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Jen de Ness Quartet: Smooth Originals and Fun with Jazz Cabaret
Thursday 05 December 7.00pm
International Singer, Songwriter & Cabaret performer, Jen de Ness returns to the Ellington to present a soulfully uplifting and fun show joined by three very versatile and hot jazz/classical/contemporary/blues musicians. With smooth vocals, soaring cello lines, electric/acoustic grooves and some of the sexiest sax and blues guitar you are going to hear this year, they create a signature blend of smooth original jazz/pop/blues and beautiful ballads in the first set followed by a dash of Cabaret (and Cabernet!) in the second set to finish!
Hot on the heels of their SOLD OUT season of Green Tile Tango at Fringeworld, and before heading to Adelaide Fringe in 2020, Jen de Ness and Bill Atkinson present a fun, entertaining Floorshow of songs from their Green Tile Tango Club joined by long-term musical collaborator Peter Grayling on Cello, and favourite sax-man Mike Collinson on clarinet/sax/flute.
This show will certainly be filled with much love, joy, fun and a celebration of life through original music and storytelling.
Previous performances have received rave reviews in London and Nationally including Broadway World Review who concluded it to be “Top Quality Cabaret!” with ” excellent song writing, magnificent singing and storytelling and very fine guitar playing.” Weekend Notes WA exclaimed that “Jen had the sold-out crowd in the palm of her metaphorical Parisian evening gloves as they lapped it up” and that there was also a “beautiful original composition which evoked gorgeous, romantic carousel vibes.” Glam Adelaide gave Jen’s Nexus Show 4.5 Stars and Pheasantry Club in London said Jen is a “tour de force” and that her performance with her London jazz musicians, was “sultry, scintillating, and completely mesmerising.”
Jen de Ness: Vocals/Piano/Composition
Bill Atkinson: Guitars/Vocals/Composition
Peter Grayling: Cello/Vocals
Mike Collinson: Sax/Flute/Clarinet/Vocals
“De Ness’ distinct style has the audience relaxing into the comfortable atmosphere she creates. Hopefully this accomplished performer will return to Adelaide soon”— Glam Adelaide
“Both polished and intimate..” Australian Theatre Guide
“We loved every moment! A polished but warm, intimate performance, oozing incredible talent & passion. Fabulous. ★★★★★”.