Anita Wardell & Jamie Safir
Saturday 1st April 2023
Tickets: £22.50 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£17.50 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
Award-winning Bebop-Vocal pioneer Anita Wardell makes her debut at HJC alongside our much-loved and critically-acclaimed Musical Director, Jamie Safir for an intimate evening of classic Great American Songbook repertoire and Bebop, for which Anita is known worldwide.
Winner of the prestigious BBC Jazz Award in 2006, Anita Wardell’s singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerising and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.
Singer Norma Winstone praised her “unexpected vulnerability, which makes her reading of the ballads both beautiful and touching. Her honesty shines in this well-chosen collection of songs.”
Bebop pioneer, Mark Murphy, proclaimed Anita, “a gift from Australia”, adding “What hits me, is how expressive her ballad singing is.”
Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Musical-Director Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in jazz and pop music.
His performance credits include: Will Young, Birdy, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, Mica Paris, The Brand New Heavies, Steps, Louise Redknapp, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South), Gabrielle Aplin, Tony Hadley & Tony Christie.
As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene he has worked with: Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin OBE, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams.
”…one of the biggest talents of British jazz piano” – Jay Rayner, The Guardian
Lead – Anita Wardell
Piano – Jamie Safir
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £22.50 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £17.50 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm