The music of Duke Ellington has been inspiring Sarah and pianist Simon Wallace ever since they both discovered jazz. Sarah regularly includes Ellington songs in her live set and performed a concert of Ellington’s arrangements with the Capital City Jazz Orchestra at Brecon Jazz Festival. Simon was hooked after hearing the Ellington band live when he was 13 years old. Together they celebrate the genius of the Duke with a collection of his greatest songs and those of his right-hand man Billy Strayhorn plus some rare Ellington gems.
“Exquisitely textured arrangements…such a compelling interpreter of a lyric”- Jazz Journal
Capturing the spirit, character & flavour of Pizza On The Park, JBGB Events present, with our Pizza Express Live venue partners, our fifth and largest yet, Jazz Divas Series 2020
At the leading jazz cabaret venue, The Pheasantry on London’s Kings Road Chelsea , on Friday and Saturday evenings, over the four months of March to June, we feature eight of the greatest female jazz singers from the U.K. and USA.
Liane Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth, Polly Gibbons, Louise Clare Marshall, Sarah Moule, Janet Planet, Emma Smith and Tammy Weis.
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 songwriters and lyricists, with our Jazz Divas delivering just pure, stylistic musical magic.
For anyone who just enjoys great music, our Jazz Divas 2020 Series has something for everyone. We look forward to your company.