Mark Jennett Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Vocalist Mark Jennett and his band return to PizzaExpress for the first time in a year with a new show. Mark’s talent for communicating with an audience has been widely praised and his fresh interpretations of familiar and lesser known standards are characterised by a directness and emotional honesty that is both moving and uplifting. He leads a superb quartet including Tom Cawley, Geoff Gascoyne and Emiliano Caroselli. Playing music from writers as diverse as Cole Porter, Randy Newman, Frank Loesser and Laura Nyro, they embrace styles from classic swing and ballads to bossa nova and sophisticated jazz-pop.

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“He has that very rare ability to make a song you know still touch your heart and seem to reveal itself in a new light.”

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Join Mark and his world-class musicians for an afternoon of vocal jazz featuring both familiar and neglected masterpieces from the last century of popular song.  Geoff Gascoyne and Chris Lee supply new and inventive arrangements.

Mark is known for his ability to combine technical skill with heartfelt interpretation of a lyric.  He says: “I really want people to feel the emotion at the heart of a song.  It can be about a new arrangement that brings something fresh to the familiar – so you’re hearing it as though for the first time – or playing something very simply so that you can really focus on the story.  Most of all, I want people to feel joy from the music.” 

“Hugely enjoyable” - Jazzwise 

“He improvises in a manner that brings to mind Mark Murphy” (Jazz Rag).

Band Lineup

Mark Jennett (vocals)

Tom Cawley (piano)

Geoff Gascoyne (bass)

Emiliano Caroselli (drums)