and All That Jazz...

 

KItty is incredibly passionate about jazz. She regularly gigs in and around London at cocktail bars, private parties, corporate events and weddings. Most recent venues include the Hippodrome Casino, Cafe de Paris, JazzGir and Hoxley & Porter. Heavily influenced by vocalists Anita O'day and Billie Holiday, she sings all jazz styles including trad, Swing, Bebop, Latin-jazz and even French Chanson.

Kitty has era specific setlists to suit any party or event, from 1920s Great Gatsby parties all the way to early 1960s cool jazz. She can create bespoke sets for clients that include song requests if arranged in advance. This option is very popular for weddings or special birthday parties.

Depending on the type of event and taste of the client Kitty can perform as a duo, trio, quartet or much larger swing band. This can help create a more intimate afternoon cocktail party to a full on swing party!

For Kitty’s next ticketed show in London please see below…


EFG London Jazz Festival 2019


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KITTY WHITELAW SINGS

ANITA O’DAY ALL NIGHT!

Kitty Whitelaw and her band celebrate what would have been the centennial anniversary of one of the hippest jazz vocalists of all time Anita O'day.

Anita O'day was born Kansas City, Missouri, 1919 and over her lifetime became a celebrated jazz singer widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics. She broke the mould in her early career by refusing to submit to the usual role of the female "canary" big band singer and wore suited skirts and band jackets.

She was immortalised in the classic film "Jazz On a Summers Day" where her live performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958 wowed the world because of incredible vocal phrasing and speed with her versions of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Tea For Two"

Kitty has chosen to perform with a backing trio to imitate the line up that Anita mainly played with during her Verve Records period with her long time drummer John Poole. However over the course of the evening Kitty and her band will cover all the classic songs from her entire career.

Come celebrate the jezebel of jazz!


Some of Kitty’s previous concerts….



If you are interested in booking Kitty for an event please fill in the form below!

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First class entertainment, Kitty oozes elegance, charm and sass. Her voice is silky smooth
— Fadia, Private Client - central London
Kitty was perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fabulous jazz singer
— Jasmine, at Seko Logistics - Corporate Event
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