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Jazz at The Movies - A Swinging Christmas

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Last Show: Sunday 3 rd December 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following the sensational sold-out success of last year's December double header Sunday concerts by Jazz at The Movies with their Swinging Christmas show, we just had to invite Chris Ingham, Joanna Eden, Mark Crooks, Joe Pettitt and George Double to return for another lunch time and evening performance. Sold out annually at Ronnie Scott's and regularly featured at PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, and in many venues across England’s South East, these two concerts at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas! are the perfect way to start your week and swing into the holidays.

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"This first-class band had a ball, so did the audience!”


These concerts are fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden ("The UK's answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall"- Time Out) following on from her earlier concerts at Piano Smithfield celebrating the 50th anniversary of the seminal album “Blue” by Joni Mitchell and more recently, her acclaimed evening with the magical music of Stephen Sondheim.

Supporting her are the groovy sounds of  Chris Ingham with his Quartet ("One of the finest combos in the country" Jazz Journal).

Jazz At The Movies: A Swinging Christmas!  gathers jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and a whole gang of cool celluloid cats and hip Hollywood chicks.

Joining Joanna’s vocals and Chris’ piano skills are Mark Crooks on saxophones and clarinet, Joe Pettitt – double bass & George Double – drums.

Sit forward, be entertained and enjoy this taste of A Swinging Christmas.

An enchanting show rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, it was described by one audience member as "pure joy".

“One of the finest combos in the country and a seriously talented vocalist..a great evening that satisfied both jazz and movie buffs.Quite a trick” – Jazz Journal 

“Joanna Eden – seek her out”- Michael Parkinson

Band Lineup

Chris Ingham (pianist/arranger/MC)

Joanna Eden (vocals)

Mark Crooks (saxophonist/clarinettist)

Joe Petit (double bass)

George Double (drums)