Hollywood Romance @ Pizza Express

7 December, 2015

Following the success of ‘Close To You’, Matt Skelton has devised an entirely original project bringing together the same ensemble in collaboration with multi award-winning, celebrated jazz singer and broadcaster Claire Martin OBE. Claire has been described by Jazz Times USA as “among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet”. Hollywood Romance’ celebrates the art and setting of popular song from the golden age of Hollywood. Expect to hear elegant, swinging settings of songs arranged by Callum Au and inspired by the legendary Songbook recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Sarah Vaughan. The programme’s highlight is a collection of songs from the Shirley Horn/Johnny Mandel Grammy award-winning masterpiece ‘Here’s To Life’, which have been orchestrated especially by Tommy Laurence.

Tickets can be bought here.

Listen to a track from the show below: