Jazz Divas 2019 season.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
We have received the following press release;
Jazz Divas 2019
This is the fourth and largest ever Jazz Divas series from JBGB Events
We join with our new venue partner Pizza Express Live in their leading jazz cabaret venue The Pheasantry on London’s Kings Road Chelsea.
Over four months and nine concerts, we feature eight of the UK’s greatest female jazz artists. With their wide range of voices and musical styles, audiences can sit back, relax and enjoy distinctive and compelling interpretations and improvisations of the greatest song writers and singers, delivering just pure musical magic.
This new Jazz Divas series at The Pheasantry captures the spirit, style and chemistry of the famous Pizza on the Park. The lighting, the sound and even the technical team are all transported from Knightsbridge to Chelsea to support the wonderful Jazz Divas to entertain you today and evoking that unique cabaret Park experience.
Friday April 12th
Joanna Eden – Celebrating the magical music of Joni Mitchell at The Pheasantry
152 Kings Road, London, SW3 4UT
Doors open 7pm / Music 8.30pm
Tickets £20 https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/choose-seats/joanna-eden/255207392607
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s “Clouds” we present the outstanding singer/pianist Joanna Eden. Following on her many sell out shows with Jazz at The Movies, Swinging Christmas and her Embraceable Ella, Joanna makes her Jazz Divas debut with this celebration of the life and music of Joni Mitchell the iconic US singer/songwriter.
Starting as a finger-picking folkie and winding up as a jazz-savvy experimentalist, Joni Mitchell has brought a sharp eye, light touch and an agile trill of a voice to her songs, which have often dissected her romances and skewered myopic governments.
Mitchell became a critical sensation on Detroit’s folk scene, and her notices led to a series of successful engagements in New York. These early songs ”Both Sides Now” “Eastern Rain” “The Circle Game” & ”Clouds” have become standards.
Joanna on piano, with accomplished guitar virtuoso, Lewis Andrews, make a compelling musical duo.
“ Joanna is the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Nora Jones” – The Guardian
Saturday April 13th
Claire Martin at The Pheasantry 152 Kings Road, London, SW3 4UT
Doors open: 7pm / Music: 8.30pm
Tickets £20 https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/choose-seats/claire-martin/253807391607
Winner of the British Jazz Awards Best Singer on no less than 7 occasions and awarded the OBE for her services to jazz, is unchallenged as a great British star on them international scene. Having recorded over 20 albums, appearing on the largest stage in BBC Proms, in sell out shows in previous Jazz Divas series, in the 2018 Century of 100 Songs series and in compelling duos with Liane Carroll in the London Jazz Festivals of 2017 & 2018 and in memorable “Just The Two Of Us” shows with Joe Stilgoe, her performance in this series, featuring Jim Mullen -guitar and Mike Gorman – organ is eagerly anticipated.
Claire was recently awarded the 2018 BASCA Gold Badge celebrating exceptional talent in the UK music industry.
Congratulations to Claire Martin — Winner of Best Vocal at BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS 2018
“Few vocalists are as elegant and eloquent as Claire Martin… she’s one of the crown jewels of the jazz world.” - All About Jazz
“Our finest jazz singer - Claire Martin” The Times
See what else we have in store for you:
Thursday 9 May — Sara Dowling with the music of Judy Garland
Friday 10 May — Tina May
Friday 14 June — Gabrielle Ducomble
Saturday 15 June — Clare Teal & Jason Rebello — Early Evening Event at 6pm
Saturday 15 June — Clare Teal & Jason Rebello — Evening Event at 9pm
For anyone who just enjoys great music, our Jazz Divas 2019 Series has something for everyone. We look forward to your company.
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.