Tonight’s featured artist is Anita Wardell. Anita Wardell is one of the world’s leading, improvising jazz vocalists. Although journalists will rightly promote her authority as a scat singer, the sheer virtuosity of her bebop informed lines is only part of her artistry. As Norma Winstone pointed out, Neet’s singing communicates not only bravura but tenderness andContinue reading “Oliver’s is Ab Fab – Patsy says get down there, it’s Anita Wardell!”
Listen to Monk, do the right thing and check out the scene at Oliver’s in Greenwich. Tonight’s featured artist is Malcolm Earle-Smith. A multi-faceted artist, Malcolm is at home in pretty much any improvising environment. Although highly respected as a fine trombonist and expert in classic jazz and swing, he is an incredibly broad musician, aContinue reading “Monk says – “Go To Oliver’s – it’s Malcolm Earle-Smith!””
October 15th – Finchley Arts Festival – Simon Purcell Trio (Gene Calderazzo and Steve Watts) plus special guests Anita Wardell and Julian Siegel. A special event, featuring re-workings of standards and multiple combinations of music and voice. Simon used to work regularly with Anita Wardell in the 1990s… click here for the Finchley Arts Festival.