A Mads Mathias Christmas

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Last Show: Friday 14 th December 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join Danish jazz star Mads Mathias and his quartet as he returns to PizzaExpress for a celebration of Christmas music from the Great American Songbook,  following his sold out series of seasonal shows at the club in 2017.  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' alongside Mads's own swinging, seasonal originals.

VIP tickets at £35 include our three course Christmas Menu plus a glass of bubbly.


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"One of the most enjoyable, accomplished and accessible gigs at this year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival" - Reviewsphere

“A truly gifted artist” - Brian Blain, London Jazz News

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 sold-out tours last year including the London, Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals, and guest appearances at the 'Swing No End' BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and EFG London Jazz Festival's 'Jazz Voice' at the Royal Festival Hall.

Each day Mads and the band will be joined by very special guests!

MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER  - featuring Sinne Eeg - Denmark's leading female jazz vocalist

 TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER  - featuring Alan Barnes - legendary British saxophonist

 WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER  - featuring trumpeter Laura Jurd and pianist Elliot Galvin- vanguards of the new jazz generation

 THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER  - featuring Ian Shaw - the UK's leading male jazz vocalist

 FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER  - featuring Peter Horsfall - acclaimed Kansas Smitty's trumpeter/vocalist

Band Lineup

Mads Mathias (vocals/tenor sax)

Peter Rosendal (piano/flugelbone)

Oli Hayhurst - double bass

James Maddren (Mon to Wed) / Steve Hanley (Thu to Fri) – drums