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Celebrated jazz vocalist Clare Teal brings her energetic and swinging 9-piece ensemble to Suffolk featuring the very best of the Great American Songbook and British Song books as well as contemporary writers creating the standards of today. Delivered with virtuosity, authenticity and panache, this is a show not to be missed!
This brand new show sees award winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal and her excellent musicians effortlessly traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material, with standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book, Cole Porter & Rodgers & Hart to witty and urbane song stylists of the 50’s & 60’s Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh & Dave Brubeck, there’s always a nod to more contemporary writers and originals too.
This ensemble built to demonstrate the thrill and power of the big band age, packed with fantastic jazz players capable of taking flight at any given moment, gives a great backdrop for Clare to communicate her eclectic songbook of intimate ballads, roaring blues, sophisticated swing and fiery Latin tunes.
In fact, grooves of every kind are in abundance.
With arrangements by world renowned trumpeter and composer Guy Barker and jazz pianist extraordinaire Jason Rebello, songs include Cry Me A River, Take Five, What Is This Thing Called Love, I Wish You Love, I’ll Take Romance, It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, How Long Has This Been Going On, Perfidia, There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Big Mini Big Band promise an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, coupled with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling a night to be remembered is guaranteed!
Clare Teal’s Big Mini Big Band
- Clare Teal – vocal
- Guy Barker – trumpet
- Martin Shaw – trumpet
- Ashley Horton – trombone
- Alex Garnett – alto saxophone
- James Gardiner-Bateman – tenor saxophone
- Gemma Moore – baritone saxophone
- Jason Rebello – piano
- Simon Little – bass
- Ben Reynolds – drums
For more info on all Clare’s shows please visit www.clareteal.co.uk