Showcasing music and songs from classic films including The Pink Panther, Gilda, Kiss Me Deadly, From Russia with Love, The Servant, One Touch of Venus, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and many more, Jazz at the Movies is rich with anecdote, song and swing.
The show features singer Joanna Eden (whom Time Out described as “the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones”) along with bewitching saxophone and clarinet from Mark Crooks (John Wilson Orchestra) and atmospheric textures and grooves from Chris Ingham (piano/MC), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and George Double (drums).
Joanna has performed her jazz-influenced original music all over the world and supported world-class artists including Jamie Cullum, the Buena Vista Social Club, Ronan Keating and the Blockheads.
Jazz legend Courtney Pine championed her recordings on his BBC Radio 2 show, and Jamie Cullum described her as “Brilliant!”.
Joanna has been a singing teacher for 12 years and is so proud that her first student Sam Smith has become an international star and highest selling debut artist in the US since records began. She began teaching Sam when he was just ten years old, coached him throughout his childhood and introduced him to songwriting, co-writing and producing his first demo tracks.
Chris is the man behind Jazz at the Movies. A recent CD reviewer described him thus…
Mark has worked in a wide range of musical settings including classical work and shows but is most at home in the jazz world. He has played in all of London’s top jazz venues and at jazz festivals up and down the country. A recent highlight was a week’s engagement at Ronnie Scott’s with the John Critchinson Quartet opposite the Mingus Big Band.
One of the UK’s outstanding bass talents – musician, bandleader, composer, presenter, and music lecturer – Arnie Somogyi is much-in-demand among leading US & European musicians. Featured on over 30 top albums and filmtracks, he has recently been playing with Eddie Henderson, Chris Botti, R&B singer Omar and on the new CD from ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft.
George’s playing and recording credits include Dame Shirley Bassey, Grammy Award Winner Jack Jones, Marc Almond, Ruthie Henshall and Kym Mazelle. His West End and touring theatre record includes stints on Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q, Sinatra and Anything Goes. He is active on the British jazz scene and appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s club in London and elsewhere.
Jazz at the Movies has a Website
A review of a recent Jazz at the Movies gig can be seen Here