Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, the sultry songstress who Duke Ellington called 'the queen'.
Fever features Alex Webb (piano), Miles Danso (bass), and special guest - world-renowned alto saxophonist Tony Kofi, with the creamy-voiced Harrop delivering moving renditions of Peggy Lee ballads as well as swinging out on other great songs from the Lee canon.
Peggy Lee was one of the great figures of jazz American popular song and had a career spanning six decades. Songs featured in the show include Lee's Fever and Why Don't You Do Right and The Folks Who Live on the Hill. Peggy Lee, unlike most other singers of her generation also distinguished herself as a songwriter, penning It's A Good Day, I Love Being Here With You and He's a Tramp (the last featuring in the Disney film The Lady And The Tramp). Lee also delivered a moving acting performance in the film Pete Kelly's Blues.
Harrop recently guested on the album Call Me Lucky by Alex Webb & The Copasetics, delivering what jazzman.com called "a smoothly sumptuous vocal" on the Webb original End of The Affair. The album received four-star reviews in the Guardian and Evening Standard.
"Harrop has excellent tone and great stage presence" - Marlbank.net
"This girl was born to sing jazz!" - Blues & Soul
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.