Fleur Stevenson is taking London by storm! With a voice that’s as pitch perfect as it is lyrical, this delightful jazz vocalist will be presenting a musical ‘smorgasbord' of jazz favourites with a few intriguing surprises. Fleur Stevenson is a student of BBC Radio 3’s Claire Martin OBE - one of our foremost jazz singers. Fleur has recorded and worked extensively with world class pianist Pete Billington who will be performing with her tonight. Bassist Paul Jefferies will keep harmony rooted and rhythms centred and great the session player and educator, saxophonist Ollie Weston will lead the soloing on a variety of saxophonic instruments!
Oscar & Clark played together extensively for over 15 years in small ensembles, orchestras and intimate trios. They had a huge respect and appreciation for each other which can be heard in the magic of their music. Trumpeter Stuart Henderson, pianist Tom Berge and bassist Paul Jefferies will perform a host of fabulous pieces ranging from the bluesy delights of ‘Blues for Smedley’ through classic ballads such as the evocative ‘Little Girl Blue’ and tongue in cheek pieces like ’Shaw ‘Nuff’ and ‘On The Trail’.
Originally for the North East of England and now based in London, Jo Harrup has recently recorded a cracking album with fellow northerner, guitarist Jamie McCredie and its getting lots of critical acclaim from radio and the jazz and popular music press. The great Daily Telegraph critic Dave Gelly says:
"This is a little gem of an album: simple, modest and, as far as I can tell, perfect. Jo Harrop sings, Jamie McCredie plays guitar, and the songs date from between the late 1920s and the early 2000s, from Billy Rose to Tom Waits. Nothing unusual there, you might think. However, what sets Weathering the Storm apart from similar offerings is that the duo get everything right, and that’s quite rare."
Add the heartfelt, honey-toned double bass of Paul Jefferies to the mix and we believe this show will be very special.