Martin Litton is an internationally renowned pianist, arranger and bandleader, specialising in all the classic styles of jazz from the age of Ragtime through to the Swing era and beyond. Martin has worked and recorded with many legendary British and American musicians, including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball, Harry Gold, Clare Teal, Kenny Davern, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, Marty Grosz and Wild Bill Davison.
Janice Day’s musical pedigree was formed in ‘20s/30s dance band and radio vocals, in private cabaret with her Mrs Pinkerton-Lovely character musical-comedy act, and on the theatre circuit. Original lead singer with both the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and Keith Nichols’ Cotton Club Orchestra she has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall for Radio Three, Proms in the Park, Cadogan Hall; and at jazz clubs and festivals in Europe and South-East Asia.
Their collaboration: The combination of Janice’s sweet and authentic vintage vocals (a la Annette Hanshaw, Billie Holiday and all the Helens: Ward, Forrest, Merrill, Kane, O’Connell, Hume, Highwater etc) and Martin’s astonishing mastery of classic jazz piano, including solo pieces from the golden age of jazz that only a handful of people can now play, is little short of magical. Don’t miss them!
You can catch Martin Litton and Janice Day performing at the following shows:
|Monday 19th July||12:30||Victoria Square Bandstand|
|Monday 19th July||18:00||Tapri Bar & Grill, Sutton Coldfield|
|Saturday 24th July||14:30||Longbridge Village (Tickets £3)|
|Saturday 24th July||19:00||Cosy Club, Brindley Place|