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Friday 31st March, 2017

SARA DOWLING
with Gabriel Latchin (piano)

Gifted with immensely-emotional vocals, Sara Dowling’s influences are wide and far reaching. She invokes the spirit of Anita O’Day mixed with the souls of Betty Carter and Billie Holiday. Her interpretations of classic ballads leave audiences spellbound and she tackles up-tempo standards from the American Songbook with energy and vigour.

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Saturday 1st April, 2017

NOEMI NUTI
with Sam Watts (piano) and Tom Herbert (bass) 

Born and raised in New York from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is a jazz and Latin singer and composer currently residing in London. She studied improvisation and composition at Trinity College of Music in 2009, graduating with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012. In 2008 and 2009, she performed with the Tomorrow’s Warrior’s project “Jazz Alive” and, in 2010, appeared at the London Jazz Festival alongside Norma Winstone. A member of the London Vocal Project led by Pete Churchill and a regular guest singer with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Noemi has performed at numerous London venues.

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Friday 7th April, 2017

SARA DOWLING
with Bill Mudge (piano)

Experience the gifted and immensely-emotional vocals from Sara Dowling. Sara’s influences are wide and far reaching. She invokes the spirit of Anita O’Day mixed with the souls of Betty Carter and Billie Holiday. Her interpretations of classic ballads leave audiences spellbound and she tackles up-tempo standards from the American Songbook with energy and vigour.

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Saturday 8th April, 2017

JOANNA YEARWOOD
with Geoff Castle (piano) and Nick Kacal (bass)

Joanna Yearwood is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter. Joanna attended the Rossini Opera School in Italy and later returned to London working with the phenomenal Duran Duran. Among her repertoire of successful releases and singles, Joanna co-wrote a soundtrack for director Oliver Stone and has also worked with legendary producers Richard Perry and David Foster. Over the years and due to popular demand, Joanna and Wayne have performed for many elite clients and at major corporate events worldwide. Joanna is currently working alongside MBM Records in New York for clients such as Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, Harry Winston and Cartier.

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Friday 14th April, 2017

SARAH VAUGHAN
with Jim Treweek (piano) 

Sarah Vaughan trained in a broad range of musical styles including jazz, pop, musical theatre and opera. She has performed all over the world in various musicals and operas, winning awards for the roles of Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Brenda Blossom (Hollywood Pinafore) and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), and currently tours with the acclaimed group Women of Ireland.

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Saturday 15th April, 2017

JAYNE O’MAHONY
with John Turner (piano) and Tom Mark (bass)

Jayne O’Mahony is a well-established performer in the West End. Throughout her career she has performed in musicals such as Les Miserables as one of the starring roles (Cosette) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, in which she played the Mistress. Jayne later travelled to Oslo Spectrum Arena to star in the same role alongside John Barrowman. Closer to home Jayne has performed at The Royal Albert Hall and she is also privileged to have performed for Princess Diana.

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Friday 21st April, 2017

AMY DIAMOND
with John Turner (piano) 

Finalist in BBC1’s “Over the Rainbow” – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s talent search for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Amy was nominated for Best Female Performance in an Off-West End Production for The Drowsy Chaperone at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and has performed in countless other West End and touring productions, including Tonight’s the Night, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Bohemian Rhapsody. She played the role of Katie in the BBC1 hit drama Hustle and has appeared on P&O’s Oceana and at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Saturday 22nd April, 2017

KATE GALSTON
with Dan Swana (piano) and Oliver Jones (bass)

Kate’s performing career began playing the title role of Annie at the Liverpool Empire theatre. Later, she joined the National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) where she played principal roles in many productions. Kate has performed in many West End and television productions, including playing the role of Roxie Hart in the acclaimed musical “Chicago”, “Spirit of Broadway” and “Dancing Queen America”.

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Friday 28th April, 2017

BILLIE WACKRILL
with George Brown-Griffiths (piano)

Billie was raised on the music of the great soul singers, including Sade, Anita Baker and Chaka Khan. She soon began singing songs inspired by these greats and their influence can be observed in her smooth vocals. Billie’s introduction to jazz came when she started singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). She then went on to study at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her love for jazz (particularly songs from the Great American Songbook) began to fuse with her musical foundations in soul music. Billie performs a selection of her favourite jazz standards from the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker.

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Saturday 29th April, 2017

BEVERLEY STONE
with Daniel Dibdin (piano) and Paul Trippett (bass)

For as long as she can remember, London-born Beverley Stone has been immersed in popular music from Great American Songbook interpreters such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday to contemporary artists such as Carole King and Amy Winehouse. Beverley has performed at some of the finest venues in the country, including Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, The Hideaway and The Forum. While cultivating her songwriting career she has worked with some of the UK’s foremost musicians and producers and her debut album, Butterfly Rising, is out now.

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