Sunday 2nd June 2019
£15.00 - £20.00
Jenny Howe – Vocals
Geoff Eales - Piano
Matt Ridley - Double bass
George Hart- Drums
Ex-NYJO vocalist and experienced session singer performs with vivacious stage personality collaborates with highly acclaimed pianist Geoff Eales who has worked with the likes of Salena Jones and the BBC Big Band. The show will focus on the rich legacy of the great Ella Fitzgerald Songbook and the legendary piano work of Oscar Peterson and other great jazz pianists...
Jenny moved to London in 1992 from her native home in Cork, Ireland. She began her career in the UK mainly working in Theatre. In 1994 Jenny joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra; she toured extensively with them in the UK and abroad, and appeared several times at Ronnie Scott’s where she is featured on many of their live albums including Cottoning on, In Control, and A View from the Hill. She is also featured on the compilation album Nite at Ronnie’s.
Jenny recorded the main soundtrack for the film “The Brylcrem” Boys, starring Gabriel Byrne premiered live at The Cannes Film Festival. Since then she’s been featured in films including Dream, Hot Gold, and the James Ellroy film L.A. Sheriff’s Homicide and also including playing Mrs Croucher in the spike Milligan film “Puckoon” starring Elliot Gould, and narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough, she has also appeared TFI Friday, CH4 comedy series Barking, and BBC Looking Good. Voice-overs include programs such as BBC's Ballykissangel, Falling for a Dancer, the CH5 series The Imperial War in Colour, National Geographic, and an Alpha Romeo T.V commercial Ireland.
Jenny also works as a vocal coach for on ITV’s highly successful show “The Voice” and “The Voice Kids”
The inspirational Welsh pianist, improviser, composer and musical arranger Geoff Eales has enjoyed an incredibly rich and varied career in music. He was awarded a Ph.D in musical composition at Cardiff University for his large-scale work “An American Symphony” and his setting of Dylan Thomas’ poem “In the Beginning” for Tenor, Horn and Piano. He has also written a piano concerto, string quartet, brass quintet and “A Sussex Rhapsody”, the latter commissioned by the BBC. As well his his love of classical music, Geoff is passionate about jazz and has 13 critically acclaimed albums to his name. He has performed at many of the world’s major concert halls, festivals and clubs including the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Club, the Blue Note Clubs of Japan and New York’s Birdland. He is currently writing a musical about the rise and fall of the Welsh Coalmining Industry