Graham J & Marco Marconi 'Paris to Broadway'

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Last Show: Wednesday 11 th March 2020

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Featuring music from the streets of Paris to the lights of Broadway and everything in between. Join acclaimed vocalist Graham J and the celebrated jazz pianist Marco Marconi as they take you on a musical journey from the streets of Paris to the lights of Broadway with a few original and unusual surprises thrown in. Graham and Marco have recently joined forces to establish a new duo “Connections”. Together they hope to explore ways of reinterpreting standards, pop tunes and to create new songs by connecting various elements from the different styles that have influenced them as solo artists. Join them for what will be a truly unforgettable evening of beautiful music. 

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“Marco Marconi is a remarkable musician possessed of rare talent… catch him if you can, you are in for a rare treat!”

Alan Bates, Candid Records

Graham’s  unique contralto voice and highly emotive singing have garnered  him a large following internationally. Earning him many plaudits from the press. Acclaimed music journalist Larry Flick describes him as having “A gift from God” and praised him saying “You make pop music serious. You’re a real artist”. He has achieved that rare crossover between jazz, pop and torch. The last two years have been busy for Graham with show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Broadway in New York City,performing at Pizza Express in Holborn  and a small tour around the UK of his interpretation of Torch songs through the ages.

2019 SAW THE RELEASE OF  ‘Songs My Disco Taught Me’, a reworking of 80s pop tunes and ‘Cry’ , an album of soulful jazz standards including tracks recorded live at an intimate late night show at Ocean House in Co. Cork Ireland and this year he is working with some of the UK’s top producers for a truly special creation.

“Pure and tonal, the effect is mesmerizing: Think Alison Moyet meets Jimmy Somerville. The emotion is intense, angry and beautifully captured. Graham J. demonstrates one of the huge benefits of the male alto voice by dipping down to his chest notes for emphasis. Stunning"

Sammy Stein jazz critic/ author/presenter

Born in Umbertide, Italy in 1975, Marco Marconi began his musical career as a classical pianist. Studying privately Marco gained his diploma at 22 in classical piano from the Conservatory of Music in Perugia, achieving full marks (100%) with honours.

Since moving to the UK in 2012, Marco has toured the UK with his trio and performed in some of the top UK jazz clubs and Festivals including Pizza Express, Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Southbank Centre, The Vortex, The Stables, Stratford Jazz, Mill Hill Jazz Club, Lancaster Music Festival, Cheltnham Fringe Festival and London Jazz Platform. Marco has performed at Umbria Jazz, Umbria Film Festival, Monterchi Festival, Arezzo Jazz, Festival of Nations, Gubbio No Borders Jazz Festival, Valmarecchia Festival and the Festival dei Saraceni in Italy, Café’ Istanbul and Snug Harbor in New Orleans.

It isn’t often you discover a performer whose creative ability takes your breath away in the first 30 seconds of hearing their music. A style so innovative in concept and contemporary in style, established Jazz artists you’ve come to know and enjoy over time are pushed aside to accommodate a musical sensation so rare you’re knocked off your feet immediately.

“Marco Marconi is a pianist whose music expresses influences and deliberate nods to many genres, from classical to jazz to pop with many in between categories known only to Marco and this, from the start gains him points because the appeal of this extraordinary player is broad.”

Sammy Stein – Jazz in Europe