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Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Warwick, West Midlands
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Annette Gregory is a jazz vocalist who brings her love of jazz, lots of experience and bags of personality to every performance. All that, plus a great voice with so much warmth and depth and feeling. Annette's knowledge of jazz songs is extensive and she has a considerable repertoire, so she can tailor a set to suit your tastes. Her greatest love is for swing and the songs made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone. Annette is available as a solo artist accompanied by a piano or you can book Annette with her band. This can include var
... ious options to suit your requirements, including piano, double bass, saxophone and drums for that full swinging sound which means your feet can't keep still. Absolutely perfect for weddings and parties if you want a great sound and songs that everyone will know and want to dance to. Or have a smaller band set-up and have a lovely intimate feel. We can provide a PA if necessary and are happy to perform outside, as long as their is a power supply, a flat and level surface and some protection from the weather (come wind, rain or shine).
Annette is also currently touring with her new production - Annette Gregory Sings Ella Fitzgerald. This is a new show where Annette celebrates the music of Ella, reflecting on Ella's career from the 1930s, moving through the decades to the 1960s and the various song book albums that gave Ella Fitzgerald the right to be called the 'The first lady of song (Jazz)’.
Lady is a Tramp
Mack the Knife
Lets face the Music and Dance
Come fly with me
The Boy from Ipanema
Love Me or Leave me
Mad About the Boy
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
God Bless the Child
Come Away with Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
My Funny Valentine
My Foolish Heart
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Love is here to stay
Fly me to the moon
All of Me
Bye, Bye, Blackbird
Lullaby ... of Birdland
When sunny gets blues
All the Things You Are
I only have eyes for you
The Way You Look Tonight
Almost like being in love
Miss Otis regrets
Night and day
The very thought of you
I love Paris
Once in My Life
Stella by Starlight
Call me irresponsible
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
What is this Thing Called Love?
I’ve Got A Crush on You
I Get A Kick Out of You
Teach me tonight
I can’t believe your in love with me
Like someone in love
Time after time
Nice work if you can get it
Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul.
Annette found her true voice after hearing Ella Fitzgerald, Annette was not just inspired by Ella sound but by the sound of jazz. Since then Annette has recorded her first EP Living the Dream, in 2014 and is currently touring with her Ella show across the UK.
After singing for many years in different bands, it was a chance encounter which led to Annette joining a community jazz band as their principal vocalist which set Annette on the road to becoming a jazz singer. Annette ... attended The Guild hall of Music London - jazz vocal school.
Annette grew up in Manchester in a Jamaican family where ska and country music were regularly played. Annette was definitely born to sing! At the age of four, she was put in charge of the record player and would sing along to Jim Reeves’ The Old Wooden Cross.
Two years ago, Annette decided that at last the time was right to realise her life-long dream and become a professional singer. The opportunity to put her focus back into singing and developing her music, Annette put a band together and recorded her first EP, Living The Dream.
Since discovering the music of Ella Fitzgerald about ten years ago after being asked to perform an Ella track with a band, Annette’s singing was transformed.
“I used to have to sound like whoever was the female black singer of the day, but finding Ella was like finding myself. I listened non-stop.”
In 2015, Annette set out to develop a show to pay homage to Ella Ftzgerald and celebrate the life and the songs of the great jazz singer.
Annette’s concept of the show simply being “to share my love of Ella Fitzgerald”.
Annette has taken her production on tour around the UK from February 2016.
As we approach Ella’s centenary year in 2017, Annette will be sharing her show 'Ella - Celebrating 100 Years'.
Reviews (3 Reviews)
I am a jazz vocalist and I have promoted my own tour of Ella Fitzgerald, recording of CD, self promoting. I have been involved with music for over twenty years as an amateur musician (Vocalist). However, two years ago I decide to become a professional vocalist. I have performed in festivals, local venues, wine & lounge bars, theatres and private function.
Buxton Fringe Festival
The Great York Fringe Festival
Brecon Jazz Festival
Crescent Theatre, Brindley Place, Birmingham
The Artshouse - Stratford Upon Avon
Keys and Kitchen - Stratford Upon Avon
St Mary's Church - Preston On Stour - Jazz Evening Event
Private function wedding - Coventry
The Royal Pug - Leamington Spa
Millennium Hotel - Kensington, London
The Tin Arts and Music - Coventry
The George Inn - Nailsworth Gloucestershire
Palace theatre - Redditch Worcester
Uppingham Theatre- Leicestershire
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions
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