Jazz singer/songwriter Jeanie Barton originally from Nottingham splits her time with her family in the East Midlands and her home of more than a decade near Crouch End in North London.
She performs jazz standards alongside her original compositions around the UK with her quartet and other ensembles. She also fronts a function band called Jazz and Cocktails who are available for private hire…
“Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…”John O’Neill, former jazz critic of The Sunday Times
“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…”Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her”Chris Moore, BBC Radio ‘Jazz Incorporated’
“Absolutely spot-on”LondonJazz News
“The hot chick had mellow tones….”Richard Roundtree (Shaft)
Is Jazz Doomed?
Is it a dying art? Are the audience all old? Obviously this has been discussed before recently, in The Independent, but I have just read a brilliant, witty article in All About Jazz, stereotyping the different Careers in Jazz and their ultimate futility. It states that University courses are pumping out highly talented musicians into a performance environment, within which there is little demand for, or appreciation of their skills; “People who want to play jazz actually outnumber those who enjoy or even tolerate it, let alone pay to hear it.” I do largely agree with this pessimistic analysis but I think the described audience numbers are flawed.
Summer appears to be staying with us for the time being thankfully as I have a run of outdoor gigs in Nottingham this weekend: Read the rest of this page »
Youngest Pianist in the World
Hi one and all!
Apologies for the radio silence – I barely manage to turn on the computer these days, and even more rarely have both hands available to type (with my beautiful baby hanging off me pretty much 24/7) but I wanted to share this video that we filmed, mainly for our function work, but unashamedly incorporating the super cuteness of our respective children in the hope of global video viral domination….
Do please Facebook, Tweet and email it if it gives you joy! :0)
A Child is Born
I have been keeping a fairly low profile since the birth of our beautiful son Elson William O’Shea on the 23rd October 2012; he was 2 weeks overdue and weighed in at a hefty 9 pounds 11 ounces! We are so blessed to have him. He is named after my late father; Elson was originally my Great Grandmother’s maiden name but was his Christian name. Read the rest of this page »