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Caro Emerald, Jazz Café

Caro Emerald, Jazz Café

After hitting the Top 10, Holland’s jazz-pop star confirms her status

Caro Emerald: no first night nerves at her UK debutCynthia van Dijke

In a black dress, Caro Emerald is playing her UK debut. Behind her, an eight-piece band is squeezed onto the Jazz Café’s small stage. Snappy and pin sharp, they’re in black suits, white shirts and black ties. Except the guitarist, who’s jacket-free. Three brass players are ranged behind music stands. Nothing is overstated. Emerald races through her jazz-grounded pop, the rumba-ish “A Night Like This” ending a set that filters filmic swing through a current pop sensibility.

In a black dress, Caro Emerald is playing her UK debut. Behind her, an eight-piece band is squeezed onto the Jazz Café’s small stage. Snappy and pin sharp, they’re in black suits, white shirts and black ties. Except the guitarist, who’s jacket-free. Three brass players are ranged behind music stands. Nothing is overstated. Emerald races through her jazz-grounded pop, the rumba-ish “A Night Like This” ending a set that filters filmic swing through a current pop sensibility.

Comments

Spot on Kieron. Caro and the Grand Mono orchestra at The Jazz Cafe last night were absolutely on the money. The best London 'pop' debut since Michael Buble started at Ronnie Scott's many years ago. What a girl, what a band.

Eccezionale. Bravissima, graziosissima! Complimenti daun sostenitore italiano.

Brilliant performance last night at the Jazz Cafe by Caro and the band. Their fusion of jazz and swing with liberal helpings of pop is infectious and well crafted.

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