4th September 2018
Inside the Mind of Etta Jame with Madeleine Rose Witney
To celebrate the year in which she would have turned 80, London based rhythm and blues singer Madeleine Rose Witney honours the life of the powerful force of nature that was Etta James.
With a versatile and emotionally direct voice could enliven the raunchiest blues as well as the subtlest love songs, Ms. James was not easy to pigeonhole. She is most often referred to as a rhythm and blues singer, and that is how she made her name in the 1950s with songs like “Good Rockin’ Daddy”, but she was equally comfortable singing pop standards, as she did in 1961 with “At Last”, which was written in 1941 and originally recorded by Glenn Miller’s orchestra.
Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, she won four Grammy Awards, including a lifetime achievement honour in 2003 and one for best jazz vocal performance, which she won in 1995 for the album Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday.
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8th July 2017
What Katie Did Summer Soirée
27th April 2017
Gaz's Rockin Blues
Gaz's Rocking Blues Proudly Presents . Madeleine Rose Witney & Her Hot Jazz Combo. Performing 50s & 60s Rhythm & Blues classics, Gaz's Cloakroom girl hits the stage for her debut performance with her amazing band. It's bound to be a good one with all the usual suspects supporting the band on the night, don't miss it because it doesn't get much better than this!
February 17th 2017
A night dedicated to Popcorn and all the genres it encompasses.
31st January 2017
"With Heartbreak ’58 we present to you a night that takes you on a journey through the early rhythm and blues years.
Join us as our house band hark back to a lost time of heartbreak, playing songs that would eventually form the base for one of our most beloved genres here at the Jazz Cafe; soul.
The late 50s and early 60s in America was a time well documented in popular culture through films like American Graffiti and Grease, a time rich in teenage angst and young love.
The soundtrack of the day was rhythm and blues, songs that fused country and gospel lyrics into a blues sensibility thanks to artists such as Varetta Dillard, Damita Jo, Jesse James and more.
This movement would eventually forming the basis for soul music which would take the world by storm in the later 60s and early 70s with James Brown et al.
Providing the entertainment on the night we have the excellent Madeleine Rose Witney performing live with her quartet and 7Inch Max behind the decks."
"Madeleine Rose Witney mesmerised the Jazz Cafe audience with her take on rhythm and blues classics at her sold out headline show in January"
Lev Harris - Events Manager Jazz Cafe
2nd Decemeber 2017
What Katie Did Christmas Soirée
The pleasure of your company is warmly requested at What Katie Did's Christmas Soirée!
This year we're going to celebrate the festive season in style, with a little gathering for our fabulous friends, fans and fellow lingerie-lovers.
Come along from 4pm-8pm to our London Boutique to meet all your favourite models, designers and vintage gurus, alongside our head office team who are usually tucked away in the depths of Pangbourne, Berkshire.
Come and raise a glass to another glamorous year of What Katie Did. Remember, glamour is a state of mind.
"Performing at our Soiree, Madeleine was an absolute delight to behold. Her incredible voice held us and our clients completely spellbound, setting the scene for a riotous evening, with both voice and personality, she filled our event with incredible timeless charm. We could not recommend this stylish singer any more wholeheartedly."
- What Katie Did