Friday 12th April 2019
Tickets: £20.00 Seat with Table/£15.00 Seat – No Table
PAUL RYAN, a favourite vocalist of the late jazz critic Jack Massarik, has a style that evokes the golden age of the great crooners but his rich baritone is very much his own. His impeccable phrasing and sensitive reading of a lyric are matched by his deep knowledge of the Great American Songbook.
In recent years, he has performed in France and Spain as well as at some of the most prestigious London venues including Ronnie Scott’s, the Hippodrome Casino, the Crazy Coqs, Pizza Express Soho and the Pheasantry in Chelsea, where he recorded a live album, Blame It On My Youth on the Bell Note label, featuring his frequent collaborator Kenny Clayton and his Trio.
Alongside his long performing career he has also distinguished himself as a writer on the arts with a special interest in French culture which has brought him into contact with such musical figures as Juliette Greco, Yves Montand, Jane Birkin and Michel Legrand. In 2008, the French Government awarded him the rank of Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
“Ryan sings with a knowledge and understanding of the nuances and wit of the great lyricists…each song a narrative…personal and poignant, opening up a thousand memories.” – JAZZWISE
“An evening with Paul Ryan is a rare treat. He has the sublime gift of putting an audience at their ease. His songs are well-chosen, his delivery is a delight. Everything is guaranteed to make you feel better.” – Sir Michael Palin
Jamie Safir is a 27 year-old pianist, composer and arranger highly in-demand in jazz, pop and musical theatre in the UK. He has worked regularly with Will Young over the last 3 years and also performed with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson & Steps.
Paul Ryan – Vocals
Jamie Safir – Piano
NB: 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 may be asked to share a table.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm