The Great American Song Book Jazz Concert
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Freddie Benedict and his Trio – presented by the NLC Asia Circle.
A rising star on the jazz scene, South London based Jazz vocalist Freddie Benedict will be joined by Chris Bland and Luke Fowler to perform a hand picked selection of songs from The Great American Song Book. The boys met at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama back in 2018 and have been great friends ever since.
The man can act, skat, sing and play the trumpet! Freddie was born from a theatrical family, joining a local church choir as a child, which sent him on his way to becoming the ambitious, and talented performer you’ll see on stage. His vocals have seen him play at some of the most sought after concert halls, from Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, Ronnie Scott’s and the Royal Opera House, to name but a few.
Freddie is planning to release an album of original music by the end of 2022, which will feature Messrs. Bland and Fowler, as well as some special guests along the way.
Freddie Benedict and his Trio will play a selection of well-known jazz standard from the “Great American Songbook” carefully chosen by Mr Arthur Wu at the concert, The Songbook includes standards by famous composers and songwriters George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and Richard Rodgers amongst others.