Monday 22 July @ 7.30 pm
Main Auditorium – Tickets £16
Reductions of £2.00 each ticket for standard concessions
Join the Capital City Jazz Orchestra and award winning guest vocalist Clare Teal for a night of Big Band classics from the golden age of Swing. Expect great music from the bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington and songs from the great American songbook, including Cole Porter and Rogers & Hart.
As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare Teal and the Orchestra promise an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, coupled with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling a night to be remembered is guaranteed.
This ensemble demonstrate the thrill and power of the big band age, packed with fantastic jazz players gives a great backdrop for Clare to communicate her eclectic songbook of intimate ballads, roaring blues, sophisticated swing and fiery Latin tunes.
In fact, grooves of every kind are in abundance.
Delivered with virtuosity, authenticity and panache, this is a show not to be missed!
The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2007 and features some of the finest Jazz musicians in South Wales. They play regularly at Jazz Clubs across Wales and have performed at the Brecon Jazz Festival and Swansea International Jazz Festival. In the last 10 years they have worked with a host of international jazz artists including Lee Gibson, Jeff Hooper, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Dave O’Higgins, Bruce Adams, Nigel Hitchcock and Bobby Shew. Capital City are returning to the Welsh Proms for the seventh year after hugely successful concerts with Pete Long, Matt Ford, Claire Martin and Lance Ellington.
For all Clare’s 2019 shows please visit:
Read a review from Clare’s recent Mini Big Band show in London:
“Clare has a timeless sound to her voice and classic touch and sound to her own songwriting. Now how modern is that? Music to melt to I’d say.” – Jamie Cullum
“Ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce someone that I’m a fan of. She’s a threat! When I say a threat, she’s a triple threat – she writes, she sings and she can do like a fire thing right!? Please go out and buy Clare Teal’s record! – Michael Bublé
“The new first lady of Jazz” – The Independent
“A First Class Evening’s Entertainment from The Queen of Swing” – Time Out
“In this overcrowded field, Clare Teal deserves special attention” – Daily Telegraph,
“Fabulous” – Daily Mail,
“This is as good as they come” – Jazzwise,
“Always worth hearing….. When she sings swing songs, she does it with a smile in her voice; when she sings a ballad, she trusts the song to tell its own story without emoting all over it” – Observer,
“[Get Happy]… heralds the arrival of a major new talent… If we rave about it, it’s because it’s worth raving about” – Michael Parkinson, BBC Radio 2,
“Some singers sing standards, some sing their own material, but very few do both and even fewer do it well. Clare Teal is one of those rarities” – The Observer
For more please visit www.clareteal.co.uk