"...bloody Nora, smashing!..." Julie Burchill (NME, The Times)
Saturday the 3rd of December, Jazz singer Esta Rae and Guitarist Matthew Sear host an evening of jazz.
Acclaimed singer Esta Rae has a career that includes television, radio and live music. A talented impersonator, Esta gained initial exposure on the show "What Do You Do" for Central TV, before embarking on a career as a jazz singer. She has performed with an array of notable musicians including The Colin Purbrook Trio, Bill Le Sage, Alex Dankworth, Jeff Cline and Alan Ganley, peforming at The Soho Jazz festival and Pizza On The Park.
Matthew Sear is a guitarist and composer noted for performances and compositions that borrow from a variety of musical traditions. He gave his London classical guitar debut in 2006, at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden - and has since performed as a soloist across the U.K, at St James’s Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St John’s Smith Square as well as solo recitals throughout North America and Europe. In April 2016 Matthew realised a life long dream of performing with jazz legend Howard Alden.
The Esta Rae duo formed in the Summer of 2016 and are currently writing songs for a new album that mixes the styles Latin, Jazz and Blues. The evening promises to be an eclectic and exciting programme of music that will also feature support spots from young jazz musicians.