Ruth Fisher's Prosecco Brunch
with Immy Churchill & Pete Churchill
Sunday 27th Nov 2022
Venue: Forum Hall, Jesus College
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tickets: £10 / £5 (under 25) + booking fee
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.
Food and drink available to purchase at the venue.
Acclaimed jazz musician Pete Churchill will be joined by his daughter & musical sensation Immy Churchill alongside the A-team of rhythm sections… Steve Watts and Steve Brown.
Together this quartet will be paying tribute to the Music of Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald. Expect some select repertoire from the famous albums they recorded together as well as a few choice cuts from other classic pairings such as Sinatra/Basie and Nat King Cole/George Shearing.
Pete Churchill has been working as a composer, pianist, singer and teacher for almost 30 years. After twenty years teaching at the Guildhall, Pete is now Professor of Jazz Composition at the Royal Academy of Music
and Head of Jazz Voice at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire.
Whilst teaching regularly in Europe, Australia and the Far East (Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore), Pete is recognised here as being at the forefront of Jazz education – receiving the Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education in 2007 and nominated again in 2012 and 2017.
Being founder/director of ‘The London Vocal Project’ (LVP), led to work with Sir John Dankworth & Dame Cleo Laine and Bobby McFerrin and more recently LVP recorded the critically acclaimed CD ‘Mirrors’ with Ken Wheeler and Norma Winstone MBE. In 2017, after a lengthy collaboration with the Jazz singer/lyricist Jon Hendricks, Pete and LVP travelled to New York to give the world premiere of Jon Hendricks' ‘Miles Ahead’.
As a pianist, Pete spent 15 years as accompanist to the legendary Jazz singer Mark Murphy and, more recently worked with Sheila Jordan.He has been a member of both Kenny Wheeler’s and Abdullah Ibrahim’s Vocal Projects and was privileged to be the conductor of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band, culminating in the final album, ‘The Long Waiting’.
“(Royal Academy) students… have the good fortune to find themselves under the guidance of a unique force in British music…” LONDON JAZZ NEWS.
Immy Churchill is a jazz singer, lyricist and singer/songwriter studying at The Royal Academy of Music. Her influences range from Ella Fitzgerald and Norma Winstone to James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, giving her a unique sound that embraces not only the lyrical quality of singing but the joys of singing wordlessly.
Recent gig venues include headline shows at Pizza Express Live and The Vortex with her own projects… as well as other performances at The Royal Festival Hall, The Green Note, Piano Smithfield and Ronnie Scott’s.