Back to The Jazz Age with Kai Hoffman

April 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Before beginning The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot immersed himself in the hotbed of American ragtime, swing & blues music: Montmartre, the hippest part of Paris after World War I. These new, syncopated sounds influenced the beginnings of the highly experimental ‘Roaring Twenties’ in everything from poetry to performance art. Chanteuse extraordinaire Kai Hoffman will take you Back to the Jazz Age in an immersive cabaret evening dedicated to T.S.Eliot, and the songs and sounds of the jazz and dance halls of Paris following the Great War in the perfectly vintage setting of Margate’s Tom Thumb Theatre.


American-expat Kai Hoffman is a jazz singer, producer and recording artist based in east Kent. She has presented live jazz, swing and vintage music-based events for over a decade, including the new Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Festival (2017) and London Time Out Critic’s Choice club night ‘Live & Let Jive’ at Ronnie Scott’s – “London’s coolest hepcat hangout” [The Stage], also featured in Metro and the Evening Standard (2008-2016). Kai has performed all over Europe and in the USA, including the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, London Jazz Festival, and the European Jazz Expo.