Jazz At The Movies -Swinging Christmas

Friday December 9

Jazz At The Movies
-Swinging Christmas

The Exchange75 London Road, Twickenham TW1 1BE (opposite Twickenham Station)

 

Jazz At The Movies, a quintet of all-star jazz musicians, led on piano by Chris Ingham, with vocalist and the saxophone/clarinet of Mark Crooks, have entertained jazz audiences for several years in major venues across the country. Their series of swinging Christmas music concerts have continuously sold out at Ronnie Scott’s and other leading Jazz venues, with their sophisticated and entertaining style.

Jazz At The Movies is a unique jazz group formed specifically to interpret movie themes and soundtrack songs taken from a wide-range of silver screen sources both familiar and obscure. Exploring the repertoire of Bacharach, Barry, Bricusse, Carmichael, Mancini, Gershwin, Sondheim and so many more, audiences are spell bound by the combination of joyous film memories and inspiring music.

Tonight at The Exchange with their stockings full of 20th century holiday classics and curiosities, Jazz At The Movies revisit the wealth of wonderful Christmas music created for the festive season across the years on the silver screen and offering their compelling and almost addictive interpretations. 

Enjoy seasonal gems including “Sleigh Ride”: “Santa Baby”: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”: “Winter Wonderland”: “Let It Snow” and so many more.

Sold out for nine years running at Ronnie Scott’sA Swinging Christmas has also delighted capacity crowds at The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Pizza Express Jazz ClubSoho and at theatres & arts centres around the UK.

“One of the finest combos in the country..a great evening that satisfied both jazz and movie buffs alike, quite a trick” JAZZ JOURNAL

 “Sublime seasonal jazz” BBC RADIO 2

Led by pianist/arranger/MC Chris Ingham, JATM features acclaimed vocalist Joanna Eden (longtime teacher/mentor to pop superstar Sam Smith), saxophonist/clarinettist Mark Crooks (woodwind star of the world-renowned John Wilson Orchestra), UK jazz legend Joe Pettitt (bass) and drummer George Double who has worked with Dame Shirley Bassey and Grammy Award-Winner Jack Jones

 Here’s Jazz At The Movies in a kaleidoscope of Swinging Christmas music

 

"Movie songs like these provide good material for the best jazz singers. Joanna Eden and her first-class band had a ball with them ... and so did the audience!" — JAZZ JOURNAL

 

Doors 6.30pm

Music 7.30pm

Tickets £22.50. Concessions £20.