Album launch at Crazy Coqs

Beryl Hart’s new album, Retroactive, will be launched at Zedel’s Crazy Coqs on Saturday 5th January at 7pm. She will be joined by Robin Aspland (piano), Nigel Price (guitar) and Andrew Cleyndert (double bass) together with special guests Anita Wardell and Ian Shaw.

“It’s going to be quite an evening. Beryl’s charm and ease with live audiences and sense of musicianship – and fun – have endeared her to both listeners and musicians.”

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The new album from Beryl Hart includes songs from the Great American Songbook, including standards by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Leonard Bernstein.

Beryl is joined by a wonderful trio of instrumentalists, Jim Mullen (guitar), Robin Aspland (piano) and Andrew Cleyndert (double bass), together with special guest Anita Wardell.

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What others have said

“Beryl Hart sings with such great understanding and sensibility—each song a gem—and a musical conversation that shows depth and innate knowledge of the jazz idiom. No wonder musicians love to play with her!”

Anita Wardell


“How thrilling to know that the swinging, playful singing of Beryl Hart is being captured here with such a wonderful group of players. Her beautiful phrasing, diction and choice of notes is always a delight. But more than this, Beryl possesses a rare intelligence, based on her love of the great horn players. And it is this, along with an inherent and sparkling sense of mischief and spirit of adventure, that makes her singing so authentic, meaningful, and, well… hugely listenable.”

Ian Shaw

Beryl Hart

I’m the very definition of a late starter! Although my earliest memories are music-related, it was many years before I really began singing, and sometimes playing, jazz.

It’s been a revelation to discover how wonderful live performance can be…

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