Denmark Street Big Band

Date : 16 / 09 / 2017
Time : 7.30pm
Price : £12 on the door.
Phone : 07415 892 436

Event Information

Henry Mancini was a great American composer, conductor, arranger and musician; winning 20 Grammy and 4 Academy Awards for the many classic Hollywood films he composed the soundtracks to, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade and Hatari! Join us tonight as we re-create that special Mancini magic, playing some of his timeless classics, and welcome back the wonderful Jo Harrop to sing some of his fantastic tunes including a selection of songs Mancini recorded with jazz diva Sarah Vaughan.

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Jo Harrop is a London based jazz singer who has a warm and captivating voice inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

Jo Harrop recently guested on the album ‘Call Me Lucky’ by Alex Webb & The Copasetics, delivering what jazzman.com called ‘a smoothly sumptuous vocal’ on the Webb original ‘End of The Affair’.

The album received four-star reviews in the Guardian and Evening Standard.

‘Harrop has excellent tone and great stage presence’ – Marlbank.net

‘This girl was born to sing jazz!’ – Blues & Soul

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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.

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