Salena Jones

Thursday Jazz Divas 2017 at St.James Studio

Thursday April 27

Salena Jones

Salena Jones is a wonderful living jazz legend. 

She grew up in New York in the company of musicians who too would become the legends.

Singing rhythm ‘n’ blues with  her own band she was listed by Downbeat as “a most promising newcomer” together with Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald 

Over the subsequent five decades, Salena Jones has been a central figure on the British jazz scene and has played everywhere, from Canada, throughout Europe, South Africa, South America, to the US and Japan.


Glamorous and beautiful, with her distinctive voice and relaxed style, she has sung with a breathtaking array of great jazz names, including Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Mark Murphy, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Dudley Moore and, Antonio Carlos Jobim

Salena`s recording career has reflected her ability to choose varied repertoire and move beyond jazz boundaries, recording  43 solo albums 

Salena is accompanied by

Martin Shaw – trumpet,

Lewis Wright – vibraphone,

Rob Barron – piano,

Jules Jackson – double bass

Pete Cater – drums.

Check out this video of Salena.

Salena Jones has a touch of Sarah Vaughan in her technique and a great feel for working intimate jazz venues. She packs  a soulful and emotional punch live” – Time Out

Performance 8pm

Tickets £30 £25 and £20

 

 
The St.James Studio has in four short years become an established venue on the London Jazz Scene and a sell out location for the Jazz Divas series and the EFG London Jazz Festival, featuring jazz giants of the UK and the USA. 
 
An intimate venue  with 100 seats + room for 20 standing, and an excellent bar, the stage has become a firm favourite with musicians who love the cozy atmosphere and excellent sound and lighting, and above all wildly enthusiastic audiences.

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