Copasatic Foundation - Live events, November and December 2018.
Monday, November 05, 2018
Alex Webb writes;
t the end of a busy year, please find news of ten more Copasetic productions before January.
Friday 16, Sunday 18, Thursday 22, Friday 23, Sunday 25 November
A five-night run of ‘Stormy: the Life of Lena Horne’ presented in a special cabaret format at the Crazy Coqs room, Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street London W1F 7ED as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. This acclaimed show (‘A star is reborn’ – The Times) stars actor/singer Camilla Beeput, with music co-written by pianist and MD Alex Webb. It tells the extraordinary story of the first black Hollywood superstar, spanning Horne’s 60 years in show business as singer, dancer, movie star and activist, and ending with her 1981 Tony Award winning one-woman Broadway show triumph. With Cheryl Alleyne (drums), Miles Danso (bass), Sue Richardson (trumpet) Erica Clarke (tenor sax, clarinet). A Lone Wolves / Copasetic Foundation co-production.
Tickets & info: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/lena-horne-ljf-2018
Wednesday 21 November
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ comes to one of London’s coolest jazz haunts, the 606 Chelsea with Tony Kofi (alto sax), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums), and special guest Deelee Dube (vocals).
‘Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball started the festival, setting the bar high for subsequent acts. Tearing into the Adderley canon ... Kofi’s spirited approach was supported by a tight rhythm and Andy Davies, whose trumpet solos were sharp and clear’ – Jazzwise review of the band’s appearance at the 2018 Swanage Jazz Festival. Tickets & info: https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/tony-kofi-portrait-of-cannonball-1/
Friday 30 November
In this brand new show at London’s newest jazz venue, velvet-voiced Jo Harrop and pianist/arranger Alex Webb present an evening of British songwriting at its best. The intimate Hampstead Jazz Club hosts this celebration of music from the jazz-era masters Ray Noble and Eric Maschwitz to music theatre writers like Antony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and Lionel Bart, from the pop giants Lennon & McCartney to Elvis Costello and Amy Winehouse.
Harrop and Webb mine a rich seam of material and present it in a cool, contemporary jazz format. Expect classics like These Foolish Things, The Very Thought Of You, As Long As He Needs Me, Who Can I Turn To, Norwegian Wood and Almost Blue as well as forgotten gems by John Dankworth and Victor Feldman – along with some carefully-chosen originals and a couple of surprises. With Denys Baptiste (saxes), J Darwish (bass) and Pete Hill (drums).
Tickets & info: https://hampsteadjazzclub.com/whats-on/jo-harrop-british-standard-time/
Thursday 6 December
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ makes its debut at Lauderdale House in HIghgate with Tony Kofi (alto sax), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums), and special guest Deelee Dube (vocals). Tickets & info:
Saturday 15 December
The Alex Webb Trio with special guest Cherise Adams-Burnett at Soho’s Zedel Cabaret room, as part of the ‘Round Midnight’ series. Playing from around 11.00pm until 12.30am, the show will be completely free of charge with no reservation required. Still in her early 20s, ex-Tomorrow’s Warrior Cherise Adams-Burnett is quickly becoming recognised as a fiercely talented vocalist and musician. She has collaborated with many established artists and groups including the Nu-Civilisation Orchestra, Clare Teal, China Moses and Ashley Henry. For several years, Adams-Burnett has been the vocalist for the highly inventive group Trope. With Alex Webb (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (double bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums).
Tickets & info: https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel/round-midnight-15-december?date=162721266
Sunday 30 December
The Pheasantry, Kings Road, Chelsea presents Jo Harrop and Alex Webb’s celebration of British songwriting at its best, from the jazz-era masters Ray Noble and Eric Maschwitz to music theatre writers like Antony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and Lionel Bart, from the pop giants Lennon & McCartney to Elvis Costello and Amy Winehouse. With Tony Kofi (saxes), Andy Davies (trumpet), J Darwish (bass) and Pete Hill (drums). Tickets & info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
An intriguing evening of music making that once again mixed genres at a whim. Ian Mann on the latest edition of Trish Clowes' Emulsion Festival, w. guest musicians Alexander Hawkins & Percy Pursglove.
Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.