SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: JIVIN’ MISS DAISY feat. Liz Fletcher

Sunday 22nd November 2020
Date: Sunday 22nd November Ticket Prices: £15.00 - £20.00 Book Your Tickets
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Sunday 22nd November 2020

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Jivin' Miss Daisy, London's premier swing band, will be playing great songs from Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin as well as classics from Basie, Ellington and others. Bass player Simon Thorpe leads these top musicians in a guaranteed swinging Sunday session.

The band are currently promoting their new CD, Whoop-De-Doo Songs which will be available at the club.
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biographies:
Simon Thorpe, nominated in 2016 and again in 2017 for a British Jazz Award, is one of Britain's best-known jazz bass players.
In addition to recording and touring with artists like Stacey Kent, Alan Barnes Bobby Wellins and Bheki Mseleku, he has also written music for a BAFTA-winning film, for the theatre and for BBC TV. He has been running Jivin' Miss Daisy since 1999.
Liz Fletcher started her career in theatre and dance but soon moved into singing and has become one of Britain's best known jazz vocalists, recently starring in a Nina Simone show at London's Cadogan Hall. Liz has led her own band many times at Ronnie Scott’s, as well as at the Glastonbury Festival, and Southport, Swanage, Scarborough and Zoetermeer (Holland) jazz festivals. She recorded two albums written by saxophonist Alan Barnes with acclaimed British playwright Alan Plater.
Malcolm Earle-Smith has been a well established name on the London Jazz scene for over 20 years. Since joining the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, later becoming lead trombone, he has gone on to work with a variety of jazz and pop artists including Kenny Baker, Jack Parnell, Bryan Ferry and Ronnie Spector. He is senior lecturer in jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,  and professor of jazz trombone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Alex Garnett has appeared with many diverse artists across the spectrum such as Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Humphrey Littleton, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones.  Alex can be seen at his weekly late-night residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club every Monday and Tuesday while not touring as a member of Ronnie Scott’s All-Stars.  
Simon Finch has performed with Abdullah Ibrahim, the BBC Big Band, and Jamie Cullum. As well as a long stint performing in Jersey Boys in London, Simon has played with many of the greats of popular music, from Eric Clapton and Annie Lennox, to Oasis, Kanye West and All Saints.
Luke Annesley’s sax and clarinet playing shows great versatility across many styles including swing, contemporary jazz, west-end shows and orchestral music.  He is a member of the Grammy-nominated John Wilson Orchestra - performing with them at the BBC Proms, and featuring on several of their albums and tours.  In 2005 Luke released his own album ‘Beginnings’ featuring guitarist Dave Cliff. He is also a highly-regarded music therapist.
Nigel Price is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s where he has made more than 500 appearances. Nigel has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way. 
Robin Aspland is one of the UK’s finest pianists, having worked with Iain Ballamy, George Coleman, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Dick Morrissey, Arturo Sandoval, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler and Van Morrison, spending six years touring with the latter. He is especially adept as an accompanist to vocalists, among whom are Liz Fletcher, Karen Lane, Claire Martin, Curtis Stigers and Anita Wardell.  In 1999 he played on the soundtrack of The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Matt Skelton enjoys a diverse musical career that encompasses jazz, west end shows, big bands and orchestral music.
He has accompanied many leading internationally known jazz figures such as Harry ''Sweets'' Edison, Conte Candoli, Curtis Stigers, Kurt Elling, He was Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s drummer and for eight years played in Stacey Kent's group.  Matt regularly plays with The LSO, Philharmonia, CBSO, RTE Concert Orchestra and RTE Big Band.

ABOUT THE BAND:

Simon Thorpe, nominated in 2016 and again in 2017 for a British Jazz Award, is one of Britain's best-known jazz bass players. In addition to recording and touring with artists like Stacey Kent, Alan Barnes, Elaine Delmar, Bobby Wellins and Bheki Mseleku, he has also written music for a BAFTA-winning film, for the theatre and for BBC TV, and leads a number of his own projects. He established Jivin’ Miss Daisy in 1999.

Liz Fletcher started her career in theatre and dance but soon moved into singing and has become one of Britain's best known jazz vocalists, recently starring in a Nina Simone show at London's Cadogan Hall. Liz has led her own band many times at Ronnie Scott’s, as well as at the Glastonbury Festival, and Southport, Swanage, Scarborough and Zoetermeer (Holland) jazz festivals. She recorded two albums written by saxophonist Alan Barnes with acclaimed British playwright Alan Plater.

Malcolm Earle Smith has been a well established name on the London Jazz scene for over 20 years. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in 1989, he joined the  National Youth Jazz Orchestra, later becoming lead trombone. Since then,  he has  gone on to work with a variety of jazz and pop artists including Kenny Baker, Jack Parnell,  Digby Fairweather,  Martha Reeves and Ronnie Spector. Malcolm has also recorded and toured extensively with Bryan Ferry, appearing on two of his albums. He is senior lecturer in jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and professor of jazz trombone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Karen Sharp -  has toured and recorded extensively with some wonderful musicians that include Tina May, Nikki Iles, John Dankworth, Ken Peplowski, Howard Alden, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache and Harry Allen. Karen has won the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards on numerous occasions. She tours and records regularly with her quartet. Her latest album, 'The Sun, the Moon and You'is out Trio Records.

Simon Finch has performed with Abdullah Ibrahim, the BBC Big Band, and Jamie Cullum. As well as a long stint performing in Jersey Boys in London, Simon has played with many of the greats of popular music, from Eric Clapton and Annie Lennox, to Oasis, Kanye West and All Saints.

Luke Annesley’s sax and clarinet playing shows great versatility across many styles including swing, contemporary jazz, west-end shows and orchestral music.  He is a member of the Grammy-nominated John Wilson Orchestra - performing with them at the BBC Proms, and featuring on several of their albums and tours.  In 2005 Luke released his own album ‘Beginnings’ featuring guitarist Dave Cliff. He is also a highly-regarded music therapist. 

Colin Oxley studied at the Guildhall School, graduating in 1990. In that same year he won 'Best Soloist' in the National Big Band Competition and has gone on to pursue a highly successful musical career.

As a long standing member of Stacey Kent's group he recorded several albums as well as touring extensively, including appearances at the Montreux and North Sea jazz festivals and residencies in New York and San Francisco. Colin has also performed with American legends Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Jeff Hamilton and Bob Dorough, as well as many of Britain's top players. In 2000, Colin was voted Jazz Musician of the Year by the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In between touring and recording, Colin is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

John Pearce  is one of Britain's most respected and versatile musicians and also one of our best kept secrets - working in Geraldo's Navy aboard the Carmania, he joined the QE2 for her maiden voyage to New York in 1969. He had a long association with the liner, and during the time accompanied an array of cabaret artistes. He then became a regular session player, working with the BBC Radio Orchestra, Jack Parnell's Orchestra, Robert Farnon, Billy May, He has accompanied many singers, including Anita O'Day, Selina Jones, Peggy Lee, Elaine Delmar and Annie Ross, Mark Murphy and a multitude of instrumentalists: Dick Morrisey, Art Farmer, and Ronnie Scott.

Darren Beckett, originally from Belfast, is an amazing drummer, a top name in both rock and jazz. He studied jazz at the New School in NYC, where he lived for 20 years. Now back in the UK, his main gigs are Brandon Flowers, Madeleine Peyroux, and French pop artist Emilie Simon. Never able to put down his drumsticks for long, he's also part of Little Big; award-winning Jazz pianist Aaron Park's band. He has composed music used for TV (Grey’s Anatomy, The OC, CSI) and film (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, PS I Love You). Darren is also the head of the Drum Department at the Academy of Contemporary Music, London.

 


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