Jazz Up the 80s with the Jay Rayner Sextet

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Last Show: Thursday 14 th March 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join the Jay Rayner Sextet as they celebrate the greatest jazz-influenced chart hits of the 80s, including dance floor fillers by Sade, Matt Bianco, Swing Out Sister and Sting.

As a man who came of age in the 80s, restaurant critic, MasterChef judge and jazz pianist Jay Rayner has long been fascinated by the chart hits from that decade which weren’t just jazz inflected but had jazz in their very bones. Now he leads a sextet of top flight musicians to celebrate the greatest of those 80s songs, with new arrangements of brilliant tracks by Sade, Matt Bianco, Working Week, Everything But The Girl, Swing Out Sister, Sting and much more. Get your jazzy 80s on with the Jay Rayner Sextet. Box-shouldered jacket and big hair optional.   

Band Line Up

Jay Rayner (piano)

Pat Gordon-Smith (voice)

Dave Lewis (sax)

Robert Rickenberg (bass)

Chris Cobbson (guitar)

Sophie Alloway (drums)