Poet in the City presents the London showcase of this acclaimed show combing poetry and jazz. Actress Samantha Bond joins celebrated actor Sir Derek Jacobi, singer Ruthie Culver and her UtterJazz quartet in a compelling homage to two of the most influential voices of the 20th century: WH Auden and Benjamin Britten.
The power of WH Auden’s words – by turns outspoken, lyrical or witty – together with the rich harmonies and beautiful melodies of Benjamin Britten provide inspiration for vibrant jazz re-workings of their 1930s songs.
Auden’s ceaseless experimentation is reflected in diverse styles from swing and samba to folk and funk, infused with classical sounds and unique improvisations.
This event forms part of the London Jazz Festival