‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’ will be a fun-filled evening of Christmas Jazz, hosted by a trio led by vocalist James Hudson, fresh from his sell out 2019 Christmas show at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho. It also features trumpeter Tom Syson and pianist Joe Hill. Be sure to buy your tickets now for this light-hearted show!
London-based jazz vocalist James Hudson has all of the unique qualities that epitomise the 21st century crooner. An assured and charming performer, James has a natural affinity with an audience. In-demand at many of London’s most respected jazz clubs, James has recently performed to sold-out crowds at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho. Following in the footsteps of many of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, James is an alumni of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) whom he toured with as lead vocalist for three years. James’s debut album ‘TOMORROW’, which is set for release in early 2021, will be the biggest milestone of his career so far and provides the perfect showcase for his extensive vocal range, tasteful phrasing and interpretive ability.
Vincent Bach artist Tom Syson is a highly regarded trumpeter and composer based in the UK, and has been described as ‘one of the stars of the UK to look out for’ (Sarah Ward, JazzFm). He has released two albums of all original music under his own name alongside national tours receiving a large amount of press coverage, including radio plays on BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM, and reviews from Jazzwise and UK Vibe. Tom has performed at venues/events such as the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, the Barbican and Gibraltar International Jazz Festival, and alongside artists such as Jacqui Dankworth and Alex Garnett. He has vast experience performing in larger ensembles, having held the lead trumpet chair in the European Radio Jazz Orchestra 2018, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, as well as performing with the London Jazz Orchestra, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Joe is a jazz pianist originally from Leeds, and is now based in London after graduating from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since moving to London, he has played at well-known venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, Barbican Concert Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall. He has played nationally and internationally with ensembles and artists such as NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra), Shane Hampsheir and James Hudson, as well as for ensembles that he composes for such as North Ark.