James Hudson 'Moonray'

Album Launch

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Returning to PizzaExpress Soho is the outstanding vocalist James Hudson, a rising star in UK jazz who epitomises the 21st century crooner. For this very special show, James is launching his bold and ambitious new album MOONRAY. Featuring an impressive 13-Piece Band, expect to hear reimaginings of old-school favourites, as well as many other songbook classics.


"One of the rising stars on the British swing and big band scene"

Jazz FM - Album Of The Week

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The music of MOONRAY was greatly inspired by the work of George Shearing and the albums of the Marty Paich Dek-tette with Mel Tormé, so this line-up was hand-picked to create a unique and accomplished sound. You’ll hear reimaginings of favourites such as ‘Feed The Birds’ (Mary Poppins) and ‘Sunny’ as well as many other songbook classics such as ‘On A Clear Day’ and ‘From This Moment On’.

This follows James Hudson’s critically acclaimed debut album TOMORROW which attracted international media coverage and exceptional reviews (BBC Music Magazine, Jazzwise, London Jazz News, JazzViews), plus air-time across national radio stations, where it was named 'Album of the Week' by Jazz FM. Having recently sold out his first show at the world renowned Ronnie Scott's, James is in demand at many of the UK’s most respected jazz clubs. Regularly performing to sell out crowds at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Crazy Coqs, Piano Smithfield, Peggy's Skylight (Nottingham), Hull Truck Theatre and has appeared at the EFG London Jazz Festival.