Tina May & Jamie Safir
Friday 1st February 2019
Tina May is a multi-award winning vocalist who has established a well deserved reputation on the UK scene as a Jazz singer of great sophistication. From collaborations with musicians such as Stan Tracey, Dave Newton and Colin Towns through to work with the likes of Ray Bryant and Tony Coe, her pure toned voice and faultless delivery have earned her the respect and admiration of both audiences and musicians alike. With more than a dozen CD’s to her name she is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading vocalists, producing some remarkable gigs and albums.
‘Tina May is that great rarity , a singer who enhances a song.’ Dave Gelly, The Observer.
“Nikki Iles…a formidable UK jazz presence… intelligent, sharp and very musical” Guardian.
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.
Within the London Jazz Scene, Jamie has an ongoing collaboration with award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw as well as having worked with Liane Carroll, Natalie Williams, Stan Sulzman, Iain Ballamy, Barb Jungr and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars.
He was a keyboardist in the hit 2017 musical Bat Out Of Hell and is currently Musical Director for Patti Boulaye and working on ‘The Sweetest Sounds of Rogers and Hart’ featuring Claire Moore & Robert Meadmore.
‘Safir plays with wonderful judgment, delicacy and alertness’ London Jazz News
‘The star of the show and the binding force behind the entire set was Jamie Safir. Not only a pianist at the start of a hugely promising career, but a musical arranger of true talent.’ Musical Theatre Review
‘Jamie on piano was riveting. I got the nightbus home, Oh the glamour!’ Julian Clary
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm