Mark Lewandowski Quartet plays Blossom Dearie

Mark Lewandowski Quartet plays Blossom Dearie

Mark Lewandowski Quartet plays Blossom Dearie

Selected performance:
Monday 15th July

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Part of Alex Garnett's MONDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT Series

Mark Lewandowski – Bass
George Crowley –Saxophone
Nick Costley-White – Guitar
Will Glaser – Drums
Blossom was a remarkable, one-off jazz vocalist, pianist and composer from the bebop era known for her unique voice, definitive arranging style and continent spanning career. She studied classical piano as a child, before switching to jazz as a teenager. She joined Woody Herman’s vocal group, The Blue Flames shortly after the end of World War 2 later becoming very popular particularly in Europe. Dearie performed regular engagements in London and New York City over many years and collaborated with many musicians, including Johnny Mercer, Miles Davis, Jack Segal, Johnny Mandel, Duncan Lamont, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg and Jay Berliner. Mark Lewandowski is a rising star on the bass having recently made the move over to NYC. Born in Nottingham, his interest in the bass took him to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was also awarded the Yamaha Jazz award, and is now continuing his studies in New York City as part of the celebrated Artist Diploma programme at the prestigious Juilliard School. He has been lucky to perform with a diverse range of musicians including such names as John Surman, Wynton Marsalis, Buddy Greco, Sheila Jordan, Henry Grimes, Steve Wilson, Paul Dunmall, Vic Juris, Martin Carthy, Jean Toussaint, Tcha Limberger, Julian Joseph, Bobby Wellins, Peter King, Soweto Kinch, Zoe Rahman. Tonight he returns to the club with a selection of his favourite British musicians to “spotlight” the varied musical career of this unique vocal artist.



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