Introducing…. Drou with Jamie Safir

Apr 22 2018 19:00 - 21:00

Hampstead Lounge & Jazz Club, 23-25 New End, Hampstead , NW3 1JD London

Born in London to Greek Cypriot parents, Drou embraces and celebrates this duality in her musical style and vocal agility, as a dual language performer.

Her soulful deep sounds as a jazz singer, are tinged with the Eastern flavour of harmonic chords, which makes for an eclectic fusion of melodies and style.

Drou’s musical journey began at the age of 16, represented Cyprus in The Eurovision Song Contest. Since then Drou was establishing herself as a passionate performer, backing vocalist and songwriter in English, Greek and French.

Drou will showcase her diversity as an artist and her unique approach to songs old and new. Drou brings her own style to the favourites from The American Songbook, Burt Bacharach and more recent artists including songs by Amy Winehouse, George Michael and others.

Recent collaborations have given Drou the opportunity to record some jazz greats with a Greek/Eastern influence, leading to an exciting addition to the world of jazz, making this an interesting project giving the audience a new musical experience.

Jamie Safir is a 26 year-old pianist, composer and arranger highly in-demand across the worlds of jazz, pop and musical theatre in the UK. He has worked regularly with Will Young over the last 3 years and also performed with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson & Steps.

Within the London Jazz Scene, Jamie has an ongoing collaboration with award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw as well as having worked with Claire Martin, Liane Carroll, Stan Sulzman, Iain Ballamy, Barb Jungr and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars.

He was a keyboardist in the hit 2017 musical Bat Out Of Hell and is currently Musical Director for Patti Boulaye and working on ‘The Sweetest Sounds of Rogers and Hart’ featuring Claire Moore & Robert Meadmore.

‘Safir plays with wonderful judgment, delicacy and alertness’ London Jazz News

‘The star of the show and the binding force behind the entire set was Jamie Safir. Not only a pianist at the start of a hugely promising career, but a musical arranger of true talent.’ Musical Theatre Review

‘Jamie on piano was riveting. I got the nightbus home, Oh the glamour!’ Julian Clary

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