bass Guitar).

“An immersive journey through space and time visiting the greatest Jazz Diva’s of the 20th Century for children and their families.”

“Time Travelling with the Jazz Queens is a riotously good fun, multi-sensory, interactive introduction to the history of jazz and particularly, three legends of the stage who came to define it.”




Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Admission

Doors: 12pm / Show: 1:00 - 2:00pm

14:00 - 15:00 £10.00
Children's Ticket

Doors: 12pm / Show: 1:00 - 2:00pm

14:00 - 15:00 £5.00



Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN


Toulouse Lautrec
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venue providing quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.

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1) Tickets are non-refundable with 48 Hours of the event as standard.
2) Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
3) We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
4) Seating is allocated and based on first come, first served. Please arrive before start time to be guaranteed seating.
5) Once the show has begun, we reserve the right to fill any empty seats with people who are on our waiting list or at the door. Late arrivals will still be permitted however may be asked to stand at the back until seating can be provided at such time.
6) Video Recording & Photography is encouraged. Please refrain from using flashes or strong lights as they risk harming our performers.

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