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Helena Debono & James Hudson present: ‘The Great Duet Songbook’ featuring the music of Ella & Louis

15th October / 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Helena Debono and James Hudson present their brand new show ‘The Great Duet Songbook’ featuring some of their favourite jazz standards. This show celebrates the music and musical partnership of the one-and-only Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Expect to hear new and fresh arrangements of your all-time favourite jazz standards from not one, but two amazing vocal talents!

From South West London comes Helena Debono, a young Jazz/Soul/Pop vocalist. She has been captivating audiences with her emotional renditions of Jazz standards and her own original music since she was a teenager. Her natural, effortless vocals have already received acclaim amongst the UK Jazz scene and leaves audiences wanting to hear more. In July 2021 Helena released her debut album called ‘Right Here’ which is a mix of Jazz standards and her own originals. The album received great reviews and has over 30k streams on Spotify. She has performed at many venues including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Soho and Holborn, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and many more.  Helena graduated with a BA (hons) first class degree in Jazz Music from Leeds College of Music.  Helena became the Female vocalist for The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) in 2019, during this time she was interviewed by Emma Smith for BBC Radio 3 “Jazz Now”. She is now the Vocal Coach for NYJO. Helena has also performed with bands such as ‘London Gay Big Band’ and ‘The Puppini Sisters’. More recently, Helena has been working with Ivor Novello Award Winner Charlie Bates writing music for his Big Band.

‘Absolutely Beautiful’- Mark Dezzani (Radio Caroline) ‘Something Special’- Alan Raw (BBC Introducing) 

 

‘Helena’s singing displays great musicality, relaxed beauty of tone and, of course, that immaculate timing.’- Andrew Cartmel (London Jazz News) 

James Hudson

London-based jazz vocalist James Hudson is a rising star on the UK jazz scene. An assured and charming performer, James has a natural affinity with an audience and an outstanding voice that undoubtedly sets him apart as a singer at the top of his game.

His debut album ‘TOMORROW’, released in February 2021, provides the perfect showcase for his tasteful phrasing, accomplished interpretive ability and passion for jazz standards. The album received widespread critical acclaim, gaining exceptional reviews, international media coverage and air-time across national radio stations such as BBC and Jazz FM.

In-demand at many of the UK’s most respected jazz clubs, James has performed to sold-out crowds at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Crazy Coqs and has appeared at the EFG London Jazz Festival, Leeds Jazz Festival, Wigan International Jazz Festival and the Snape Proms. Guesting with some of the top big bands and orchestras in the industry, James has travelled all over the world to sing – appearing in Spain, India, Norway, Egypt, Malta and Monte Carlo.

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Date:
15th October
Time:
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

Jazz Club