Theo Jackson

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Last Show: Sunday 23 rd October 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

A natural storyteller, the singer-songwriter returns to PizzaExpress to perform material from his newly-released album, 'Shoeless and the Girl'.  From the tale of a lovelorn tortoise to the homeless man of the title, the songs have an ethereal, other worldly quality and yet they are grounded in reality. His thoughtful and insightful lyrics are strong enough for Wayne Shorter to have perso­nally approved lyrical adaptations of two Shorter tunes.

A charismatic live performer - expect sizzling swing and a sense of fun from this lively line-up.

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“Listen out for Jackson’s beguiling song-writing skills delivered via his strong earthy vocals and alluring charm.”

Time Out London

While his heart belongs to jazz, Theo Jackson’s soul lies in music that can cross boundaries and genres.

Aged just 29, Theo has already sold out stages at some of the country’s largest festivals including Jazz FM’s Love Supreme, EFG London Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. He has also travelled to New Zealand to open for the saxophonist, bandleader and composer Bob Mintzer, where Theo’s solo shows sold out and gained national media attention.

Tonight Theo is joined by his regular rhythm section - expect sizzling swing and a sense of fun from this lively line-up.

“***** Shoeless and the Girl is as close to perfection as a debut will ever be.”  UK Vibe

“One of the most interesting jazz vocalists and composers to emerge on the British scene in recent years.”  The Daily Telegraph

Band Lineup

Theo Jackson (vocals/piano)

Alex Munk (guitar)

Giazonne Reyes (double bass)

Marco Quarantotto (drums)