DUETS - An evening with Anita Wardell and Irene Serra

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Last Show: Sunday 31 st July 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Critically-acclaimed Jazz vocalists Anita Wardell and Irene Serra come together for a special performance highlighting the art of the Jazz singer. Expect choice repertoire from the Great American songbook, from jazz duets to swinging standards, heartfelt ballads to gritty blues and impressive vocalese. These two highly versatile singers are guaranteed to put on a great show and this performance is a must-see for any Vocal Jazz enthusiast.

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“[Serra]…a refreshingly individual singer…”

The Jazzmann

Anita Wardell, is noted for her mesmerising and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. She was awarded the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best of Jazz category in 2006 and won a British Jazz award for Best Vocalist in 2013. This, coupled with the release of The Road, has propelled Anita into the major artist arena. She has performed with many high-profile artists including Richie Cole, Ulf Wakenius, Bill Carruthers, Jim Mullen, Norma Winstone, John Di Martino, Martin Wind, Matt Wilson and Art Hirahara.

“…a model of the Jazz singer’s art…” - The GuardianWinte

Italian born, danish bred and London based, vocalist and composer Irene Serra is an eclectic and charismatic presence on the London Jazz scene. She is the vocalist of critically acclaimed post jazz/art pop quartet ISQ, and has performed in many prestigious venues including the Barbican (with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), Ronnie Scott’s, the Union Chapel & King’s Place. Her poised performances have already earned her much critical acclaim: she was a semi-finalist in The Brussels International Young Jazz Singer competition in 2008 and a finalist at the Shure Montreux Jazz Competition in 2009. 

“...Sublime Vocals…” - JAZZ FM

Band Lineup

Anita Wardell (vocals)

Irene Serra (vocals)

Matyas Gayer (piano)

Amy Baldwin (bass)

Winston Clifford (drums)