Denmark Street Big Band with Sharon Lenihan

'Stan Kenton's Adventures In jazz'

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Last Show: Monday 13 th March 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

We welcome back the amazing Denmark Street Big band with one of their new shows dedicated to the music of Stan Kenton, featuring the songs of June Christy, which was a major collaboration and success in the late 40's. A classic vintage show which features the singing talents of Sharon Lenihan singing the Christy favourites as Tampico, Shoo Fly Pie and 'I Told ya I Love Ya'. Be sure to hear the Kenton favourites like Eager Beaver, Artistry in Rhythm and Intermission Riff. 

Sharon Lenihan

Welsh born singer Sharon Lenihan spent 17 years living in Australia and now 13 years later calls London.
Destined to be on the stage according to her mother who remembers a very sassy four year old standing on the garden wall, hairbrush 'microphone' in hand, belting out Lena Zavaroni's 'Ma He's Making Eyes at Me!' to her adoring audience of neighborhood children!

After completing a Bachelors degree in Music and Performance from the London Centre of Contemporary Music, in 2012 she went on to teach singing and performance to Brit Kids at The Brit School and Monkey Music to children. With a love of swing and cheeky innuendo, she's now switching focus to performing...but with a real microphone this time.

Denmark Street Big Band Bio

Remember when the exciting big bands electrified audiences…

The Denmark Street Big Band recreates the swinging jazz sounds of the big band era, performing music and songs than span an entire century of music, including standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin,Sammy Davis Jnr, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles,Glenn Miller,Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald along with other legends of ‘The American Songbook’.

Performing these classic songs using the Billy May, Nelson Riddle and Quincy Jones arrangements and using the finest musicians and vocalists in the UK, the band will transport you back to Las Vegas and perfectly capture the unique style and sound of this fantastic era of entertainment. The Band also have their own show with the comic legend Bobby Davro called ‘Laughter With A Swing’

The Denmark Street Big Band perform regularly on the London music circuit including The Jazz Cafe Posk, The Pigalle, The PizzaExpress, The Pheasantry, The Spice of Life, The Floridita, The Grace Bar, The Hideaway and the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. The band have been part of The Potters Leisure resorts ‘Big Band Week’ and have been the resident band for the New Year’s Eve night at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

The Band have just taken part in ‘The Sunderland Air Show’ to an audience of 10,000!! 

With the musical director Paul Burch having a background in The Regimental Band of Her Majestys Coldstream Guards, you can be sure of  musical satisfaction and a presentation unparalleled.

The Denmark street Big band can either perform as a 17 piece band or a smaller 10 piece band to suit requirements.