Twickenham Jazz Club's Past Gigs

Anita Wardell

“Anita Wardell, the UK-resident Australia-raised singer, has been one of the most engaging live performers on standard material for over a decade.”
John Fordham, The Guardian

Excitement has been mounting on the London Jazz scene at the imminent return of one of our most unique skilled and experienced vocalists, Anita Wardell. Back from her work as Jazz Vocal Lecturer at Adelaide University. Anita belongs on a stage and we are proud to present her London Premier at Twickenham Jazz Club.

Anita is known for using her voice as a musical instrument. She is the queen of scat singing and spends hours listening to and interpreting improvisations from the great genius musicians of the jazz era and yet she can stir such deep and sensitive emotions within the lyrics of a song when she presents them that the angels collide.

Anita has collected many Jazz awards and has a growing string of albums to her name she also enjoys endearing affection from musicians and vocalists alike that she has influenced or worked with.

“I love your honest, soulful, steaming playing. You never cease to amaze me with your brilliance.- Robin Aspland – piano

The band:

Anita Wardell -Voice

Sam Leak – Piano

Steve Brown – Drums

Double Bass – to be confirmed


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April 24, 2024

Shirley Smart: ‘Long Story Short’

An evening filled with soul-stirring melodies and boundless creativity.
Shirley Smart: Cello, John Crawford: Piano, Demi Garcia Sabat: Drums, Special Guest – Sam Dunn: Guitar

May 1, 2024

Alamanaque ‘Nothing Stops The Carnival’

Almanaque is unique and will present their unique enthusiastic music which can only be described as a skilful mix of Brazilian, Latin and African influences blended with a magical dusting of sensitive creativity.

(Luca Boscagin: Guitar, Quentin Collins: Trumpet, Mateus Nova: Double Bass, Raphael Delfino: Drums, Jansen Santana: Percussion)
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