BBC radio/TV star and celebrated jazz vocalist Clare Teal brings her energetic and swinging 9-piece ensemble to Bristol featuring the very best of the Great American Songbook. Delivered with virtuosity, authenticity and panache, this is a show not to be missed! The show sees 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.
Fantastic jazz players give 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 and much more.
‘She’s a triple threat’ Michael Bublé
‘A sensation in the world of jazz’ Mail on Sunday
Clare Teal is one of the UK’s most celebrated and much loved singers. With her stunning voice, encyclopaedic knowledge of jazz, swing and big band music, and her innate warmth and wit, Clare is a sought after singer throughout the country as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. 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. Clare won British Jazz Singer of the year in 2005, 2007 and 2015, and BBC Jazz Singer of the Year in 2006.
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