Sun 8 Mar, The Cellar Bar stamford cellar bar, music
Music from the film, arranged and performed by the Ben Martin Quartet. Singing In The Rain was Ben’s ‘gateway drug’ into jazz and The Great American Songbook. The brilliant songs of Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown and Betty Comden and Adolph Green are known the world over, none more so than the title song and Gene Kelly’s renowned tap dance routine. Rather than just play the songs as they are Ben has rearranged them and imagined them in the styles of jazz legends such as Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington and more contemporary musicians like Joshua Redman and the Marsalis family.
If you’re a fan of the film then it’ll be a treat. If not you’ll want to watch it as soon as you get home.
"A soloist of immaculate lyricism & taste" - John Fordham (The Guardian)