SUMUDU & JAMIE SAFIR
Saturday 3rd September 2022
Tickets: £22.50 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£17.50 Seat – No Table
World-renowned vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sumudu, who has performed with the likes of Van Morrison, Rod Stewart & Jamie Cullum, makes her debut at HJC with a special intimate program of jazz, pop and musical theatre.
SUMUDU is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from London. An exceptional and versatile talent in jazz, pop and soul, she has performed for Her Majesty The Queen and sung with musical luminaries Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Peabo Bryson and Sir Van Morrison to name a few.
She has performed at London’s top music venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, as well as many high-profile events including BBC Proms in Hyde Park, Royal Ascot and Later with Jools Holland.
Her new album ‘For All We Know,‘ sees her returning to jazz singing standards in tribute to some of her favourite songwriters (from Harold Arlen to Lennon & McCartney) who have inspired her along her career.
Her self-written debut album ‘Waiting For You’ was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Kipper (Sting/James Taylor), and BBC Radio compared her to legendary artists Eva Cassidy, Karen Carpenter and Alison Krauss.
Sumudu is also a highly sought after session singer and regularly records at Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios and appears on numerous film and TV soundtracks (Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, Don’t Look Up, Cruella).
Sumudu is frequently on tour as a backing singer, guitarist, keyboardist and percussionist for Sir Van Morrison and more recently for Jools Holland.
“She is quite simply an outstanding talent…a voice like honey” – BBC Radio 2
“Phenomenally assured vocalist” – The Observer
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 Vocals – Sumudu Jayatilaka
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 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