Expect exhilarating swing as multi award winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and 6-piece band celebrate 100 years of pop music featuring some of the greatest songs ever written from the Great American and British Song books and contemporary writers creating the standards of today. The song list will also include gems made famous by the first giants of the jazz age, that still sound fresh and relevant today.
Always an entertaining and humorous evening packed with anecdotes and rich jazz infused repertoire, this promises to be full of joyous uplifting and inspirational music performed by the best.
“Clare has a timeless sound to her voice and classic touch and sound to her own songwriting. Now how modern is that? Music to melt to I’d say.” – Jamie Cullum“Ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce someone that I’m a fan of. She’s a threat! When I say a threat, she’s a triple threat – she writes, she sings and she can do like a fire thing right!? Please go out and buy Clare Teal’s record! – Michael Bublé“The new first lady of Jazz” – The Independent“A First Class Evening’s Entertainment from The Queen of Swing” – Time Out“In this overcrowded field, Clare Teal deserves special attention” – Daily Telegraph,“Fabulous” – Daily Mail,“This is as good as they come” – Jazzwise,“Always worth hearing….. When she sings swing songs, she does it with a smile in her voice; when she sings a ballad, she trusts the song to tell its own story without emoting all over it” – Observer,“[Get Happy]… heralds the arrival of a major new talent… If we rave about it, it’s because it’s worth raving about” – Michael Parkinson, BBC Radio 2,“Some singers sing standards, some sing their own material, but very few do both and even fewer do it well. Clare Teal is one of those rarities” – The Observer