Clare Teal and her Trio
NJA Patron and celebrated singer Clare Teal brings her Trio to Loughton - with Jason Rebello on piano, Simon Little on bass, and Ben Reynolds on drums.
Clare Teal is one of the UK’s most celebrated and loved jazz singers, as well as a prolific recording artist and popular BBC Radio 2 broadcaster. She has released 14 albums to public and critical acclaim. With her stunning voice, encyclopedic knowledge of jazz, swing and big band music, and her warmth and wit, Clare is a sought after singer throughout the country, and has been voted British Jazz Singer of the Year three times.
Clare’s all-star group features three other wonderful musicians:
Jason Rebello – piano. Jason has performed with a huge range of musicians. As well as performing and composing on Grammy-award winning albums he has recorded seven of his own. He is now composing and running workshops around the country as well as his own concerts.
Simon Little – bass. Simon is a graduate of Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has played with pop group ‘The Divine Comedy’ since 2001, touring extensively in Europe and the US. He has toured and recorded with a variety of artists and performs regularly at the National Theatre. He has released several solo bass albums.
Ben Reynolds – drums. Ben is one of the most creative and gifted drummers in the country and is in constant demand. He has played in venues and festivals across the globe, and is as comfortable playing freeform jazz as he is backing pop artists in the studio. Ben is a founder member of the Horne Section and regularly performs with FRAUD, Joe Stilgoe and the Sam Crockatt Quartet.
Clare said: “It’s a pleasure to bring my quartet to play at Loughton to help raise funds for the National Jazz Archive. It’s a wonderful resource for everyone interested in the history and development of jazz in this country.”
This concert is one of a series during 2017 to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive.
Thursday 14 September 2017
Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB