Jazz talent Jeanie Barton brings her supple pipes and not inconsiderable talents as an innovator to the music market this month with new release “Moments of Clarity” …
Largely self-penned by Barton (bar her wonderful take on Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood’s “The Air That I Breathe”), the album was catalysed by her and double bassist Simon Paterson’s partnering on 2017 single “Who Wants to Live Forever?”
Featuring the inimitable Tony Kofi on alto saxophone, that track is on ‘Moments of Clarity’, which finds the pair also joined by trumpeter Hugh Pascall.
After years as a principal in the National Youth Music Theatre, Jeanie studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London as well as improvisation with BBC Jazz Award winner, Anita Wardell and also cut her teeth as singer and compare for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan’s trio, fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade.
She went on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.
Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 Club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris and the Cannes Film Festival. Jeanie was voted “Best Newcomer” at the Marlborough Jazz Festival 2015.
She’s playing a lot of dates including appearances this summer and into autumn (2019). Check out where you can catch her act via this link
Buy “Moments of Clarity” via this link
Meanwhile, here’s Jeanie and a promo video for “Who Wants To Live Forever” …