February just got a little jazzierChelsea's The Pheasantry are hosting six days of the best live-jazz in London. Sure to get your toes tapping, the lineup features trumpet, piano, experimental-jazz and good old fashioned story-telling. Grab your tickets and see what all the fuss is about:
- Sue Richardson's Too Cool (9th Feb)
Sue Richardson presents the most famous standards, compositions and works inspired by the life of Chet Baker, a unique and influential musician in the 1950s and three subsequent decades, as well as performing songs associated with him. Sue plays swinging jazz trumpet, with a remarkable command of a variety of styles and is probably the only trumpeter-singer-songwriter you are likely to encounter.
- Georgian Mancio + Quadro (10th Feb)
The new trio from award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio. Joined by much lauded pianist Frank Harrison and bassist Andy Cleyndert, they present jazz and Brazilian standards alongside reinvented classical repertoire by composers including Tom Jobim, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Artie Shaw, among others.
- Joanna Eden + The Magical Music Of Joni Mitchell (11th Feb)
After a sell-out show last year at St.James Studio, Joanna Eden arrives at The Pheasantry with this celebration of the life and music of iconic US songwriter Joni Mitchell. Starting as a finger-picking folkie and winding up as a jazz-savvy experimentalist, Joni Mitchell brought a sharp eye, light touch and an agile trill to her songs, which have often dissected her romances and skewered myopic governments.
- Chris Ingham Presents The Life And Music Of Hoagy Carmicheal (12th Feb)
Following last year's sell out success at St. James Studio and fresh from acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival, Chris Ingham and his quartet, entertain with an informative evening packed with more of the songs and stories of one of America’s most enduring and endearing songwriters, Hoagy Carmichael.
- Tina May Journeys From Berlin To Paris To Broadway (13th Feb)
Following her electrifying, entertaining performances at The Hoste of Jazz, PizzaExpress Dean Street and in the 2014 Jazz Divas series, Tina May comes to The Pheasantry not only with vocal dexterity but also her engaging and joyful personality.
Doors: 6:30pm. Stage time: 8:30pm.