Anita Wardell

'Sing One, Swing One'

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Last Show: Saturday 19 th January 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Anita is currently over from Adelaide, Australia and has been touring the UK with her band ,Robin Aspland, Jeremy Brown and Steve Brown. Anita will be singing material from her forthcoming CD release of re-worked standards and some of the great swinging instrumental solos of Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, Jay Jay Johnson and more with lyrics penned by Anita herself.

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"Anita Wardell, the UK-resident Australia-raised singer, has been one of the most engaging live performers on standard material over a decade."

John Fordham, The Guardian

Anita has now relocated to Adelaide, Australia and holds the position of Jazz vocal Lecturer at Adelaide University. She performs regularly on the Australian circuit as well touring the UK twice each year and the USA.

In Dec 2018/ Jan 2019 Anita will be touring the UK for a series of performances including the Miles Ahead Project, at Kings Place, directed by Peter Churchill featuring the LVP, Michelle Hendricks, and Iain Mackenzie . 

She will be performing with her London Quartet featuring Robin Aspland, Dario Di Lecce, Jeremy Brown and Steve Brown. During this time she will also fit in some time in the Studio- recording a new record. New lyrics penned to the great Jazz instrumental solos of Dexter Gordon,Cannonball Adderley, Jay Jay Johnson and more.  

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Band Lineup

Anita Wardell (vocals)

Dario Di Lecce (bass)

Robin Aspland (piano)

Jeremy Brown (double bass)

Steve Brown (drums)