Shireen’s trio integrate jazz harmonies with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Reggae and Calypso
This exciting new group put together and fronted by the multi-talented singer Shireen Francis is unique in the way that they integrate jazz harmonies with the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Reggae and Calypso, creating an unusual, but highly accessible musical hybrid. The line-up features Shireen Francis on vocals, Dominic Grant on guitar and Mark Cherrie on steel pan. Shireen’s rich and multi-layered vocal style is heard to good effect on this highly atmospheric fusion of musical genres. She has worked internationally with some of the biggest names in the business including Billy Ocean, Mark Murphy, Roberto Pla, Benny Green, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge and the late Humphrey Lyttelton.
Guitarist Dominic Grant was a hugely respected musician on the LA scene before moving to London and becoming one of the most in-demand musicians on the UK circuit, having regularly worked with such luminaries as Harry Belafonte, Cy Grant, Ronnie Laws, Eduardo Niebla and Courtney Pine. Mark Cherrie is unique as a player within the steel pan community, leading the UK’s only steel pan jazz quartet while maintaining a parallel career as a writer of film and TV music with over 700 titles to his credit. Mark’s steel pan playing has seen him work with Gary Barlow, Edwin Starr and Jimmy Ruffin among others.
£12 (£10 Chiswick Calendar Club Card members) + Eventbrite %. Tickets are sold as tables (rather than individual seats) of twos, threes and fours and the three banquettes, which each seat six people.
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Club Card discount
Holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card not only receive a 20% discount on tickets but also get 20% off all food and drink at George IV at any time. Jazz at George IV is organised by The Chiswick Calendar and Larry Pryce of Live Music To Go.
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