Sunday 26 June | 2:00pm
Outdoor bar & doors open 1:00pm | Concert 2:00pm, ending c. 4:00pm
£22 | £11 (under 25)
Please note that this concert takes place in the unique setting of our covered outdoor courtyard
Broadway, Hollywood & The Great American Songbook
Matt Ford, singer | Matt Regan, piano | Joe Pettit, bass
'distinctive, timeless music, tailored with such care, yet sounding so fresh'
- London Jazz News
Matt Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, performing for 5 years with the multi award-winning Syd Lawrence Orchestra. In 2006 Matt was voted 'Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist' and nominated alongside Jamie Cullum in the inaugural Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards (Best UK Male Vocalist category). As a soloist he makes frequent appearances with the John Wilson Orchestra, the RTÉ and BBC Concert Orchestras, and has also worked with Royal Northern Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. He has regularly performed at the BBC Proms with live broadcasts on BBC television and Radio 3. His many acclaimed albums include collaborations with Foden's Band, The Fat Chops Big Band and The Len Phillips Big Band. In 2021 Matt broadcast live from Abbey Road Studio 2 recording his new Big Band album From Abbey Road in the iconic London venue.
Matt Ford is joined by Matt Regan and Joe Pettit for an afternoon of standards taken from Broadway, Hollywood & The Great American Songbook including S'wonderful, I Got Rhythm, Steppin' Out With My Baby, The Days Of Wine And Roses, Get Me To The Church On Time, Young at Heart and many more...
'Ford shares with Sinatra a gift for timing and thoughtful phrasing which
adds new colours to the songs and gives them a freshness'
- Wales Online