Sunday 20th May 2018
£13.50 - £16.50
Richard Shelton (vocal)
Renato D’Aiello (tenor sax)
Mike Gorman (piano)
Julie Walkington (bass)
Clark Tracey (drums)
“If there was a gun to my head, I would choose singing – every time. Music reaches out and touches people; moves and charms them. Make them cry one minute and laugh the next. A world without music is inconceivable to me.”
Shelton’s jazz influenced, big-band performances include HRH PRINCE CHARLES at WINDSOR CASTLE and twice for SIR ELTON JOHN at the WHITE TIE & TIARA BALL alongside Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones; with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA; the BBC BIG BAND and BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA on ‘FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT’ on BBC radio 2 and dozens of live radio broadcasts.
Shelton has performed on the greatest international stages including THE COLISEUM and the world reknowned RONNIE SCOTTS JAZZ CLUB in London. At CAPITOL RECORDS in L.A., Richard recorded his latest album ‘AN ENGLISHMAN IN LOVE, IN L.A.’ in Frank Sinatra’s studio B with some of Sinatra’s touring musicians and featuring original, classic and contemporary songs. An added honour was using Sinatra’s microphone. Shelton also recorded at ABBEY ROAD in London where he recorded his swing album ‘TOP CAT’ accompanied by a 65-piece orchestra.
Renato D’Aiello - Tenor Saxophone
Tenor sax, Composer, Producer, Educator born In Naples, Italy, resident in London since 1999
Renato D’Aiello has become known as one of the strongest and most beautiful saxophone sounds around. His treatments of jazz standards, and originals, both live and on cd, have won great admiration from audiences and the press.
Renato studied with masters such as Sal Nistico, Tony Scott, Steve Grossman .
He has played with great jazzmen like :
Art Farmer,Sal Nistico, Steve Grossman, Eddie Duran, Kirk Lightsey, Keith Copeland, Duffy Jackson, Tony Scott, Jim Mullen, Bruce Forman, Gene Calderazzo, Phil Lee, G.Husband., Alain jean Marie.
He has played in most of the major venues and festivals in the UK, and since May 2002 he has played several times in Paris, receiving warm acclaim from Jazz Hot magazine and TSF radio. Renato also played in Japan, Berlin, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Italy, Finland.
Since July 2010 Renato has been running a very successful Monday night upstairs at Ronnie Scott in London and a few other resident gigs like ”Primo bar” at The Plaza Hotel in Westminster,London, Toulouse Lautrec, Spice Of Life.
Renato performs regularly at Pizza Express Dean Street in London and many other of the best clubs in UK.
As a teacher Renato has been teaching in most of the best Jazz schools in Italy, then Goldsmiths College in London, Sherborne College and done many master classes in Japan ( Nagoya ) UK, Italy, Switzerland.
"...When you hear it on the subtly-simmering 'For Heaven's Sake' you know you're in the presence of a master improviser."
Brian Blain, Jazz UK review, February/March 2007 issue
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