Sing for your Supper - T1464072054Crazy Coqs favourites Paul Ryan and Kenny Clayton return with another selection from their vast repertoire, featuring classics and rarities from the Great American Songbook as well as more than a few delights from further afield. Their jazz-inflected performances are shot through with their trademark brand of irreverent humour which highlights their unique rapport, not only with each other but with audiences.
|21 May 18||Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150|
listing details L01469306007
ICI on Chante Francais - T926126319Paul Ryan and Kenny Clayton may be masters of the Great American Songbook but they are also both committed Francophiles. The title of their new show translates as "French sung here" and they will be dipping into the songbooks of many French artists, including Charles Trenet, Michel Legrand, Charles Aznavour and Jacques Brel (OK, he was Belgian, but he wrote in French). With sidelong glances at France from the likes of Cole Porter and Harry Warren, the show will be performed in a mixture of French and English. So, even if French is all Greek to you, there will be much to enjoy in this salute to the Entente Cordiale.
|22 Mar 18||Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150|
listing details L1958946662
The Jazz Musicians' Songbook - T0820257742Following on from the success of their Jazz Pianists' Songbook show at last year's London Jazz Festival, vocalist Paul Ryan and pianist Kenny Clayton return with a second look at the contribution that jazz pianists and other instrumentalists have made to the Great American Songbook, and other repositories of the standards that the world has come to know and love. Drawing on their vast repertoire, Ryan and Clayton will perform songs by such noted American pianists as Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and Thelonious Monk as well as casting their net further afield to take in the Belgian harmonica master Toots Thielmans and the French crooner Sacha Distel, who was also a noted jazz guitarist and composer. So, as ever with this duo, you can expect a few surprises as well as their trademark irreverent humour.
|23 Jan 18||Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150|
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The Jazz Pianists' Songbook - T01058262562Paul Ryan and Kenny Clayton celebrate the immense contribution that jazz pianists have made to the Great American Songbook.
|16 Nov 17||Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150|
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Blame it on my Mouth - T0267025320Paul Ryan and Kenny Clayton return to Crazy Coqs after their sell-out debut in April and draw on their vast repertoire for a new selection of gems by Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart, Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins and other creators of the Great American Songbook. The show's title is taken from the Oscar Levant ballad, one of many neglected classics that feature alongside familiar hits and rediscovered rarities. Ryan was a favourite vocalist of the late jazz critic Jack Massarik and his impeccable phrasing and sensitive reading of a lyric is matched by the superb musicianship that has long marked Clayton out as one of the UK's leading pianists, arrangers, composers and musical directors (for Matt Monro, Dick Haymes, Petula Clark and many more).
|21 Sep 17||Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150|
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Spring is Here - T890017266PAUL RYAN and KENNY CLAYTON have been performing together for a over a decade, united by their love of the Great American Songbook, and their jazz-inflected renditions of familiar standards and overlooked gems have led them to sell out shows at Ronnie Scott's and the Pheasantry. For the Crazy Coqs they have dipped into their vast repertoire to present a Spring-themed show for Easter Sunday.
|16 Apr 17||Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Inner London :: V01613972150|
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