After the roaring success of the previous season, Late Night Jazz returns to the Hall in 2016, showcasing some of the finest upcoming and established jazz groups around today. Take a look at some of our picks from the upcoming season, taking place from January to April next year.
With her art deco appearance and captivating voice, Hailey Tuck has the ability to transport any audience to the smoky music halls of 1930s Paris – it’s no wonder really, since the city is where she honed her craft and lived for a while, despite originally hailing from Austin, Texas.
Through a mix of sheer talent and determination, the 23 year old songstress has become a mainstay of Austin’s open mic an jazz jam nights, and since moving back to Paris she has sold out gigs all over Europe as well as releasing her debut EP, and supporting Jamie Cullum’s Parisian album launch.
The Big Shake Up
Prepare to be blown away by one of the most exciting and innovative ensembles on the current UK jazz scene. Comprised of eight musicians at the top of their game, and influenced by all manner of genres from all over the world; The Big Shake Up specialise in creating fast-paced, high energy compositions that are guaranteed to take the audience by storm.
Jazz at the Movies
A collaboration between acclaimed singer Joanna Eden and jazz veterans the Chris Ingham Quartet, Jazz at the Movies is a project dedicated to performing some of the most iconic and evocative songs and scores from classic films such as The Pink Panther, From Russia with Love, The Ipcress File, and many more.
Regularly sold out at Ronnie Scott’s and the Hall’s Elgar Room, the group are known for their delightfully jazzy, witty interpretations of music composed by such greats as John Barry, Burt Bacharach and George Gershwin.
Peter Horsfall Quartet
Regular favourites in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room and Verdi restaurant, Peter Horsfall Quartet have proven time and time again that they are true masters of their craft. Led by Horsfall’s charismatic vocals and stellar trumpet playing, the group create tight-swinging musical arrangements and interpretations of jazz classics, heavily influenced by legendary icons like Nat King Cole, Art Tatum and Slam Stewart.
Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra
Benoit Viellefon and his Orchestra specialise in performing dynamic ballroom dance music with a distinctive French sound echoing the musical golden age of the 1920s, 30s and 40s.
Expect to hear foot-tapping interpretations of songs by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet during an evening of nostalgia and romance with the Charleston, chanson Française, gypsy swing, Latin and more.
Our Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music performed in the setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s iconic Elgar Room. For more information and to book tickets click here.