Joanna Eden Vocals, Chris Ingham Piano, Mark Crooks Sax, Arnie Somogyi Bass, George Double Drums
Lincolnshire born Joanna Eden wrote her first song age seven. She could read music before she could write, studied piano from age four and left university seventeen years later with her first tour. She has an all consuming love of Ella Fitzgerald.
Chris Ingham plays piano mostly and sings occasionally. He formed his jazz quartet in 2013 and has led over 150 performances of his Hoagy Carmichael, Dudley Moore and Stan Getz repertoire projects all over the UK. He is also a composes and record producer.
Mark Crooks trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Since leaving college Mark has worked in a wide range of musical contexts but is most at home in the jazz world.
Arnie Somogyi is one of the UK's most in-demand bass players He has recorded, performed and toured with many of the world’s leading jazz musicians including Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Henderson and Steve Grossman.
Drummer George Double’s playing and recording credits include Dame Shirley Bassey, Jack Jones, Marc Almond, Mica Paris, Ruthie Henshall and. He is active on the British jazz scene and appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s club in London.
"A seriously talented vocalist" Jazz Journal
"Bloody marvellous!" Dame Cleo Laine
AND COMING NEXT
Fast moving, hard hitting, contemporary jazz. Eighteen of the best local jazz musicians come together and share their passion for big, bold, beautiful music.
Musical Director: James Symington is an all-round musician specialising in Big Band, Jazz and commercial music. Junior Trinity Best Brass performer of 2010 and University of Cardiff music graduate, James is now a member of the Parachute Regiment Band.
Saxes: Altos: Gilly Burgoyne, Lynsey Welham,
Tenors: Jonathan Farnhill, Mark Usher, Baritone: Mark Leah.
Trumpets: Richard Steward, Ian Buzer, Steve Stone,
John “Shep” Burch, Roger Morfey.
Trombones: Paul Little, Andy Shipp, Steve Ball.
Bass Trombone: David Turnage. Piano: Keith Monk.
Guitar: Tamas Farkas. Bass: Mike Tatt. Drums: Bob Airze.
“Plenty of memorable solos, and the ensemble work was something special. When they all blew as one unit, it was powerful stuff.” Late Alan Crumpton, EADT 2007.
“A couple of sets of modern-day big band tunes” “a well-rehearsed jazz act” Stephen Foster EADT
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