Esther Bennett Trio
Friday 9th September 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Esther Bennett is one of the London jazz scene’s most highly respected and widely loved singers and The Hampstead Jazz Club is pleased to present this debut performance. She juxtaposes sensitivity with a sparkly sense of humour, her song delivery leaving audiences utterly compelled.
Be prepared for a wonderfully textured, well crafted and interesting mix tonight from three of London’s most experienced jazz artists!
Featuring Terence Collie on piano and a double bassist (tbc), Esther will be performing original material from recently released recordings and from a new recording due to be released later this year, as well as some highly individual interpretations of a few very well known jazz standards.
Esther’s debut album “Just in Time” was produced by multi award winning singer Ian Shaw and launched at London’s 606 Club in 2005.
Since then she has carved out a prestigious career as a jazz singer performing extensively in major venues in and around London across the country and in Europe.
During lockdown, Esther got to work and with pianist Terence Collie and various other well reputed jazz musicians from the London jazz scene, wrote, recorded and produced an EP of completely original material called “Safe Places“
Another release during this period was an EP featuring the songs of the late saxophonist & composer Duncan Lamont, whom Esther had worked with for almost a decade touring “The Duncan Lamont Songbook.” This touring project included special guest singers including Norma Winstone and the late Tina May, and continues to tour with Duncan Lamont Jnr – who is, like his father, an accomplished saxophonist and flautist.
Both EPs received very favourable reviews and have been performed in tandem at various and reputable jazz venues.
Currently and once again with Terence Collie, Esther is working on another recording of poetry, spoken word and incredibly quirky interpretations of a few very well known and widely performed jazz standards. This recording also features the music of artist and musician Didier Messidoro and is due for release later this year.
Tonight’s performance will feature material from all of these recordings and a few highly original interpretations of jazz classics.
“Vocalist Esther Bennett’s many virtues include an incredibly seductive lower register and a winning sense of humour” Jazz Wise magazine
“Knock ’em dead singer” – Evening Standard
“Great Sarah Vaughan influenced singer” – Time Out Magazine
Lead Vocals – Esther Bennett
Piano – Terence Collie
Bass – Dominic Howles
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