Doors open: 19:00
Tour name: Jazz Voice
The Festival’s signature opening-night gala returns once again with its epoch-spanning celebration of singing and song. The list of past guests stretches from Georgie Fame, Boy George, Kurt Elling and Sheila Jordan to Gregory Porter, Paloma Faith and Patti Austin.
Arranged, scored and conducted by Guy Barker, this year’s extravaganza will see an ensemble of singers including Jane Monheit, Liam Bailey, Vive, Clare Teal, Krystle Warren, Annabel Williams and more and a 40-piece orchestra mark the major anniversaries, birthdays and milestones that link the decades stretching back from 2013.
“It would be difficult to imagine a more impressive curtain-raiser to the London Jazz Festival than Jazz Voice” The Arts Desk
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Jane Monheit is a jazz and adult contemporary vocalist for Concord Records. She has collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard and Tom Harrell, and has received Grammy nominations for two of her recordings.
GENRE: Jazz, Traditional pop music
Clare Teal is an English jazz singer who has become famous not only for her singing, but also for having signed the biggest ever recording contract by a British jazz singer.