What makes a song a classic? Award-winning jazz singer and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Clare Teal explores some of the greatest songs ever written. From those composed by the giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today, not to mention a few lesser known gems thrown in for good measure.
Enjoy songs from Cole Porter and George Gershwin to Burt Bacharach via Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison, made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Dusty Springfield and Dionne Warwick, including Dance Me To The End Of Love, Always True To You In My Fashion, Feeling Good, It Might As Well Be Spring, Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, Wild Is The Wind, Secret Love and Folks Who Live On The Hill.
For this memorable evening of superb music Clare proudly presents her mini Big Band of top-notch musicians, all stars of the UK big band and jazz world in their own right, together with a hand-picked string ensemble reminiscent of the traditional Hollywood Band style, conducted by world class trumpeter, composer and arranger Guy Barker.