World-ranked singer, Salena Jones, returns to Crazy Coqs with her quartet Gunther Kuermayr (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Martin Shaw (trumpet) and Matt Skelton (drums).
Infinitely versatile, Jones swings from jazz standards to more intimate material. Whether singing Cole Porter, Duke Ellington or Gershwin jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, or more contemporary songs written or popularised by Sting, Lionel Richie, Bacharach or Stevie Wonder, Jones' set list always showcases her great talent to reach almost any kind of audience.
Jones` recording career has reflected her ability to both choose exciting repertoire and also to move beyond jazz boundaries. She has made 43 solo albums and 22 singles to date.
Jones has sung with Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Dudley Moore, Roy Budd, and Toots Thielemans, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the BBC Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Stunning British based US singer, Salena Jones has a touch of Sarah Vaughan in her technique and a great feel for working intimate jazz venues. She's on great form, packing a soulful and emotional punch live" - Time Out
"Disciples who hung on her every sound at Ronnie Scott's for years will know just what the velvet voice can do to jazz, blues, ballads and pop" - Evening Standard
"America`s loss is Britain`s gain. Salena Jones, a sultry vocalist from the same town as Ella Fitzgerald, crossed the Atlantic and never looked back. Her recent tribute to the great Brazilian songwriter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, confirmed her place in the front rank of singers. Infinitely versatile she can swing from jazz standards to more intimate material. Jones is pure class" - The Times
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.