The Gary Crosby Quartet with special guest Myrna Hague

'Jamaica's First Lady of Jazz'

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Last Show: Tuesday 14 th February 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Bassist, band leader and co-founder of Tomorrow’s Warriors, Gary Crosby OBE brings together his Quartet for a night exploring his personal love affair with jazz ballads and standards. Gary will be joined by Alex Ho (piano) Aleksandra Topeczewska (saxophone), and Eddie Hick (drums) as they explore the link between jazz and the ballads of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin, embarking on a journey linking their songbooks to the great jazz improvisors. Joining the Trio as very special guest, the ‘First Lady of Jamaican Jazz’, Myrna Hague.

Myrna began her career in the mid-1960s performing at jazz venues in London and went on to record for the legendary Coxsone Dodd at Studio One, notably her Melody Life album. The album included some of Myrna’s most popular singles, including the title track, How Could I Live, and First Cut Is The Deepest.

Band Line Up

Gary Crosby (bass)

Aleksandra Topeczewska (saxophone)

Alex Ho (keys)

Eddie Hick (drums)

Myrna Hague (vocals)