Hampstead Jazz Club Presents

An Evening with Freddie Benedict

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Last Show: Monday 20 th February 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

PizzaExpress Live in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club, proudly present the young up and coming vocalist Freddie Benedict featuring his quintet, an illustrious line-up of some of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz. Hailing from a theatrical family, Freddie’s extraordinary voice soared from a young age. Originally a choral scholar and classical soloist, it is as a jazz interpreter that his mature, warm baritone voice has really found its calling.

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"Freddie gave us his near-perfect Sinatra"


Freddie Benedict cut his teeth as the lead singer of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and studied Jazz Singing at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His silvery fingered trumpet playing style and soft, velvety voice are uncannily reminiscent of the great Chet Baker, so it’s no surprise that he’s burst headfirst into the jazz spotlight.

Freddie was born from an artistically theatrical family, joining a local church choir in South London as a child, which sent him on his way to becoming the ambitious, and talented performer you’ll see on stage. His vocal talents have seen him play at some of the most sought after and iconic venues all over the world, with the Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s, The Ritz and The Savoy to name but a few.

Following a family tragedy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Freddie’s creative juices started flowing and he ended up writing original compositions to get through his time of grief. He is ecstatic to announce that he will be recording all of his original material in February of 2023 with his band. The music is a mixture of jazz and neo-soul.

Accompanied by his first-rate quintet, he’ll be performing a perfectly mixed cocktail of his original compositions, cool jazz standards, Brazilian sambas and his take on modern classics.

Freddie is a mean mimic, so expect some of his accents and impressions as well as some bad dad jokes!

Band Line Up

Freddie Benedict (vocals)

Chris Bland (pianist)

Kieran Gunter (guitar)

Luke Fowler (bass)  

Floyer Sydenham (drums)

Jess Bullen (sax)