Elaine Delmar 'Sings and Swings'

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Last Show: Sunday 18 th August 2019

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Elaine returns to The Pheasantry supported by John Pearce, one of  Britains’ most respected jazz pianists and Simon Thorpe her long  time  superb bass player. Elaine will be singing many of the American Songbook Standards that you know and love such as Begin The Beguine, Embraceable You, Trolley Song  and Honeysuckle Rose plus a few surprises by some of our outstanding British and French composers such as Noel Coward,  Duncan Lamont  and Michel LeGrand.      

“Fashions may change but quality is timeless“

London Evening Standard

Born in Hertfordshire, UK, Elaine was raised in a strong musical environment, her father being the renowned trumpeter Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson, a leading influence in the jazz and dance band movement in Britain from the 1930s onwards. 

After initially studying classical piano, Elaine found a natural progression in singing and became a vocalist in her father's own band at sixteen. It was soon apparent that her vocal talent and natural affinity with the stage would lead her to triumph in many areas of the entertainment world.

Elaine is equally at home whether entertaining a concert audience or performing in the more intimate cabaret/small theatre setting. For example, she has appeared in concert with Andy Williams (Free Trade Hall, Manchester) and Michel Legrand with the London Symphony Orchestra (Royal Albert Hall, London). In cabaret, her performances have included appearances at The Ritz Hotel, London, as well as on the QE2 and numerous other cruise liners around the globe. In recent years Elaine has been the star vocalist in such touring shows as Let's Do It saluting the music of Cole Porter, and the musical celebration By George, It's Gershwin. 

Elaine's popular appearances at the world famous Ronnie Scott's Club in London have shown her to be remarkably adaptable in a jazz setting, having worked here at different times with such jazz giants as Herb Ellis, Benny Carter and Stephane Grappelli. Her recent season and her live album at Ronnie Scott's evidence a singer who remains in the prime of her performing life. By popular demand, she regularly headlines at the club.


Band Lineup

Elaine Delmar (vocals)

John Pearce (piano)

Simon Thorpe (double bass)