EFG London Jazz Festival 2021

Jeanie Barton with Tony Kofi

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Voted best newcomer at Marlborough Jazz in 2015, singer songwriter Jeanie Barton is joined by sax colossus Tony Kofi for an evening of emotive music. With Jeanie on vocals and keys, Simon Paterson on double bass and Sophie Alloway on drums, their quartet will perform many of her nostalgic yet fresh compositions alongside joyous standards. Jeanie’s most recent album Moments of Clarity was produced by Paterson and features Kofi, it was described as “Really powerful, just divine!” by BBC Introducing.

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Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…”

John O’Neill, former Jazz critic, The Sunday Times

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After years as a principal in the National Youth Music Theatre, Jeanie studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London as well as improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell and also cut her teeth as singer and compare for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan’s trio, fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade.

She went on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.

Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris and the Cannes Film Festival.  Jeanie was voted “Best Newcomer” at the Marlborough Jazz Festival 2015.

Band Line Up

Jeanie Barton (vox/keys)

Tony Kofi (saxes)

Simon Paterson (double bass)

Sophie Alloway (drums)