A Mads Mathias Christmas

Featuring Liane Carroll

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Last Show: Friday 15 th December 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join Danish jazz star Mads Mathias and his quartet for a celebration of Christmas music from the Great American Songbook alongside Mads’ own swinging, seasonal originals. Expect to hear your favourite Christmas classics, such as 'Let It Snow', 'Baby Its' Cold Outside', 'Winter Wonderland', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', 'The Christmas Song', 'White Christmas', 'When You Wish Upon A Star', 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'. Following on from her sold out shows in August, Liane Carroll returns to the club to join Mads for a special night of winter magic!

Mads Mathias

Described by Danish daily broadsheet Politiken as “Denmark’s leading male jazz vocalist” and by Gaffa as “an international star in the making”, Mads Mathias is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter and saxophonist, who has captured the hearts of music lovers with his charismatic performances, spirited personality and creative original songs. 

Inspired and influenced by the great jazz vocalists of the past and present from Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick Jr, and with a deep respect for the jazz tradition, Mathias is nevertheless an original talent with a unique and effortlessly charming vocal delivery and a skill for writing catchy and memorable, stylishly crafted tunes. Mathias returns to the UK after a sold-out tour last year including the London, Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals, and guest appearances at this year's 'Swing no End' BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and EFG London Jazz Festival's 'Jazz Voice' at the Royal Festival Hall.

Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE, Joe Stilgoe and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She will appear with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Band Lineup

Mads Mathias (vocals/tenor sax)

Liane Carroll (vocals/piano)

Peter Rosendal (piano/flugelbone)

Morten Ankarfeldt (double bass)

Steve Hanley (drums)