Elaine Delmar’s New Album Launch – “Speak Low”

Tuesday October 29

Elaine Delmar’s
New Album Launch
– “Speak Low”

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London

Elaine Delmar’s new album “Speak Low” features Elaine in intimate musical settings with pianist/Musical Director Barry Green and long-term collaborators Jim Mullen and Simon Thorpe. The album highlights Elaine’s unique ability to communicate the meaning of the lyric, the beauty of the melody and the reflective side of jazz.

Elaine says of “Speak Low”:

This, my first album in many years, features some of the real treasures from my repertoire. The songs span the decades, from the 1920s to the 2000s, in arrangements by many of my wonderful musical collaborators over the years. The album features the musicians whom I consider my musical family.”

 

Elaine has been performing since the mid-1950s when she joined Coleridge Goode’s band the Dominoes. One of Elaine’s first recordings (in 1961) was ‘A Swingin’ Chick’ with Victor Feldman. She toured the UK in 1964 opening for Cannonball Adderley, and was Bill Evans’ regular chosen opening act at Ronnie Scott’s. Elaine made countless TV and radio appearances for the BBC and Granada TV, sung in theatre shows in the West End and on Broadway, performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the LSO & Michel Legrand and toured with jazz greats Benny Carter and Herb Ellis. She has sung at the North Sea Jazz Festival and more recently at the BBC Proms. In 2010, she featured in concert with Wynton Marsalis's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She still regularly appears at Ronnie Scott’s, having first appeared at the club opening for Ben Webster in the early 1960s, and last year performed to sold out audiences in the London Jazz Festival at Pizza Express Jazz Club with the Mark Nightingale Big Band. In 2023 she won Best Vocalist at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

"…Delmars is obviously a remarkable talent, a deliciously mellow jazz sound that shimmers with clarity and resonance."

"Delmars vocals capture the heart and soul of the lyric"- Paul Vale, The Stage

"Her style is a mixture of Broadway musical punch and jazz-inflected subtlety. She has the belting defiance of a torch singer at times and the knowing raised eyebrow rasp of a blues artist, but also a hushed, confiding intimacy where it is appropriate, it is a blend that invites the widest possible audience.”

John Fordham, The Guardian

"Among the multitude of good jazz singers in Britain today, there is not one who can surpass Elaine Delmar..."
Dave Gelly, Observer

This new Album ”Speak Low” launch, is a must get to event for anyone who likes wonderful music, beautifully performed.

Doors at 6.30pm

Music at 8pm

Tickets £30

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