Francesca Confortini  – Gypsy in Manhattan

JBGB Jazz Singers 2022

Thursday February 24

Francesca Confortini
– Gypsy in Manhattan

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

Concluding our JBGB Jazz Singers 2022 series it’s a welcome, for her debut Piano Smithfield performance, to Francesca Confortini

Combining her love of the great American songbook with the Gypsy jazz tradition and the repertoire they share, Francesca  performs an upbeat, swinging set of jazz standards made famous by artists such as Nat King Cole and Django Reinhardt.

From “How High the Moon” to “It Had To Be You” audiences can expect  a joyful and swinging set by Francesca and her band.

Born in Milan, Francesca has been living and working in London for many years. She has a degree in  Popular Music Performance and has been studying for a Masters in Jazz Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Singing, performing and playing the piano, she observes that “music plays a huge role in my life”.  

Her sound is versatile, with a soft, soulful- tone spanning a wide range. Her performances embrace musical theatre, jazz improvisation, agility-based pop, gypsy-rock sounds and even gospel,

She has already performed in some of Europe's most significant  stages, including Ronnie Scott's in London; theBlue Note in Milan and the Grand Hotel de Paris in Monaco. 

Francesca will be accompanied by the widely recognised ace guitarist Colin Oxley with Tom Farmer on bass.

Here’s Francesca, in sparkling form at London’s 606 Club, with the Trio Manouche, singing “It Had To Be You”


JBGB Events return, to the highly rated jazz cabaret venue, Piano Smithfield, with concerts showcasing young talented musicians building their careers, along with established U.K. jazz greats in this JBGB Jazz Singers 2022 Series.


The Press say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail

“Wall-to- wall style, sophistication and a stunningly good’s something to be experienced”
Callum Crumlish — 
Daily Express


Audiences are in for musical treats in this much appreciated venue 

A small but perfectly formed little jazz venue”

“A lovely warm atmosphere”

“An enjoyable intimate venue”

>“A real jazz club feel”

“A wonderful relaxing intimate venue”

“Highly recommended”


Music 8pm

Tickets £15 +£1.50 booking fee 

£10 - including booking fee, for bona fide students


Other forthcoming events in this series

Nel Begley  – from Brazil to Broadway
@Piano Smithfield
Thu 3rd Feb 2022 8PM Jazz
Liane Carroll  - Solo Returns
@Piano Smithfield

Liane Carroll
- Solo Returns

JBGB Jazz Singers 2022

Fri 4th Feb 2022 8PM Jazz
Eliana Veinberga  – Mellow Jazz Sounds
@Piano Smithfield
Thu 10th Feb 2022 8PM Jazz
Scarlet Halton  – Speak Love
@Piano Smithfield

Scarlet Halton
– Speak Love

JBGB Jazz Singers 2022

Thu 17th Feb 2022 8PM Jazz