Swing’s The Thing

Clare Teal

Clare Teal's celebration of popular music from the golden age of song - upbeat and uplifting to the extreme. Content supplied by Manilla PR.

This brand new show at London’s Cadogan Hall 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.

After signing to independent label Candid in 2001 and releasing 3 acclaimed titles, it was Clare’s first album for Sony Jazz which became her breakthrough record. Released in 2004, ‘Don’t Talk’ topped the Jazz charts and entered the UK Top 20, garnering extraordinary plaudits and several awards. She has now recorded and released 15 albums to public and critical acclaim, 7 of them on her own label MUD Records.  Her most recent album, ‘Twelve O’Clock Tales’, was released last year and recorded with the Hallé, conducted by Stephen Bell and arranged by world-class trumpet and composer Guy Barker.

Clare continues to surge ahead on her mission to bring big band and swing to music lovers everywhere, to demonstrate that this genre is ever evolving and still relevant in today’s world.  Accompanied by her Pianist, Trio, 7-piece Mini Big Band, 9-piece Big Mini Big Band or 17-piece Hollywood Orchestra Clare performs up and down the country throughout the year at festivals and high profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Anvil Arts, Marlborough Festival and Glastonbury Festival, as well as singing with renowned orchestras and Big Bands including the Hallé, BBC CO and RTÉ CO.  Alongside her concerts, Clare presents her own live show on BBC Radio 2 every Sunday night.

August 2017 saw Clare produce and present her third full scale BBC Prom Concert to a packed audience at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring two roaring Big Bands led by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins, and some very special guests ‘Swing No End’, celebrated the triumphs of big band greats from the ‘30’s and ‘40’s and the show was broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio 2 and 3.

Other highlights of Clare’s live work include collaborating with Sir Van Morrison on his album ‘Duets: Reworking the Catalogue’ resulting in the A listed Radio single ‘Carrying A Torch’, opening twice for Liza Minnelli at Kenwood House and the Royal Festival Hall, singing with the BBC Big Band at Proms in the Park, headlining the Bourbon Street Tent at Glastonbury Festival, storming the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and producing, presenting and performing ‘The Story of Swing’ in 2015 and the ‘Battle of the Bands Duke Ellington v Count Basie’  in 2014 for the BBC Proms Season at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

Clare won British Jazz Singer of the year in 2005, 2007, 2015 and 2017, and BBC Jazz Singer of the Year in 2006. She was awarded Arts & Entertainment Personality of the Year in 2004 & 2011 Yorkshire Awards, a coveted Gold Badge by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in 2011 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Wolverhampton in 2015.

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 and Rodgers & Hart to witty and urbane song stylists of the ’50s and ’60s – Cy Coleman , Carolyn Leigh and 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 and her BIG Mini Big Band

Friday 23 February 2018, 7.30pm

A celebration of popular music from the golden age of song – upbeat and uplifting to the extreme.

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