Heather Simmons' biography...

 

Heather has become one of the top vocalists to sing jazz from the early twenties through to the 40's dance band era. She is a hugely entertaining performer as she can belt out a raunchy 'Bessie Smith' blues; make you laugh with Rose Murphy's 'Busy Line' or have you fall in love with a velvety ballad such as 'Embraceable You'.

 

Heather has sung at the famous Ronnie Scott’s club to a packed house with her vocal group The Swinging Belles. She has been asked to perform with the world famous Pasadena Roof Orchestra; Humphrey Lyttleton’s band; Digby Fairweather; Harry Strutters Band; John Sutton’s London Hot Rhythm Boys and many more. She has been booked by De Beers Diamonds to sing in Kensington Palace and asked to sing in some of New York’s top jazz clubs with Woody Allen’s musical director. 

Heather is now playing double bass and singing with a delightful trio called The Daisy Bowlers. They are a quirky acoustic band playing vintage tunes with 3 part vocal harmonies. They are receiving rave reviews wherever they play..

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Courses with Heather

 

 

Learn to read music in one day!

 

A day’s course on the basics of reading music.

This is aimed at people who cannot read

music at all and would like to understand the

choir parts.

The day will be held at the Fishermen’s Chapel and no more than 10 people will attend.

Cake and refreshments provided but please bring lunch.

 

Cost £ 75

 

Confidence in singing solos!

 

This course is aimed at all singers who would like to sing solo but can’t bring themselves to do it either through nerves or lack of confidence. It is a really fun and friendly day. There is some singing but it is mostly the psychology of performance.

 

The day will be held at the Fishermen’s Chapel and no more than 10 people will attend.

Cake and refreshments provided but please bring lunch.

Cost £75

 

 

Learn to sing jazz and then perform with a live professional jazz band

 

This course is for people comfortable to sing solo who are interested in singing jazz. We learn about phrasing, arranging the song, leading the band etc and we rehearse two songs ready for a performance.

 

The day (Saturday) will be held at the Fishermen’s Chapel and no more than 12 people will attend.

Cake and refreshments provided but please bring lunch

 

We have a concert on the Sunday where everyone will sing their songs and be able to invite family and friends to watch.

 

The tickets for the concert are £5 ( each performer will have 2 tickets free as part of the course fee)

 

Cost £125 ( this includes paying the musicians, church hire and public liability insurance)

 

 

If you are interested in any of these course please email Heather:

 

heathernyjazz@hotmail.com

 

and she will contact you with dates when the courses become available.