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Joanna Eden & Craig Milverton's An Oscar for Ella

Oscar and Ella worked together from the 1950’s to 1980’s, recording many times and performing many concerts together. The repertoire of ‘An Oscar for Ella’ includes: Tenderly, Stomping at the Savoy, Dream a little Dream, Lush Life and many other songs from the jazz songbook.

Celebrating the pairing of two of jazz’s greatest artists. When Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald first met for ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ they found they were a natural pairing and a legend was born.

From the throw-away ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ which brought Ella to fame in the forties with the Chick Webb Orchestra, to later songbook album classics like Porter's ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’ and Gershwin’s ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, Eden mines the rich seam of Ella Fitzgerald’s unrivalled canon with humility, style and obvious deep affection.

"The full house clamoured for an encore to which Joanna fittingly responded with the enduring Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye" - London Jazz Review

“Sophisticated, stylish vocals” - Jazz Journal


[Craig Milverton is] Britain’s nearest to Oscar Peterson and the best to come along in the last 20 years” - Digby Fairweather

Joanna Eden has won the hearts of audiences at the Hall with her warmth and brilliance. Performing for 20 years appearing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Club and The Stables & Apex concert halls. The quality of Joanna’s live work is reflected by the stellar list of artists she and her world class band have supported including Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Jamie Cullum, Roy Hargrove and The Buena Vista Social Club.

Multi-British-Jazz-Award-Winning pianist Craig Milverton is very much in demand, with his virtuoso ability and comprehensive knowledge of the entire jazz spectrum. He is also sought after as a skilled accompanist to a range of star vocalists. His trios are regularly required to back visiting American soloists at festivals and venues across the country including Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and Warren Vache. Few British pianists have Craig’s thorough knowledge and grasp of jazz styles. His love of the music shines through and he is a natural at whatever he plays.

Joanna’s homage to Ella received a standing ovation from John Hasse, Ella’s own curator at the Smithsonian.

  • Sat, 24 Aug
    24 Aug 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
    Combeinteignhead, 19 Shaldon Rd, Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot TQ12 4RG, UK
    24 Aug 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
    Combeinteignhead, 19 Shaldon Rd, Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot TQ12 4RG, UK
    Back by popular demand - our local band performing free in aid of the village hall roof replacement fund.
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