The sounds of summer will drift through the borough this month as an established jazz choir shares a sunshine-inspired performance of musical greats.
The Addison Singers will bring an uplifting selection of songs to their Something Like Summer concert on 30 June, guaranteed to spark a warm glow.
Highlights include some of the world’s most recognisable jazz standards: Summertime, Heat Wave, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Come Rain or Shine and Skylark, which have been performed over the years by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles.
Now the group’s 45-member women’s jazz choir and 18-strong mixed ensemble will give their own unique take on the music.
The choir and ensemble will be accompanied by a special trio of jazz musicians, with choir conductors Matthew Hough and Jill Jarman alternating at the piano, alongside Ian East on saxophone and David Beebee on bass guitar.
Other favourites at the concert at St Andrews, in Greyhound Road, Fulham, include tracks from the Beatles, Kinks, Van Morrison, Sam Cooke and Katy Perry.
“The songs at our family-friendly concert have largely been chosen to fit the theme of summer,” explained Addison Jazz Ensemble member Viv Graves.
“Many are arranged by Jill Jarman, a composer whose work has been performed worldwide by people like Dame Evelyn Glennie.”
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