Decca Records and Grosvenor House share a 90th anniversary celebration next month.

 

A special Literati event at JW Marriott Grosvenor House will see a panel share their fascinating stories from the music industry.

Guests will enjoy champagne and canapés in the elegant surroundings of the hotel as they mingle with the panel.

Decca is home to some of the world’s greatest ever recording artists including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Andrea Bocelli.

 

Star saxophonist

The panel on the night of February 27th will present Decca 90, a book celebrating the label’s 90th year.

Tom Lewis, Vice President of Decca, and Daryl Easlea, Curator of Decca 90 and co-editor of The Supreme Record Company, will be joined by Decca Classics’ star saxophonist, Jess Gillam.

Jess was the first saxophonist to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016. She also made her BBC Proms debut in 2017.

Both Grosvenor House and Decca Records were established in 1929. So this collaboration is a joint celebration from a year-long programme of events.

 

Star studded history

​The hotel, which now has 496 bedrooms, was the first 5 star hotel to open on Mayfair’s Park Lane.

It has a glamorous history of royal connections including visits by the Queen and Princess Diana, as well as a host of celebrity A-listers.

From Hollywood legends Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to sporting legend Muhammad Ali and even The Beatles, they’ve all been here.

Walt Disney even had a honeymoon stay.

Literati is the hotel’s book club where guests meet the authors and hear them talk about their latest book.

Previous authors have included Jo Malone, Peter Snow, Natasha Solomons, Katie Adie OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and the last public appearance of the late Jackie Collins.

 

Tickets for the Literati evening with Decca Records cost £15, or, for £50, it includes a hardback copy of Decca 90, signed by the panel.

email literati@marriott.com or call +44(0) 20 7399 8196 to book.