Nel Begley  – from Brazil to Broadway

JBGB Jazz Singers 2022

Thursday February 3

Nel Begley
– from Brazil to Broadway

Piano SmithfieldLong Lane, Barbican, London

Ned Begley in JBGB JAZZ SINGERS 2022

The delightful, talented Nel Begley is the first singer in the JBGB Jazz Singers 2022 series at Piano Smithfield.

Fusing her love of Bossa Nova and Latin stylings to the swinging sounds of Broadway and the American Songbook - Nel and her band will be performing hits such as “Girl From Ipamema”, “Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) and “Comes Love”

Nel is an experienced singer and performer. She graduated with a First from Leeds College of Music where she studied Jazz under the tutelage of Lauren Kinsella.?

She has performed with numerous projects covering a wide range of styles and genres including jazz, close harmony, pop, musical theatre and vocal improvisation. She is currently performing with her originals project ‘Rafe’s Dilemma’ and the London vocal project. She also composes and performs her own material. 

Accompanying Nel is the accomplished pianist Rob Barron, returning to Piano Smithfield after his recent debut concert with James Hudson performing the music of Nat King Cole and Guildhall alumni Joe Lee on double bass.

Here is Nel swinging along with “Them There Eyes” accompanied by just Luke Fowler on double bass. Just delightful


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

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
Francesca Confortini  – Gypsy in Manhattan
@Piano Smithfield
Thu 24th Feb 2022 8PM Jazz