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Jazz Voice 2019

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London: Jazz Voice - EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala, featuring celebrity soloists with Guy Barker and the London Jazz Festival Orchestra.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London: Jazz Voice - EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala

Presented by Andrew McGregor

EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala features Cécile McLorin Salvant, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Corinne Bailey Rae, Judi Jackson, Matthew Whitaker, Raul Midón and Urban Flames along with Guy Barker and the EFG London Jazz Festival Orchestra.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning Cécile McLorin Salvant brings her incredible vocal artistry, praised by Wynton Marsalis claiming ‘you get a singer like this once in a generation or two.'

Cherise Adams-Burnett has a passion for soul and neo-soul and a great appreciation for the tradition of jazz vocalists, with her unique delivery winning plaudits and high profile collaborations.

Corinne Bailey Rae has a deep love for jazz and has received a Grammy for her work on Herbie Hancock’s album The River. After selling out her own show at Southbank Centre, Bailey Rae is delighted to join Guy Barker and take part in Jazz Voice.

Judi Jackson was introduced to the world of music through the Jefferson Centre’s Music Lab in her hometown of Roanoke, Virginia. It was here she met Wynton Marsalis, and opened for Mavis Staples, which sparked her development as a jazz vocalist and performer.

Matthew Whitaker bring his magic on the keys, after winning the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and receiving high acclaim from The LA Times, noting his performance ‘inspired spontaneous dancing and a standing ovation.’

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Judi Jackson

    Come As You Are

  • Jalen N'Gonda

    Angel Doll

  • Hoagy Carmichael

    Stardust

    Performer: Corinne Bailey Rae.
  • Matthew Whitaker

    Emotions

    Performer: Matthew Whitaker.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Vision

    Performer: Cécile McLorin Salvant.
  • Raul Midón

    God's Dream

    Performer: Raul Midón.
  • Cherise Adams-Burnett

    Nat King Cole Medley

  • Mose Allison

    Night Club

  • The Nat King Cole Trio

    Hit That Jive Jack

  • Blossom Dearie

    My Attorney Bernie

  • Al Green

    Take Me to the River

  • Guy Barker

    Ronnie Scott's Medley

  • Oscar Levant

    Blame It On My Youth

    Performer: Judi Jackson.
  • Al Green

    Take Me To The River

    Performer: Jalen N'Gonda.
  • Cherise Adams-Burnett

    Violet Nights

  • Stevie Wonder

    Knocks Me Off My Feet

    Performer: Corinne Bailey Rae.
  • Yebb

    My Mind

    Ensemble: Urban Flames.
  • Judy Garland

    If you feel like singing, sing

    Performer: Cécile McLorin Salvant.
  • Raul Midón

    If You Really Want

    Performer: Raul Midón.
  • Judi Jackson

    Stevie Wonder Medley

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