Chris Read and friends

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Last Show: Tuesday 18 th July 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

A fresh face on the London Jazz scene, home-grown Londoner Chris Read, brings a powerful performance of original music - a unique blend of jazz, soul and funk - lead with a raw, soulful voice. Having recently returned from playing a showcase at Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York, Chris has also recently played at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and at countless venues around the country. Accompanied by a seasoned band of musicians from London's music scene, this will be an energetic and uplifting night of music, ranging from raucous improvised jazz and funk to delicate, beautiful ballads.

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"Honey-toned singer and jazz guitarist Chris Read... somehow manages to be exhilarating and blissed-out all at the same time"


Composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist ( guitarist and pianist ) Chris Read has been playing live for over ten years in his birthplace of London, as well as overseas around the USA and Europe. His writing draws influence from timeless standards and he matches this with a more modern sound and a raw, soulful vocal. Chris is a gifted young talent with a passion for the music he creates.