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CLARE TEAL DUO

This event is kindly sponsored by Mickle Hill, Pickering

Clare Teal Duo

Clare and Jason’s duo concerts are renowned for their musicality with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling guaranteeing the audience something personal. The duo will explore a rich, jazz infused repertoire with timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years and celebrate giants of the Great American and British Songbooks as well as the odd surprise. The joyous set list draws from a rich catalogue including selections from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hart, Sting, Van Morrison and Ed Cobb and honours the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Nancy Wilson, Frances Faye and Peggy Lee.

 

About Clare Teal

After signing to independent label Candid in 2001 and releasing 3 acclaimed titles, it was Clare’s first album for Sony Jazz which became her breakthrough record. Released in 2004, ‘Don’t Talk’ topped the Jazz charts and entered the UK Top 20, garnering extraordinary plaudits and several awards. She has now recorded and released 15 albums to public and critical acclaim, 7 of them on her own label MUD Records.  Her most recent album, ‘Twelve O’Clock Tales’, was released in 2016 and recorded with the Hallé, conducted by Stephen Bell and arranged by world-class trumpet and composer Guy Barker.

Clare continues to surge ahead on her mission to bring big band and swing to music lovers everywhere, to demonstrate that this genre is ever evolving and still relevant in today’s world. Accompanied by her Pianist, Trio, 7-piece Mini Big Band, 9-piece Big Mini Big Band or 17-piece Hollywood Orchestra Clare performs up and down the country throughout the year at festivals and high profile venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Anvil Arts, Sage Gateshead, Love Supreme, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival and Glastonbury Festival, as well as singing with renowned orchestras and Big Bands including the HalléBBC CORTÉ CO, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Big Band (hr-Big Band) BBC NOW and BBC SSO.  Alongside her concerts, Clare presents her own 2 hour swing and big band radio show (formerly on BBC Radio 2) now on Jazz FM every Sunday night.

August 2017 saw Clare produce and present her third full scale BBC Prom Concert to a packed audience at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring two roaring Big Bands led by Guy Barker and Winston Rollins and some very special guests, ‘Swing No End’ celebrated the triumphs of big band greats from the ‘30’s and ‘40’s and the show was broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio 2 and 3.

Other highlights of Clare’s live work include collaborating with Sir Van Morrison on his album ‘Duets: Reworking the Catalogue’ resulting in the A listed Radio single ‘Carrying A Torch’,performing with Gregory Porter for BBC Two’s 2018 Christmas Day show Merry Christmas Baby – with Gregory Porter and Friends,  opening twice for Liza Minnelli at Kenwood House and the Royal Festival Hall, singing with the BBC Big Band at Proms in the Park, headlining the Bourbon Street Tent at Glastonbury Festival, storming the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and producing, presenting and performing ‘The Story of Swing’ in 2015 and the Battle of the Bands Duke Ellington v Count Basie  in 2014 for the BBC Proms Season at the Royal Albert Hall.

Clare won British Jazz Singer of the year in 2005, 2007, 2015 and 2017, BBC Jazz Singer of the Year in 2006 and Boisdale Jazz Singer of the year 2016. She was awarded Arts & Entertainment Personality of the Year in 2004 & 2011 Yorkshire Awards, a coveted Gold Badge by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) in 2011 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music by the University of Wolverhampton in 2015.

‘We love her’ Ken Bruce

‘She’s a triple threat’’Michael Bublé

‘A sensation in the world of jazz’ Mail on Sunday

Hear Clare on Jazz FM every Sunday 7pm-9pm

 

About Jason Rebello – Piano

Jason has performed with Sting, Jeff Beck, Wayne Shorter, James Moody, Pee Wee Ellis, Bud Shank, Gary Burton and recorded with Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Desree, Omar to name a few. As well as performing and composing on  grammy award winning albums he has recorded 7 of his own . He is now composing and running workshops around the country as well as his own concerts. He is excited to be working with Clare, and to be playing swinging jazz again!