Sun, August 13, 2017
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Cd Promotion: Kevin Fitzsimmons at 606 Club
KEVIN FITZSIMMONS is one of the most individual male jazz voices to emerge on the UK jazz scene in recent times, and we are happy to welcome him back to the Club. A terrific singer and charismatic presence easily identifiable as a songwriter of high quality, you can expect a vibrant evening full of sophistication and verve from a highly talented artist who has managed to create a genuinely unique approach to a classic, swing-based style. His first album “Show Me the Way” was released to considerable critical acclaim and this evening he will be showcasing material from his newly released recording "Working Day and Night". A regular at the likes of Ronnie Scott's and the Pizza Express Dean Street, Kevin was also a featured artist at our own Fulham Palace Jazz Festival in 2015. The programme tonight, very much in the “straight-ahead”, hard swinging, melodic style of jazz, will feature sassy new versions of standards, jazz arrangements of classic pop recordings (including the The Beatles, Sam Cooke, Billy Preston and Paul Weller) and brilliant originals (including recent songs co-written by Jools Holland and UK sax great, Derek Nash). Tonight’s band has been described as “the cream of UK-straight ahead jazz musicians” by Jazzwise magazine, featuring pianist Leon Greening, drummer Lloyd Haines, bassist Jeremy Brown and sax player Alex Garnett.
“Lovers of the jazz vocal mainstream have another star to follow” Jazzwise Magazine; “His voice is an irresistible mix of Sinatra, Bennett & Buble, backed by a world class band” JAZZ FM; “Rich voice, mature phrasing and a superb sense of swing” Jazz Camera
606 Club, 90 Lots Road