Thursday 10th January, £10 Entry, £15 for 2 or £20 for 4, Doors 7pm, Performance 8.30pm (2 sets, approx finish 11.30pm)
Expect a swinging evening of classic jazz standards including ‘From this Moment On’ and ‘Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You’ to re-invented pop hits such as ‘Yeh Yeh’ and ‘Never Let Her Slip Away’, brilliantly arranged by Hideaway’s Resident Musical Director Janette Mason, executed with brilliance by this first class line up.
The British born singer with a classical music background has been singing from a young age and is inspired by the likes of Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobin, Michel Legrand and more recently Harry Connick Jr. His jazz career began in a small restaurant in Chiswick with pianist Robert Berry singing My Funny Valentine in front of a small audience and then became a regular performer at a private members party night called Louche Lounge Society. Studying under Lea DeLaria, he has since set up his own band, sold out nights at Pizza Express and is now an in demand vocalist on the UK Jazz scene.
Frankie Lewis is a fun, dynamic, and gutsy singer with a versatile sound. Her influences include; Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and many more. She started her singing career performing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Since then she has been on the London jazz scene performing at venues, award ceremonies and concerts. Working with a range of amazing musicians this album pulls together songs that have always been favourites for Frankie. The combination of her unique voice married to Janette Mason's innovative arrangements will make for an exciting and uplifting performance.
A pioneering player of acoustic tuba and electric tuba who, crossing between classical, jazz, improvised and world music, has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Moondog, The Pan-African Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. He has played with every major orchestra in London as well as with the Bolshoi Soloists, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Ballet. As a solo artist, Oren has played all over the world and his ground-breaking solo work led to his nomination for the BBC Innovation in Jazz Award two years running. He has also played solo support sets for artists such as Moby, Vinicio Caposella, Murcoff and Tomasz Stanko. He leads and writes for the Charming Transport Band, bringing together top musicians from Ghana and Nigeria and players from London’s jazz and improv scenes.
Even if you’ve never been to this exceptional pianist’s gigs, you’ll have heard her special touch time and again - on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis and Jimmy Somerville as well as her numerous contributions for television and soundtracks for the movies.
Janette Mason is a talented composer and arranger. She was recently commissioned to write the score for feature film, The Calling, starring Susannah York and Brenda Blethyn, contributed four arrangements to Ian Shaw’s album, Drawn to all Things, and produced and arranged Lea DeLaria’s current Warner Brothers release, The Live Smoke Sessions, which made the Grammy ballot.
As a Jazz musician, she has been a seminal figure on the British Jazz scene for the last fifteen years, sharing the stage with Mornington Lockett, Julian Siegel and many more.
Born in London, Simon started learning the double bass at school in Dorset with Barry Glynn. He went on to study at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London (1999-2003) receiving tuition from Kevin Rundell, Jeff Clyne and Steve Watts. He first picked up an electric bass aged 15 and has never looked back. Equally at home on upright or electric basses both live and in the studio, Simon soon became one of the busiest session bassists in the UK. Perhaps best known as the bassist with The Divine Comedy and Duke Special, he also tours regularly with Clare Teal and Maggie Reilly.
Shanti studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was featured soloist with Kenny Wheeler on the CD ‘Walk Softly’. In the 80s paul toured with Tim Garland’s ‘Points on the Curve’ band, played with the Guildhall big band at Ronnie Scott’s with Randy Brecker, played with Jason Rebello, Cleveland Watkiss and Courtney Pine. This last year he has toured with Andy Abrahams and with Friendly Fires for their China tour.
Mark is one of England's most versatile and in demand drummers. Equally at home in straight ahead jazz, free improvised music, rock and world music; Mark has been a regular at Ronnie Scott's since the late 1980's working with Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Murphy, James Moody, Tim Garland, Flora Purim, Norma Winstone, Georgie Fame, Ian Shaw, Cedar Walton, Kenny Wheeler and many more.
Having released four solo albums to date, Paul Booth has firmly established himself as an in demand solo artist, as well as a ‘first call’ sideman for many big names in both jazz and popular music worlds.
Paul runs several groups including the Paul Booth Quintet (including Phil Robson/Michael Janisch) and Bansangu Orchestra, more recently he has been going out with an organ trio featuring Ross Stanley and Andrew Bain. The band grew out of his latest album Trilateral, which featured three trio formations, one with Clarence Penn & Matt Brewer recorded in New York and the other with Phil Robson & Adriano Adewale. They can be seen playing all over the UK & are setting up a European tour for 2012/2013. The latest album offering has been receiving rave reviews and airplay.