Following his sold out 2020 show, we are delighted to present the return to Crazy Coqs of sought-after jazz vocalist James Hudson, featuring the iconic songs of American jazz icon, Nat King Cole.
Nat King Cole, was an American vocalist and jazz pianist who recorded over one hundred songs that became hits in the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed and his distinctive piano, guitar format we follow exactly in this concert.
James released his debut album “TOMORROW” earlier this year to great acclaim. The album was described as "polished and exuberant" by London Jazz News and was featured as 'Album of the Week' on Jazz FM. He has performed to sold-out crowds not only at the Crazy Coqs but also at Ronnie Scotts’ Jazz Club, Pizza Express Dean St, Hôtel de Paris (Monte Carlo), London’s Ritz Hotel and other top venues across UK & Europe.
Joining James will be in-demand guitarist and musical director Nick Fitch (Claire Martin, Tina May, Hamilton, Book of Mormon) with Rob Barron on piano.(Al Jarreau, BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra) and Loz Garrett on bass (Jamie Cullum, Seal and Liane Carroll).
They will be performing timeless jazz standards from Nat’s Songbook, including “Smile”, “L-O-V-E”, “Route 66”, “Unforgettable” and many more.
“James Hudson’s voice shows real class and consistency with his pure tone” - London Jazz News
“Following in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Mel Tormé - James Hudson doesn't try to step into their shoes but remains true to himself and the song.” - Bebop Spoken Here
Here’s some clips from their last time at Crazy Coqs!
Music at 7pm
Tickets : £25
In the last 12 months we have spent more time cancelling than booking and presenting concerts
But that’s all over now!
With our venue partners Crazy Coqs were back
Ten early Summer concerts with artists we’ve all missed and who you have asked to see again.
Clare Teal, Jason Rebello, Derek Nash, Noel McCalla, Chris Ingham, Trudy Kerr, Elaine Delmar, James Hudson and a first time for JBGB Events with Lizzie Ball.
They merit and need your support - please. And after a long absence you need the magical live music they will deliver.
Do join us. Thank you
20 Sherwood Street