Rhapsody in Blue at 100: Sam Jewison Celebrates Gershwin

March 27, 2024 6:30 PM

Rhapsody in Blue at 100: Sam Jewison Celebrates Gershwin

March 27, 2024 6:30 PM

Fresh from his sold-out 2023 EFG London Jazz Festival concert, singer and pianist Sam Jewison celebrates the centenary of “Rhapsody in Blue”, in a special evening touring the glorious music of George Gershwin.

From popular song writing on Tin Pan Alley, to the penning of classic Broadway musicals and ground-breaking compositions for the concert hall, Gershwin’s creative genius knew no bounds. Expect to hear his best-loved songs, including “’S Wonderful”, “But Not for Me”, and “I Got Rhythm”, as well as dazzling solo piano transcriptions of “An American in Paris” and the iconic 1924 work “Rhapsody in Blue”.

Described as “a Renaissance Man in a Jazz World”, Jewison’s vocal prowess and pianistic virtuosity has seen him tour internationally. His acclaimed interpretation of the Great American Songbook uniquely fuses elements of jazz, classical, and popular music in a captivating display of artistry.

Jewison headlined the 2020 ReGeneration Festival in Florence and the BBC Radio 3 Christmas Special in 2021. He has performed at iconic London venues, including Camden’s famous Jazz Café, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Opera House, where he made his sold-out recital debut with “The Composer in Hollywood” in March 2022. He played the award-winning Nevill Holt Opera House in June 2022 and made his EFG London Jazz Festival debut the following November.

Sam Jewison, voice and piano

Menu: (Announced two weeks before the concert)

This is a one-hour concert without interval followed by a three-course dinner. Doors open at 6:00 for drinks, concert starts at 6:30pm. We serve a set menu on the evening. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans and allergies. Please let us know during the booking process whether you have any dietary restrictions or preferences. We may not be able to accommodate requests on the night. Any guest not specifying dietary preferences will receive the non-vegetarian set menu. Menu is announced two weeks before the concert.