Mark Jennett Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Vocalist Mark Jennett and his band return to PizzaExpress Soho with a new show. Join Mark and his world-class musicians for an afternoon of vocal jazz featuring new arrangements of familiar and neglected pop, soul and Motown classics, all cast in a new light by Chris Lee and Geoff Gascoyne’s inventive arrangements. Mark’s talent for communicating with an audience has been widely praised and his fresh interpretations are characterised by a directness and emotional honesty that is both moving and uplifting.

 

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£17.50

“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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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.” 

He has been working with pianist Chris Lee on a number of projects, including new arrangements of songs by Bacharach and David, Holland-Dozier-Holland and others.  They will be debuting some of their new material at this afternoon’s gig, alongside Mark’s regular partners Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Emiliano Caroselli (drums).  

“Hugely enjoyable” - Jazzwise 

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

Band Lineup

Mark Jennett (vocals)

Chris Lee (piano)

Geoff Gascoyne (bass)

Emiliano Caroselli (drums)