Opening our Jazzy Thursdays 2023 series at Piano Smithfield, we welcome the Swinging Party music of the all stars band Jivin’ Miss Daisy for their venue debut concert.
Led by British Jazz Awards nominee Simon Thorpe, previous sold out shows by this ace All Stars Band, including Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Club have always delighted audiences.
Their renditions of songs from many great songwriters including Gershwin and Cole Porter, playing a wide range of swing & jazz music, ranging from Duke Ellington and Jimmie Lunceford in the 1920s, through Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman in the 1930s and 40s, to Ella and Basie in the 1950s and early 60s provide a guaranteed swinging party mood.
Featuring Liz Fletcher, Enrico Tomasso and Simon Thorpe in vocal numbers, along with popular instrumentals and solo spots, the band puts on a wonderful show, with plenty of favourites - and lesser-known gems - from the great songwriters, with original arrangements by bandleader Simon Thorpe, featuring some from the band’s most recent CD, “Rhythm & Blue”.
The band features some of the UK's finest jazz musicians, with credits including Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Stacey Kent and BBC Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra.
Here’s a taster of what Jivin’ Miss Daisy have in store for you
Tonight’s line up:
Simon Thorpe, double bass and bandleader
Liz Fletcher, vocals
Enrico Tomasso, trumpet and vocals
Luke Annesley, saxophone and clarinet
John Pearce, piano
Matt Skelton, drums
“Stand by for a great evening of foot tapping lively music designed to set you on your way home with a smile on your face” – The Hoste of Jazz
including booking fee (£1.50)
Piano Smithfield is our newest jazz cabaret venue, and already receiving fantastic reviews.
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 time..it’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”