Jennie has been singing ever since she can remember…She listened to the vocal greats of all time, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horne, Carmen McRae, Norma Winstone, Carol Kidd and Blossom Dearie to name but a few and was gigging by the age of 14.
Jenny went on to study at the Leeds College of Music taking lessons from Tina May and singing with the infamous Ellington Repertory Orchestra. Her voice has a beautiful naïve quality but with the assurance and maturity of phrasing that has been likened to that of Astrud Gilberto. It was Jenny’s voice that was the inspiration for The Quiet Band one blustering evening in a tent on camp site in North Wales she sang an acappella version of Corcovada to about 20 cold and damp campers.
Listening to Jennie sing completely unaccompanied is one of life’s pure and simple pleasures.
The Seven Jazz trio is Will Powell guitar Steve Crocker bass and Dom Moore drums.
Music starts 6pm.
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