ONE of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song, Clare Teal, effortlessly traverses a rich landscape of timeless material on Saturday, June 30 at Leeds Town Hall.

On the programme is a mix from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book (Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart) to the witty and urbane stylists of the 50s and 60s (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh and Dave Brubeck), with a nod to contemporary writers and originals too.

Clare is joined by the top flight jazz players of her Big Mini Big Band who demonstrate the thrill and power of the big band age and give Clare a great backdrop to perform her eclectic songbook of intimate ballads, roaring blues, sophisticated swing and fiery Latin tunes.

Four times the winner of the British Jazz Vocalist of the Year award, Clare is also a previous winner of the prestigious BBC Jazz Vocalist of the Year title. She made history for signing the biggest recording contract by a British jazz singer and has toured across the globe with her pianist, trio, Big Mini Big Band and a Hollywood Orchestra. Clare has also performed with The Hallé, BBC Concert Orchestra and with the John Wilson Orchestra at the BBC Proms.

With arrangements by world renowned trumpeter/composer Guy Barker and jazz pianist extraordinaire Jason Rebello, songs include Cry Me a River, It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing and There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.

Tickets priced at £26.50 are available from the City Centre Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or online at