Becca Wilkins’ Rêverie
Friday 23rd February 2024
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 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.
The Hampstead Jazz Club presents rising jazz vocalist Becca Wilkins and her latest project rêverie, a collection of French Chanson reimagined with her trio of Olly Chalk (piano), Sam Ingvorsen (bass) and Billy Pod (drums).
Rêverie presents the chanson made popular by Jacques Brel, Yves Montand and Edith Piaf through the lens of contemporary jazz, as Becca brings her Francophilia into sharp focus. Featuring classics such as ‘Sous le Ciel de Paris’ and ‘La Mer’, this music remoulds the most well-loved chansons, as well as introducing audiences to lesser-known songs from the genre.
This performance at Hampstead Jazz Club marks the first of Becca’s 2024 dates with this band and is not an opportunity to miss!
London-based jazz vocalist Becca Wilkins is a versatile musician with an assured sense of style. An experienced band-leader and collaborator, Becca is a powerful communicator and improviser, and has been building her portfolio as a contemporary jazz musician on the London scene for the last five years.
The collection showcases her skills as a song interpreter, band leader and improviser, with a set that is both brooding and mysterious, vulnerable and atmospheric. Expect haunting ballads alongside runaway waltzes, intricate counterpoint and masterful interplay. that highlights the skills of the whole ensemble. An assured and powerfully communicative performer, Becca is joined by long-time collaborators Olly Chalk, Sam Ingvorsen and Billy Pod.
Rêverie is Becca’s most stylised project to date, as she brings her ‘other worldliness’ (Jazzwise Magazine) to audiences across the UK. This performance at Hampstead Jazz Club marks the first of Becca’s 2024 performance dates of this music since its debut in September in 2023.
‘the singer ventures beyond confessional into the mystic more like lucid dreaming’ ~ The Daily Jazz Blog
‘Murphy’s long-time collaborator Wilkins has something of [Brigitte] Beraha’s other worldliness‘ ~ Jazzwise Magazine
‘Her vocals, piano stylings, and creative approach to arrangement & production combine powerfully to draw us into her rich and distinctive songwriting world. Evocative and imaginative‘ ~ Oli Rockberger (Laura Mvula, Jordan Rakei, Becca Stevens)
Lead – Becca Wilkins
Piano – Olly Chalk
Drums – Billy Pod
Bass – Sam Ingvorsen
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 £20.00 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 £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm