The up and coming jazz singer will record her album live at the theatre on the 10th June. 

Having already announced that the singer will be making her stage debut  in Cafe Society Swing at Theatre Royal Stratford East from the 5th to the 16th June and the release of her self-penned record ’Over The Moon’, it has also been confirmed she will be recording her debut album live on the 10 June 2018 at Theatre Royal Stratford East..

Inspired by the  jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy, who recorded their We Like It Here’ LP in front of a live audience across four days in Holland, Judi Jackson will present her original music  in album-form, in the theatre with a full band in front of an audience.

The audience for the performance will be selected  through a Jazz FM competition taking place in May.

Originally from Roanoke in Virginia, Judi Jackson has performed on a variety of stages with a myriad of world-class talents. Having spent her early years immersed in a school for young artists and musicians to learn, practice, and perform their talents, she began listening to music by the likes of Blossom Dearie, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mahalia Jackson to study their sound. She recorded her original piece “Only Love” with Snarky Puppy last spring having shared a stage with them.

She is set to star in Cafe Society Swing, written by Alex Webb and directed by  Christian Durham, which plays at the Theatre Royal Stratford East for two weeks only from the 5th June. The show tells the story of  Cafe Society – the first racially integrated jazz club in New York and is filled with swinging jazz, blues, gospel and bebop to showcase the venue’s struggles and triumphs.

Cafe Society Swing will play at the Theatre Royal Stratford East from the 5th to the 16th June. For more information visit: http://www.stratfordeast.com/whats-on/all-shows/cafe-society-swing

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