Clare Teal brings Mini Big Band to Lichfield

By Leigh Sanders | Entertainment | Published:

Celebrated jazz vocalist Clare Teal brings her energetic and swinging nine-piece Mini Big Band to Lichfield this month.

Clare Teal Photo: Dave Cockram

The award-winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter and her excellent band of musicians will be performing at the city's Garrick Theatre on October 25.

A spokesperson said: "They 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 like Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh and Dave Brubeck. There’s always a nod to more contemporary writers and originals too."

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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, and many more.

The band line-up is also subject to change due to other commitments, but is currently Teal, barker and Rebello with Martin Shaw also on trumpet, Ashley Horton on trombone and saxophones from alto Alex Garnett, tenor James Gardiner-Bateman and baritone Gemma Moore. Simon Little is on bass while Ben Reynolds plays the drums.

Tickets to the show cost £26.50 and are available from the Garrick website.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders

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