John Crawford Quintet & Guests

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Last Show: Monday 12 th February 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

UK Latin Jazz maestro John Crawford returns to PizzaExpress Soho to present his third album Room for Dancing. Accompanied by his Quintet - a band of seasoned musicians, with exquisite on-stage chemistry - John performs the original compositions in his new recording, as well as the album's versions of pieces by celebrated songwriters on the current music scene, such as Louis Cole and Billy Joel, and a jazzed-up arrangement of traditional choral repertoire from Bulgaria.

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"Latin-flavoured Jazz from Master of the genre"

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To showcase this material, the ensemble is joined by the guests appearing on the album: acclaimed cellist Shirley Smart, and vocalists Linley Weir and Eleonora Claps.

Also on the set-list tonight, a selection tunes from John’s previous albums, Times and Times (2016) and Ulia River of Time (2012).


Band Line Up

John Crawford (piano)
Alec Dankworth (double bass)
Andres Ticino (percussion)
Guille Hill (guitar)
Drums (TBC)

Shirley Smart (cello)
Linley Weir (vocals)

Eleonora Claps (vocals)