Featuring James Pearson (piano), Morgan Szymanski (guitar), Bartek Glowacki (accordion), Sam Burgess (double bass) and Gabi Swallow (cello).
Lizzie's Ball's creation Classical
Kicks was born out of a desire to lead the current UK
scene of like-minded classical talent to perform with a more
down-to-earth, fun, vibrant and memorable approach to performance
environments and programming. Their long term residency at
Ronnie Scott's upstairs has sold out every show since
Ball has performed various versions of this touring show with her Classical Kicks band for a 6-concert series at St James Theatre and Crazy Coqs in Brasserie Zédel, on stage at Bestival, with DJ and Bestival Founder Rob da Bank, at the Venice JW Marriott opening launch weekend as well as headlining 'Lost in the Latin Square Festival' 2015 in Vilnius with accordion star Martynas, to an audience of over 5,000. Classical Kicks LIVE show is a classical music programme whose musical arrangements are engagingly flavoured with jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and rock.
As a solo artist, Ball has gained high international visibility and press acclaim for her collaborations with Nigel Kennedy (as leader of his Orchestra of Life from 2010 to present), Jeff Beck (as a featured frontline member of his band between 2013-14), Brian Wilson (as a guest vocalist with his band on US-wide tour in 2013), as well as Grammy-nominated classical choir New York Polyphony and the James Pearson Trio.
Morgan Szymanski is supported by the Creadores Escénicos program of the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.
*Dinner & Show packages available: Includes a ticket, A glass of Crémant, a three course menu formule* meal, a glass of wine, coffee and water in Brasserie Zédel pre or post show. Your dinner reservation must be made separately by calling 020 7734 4888 and quoting 'Live At Zédel offer'.