Sun, 21 Aug

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Ilkeston

BIG BAND NIGHT with Vocalist JEANIE BARTON

The Nottingham Jazz Orchestra are a 16-piece big band playing the best in contemporary and swing music from Basie to Kubis and beyond!

BIG BAND NIGHT with Vocalist JEANIE BARTON

Time & Location

21 Aug, 20:00

Ilkeston, 16 Dallimore Rd, Ilkeston DE7 4GZ, UK

About the Event

JEANIE BARTON

After years as a principal in the National Youth Music Theatre, Jeanie studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London as well as improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell and also cut her teeth as singer and compare for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan’s trio, fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade.

She went on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.

Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris and the Cannes Film Festival.  Jeanie was voted “Best Newcomer” at the Marlborough Jazz Festival 2015.

She also writes for London Jazz News and Nottingham Live (formally the Nottingham Post)

WHAT THEY SAY

“Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…” John O’Neill, former Jazz critic, The Sunday Times

“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…” Neil Bennison, Programme Manager, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen to her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio (Jazz Incorporated)

“Absolutely spot-on” London Jazz News

“The hot chick has mellow tones” Richard Roundtree (Shaft)

“It’s great! It’s catchy as Hell!” [about The Magical Mirror album] Shane MacGowan of The Pogues

“Really powerful… Just divine!” [about Moments of Clarity album] Dean Jackson at BBC Introducing

“The hot chick has mellow tones” Richard Roundtree (Shaft)

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