Katie Birtill , making her debut in our Jazz Divas Series, but no stranger to JBGB Events presentations, is known for her warm and versatile vocals, heartfelt storytelling and dynamic performance. She has led a wide-ranging career, performing intimate jazz sets in London's top clubs as well as being a concert soloist with orchestras in some of the UK's most prestigious concert halls.
Songs from the shows have always featured heavily in jazz and Katie Birtill shines brightly when combining her two loves in this Jazz Divas concert.
As well as singing selections from her No1 records such as her versions of On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady and Into The Wood’s No One Is Alone, you’ll also hear new arrangements, the likes of Company’s Marry Me A Little and Sweet Charity’s “Where Am I Going?”. Both her album Baby, Dream Your Dream and EP Something’s Coming went to number 1 in the iTunes Jazz Album Chart. Off the back of their success she’s enjoyed crafting shows as a jazz/cabaret artist to create dynamic and joyful experiences for audiences in sold out shows and festivals.
Earlier in 2022 Katie sang in the Simply Sinatra performance with the London Concert Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall; in Broadway and All That Jazz with The Hallé Orchestra; The Way We Were: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand on her 80th Birthday with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and also with The BBC Concert Orchestra for a special Sunday Night Is Music Night radio programme.
She is one of the lead singers for The Down For The Count Swing Orchestra with whom she performs at festivals, jazz clubs and concert halls, such as Twinwood Festival, Ronnie Scotts and The Cadogan Hall.
Some favourite session works include: The John Wilson Orchestra’s Cole Porter in Hollywood (Maida Vale Singers) and London Symphony Orchestra and Bing Crosby’s Bing At Christmas (Voxaphonic). She has been singing with Annie Skates and Capital Voices for 12 years providing vocals on some fantastic projects for many popular artists, film soundtracks and live concerts/tours.
Katie has also enjoyed a fruitful musical theatre career playing leading roles. Credits include: Tell Me On A Sunday (The Old Laundry Theatre), Princess Hannah in The Knights of The Rose (Arts Theatre London), Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour), Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity and Cathy in The Last Five Years (The New Wolsey Theatre), Madeline in By Jeeves (Old Laundry Theatre).
Joining her at this Pheasantry concert will be
John Cervantes -Piano,
Charlie Pyne -Bass
Steve Taylor -Drums.
Enjoy this foretaste of what’s in store from Katie giving delightful voice in her most captivating style
The Jazz Divas are back, in their spiritual home of The Pheasantry, on London’s King’s Road Chelsea, for their fourth and biggest ever series
For 12- nights, across Spring and Autumn 2022, JBGB Events present the UK’s greatest jazz singers in this compelling, intimate, Jazz Cabaret, venue, with a wide variety of music styles, embracing Soul, Instrumental, Latin, Bossa Nova, Broadway Shows, Great American Song Book and the Blues..
The Jazz Divas 2022, all multi- award winners, performing on Friday’s and Saturday’s in April, May, June, September, October and November are :-
Lizzie Ball, Katie Birtill, Elaine Delmar, Polly Gibbons, Georgina Jackson, Trudy Kerr, Claire Martin Graciela Rodriguez, Emma Smith & Clare Teal.
Please join us from some more wonderful evenings with JBGB Events Jazz Divas in our partnership with The Pizza Express Group at The Pheasantry.