Chris Ingham celebrates the All Time Greats - Tickets now on sale!
A new series of concerts takes place in February and March 2020 at The Crazy Coqs, London as Chris Ingham celebrates the All Time Greats.
This is music and conversation - A unique framework with five shows over five consecutive weeks.
Chris Ingham celebrates the All Time Greats: February - March 2010
Crazy Coqs - Live at Zedel
20 Sherwood St, Soho, London, W1F 7ED
Chris Ingham arrives at Crazy Coqs to entertain not only with his legendary piano and vocal skills but also adding stories and anecdotes from the lives of five all time music greats. Over consecutive Wednesdays in February-March 2020, Chris and his guests will delight and entertain in London’s most intimate cabaret room.
Over several years, Chris Ingham has built a reputation not only as an accomplished pianist, band leader, vocalist and arranger, with Jazz At The Movies, his REBOP Band playing the work of Miles Davis, Horace Silver and many more, but also as an inspiring interpreter of the life and times of musicians.
Chris Ingham (piano) Geoff Gascoyne (bass) George Double (drums)
Wednesday 5th February - The Jazz of Dudley Moore
"A vibrant and moving homage" — Downbeat Mag
Dudley Moore was one of the UK’s greatest jazz pianists and composer, from his early university days discovered by Johnny Dankworth. Yet his much-awarded stage, TV and Cinema appearances served to disguise this original remarkable musical talent. Chris presents a long-overdue reclamation of the beloved comic actor as an individual and undervalued British musician, featuring Dudley's witty and poignant 1960s jazz and soundtrack music.
Wed 12th February — HOAGY!
"Captures the spirit of a 20th-century giant...a delightful package" The Observer
A joyful, edifying and heartfelt salute to the wry, down-home brilliance of songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, tracing his journey from Indiana, via New York and to films in Hollywood. The evening includes well-loved hits, including “Rockin’ Chair”, “Lazybones”, “My Resistance Is Low”, “Skylark”, “Stardust”, “The Nearness Of You” and arguably his longest standing gem “Georgia On My Mind”, alongside obscure nuggets and delightful curiosities from his rich and varied songbook.
Chris Ingham (piano/vocal) Paul Higgs (trumpet) Joe Pettitt (bass)
Wed 19th February — GETZ: A Musical Portrait
“Everything you could wish for - swinging, supple, impressive"” Jazz Journal
Stan Getz was one of the all-time great saxophone players, always leading and never following trends. His mellow tone and lilting phrases inspired many generations of aspiring musicians. Featuring Mark Crooks, woodwind star of the John Wilson Orchestra, Chris presents a career-wide survey of Getz, the lyrical giant of jazz saxophone, taking in the swinging 1950s, beautiful bossa novas and Stan’s remarkable latter-day output.
Chris Ingham (piano) Mark Crooks (saxophone) Arnie Somogyi (bass) Sebastiaan De Krom (drums)
Wed 26th February — The Life & Music Of Johnny Mercer
Chris takes us through the remarkable life and work of Johnny Mercer, the songwriter Oscar Hammerstein called “the most perfect American lyricist”.
With superb songs including “Autumn Leaves”, “Come Rain Come Shine”, “Days Of Wine and Roses”, “Moon River”, “Satin Doll”, “Tangerine”, “That Old Black Magic” and so many more, audiences are kept spellbound not only by the wonderful music, but also by the life and times of this great song writer.
Chris Ingham (piano/vocal) Dominic Ashworth (guitar) Geoff Gascoyne (bass)
Wed 4th March —A Richard Rodgers Collection
"Crooks’ tenor raises the hairs on the back of the neck” — London Jazz News
With Lorenz Hart, he produced dozens of clever, witty songs of the ‘30s and ‘40s. With Oscar Hammerstein, he reinvented the Broadway musical with Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I among other masterpieces of romantic musical theatre.
Clarinet and saxophone star of the John Wilson Orchestra Mark Crooks and pianist Chris Ingham dip into these contrasting songbooks for elegant, jazzy ruminations on Rodgers’ musical genius, including “Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered”, “Have You Met Miss Jones”, “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”, “If I Loved You”, “My Favourite Things”, “My Funny Valentine”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, and so many more.
Sit back and enjoy Chris Ingham’s entertaining company.
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