The club’s final guest in our Women In Jazz series is the superb Australian singer/pianist Janet Seidel, whose repertoire will include a heartfelt tribute to the late Blossom Dearie.
Tickets: £14. Concessions £12
Doors open 7.00pm. Music from 7.30pm
“Someone should send Janet Seidel flowers for her delicate and engaging tribute to a truly eccentric music talent.” - Adelaide Advertiser on Dear Blossom
“She sings with a seemingly effortless and swinging grace.” - Jazz Journal
“. . . her soft, unfussy vocals were offset by just guitar and bass, creating a gorgeous sound.” - The Scotsman
Dear Blossom encapsulates the best tunes from the repertoire of Blossom Dearie, whose distinctive, girlish voice, crisp, impeccable delivery, and an irrepressible sense of playful swing made her one of the most enjoyable singers of the vocal era.
Considered to be one of the unique jazz voices of the second half of the
20th Century, Blossom had a cult following and was a musicians' musician, but her fame spread wider through television and radio, and spanned the generations.
While the show is jazzy, funny and always entertaining, it’s also a repertoire close to Janet’s heart, as Blossom was her original inspiration as an artist.
Acknowledged as Australia’s first lady of jazz, with 18 critically acclaimed CDs to her name, apart from being a sublime singer, Janet’s also a pretty mean piano player.
Ms Seidel combines the influences of Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London - and, of course, Ms Dearie - with her own enchanting style, allied to an exquisite, gentle and agile voice that honours each tune she sings.
With her intimate style and great feel for the lyrics of the songs she sings, Janet is one of those vocalists who is as much a storyteller as she is a singer. An evening not to be missed!
With Chuck Morgan (Guitar), Dan Seidel (Double Bass) and Cyril Bevan (Drums).
Check out these videos of Janet singing The Very Thought Of You and snippets of her Dear Blossom set.