Sarah Gillespie

Jazz Divas 2019

Friday March 8

Sarah Gillespie

at The Pheasantry

This new Jazz Divas series at The Pheasantry captures the spirit, style and chemistry of the famous Pizza on the Park. The lighting, the sound and even the technical team are all transported from  Knightsbridge to Chelsea to support eight wonderful Jazz Divas to entertain you today and evoking  that unique cabaret Park experience.
See what we have in store for you.
Saturday 9 March — Elaine Delmar sings Porter & Gershwin
Friday 12 April — Joanna Eden celebrating the magical music of Joni Mitchell
Saturday 13 April — Claire Martin
Thursday 9 May — Sara Dowling with the music of Judy Garland
Friday 10 May — Tina May
Friday 14 June — Gabrielle Ducomble 
Saturday 15 June — Clare Teal & Jason Rebello — Early Evening Event at 6pm
Saturday 15 June — Clare Teal & Jason Rebello — Evening Event at 9pm

Anglo-American singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie opens our Jazz Divas 2019 Series following the release of her acclaimed new and fourth album “Wishbones”.

Gillespie's vivid, magic-realist lyrics have always distinguished her as a formidable storyteller. Here her dual nationality plays out in the telling of tales from both sides of the Atlantic from the North Dakota Pipeline crisis and the detention centres of Texas  to Brexit Britain caught in anachronistic nostalgia. 

As with all of Gillespie's work, the political is meshed with the personal. Love songs You Win and Wishbones what London's Metro described as her 'lyrical dark romanticism and punkish attitude’. One song is just a matter of logistics, realpolitik and some funky gymnastics, whilst another depicts the human compulsion to blame a singular outside force for everything we don't like in life, with another, based entirely from Gillespie's daughter's nursery reports, reveals the inner world of a toddler where kingdoms are conjured.

Sarah is joined by her all-star band of Kit Downes - piano,

Ruth Gollar - bass, Chris Montague - guitar, & James Maddren  - drums.

Click on the image below, to get a taste of the wonderful Sarah Gillespie.

Sarah Gillespie London Jazz







'Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet'  - The Independent 


Doors 7pm. Music 8.30pm

Tickets: £20 




This is the fourth and largest ever Jazz Divas series from JBGB Events

We join with our new venue partner Pizza Express Live in their leading jazz cabaret venue The Pheasantry on London’s Kings Road Chelsea

Over four months and nine concerts, we feature eight of the UK’s greatest female jazz artists. With their wide range of voices and musical styles, audiences can sit back, relax and enjoy distinctive and compelling interpretations and improvisations of the greatest song writers and singers, delivering just pure musical magic.

For anyone who just enjoys great music, our Jazz Divas 2019 Series has something for everyone. We look forward to your company.

John Billett

JBGB Events

Other forthcoming events in this series

Elaine Delmar sings Porter & Gershwin
@The Pheasantry
Only a few tickets left
Sat 9th Mar 2019 8.30PM Jazz
Joanna Eden – celebrating the magical music of Joni Mitchell
@The Pheasantry
Fri 12th Apr 2019 8.30PM Jazz
Claire Martin
@The Pheasantry

Claire Martin

Jazz Divas 2019

Sat 13th Apr 2019 8.30PM Jazz
Sara Dowling - with The Music of Judy Garland
@The Pheasantry
Thu 9th May 2019 8.30PM Jazz
Tina May
@The Pheasantry

Tina May

Jazz Divas 2019

Fri 10th May 2019 8.30PM Jazz