Atila at Jazznights with Roger Odell, Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Larraine Odell at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 15th April 2018
Atila is an established Jazz singer from the UK. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, his interpretations of the American Songbook are internationally renowned, taking influence from early Frank Sinatra. “I was very impressed with his singing, he has a real feel for the lyric” Sir Michael Parkinson.
Atila started his professional career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with whom he performed with Benny Golson on the Norwegian Sun Jazz Cruise and was featured on the album ‘Something Old, Something New’ (NYJCD023). He has recorded many times since, Including ‘How do you keep the music playing’ in collaboration with Evan Jolly, ‘Hello Young Lovers’ produced by Rupert Christie, ‘Your’s Tonight’EP produced by Tommy Laurence featuring some of Atila’s lyrics, and most recently ‘King for a Day’, a tribute to the Nat Cole Trio.
Atila has toured extensively with the legendary Buddy Greco, jointly appearing on BBC radio 2 with the John Wilson Big Band at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Buddy said, “I was knocked out by Atila. He has the voice and the class to show the world what great music is all about”. He has given sold out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, The Hippodrome Casino London and The Stable Wavendon, and was invited to America to sing ‘The Nelson Riddle Story’ by the Nelson Riddle Foundation.
Atila has a busy and varied career in private events and commercial performances, including the 2014 Qatar Choice awards, Dermot O’Leary’s wedding party and the Turkish International Film Festival 2013. He has appeared on ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ITV, ‘Stepping Out’ITV, and sung for the 2012 Emirates television advertising campaign, amongst others. “I could sit and listen to you all day” Pete Waterman.
Larraine Odell opening the first set The Jazznights Trio were
Larraine Odell singing with Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell Following the Jazznights raffle of three jazz cds we had our traditional sitting in spot where local musicians can have the opportunity to sit in with the resident band. Tonight we had Geoff Harriman with his harmonica and Brian Stapley on drums playing All Of Me which was followed by Sara Hawkes on vocals together with Martin Guy on drums singing and playing It Might As Well Be Spring.
Sunday 29th April 2018 - HARRY GREENE (saxes & gtr) will be playing at Jazznights
Harry is a 20 year-old saxophonist and guitarist currently based in London. Since picking up the sax and guitar at age 7 he was sitting in at Jazznights soon after! He is currently studying full-time on the jazz course at London's Royal Academy of Music, as well as playing and writing for a wide range of different bands.
THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NN
Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.