The Night and Day Collective

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Last Show: Saturday 11 th August 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The Night and Day Collective have established themselves as one of the leading vintage jazz groups on the London scene. Drawing their repertoire from the likes of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Billie Holliday, they bring the energy and excitement of the 1930's to life. Regular performers for some of London's most exclusive private clients (Including recent performances at Claridge's, The Four Seasons, and Wembley), catch a rare public show from this talented ensemble. Featuring the delicate vocals and drums of Laura Day alongside Rich Muscat on clarinet, Tom Belbin on sax, Andy Morris on guitar & JJ Stillwell on double bass.

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The Night and Day Collective was formed by husband and wife team Laura Day & Andy Morris to bring the music of the 1930's to life. Starting out with the Parisian ambience of Gypsy Jazz and Edith Piaf, they have added in dashes of Dixieland, Trad Jazz, New Orleans and Swing to ensure their show is a whistlestop tour of the era, featuring music from Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Cole Porter and Django Reinhardt.

Laura Day (vocals, drums) has always been drawn to the music of the 1930's.and since forming the Collective has enjoyed interpreting jazz classics and hidden gems in her unique vocal style, all whilst her delicate drumming keeps the band swinging. Having studied jazz and contemporary music, she has been a gigging musician for over 15 years, having performed all over the UK and Europe.

Rich Muscat (Clarinet) is an accomplished Saxophonist and Clarinetist. He studied at Middlesex University (London) and at the University of New Orleans. Rich has been playing the Sax for the past 15 years and regularly plays in a variety of Jazz, Funk, and Ska bands in London and abroad.

Tom Belbin (Saxophone) is a jazz saxophonist from Portsmouth and has over 17 years of performance experience. Since graduating (First Class) from The University Of Chichester he has played at thousands of venues/events up and down the UK

Andy Morris (Guitar) has been playing the guitar for over 20 years and has gigged extensively in the UK in a wide variety of bands. Since discovering the music of Django Reinhardt and Duke Ellington as a teenager, he developed a love for the music of the era, and has relished the opportunity to perform the repertoire since forming the collective.

JJ Stillwell (Double Bass) is a London born and bred double bass player, composer and teacher. He’s been keeping busy working with various music projects since his graduation from Middlesex University with a Jazz BA in 2014 (these include work with Arcadia, Richard Hadfield, The Higher Planes and Green Monkey Studios)"

Laura Day (drums, vocals)

Rich Muscat (clarinet)

Tom Belbin (saxophone)

Andy Morris (guitar)

JJ Stillwell (double bass)