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Last Show: Wednesday 12 th September 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Co-led by one of the most versatile and exciting vocalists on the UK Jazz scene Brigitte Beraha and sought-after UK pianist Barry Green, Babelfish is a contemporary jazz quartet featuring legends Chris Laurence-double bass & Paul Clarvis - drums/percussion. Band members have played or recorded with artists as diverse as Bobby Wellins, BBC Concert Orchestra, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Stevie Wonder. Their show tonight is part of a 20-date UK tour supported by Arts Council England, which will culminate in the recording of their 3rd much-anticipated album: a journey inside their favourite books through the vehicles of jazz, latin, classical, folk and improvised music.

Photo by Monika Jakubowska

“Babelfish are a definition of a contemporary jazz class act.” - The Guardian

"It’s a pleasure to enter the original music language of this band: a world of playfulness and beauty, where anything could happen- you’re caught up in their sense of mystery and imagination.” - LondonJazz

"This remarkable quartet has evolved its own musical language. […] Unfamiliar at first, but gently seductive, it keeps you listening through the sheer power of invention.” - The Observer

"Beraha is increasingly a pivotal figure on the London scene. As a singer she is first-call for many composers, in the certainty that she will be able to bring sense and sensitivity to more or less any vocal line. And as a singing teacher for jazz students there may be no more influential figure in London." LondonJazz
"Brigitte Beraha sounds better than ever" - Norma Winstone

Brigitte Beraha (vocals) 

Barry Green (piano) 

Chris Laurence (double bass) 

Paul Clarvis (percussion)