Jazz Dinner with Shireen Francis, an evening of soulful jazz - Fri 6 Oct
Date: Friday 6 October
Time: 19.30 to 22.30
Price: £20 per person for 2 courses or £23 for 3 courses; all served with a glass of red/white wine and canapés on arrival.
To book your table in advance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8417 1600 with guest names and menu options.
Autumn is already here without us evening knowing it, but let's not worry we always say the cold weather only makes BB even cosier and warmer! You have a good reason to go out through the winter season as our jazz dinner programme will not step back for temperature!
Join us for a soulful jazz evening with Shireen Francis and her team on the first Friday of October. We have prepared a seasonal pumpkin menu for you :-)!
Shireen Francis is a warm, engaging and soulful performer. Born in London of Jamaican and Goan heritage, Shireen initially learned her craft in Afro-Caribbean music; however, inspired by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and later Marlena Shaw, Dianne Reeves and Carmen Lundy, she moved into jazz singing and writing her own material. Performing with some of the country’s top jazz musicians, the combination of Shireen’s stunning expressive voice coupled with her innate musicianship has delighted audiences all around the world. During her 25 year career, Shireen has performed at top International venues and festivals, including Ronnie Scott’s, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, 606 Club and Pizza Express Dean Street. Shireen fronts her own Caribbean rhythm and groove band ‘The Small Island Experience’ and tours with the show ‘When Peggy met Ella’ with singer Sarah Moule.
Tonight Shireen will be joined by her favourite keyboardist and bass guitarist to perform some her favourite songs in her own unique style of soulful jazz.
“Quite simply Shireen is one of the best British Jazz vocalists of this generation” BBC Radio
“A brilliant vocalist whose beguiling performance left me wanting more” Jazzwise
“Everything comes straight from the heart” Carmen Lundy
* Pumpkin and bacon soup OR,
* Bruschetta with tomato and basil (v)
* Pumpkin curry with chickpea, served with pita bread (v) OR,
* Crepe with Camembert, bacon, red currant sauce, walnuts and spinach (double)
* Crepe with roasted pumpkin, pecan and maple syrup (v) OR,
* Chocolate and banana waffle (v)