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The Denmark Street Big Band will be back at Jazz Café POSK for a special St George’s Day concert. Once again ever popular and charismatic Jack Foley (Royal Opera House) will be entertaining us with favourites selected from the Great British Songbook!
Kicking the show off will be Café POSK favoured swing vocalist Paul Wood.
If you enjoyed our Valentine’s special…this will be another fun packed evening…NOT TO BE MISSED!
Jack Foley is a native of County Durham and left his tree surgeon job to pursue a stage career in London in 2000. In 2002 He got to the semi finals of Channel 4’s award winning ‘Opportunity’ TV programme.
Jack has appeared with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Carl Rosa Opera Company and Grange Park Opera as well as starred in Musicals the length of Great Britain and internationally, His favourite roles to date include Tony, West Side Story, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes and Frederic in Pirates Of Penzance.
Influenced by listening to his coal miner father’s recordings of great singers like Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro and Stuart Burrows and later discovering such talented and diverse artists as Luciano Pavarotti and Simon & Garfunkel. This has led to a life long fascination with the positive and uplifting effect music and singing can have in our lives.
Jack is a regular fund raiser for charities such as Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK. He performs regularly for the charity Music In Hospitals and even ran The London Marathon for this amazing charity in 2010.
Remember when the exciting big bands electrified audiences….. The Denmark Street Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the Big Band era, performing compositions that span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin and other legends of The American Song Book.
The band’s Musical Director Paul Burch has put together a big band that creates the same kind of energy, excitement and style of the greatest big band of the past era. Born of the love of Big Band Jazz, sax player Paul Burch began searching for an ensemble of musicians to create a fantastic new big band. During the search he called upon musicians and friends who had played together from his time playing with The Coldstream Guards and playing with bands on-board luxury cruise liners.