Jane Parker's "Tribute to Johnny Mercer"
Sunday 20th October 2019 - 1:30 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
Best known for her work with the band “Lush Life” Jane Parker includes work at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Café de Paris and Le Cafconce (Casablanca) on a lengthy and impressive CV. Her hypnotic renditions of classic standards are quite special, possessing a timeless elegance that is both wistful and sweet. Her first CD, “Alligator Lounge”, was recorded with Lush Life for 33 Records while her second, “A Whisper of Love, A Whisper of Hate” is a solo record ‘inspired by her love of cinema’, which received significant airplay on both Smooth and Jazz FM. Today Jane will be performing her show “A Tribute to Johnny Mercer”, dedicated to the great songwriter of the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s accompanied by her excellent band featuring Terrence Collie on piano, Ben Hazelton on bass and Alfonso Vitale on drums.
“Jane Parker's breathy vocals, reminiscent of Rickie Lee Jones…are both sultry and steamy as the bayou itself.” Blueprint Magazine; “Parker is…a kittenish version of Madeleine Peyroux, in love with the glamorous ‘old world‘ pleasures of cocktails, vampy femme fatales…well aren’t we all?” Jazzwise