UK Jazz Singer Clare Teal makes her debut appearance with The BBC Concert Orchestra this evening in a concert for BBC Radio Two’s "Friday Night Is Music Night". Clare will be performing six songs during the programme including a new composition "So Blue" that will be featured on her forthcoming album set for release this September. Clare’s profile soared after the release of her second album "Orsino’s Songs" which caught the attention of radio presenters Michael Parkinson, Humphrey Lyttleton, Russell Davies, Lynn Parsons and Ned Sherin to name but a few. Since the release Clare has been a regular guest on Radio Two and has been invited to perform with The BBC Big Band, John Dankworth’s Big Band, and has performed many special sessions for local and national radio shows. She has recently been nominated in two categories for the BBC Jazz Awards 2003 and will be one of the few British jazz artists performing at The Glastonbury Festival later this month.
Friday night has been music night for the past 50 years, first of all on the Light Programme, then on BBC Radio 2, making it the world's longest-running 'live music' program on radio. Every Friday at 7.30pm, the BBC Concert Orchestra is joined by artists from the world of opera and musical theatre, performing the very best of popular classics. The show is broadcast regularly from The Hippodrome, Golders Green, and also from venues throughout the UK. Tonight’s performance will be from The Mermaid Theatre in Blackfriars, London.
Tune in to BBC Radio 2 7:30pm (for more details see the Radio 2 website www.bbc.co.uk\\radio2)
For those not in the UK or out on the town tonight.. the show is going to be on the Radio 2 website for the next week.. so you can listen whenever you like!
Callum Jones (Muddy Field Management)