‚ÄčLady of Jazz by Gleadall & Mosse is an uplifting evocation of 1920s New Orleans and the gripping story of Honey Grey, lead singer in her Daddy’s band. But Honey is living a lie …

 

With superbly catchy original songs, inspired by Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong and more, act one of Lady of Jazz reaches an extraordinary dramatic climax that coincides with one of the most important moments in 20th century American history – the start of the Great Migration out of the South.

 

Act Two completes Honey’s story with the Crash, the repeal of Prohibition, three witty original numbers, plus exceptional cover versions of Frankie & Johnnie, Ain’t Nobody’s Business, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out and the brilliant traditional tune Careless Love.

 

The autumn 2019 tour, starring Michaela Bennison as Honey Grey and Tony Pegler as Frankie Finch (pianist), took in venues including The Spring, Coronation Hall, Wilton's Music Hall and Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre. In April 2019, Lady of Jazz premièred at INK 2019, starring Liberty Buckland.

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