JBGB Events join with their 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, they 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.
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.
Friday April 12th
Joanna Eden – Celebrating the magical music of Joni Mitchell
Doors open 7pm / Music 8.30pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s “Clouds” we present the outstanding singer/pianist Joanna Eden. Following on her many sell out shows with Jazz at The Movies, Swinging Christmas and her Embraceable Ella, Joanna makes her Jazz Divas debut with this celebration of the life and music of Joni Mitchell the iconic US singer/songwriter.
Joanna is the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Nora Jones” – The Guardian
Starting as a finger-picking folkie and winding up as a jazz-savvy experimentalist, Joni Mitchell has brought a sharp eye, light touch and an agile trill of a voice to her songs, which have often dissected her romances and skewered myopic governments.
Mitchell became a critical sensation on Detroit’s folk scene, and her notices led to a series of successful engagements in New York. These early songs ”Both Sides Now” “Eastern Rain” “The Circle Game” & ”Clouds” have become standards.
Joanna on piano, with accomplished guitar virtuoso, Lewis Andrews, make a compelling musical duo.
Saturday April 13th
Doors open: 7pm / Music: 8.30pm
Few vocalists are as elegant and eloquent as Claire Martin… she’s one of the crown jewels of the jazz world.” – All About Jazz
Winner of the British Jazz Awards Best Singer on no less than 7 occasions and awarded the OBE for her services to jazz, is unchallenged as a great British star on them international scene.
Having recorded over 20 albums, appearing on the largest stage in BBC Proms, in sell out shows in previous Jazz Divas series, in the 2018 Century of 100 Songs series and in compelling duos with Liane Carroll in the London Jazz Festivals of 2017 & 2018 and in memorable “Just The Two Of Us” shows with Joe Stilgoe, her performance in this series, featuring Jim Mullen -guitar and Mike Gorman – organ is eagerly anticipated.
Claire was recently awarded the 2018 BASCA Gold Badge celebrating exceptional talent in the UK music industry.
Congratulations to Claire Martin — Winner of Best Vocal at BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS 2018
See what else they have in store for you:
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
For anyone who just enjoys great music, the Jazz Divas 2019 Series has something for everyone.