Matt Ford sings with The Tippett Quartet & Matt Skelton Quintet

'The Art Of Romantic Song'

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Last Show: Tuesday 30 th January 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Inspired by the legendary recordings of Sinatra with the Hollywood String Quartet. 'The Art Of Romantic Song' is a celebration of vintage popular song framed in the most intimate and elegantly swinging settings. Matt Skelton leads a hand picked ensemble of stellar instrumentalists chosen for their sound and empathy for this extraordinary music. The ensemble features the critically acclaimed Tippett Quartet,  trombonist - arranger Callum Au, Saxophonist Jon Shenoy and harpist Hugh Webb.

"Having been lucky enough to know Sinatra, Nelson Riddle and Eleanor Slatkin (the original cellist of the Hollywood String Quartet), I am certain they would have been as thrilled as I with these loving and fresh restorations of their work. Bravo!"

Michael Feinstein

Band Lineup

Matt Ford (vocals)                                 Matt Skelton (drums & project director)

The Tippett Quartet                               Hugh Webb (harp)
John Mills (violin 1 & leader)                  Callum Au (trombone & bass trumpet)
Jeremy Isaac (violin 2)                           Jon Shenoy (saxophones, clarinets & flute)
Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (Viola)        Jeremy Brown (double bass)
Boz Vukotic (Cello)                                 Rob Baron (piano)