Jacqui Hicks and the John Critchinson Trio

Vocalist Jacqui Hicks and pianist John CritchinsonVocalist Jacqui Hicks and pianist John Critchinson have been working together for some 10 years in Quartet and Duet formats and they share the same quest for quality of music and song arrangements.

In 2002, Jacqui joined John’s Trio - Dave Green - Double Bass and Tristan Mailliot - Drums and subsequently made 4 successful appearances at Ronnie Scott's Club.

This exciting Quartet set high standards, with new arrangements of the British and American Song Books, ancient and modern, along with some 'classic' Ronnie Scott humour.

Their 1st CD - With a song in my Heart (33 records) featured their regular musicians - Dave and Tristan plus Martin Shaw Trumpet and Flugel Horn. Their latest CD, ‘A Child is Born’ features the regular Trio plus guest contributions from Bobby Wellins and Martin Shaw, playing some of Jacqui’s own, fine arrangements. It was released in October 2010.

Jacqui has also been joining the John and Art Themen Quartet for some great gigs at JAGZ Ascot, Lauderdale House Hampstead and they will be appearing at the Swanage Jazz Festival on Sat 9th July 2011.

Jacqui Hicks - came through Leeds College of Music, via NYJO and in 1992, she joined funk band Shakatak and has since toured the world with them. Her debut solo album Spellbound (Hi-Hat 2001) received excellent reviews and her current CDs with John Critchinson's Trio and Guests, proves Jacqui's talent as a gifted singer and arranger of both standards and jazz music.

"A singer of warmth, poise and intelligence, whose smokey voice is a pleasure to listen to - Yorkshire Post."

Contact for Availability/Booking - info@johncritchinson.com

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