Johnny Mercer Songs & Stories
Production Company: Diss Jazz Club
A cherry-picked selection of music and anecdote from the remarkable work and life of Johnny Mercer, the songwriter Oscar Hammerstein called “the most perfect American lyricist”.
Combining wit and warmth with homespun wisdom, Mercer’s superb catalogue of Great American Songbook hits is without parallel, written in collaboration with the giant composers of the day including Harold Arlen, Harry Warren, Henry Mancini, Jimmy Van Heusen, Duke Ellington and many others.
Temporarily divested (for legal reasons) of musical associates, Chris Ingham returns to his roots, taking to the piano and microphone alone to salute one of his musical heroes.
“One of Britain's best singer-pianists” EVENING STANDARD
"Ingham has a warm and generous way with music...his style is based on rhythmic presence and dynamic propulsion" DOWNBEAT
“Over and above his impish arpeggios, droll introductions and left-handed singing, the thing that fascinates me about Mr. Ingham is his erudition” JAZZ JOURNAL
“One of Britain's best singer-pianists”