A warm and light-hearted exploration of this age-old conundrum is presented through the music and lyrics of the Great American Songbook. Expect beloved classics alongside a few surprises, following in the tradition of iconic songstresses such as Ella Fitzgerald, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, and Nancy Wilson, among others, along with the wonderful bands spanning from the roaring twenties to the present day.
Presented by the Twickenham Jazz Club Lesley Christiane who, despite numerous requests from both audiences and fellow musicians, has never taken the stage at her own 20-year-old Jazz Club for an evening. In honour of the late Willie Garnett’s Big Band, with whom she performed for over two decades, we hope his spirit is listening in.
The evening also features:
This talented musician, known for her role in Humphrey Lyttleton’s Big Band, shines both on and offstage as a musician and inspirational teacher in the historically male-dominated realm of the saxophone. Her musicality and sensitivity bring a new depth to the instrument’s capabilities, making her a joy to listen to and a passionate advocate for the music we’ll be enjoying on Valentine’s Day 2024.
Lesley & Jo will be accompanied by:
Malcolm Earle Smith: Trombonist, educator, vocalist, and mentor.
Terence Collie: Pianist, composer, and host of numerous outstanding jazz performances.
Paul Michael: Highly skilled double bass player—experienced, intuitive, and quietly remarkable.
We sincerely hope you’ll join us for an evening filled with love and laughter this Valentine’s Day, 2024.
With warm regards from the Twickenham Jazz Club Team. xxx