'ROUND MIDNIGHT: LOUISE MESSENGER & HARRY SANKEY PRESENT "BLOSSOM TIME"

Every Friday and Saturday, following the 9.15PM ticketed event earlier that night, our distinctive cabaret space will play host to this late-night music show.

With a different band each day, playing from around 11.00pm until 12.30am, the diverse line-up will champion the likes of Blues, Jazz, Swing, Cuban, Calypso, Americana, African Highlife and everything in between.

Please do not book tickets. This show is completely free of charge with no reservation required. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

LOUISE MESSENGER & HARRY SANKEY PRESENT "BLOSSOM TIME"

Guitarist Harry Sankey and Vocalist Louise Messenger team up with a swinging rhythm section of Harry Evans (bass) and Joe Dessauer (drums) to present an evening of some of Blossom Dearie's best loved tunes.

Beloved across the Atlantic, Blossom Dearie was a jazz singer and pianist from New York. Known as 'The Jazz Pixie', her light, girlish voice was a trademark of her sound. She used it to her advantage, and coupled it with a sophisticated approach to her vocals and her choice of material.

"Blossom Time" will feature a number of songs from the album of the same name (recorded live at Ronnie Scott's in 1966) as well as classics spanning Dearie's classic late-1950s Verve albums, through to her later recordings and projects.

Louise Messenger is a Jazz/Contemporary vocalist originally from Australia but now based in London.
A captivating performer, Louise loves all things swing. Her greatest influences are Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Keely Smith and the Boswell Sisters. As well as classic standards, she is always seeking tunes that are a little left of centre, and loves to bring back to life songs from tin pan alley and the Great American Songbook that have been forgotten in the jazz canon.

With a dynamic and smoky voice, Louise loves to entertain and connect with her audiences. An avid swing dancer herself, she loves to sing for dancers as well as jazz lovers, and can most often be found on stage completely unable to stand still.

Harry Sankey has become one of London's most sought after jazz guitarists. Mostly self taught, he has studied with some of the great jazz guitarists alive today though his passion for the guitarists of yesterday can be heard in his playing. A regular sideman with many of London's top bandleaders and vocalists, he has performed as far afield as Asia and the USA.


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.

Menu

Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.

Hours

See individual shows for times
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