The Janet Seidel Trio: Dear Blossom - A Tribute to Blossom Dearie

The Janet Seidel Trio: Dear Blossom - A Tribute to Blossom Dearie

3rd July 2016

The club’s final guest in its Women In Jazz series is the superb Australian singer/pianist Janet Seidel, whose repertoire will include a heartfelt tribute to the late Blossom Dearie.

Dear Blossom encapsulates the best tunes from the repertoire of Blossom Dearie, whose distinctive, girlish voice, crisp, impeccable delivery, and an irrepressible sense of playful swing made her one of the most enjoyable singers of the vocal era.

Considered to be one of the unique jazz voices of the second half of the 20th century, Blossom had a cult following and was a musicians' musician, but her fame spread wider through television and radio, and spanned the generations.

Even after her passing in 2008, Blossom is championed by those in the know as a quirky and funny artist of the highest standard - not just for her clever compositions and unique vocal artistry, but also for her exquisite jazz piano styling.

While the show is jazzy, funny and always entertaining, it’s also a repertoire close to Janet’s heart, as Blossom was her original inspiration as an artist.

Acknowledged as Australia’s first lady of jazz, apart from being a sublime singer, Janet’s also a pretty mean piano player and has 18 critically acclaimed CDs to her name.

Ms Seidel combines the influences of Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London - and, of course, Ms Dearie - with her own enchanting style, allied to an exquisite, gentle and agile voice that honours each tune she sings.

With her intimate style and great feel for the lyrics of the songs she sings, Seidel is one of those vocalists who is as much a storyteller as she is a singer. An evening not to be missed!

Janet Seidel: Piano
Chuck Morgan: Guitar
Dan Seidel: Double Bass

“Someone should send Janet Seidel flowers for her delicate and engaging tribute to a truly eccentric music talent.” - Adelaide Advertiser on Dear Blossom

“She sings with a seemingly effortless and swinging grace.” - Jazz Journal

“. . . a sheen of quiet sophistication is everywhere apparent.” - ABC Fine Music

“. . . her soft, unfussy vocals were offset by just guitar and bass, creating a gorgeous sound.” - The Scotsman

Tickets: £14. Concessions £12.
Jazz Express Offer: Book for three or more shows and get tickets for just £8 each!
Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

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