Jazzy Sunday Roast with Jazz Fusion Drou
Sunday 7th April 2019
By Purchasing your tickets for the Jazz accompaniment to your Sunday Roast, you are securing your booking for Sunday Roast at The Duke of Hamilton Pub which will be paid for on the day.
Sunday Jazz – £10.00 cover charge per person
Sunday Roast Single Sitting 2:00pm.
Live Jazz – 2:00-4:00pm
Freshly prepared sumptuous Sunday roast using seasonal British ingredients at Duke of Hamilton Pub accompanied by the the much-loved Hampstead Jazz Club ‘All Stars’, Musical Director Jamie Safir, who will be playing a Sunday lunch Jazz set.
Menu – Your Choice of Sunday Roasts – Prices vary according to menu choice
Roast Baby Chicken, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Hispi Cabbage, Gravy
Roast Lamb Leg, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Hispi Cabbage, Gravy
Roast Beef Rump, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Hispi Cabbage, Yorkie, Gravy
Wild Mushroom, Nut Loaf, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Hispi Cabbage, Gravy
Jazz Fusion with Drou
Returning to the stage after a long sabbatical, multi-lingual songstress & songwriter Drou, is evolving as a unique interpreter of songs from The Great American Songbook and World Music. Freedom of expression encapsulates the free-spirited Drou in her vivacious character and creative passion for music and languages. Bringing her own style of musical fusion to Jazz Classics and contemporary favourites by blending lyrical tones of Greek, Spanish and French, Drou evokes a certain elegance and essence of a bygone era of female Jazz performers.
Drou draws inspiration and passion from her rich Mediterranean heritage, in the assimilation of different influences of the Eastern and Western musical cultures. The unique vocal diversity of Drou’s seamless transition between linguistic styles with eloquent inflections and passionate lyrical interpretation, is a wonderfully soothing experience of a melting pot where East meets West.
Deep resonating richness and a captivating persona takes the audience on a ‘Musical Journey Around The World’, as Drou morphs between English, Greek, French, Spanish and Portuguese, like a chameleon on stage. Each language requires its own distinctive vocal technique, which to the listening ear can be somewhat of an illusion, which at times seems as if two people are singing the same song.
This interesting and fresh rework of Jazz Classics, brings yet another new perspective to the world of Jazz Fusion, no boundaries, instead an exciting melange of works tinged with an exotic ambience.
Drou has also been collaborating with acclaimed and highly recognised Alex Webb, songwriter, arranger and pianist to jazz singers including China Moses, Mina Agossi, Sandra Nkake, Liane Carroll, Allan Harris and more and in a recent performance with Drou, Emrys Baird from JazzWise Magazine wrote:
“The ever urbane pianist Alex Webb, popped in too, to back greek cypriot songstress Drou, whose seductive tonal textures reminded me of Cleo Laine whilst playfully peeling of ‘Lullaby Of Birdland” Emrys Baird – Jazzwise Magazine
Drou has teamed up with the talents of Alex Maydew on piano and Jonny Wickham on bass for the performance on April 7th.
Alex is a 24 year-old London based pianist and composer. He has performed across a multitude of genres, working with musicians such as singer Ben Cox, composer Benjamin Rimmer, as well as arranging and recording regularly for Decca records.
Jonny Wickham is a bass player and composer from London. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of artists such as Jordan Rakei, Caravela and the Lyle Barton trio.
Drou – Vocals
Alex Maydew – Piano
Jonny Wickham- Bass
Doors: 2:00 pm | Show: 2:30 pm