Jazz at Progress | Rebecca Poole Quintet | Buy tickets
Rebecca Poole vocals, Brandon Allen tenor sax, Hugh Turner guitars, Raph Mizraki bass, Steve Wyndham drums
Following the release of her long-awaited debut album ‘Diamond in the Dust’, 2016 saw Rebecca Poole support Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on his UK Tour – including appearances at the Royal Albert Hall, which gave rise to sensational reviews.
As a singer/songwriter, Rebecca creates alongside grammy award winning producer Andy Wright, famed for his records with Imelda May, Chrissie Hynde, Simple Minds and Simply Red.
Often referred to as pop noir, her distinctive sultry stylings and songwriting skills have led to collaborations with Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson and Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse). Rebecca’s latest singles have been championed by Radio 2, BBC 6 music and BBC London.
Combining her own unique style with nuances of Nina Simone, Nancy Sinatra, Peggy Lee and Henry Mancini, Rebecca offers playful swagger with hugely entertaining onstage appeal.
With her popularity continuing to grow, Rebecca has performed to 90,000 people at Wembley, guested on The Royal Variety Show, performed with Jamie Cullum at BBC Radio 2’s Cheltenham Festival, played packed houses at London’s premier venues, Formula 1 events and The London Lifestyle Awards. Only recently Rebecca also performed as a guest singer on Richard Branson’s Necker Island opening for Lana Del Rey.
Fronting with Rebecca at the Progress Theatre we have Brandon Allen, described by Tony Hall of JazzWise as “arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.”
Making up the rhythm section we have local guitar hero Hugh Turner, Jazz in reading favourite and acoustic bass supremo Raph Mizraki and, swinging hard, drummer Steve Wyndham – who is also head of drums at Eton school, no less.
We anticipate a magical night!