Earl Okin at 75

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Last Show: Saturday 30 th April 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Earl Okin has long been one of the UK's top Jazz singers and songwriters. At 75, his voice hasn't changed and he's still turning out top quality songs. However, this show will concentrate on his love of great past songwriters of the Great American and Brazilian Songbooks. Needless to say ,apart from his piano and guitar, you'll hear some of his renowned 'vocal trumpet' solos and be entertained by Earl's unique brand of humour. Unmissable!

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Earl was once signed to the same publisher as the Beatles and recorded his first pop single in May 1967 - one of the first tracks to be played on the then new BBC Radio 1. During the 70s, Earl honed his audience skills by performing at Folk clubs but ended the decade touring with people like Van Morrison and Paul McCartney's Wings. From the 1980s onwards, he has divided his activities between the top Jazz clubs with occasional forays into the world of comedy, where he is a respected headline act. At home, he collects old records and particularly those of great opera singers of the past. He now produces a monthly podcast of his collection http://earlokin.blogspot.com Over, the last decade or so, Earl has taught himself to arrange and has produced  series of CDs, some of which will be available at the show. He gas even written both a musical and a symphony. At 75, he shows no sign of slowing down.