January 18, 2011

Zizzi Sessions Continue in 2011!

The Central St Giles Sessions are still very much in full (jazz) swing, and to keep you going throughout January, we have some unbelievably talented people flexing their musical muscles for you lucky diners.

Our beautiful and talented host, the Grammy nominated Becki Biggins, will be there to introduce the acts and, as per usual, she’ll be opening the floor up to those diners with nerves of steel, to get up and showcase what they’ve got in their locker and ‘Sing for their Supper’, with the cost of the meal donated to The Prince’s Trust.

So who have we got to come in January?

Jeremy Finch (20th January)

Jeremy is an incredibly talented opera singer whose achievements include performing at the English National Opera and for the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre. Jeremy has played many famous operatic roles such as the tenor solo in Handel’s Messiah for Bath Philharmonia and Ralph in HMS Pinafore for Opera della Luna. His television appearances also include the HBO production of Band of Brothers.

Millie Kenny Ryder (27th January)

Milly sang in operas, concerts, films and on radio throughout her childhood. After three years at Manchester University studying music and drama she is back in London writing as Thoroughly Modern Milly on her successful arts blog and she’s recently formed a jazz/blues trio with brilliant guitarists Mark Ellen and John Butler.

Callum Mitchell (27th January)

Callum, 17, has been a student on the Montgomery Holloway Music Trust Summer Seminar for 3 years, performing with Laurie and his trio at the student concerts at Norden Farm, local pubs as well as later with Laurie and the trio at a Rotary fundraising concert in 2010. As well as performing solos, Callum has sung as a Bass in Taplow Youth Choir for over three years and was in the choir in 2008 when they won the BBC Radio 3 Youth Choir of the Year.

He is also a keen alto and baritone saxophonist and enjoys singing, playing and listening to Jazz, taking influence from such players as Tex Beneke, Sidney Bechet and Cannonball Adderly. In contrast to this he has also sung in choirs for performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah and St Georges Chapel in Windsor.

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