Salena Jones

The Jazz Doyenne who bridges the gap with Pop Music

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Last Show: Saturday 16 th March 2024

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Rare opportunity to see and hear World-renowned Singer and her quartet of elite musicians.

"Infinitely versatile, she swings from jazz standards to more intimate material, America's loss is Britain's gain ….” - The Times Arts

"Disciples who hung on her every sound at Ronnie Scott's for years know just what the velvet voice can do to jazz, blues, ballads and pop" - Evening Standard

"New York`s world travelled charmer is one of the best jazz-meets-cabaret singers in the business" - Daily Telegraph

“Jones is pure class” – The Times

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"A superb singer who effortlessly delivers the lyrics with grace, charm and innate swing" - Ronnie Scott`s

Regularly described by critics as one of the world`s great jazz singers and, occasionally as “not altogether a jazz singer”, Salena Jones is almost impossible to categorise. The attraction lies in her voice quality pure and simple. Salena Jones` cool, relaxed phrasing and delivery is wonderfully free from artifice. At the lower end of the register, her voice is smoky and sensual; not for her, though, vivacious displays of double-time gymnastics or virtuoso scat choruses; she is a storyteller who allows the lyrics to speak for themselves and although ballads are her strongest suit, she swings with the very best.

Salena's outstanding career now spans seven decades of performance; she has worked with numerous music legends around the world including Louis Armstrong, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Sarah Vaughan as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. To date, Salena has made forty-three solo albums and twenty-two singles. She is totally comfortable in diverse styles that she makes her own: blues, jazz standards, pop, latin, big band and orchestral are all in her repertoire.

Band Line Up

Salena Jones (vocals)

Pete Billington (piano)

Andy Robb (bass)

Pete Cater (drums)

Richard Shepherd (saxophones)