A Songwriter’s Story
June 26, 2019
Peggy's Skylight

Singing/telling ‘A Songwriter’s Story’ at Peggy’s Skylight on Sunday March 3 from 1-3pm (doors open at 12) £7 entry.

Jazz singer/songwriter Jeanie Barton introduces her nostalgic compositions alongside some of the standards that inspired her to write; featuring Jeanie on vocals, percussion/piano, Stephen Sherriff on piano/sax and Simon Paterson on double bass.

Jeanie has supported Georgie Fame, sung backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.  Her credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris and the Cannes Film Festival 2016.  Jeanie was voted “Best Newcomer” at the Marlborough Jazz Festival in 2015.

She has recorded 2 albums of original songs; The Magical Mirror released in 2010 [“It’s great! It’s catchy as hell!” Shane MacGowan] and Moments of Clarity; an electro-orchestral collaboration with bassist and producer Simon Paterson, featuring Toni Kofi on alto sax and Hugh Pascall on trumpet. The CD is due to be released this year and its debut single Who Wants to Live Forever was described as “Really powerful.. Just divine!” by Dean Jackson at BBC Introducing.

Jeanie also released a compilation album by her function band of the same name called Jazz and Cocktails in 2018.

“Absolutely spot-on” London Jazz News

“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, The Sunday Times

“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style” Neil Bennison, Programme Manager, Theatre Royal, Nottingham

“The hot chick has mellow tones” Richard Roundtree (Shaft)

“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen to her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio (Jazz Incorporated)