Polly Gibbons: Body & Soul - with James Pearson

Jazzy Thursdays
at Piano Smithfield

Thursday April 6

Polly Gibbons:
Body & Soul
- with James Pearson

At Piano SmithfieldLong Lane, Barbican, London

(100 yards from the new Elizabeth Line Farringdon Station)

Following her successful concert in the Jazz Divas series at The Pheasantry and making  her most successful debut in our Piano Smithfield Autumn 2022 Jazz series, it’s a warm welcome return for the great soulful singer Polly Gibbons, accompanied by James Pearson, the piano great Music Director of Ronnie Scott’s  and outstanding performer in our 2022 Jazz Solo Piano Series 

The song “Body And Soul”could have been written with Polly Gibbons in mind. Polly is one of our most distinctive voices, with an expressive, passionate style, creating tender feelings that touch international audiences.

For this Piano Smithfield concert Polly gives voice not only to the music of great soulful musicians, including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Nina Simone among others, but also showcases her creativity as an original song writer.

Polly is a major presence on the UK Jazz scene, having been nominated twice as "Best Jazz Vocalist" by JAZZ FM and the BBC. She embraces the inspiring expansiveness of American Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B. 

Her repertoire and the style with which she performs it, have led her to appear at the Royal Albert Hall, opening with George Benson and Gladys Knight and at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott’s. Her music and her voice have a broad appeal to music lovers - and her ongoing touring over the last few years in the USA has garnered her many new fans. 

Here’s a taste of a superb performance by Polly Gibbons


Polly Gibbons is unmistakably a class act, getting classier fast.”- The Guardian


Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £23.50 +£1.50 booking fee


Piano SmithfieldLong LaneBarbican, London

(100 yards from the new Elizabeth Line Farringdon Station)


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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”

“Highly recommended”




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