Lana-May & Her Hot Jazz Band

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Last Show: Thursday 5 th May 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

One of the most exciting and unique emerging talents in traditional jazz, Lana-May is an utterly captivating bandleader and multi-instrumentalist.  With a nod to artists such as Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds, Edmond Hall, Louis Armstrong and Albert Nicholas; prepare to be transported back in time to the gin bars of 1930s New Orleans and Montmartre, as Lana-May and her band perform an eclectic mix of hot jazz, sultry melodies and filthy blues.  Lana-May’s full-bodied sound and passionate playing, coupled with her vintage aesthetic, creates an immersive, authentic cabaret-jazz experience not to be missed! 

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"Lana-May plays New Orleans Jazz like she wrote it ... a fantastic musician who can play that liquorice stick like a woman with her hair on fire!"

Sean Dietrich, Sean of The South

"Lana’ s love of the classic vintage style comes across in her clarinet performances of hot jazz, blues and swing… a highly accomplished musician" - Pete Lay, editor of Just Jazz: The UK’s Traditional Jazz Magazine

Band Line Up

Lana-May Hodge (clarinet)

Christian Smith (piano)

Callum Smith (drums)

Mortimer Hodge (guitar/banjo)

Benjamin Crane (double bass)