The Wonder of Stevie  – The Music of Stevie Wonder

EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023

Tuesday November 14

The Wonder of Stevie
– The Music of Stevie Wonder

EFG London Jazz Festival 2023 - JBGB Events_ London jazz Gigs

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

The Wonder of Stevie, the music of Stevie Wonder, with sensational vocalist Noel McCalla and the Derek Nash Band are, by popular demand, back at Piano Smithfield, in the EFG London Jazz Festival.

The band’s sold out launch concert at in 2018 led to a continuing series of spectacular sold out shows in London and a UK national tour. 5-years later, this show continues to pack in large sold-out audiences

With audiences up on their feet dancing and demanding more and more, we had to make plans for this “Master Blaster” of a show to return to Piano Smithfield where the band have payed on several occasion to lively enthusiastic concert goers.

‘The Wonder of Stevie” celebrates the life-time genius of Stevie Wonder, with mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, the award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, and a band of world-class musicians. to play a wide-ranging catalogue of classic hits, guaranteed to appeal to anyone who loves great music.

Enjoy hit after hit from albums such as 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered', 'Innervisions', 'Songs in the Key of Life' and 'Hotter than July', including danceable classics 'Superstition', 'For Once in my Life' and 'Isn't She Lovely', and beautiful arrangements of 'My Cherie Amour' and 'Overjoyed'. Audiences are thrilled by the performances of these great compositions by Stevie Wonder with which he and others had massive hits.

Noel McCalla’s long association with the brilliant Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” (Blues and Soul Magazine) and, for more than 19 years, Noel's searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has won several British Jazz Awards throughout his career fronting Sax Appeal, his Acoustic Quartet and the funk band, Protect the Beat.

Derek has performed live, on record and on television with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many more.

Here’s a taste of this Master Blaster of a Show

 

The media love the show

“Rarely have I heard the music of Stevie Wonder interpreted with such finesse, energy, and all-round brilliance.” - The Soul House

The audiences love the show

“I attended the Some Kinda Wonderful gig last week Best gig of the year as far as i am concerned. Those guys are just wonderful."

 

Noel McCalla– vocals,

Derek Nash – saxophones,

Neil Angilley – keyboards, 

Tim Cansfield – guitar, 

Jonathan Noyce – bass,

Nic France – drums.

 

Doors  6.45pm

Music  8pm. 

Tickets £30 plus £1.50 booking fee

Student £15 plus £1.50 booking fee 

— PLEASE NOTE A VALID STUDENT MUST BE SHOWN

 

 

JBGB Events Present: -

The Best of British Jazz, in the EFG London Jazz Festival, at London’s newest jazz club venue, Piano Smithfield at the Barbican, from Friday November 10th to Saturday November 19th, 2023

London’s newest and much celebrated jazz venue Piano Smithfield, highly rated by audiences, musicians and the media, hosts eleven.

JBGB Events concerts in the 2023 EFG London Jazz Festival, featuring many great U.K. based jazz stars across big bands, large ensembles, quintets, quartets, duos and soloists, including: -

Bruce AdamsAlan BarnesRob BarronElaine Delmar

Gabrielle DucombleNick FitchHarry GreenTom Green

Chris InghamNoel McCallaJamie McCredieDerek Nash

Dave O’HigginsTom Smith and many more.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PIANO SMITHFIELD

The Media Love it ……..

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 

The customers love it …..

"Piano Smithfield is an easy, laid- back atmosphere built for appreciating the music” 

The artists love it …..

 Piano Smithfield is my favourite London jazz venue” — Claire Martin

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Close to both Circle Line Barbican  and  Elizabeth Line Farringdon stations, with easy on street and off street car parking, 

Piano Smithfield is a classic basement jazz club, for 70 seated customers with superb sound and lighting, plus excellent cocktails and wonderful pizzas.

In addition to 8pm evening concerts, we are adding four weekend 3.30pm concerts, so customers have time to enjoy lunch elsewhere, or at the many good eateries at Smithfield and the Barbican, and make it an occasion taking in top jazz and all in time to be home for your Saturday and Sunday Evenings

The box office, at www.jbgbevents.com has details of all concerts and is open for business.

We look forward to the prospect of your company at Piano Smithfield for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

John Billett

JBGB Events

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